Rafeed Alkawadri, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology; Director, Evoked Potentials Laboratory; Director, Brain Mapping Program

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Epilepsy & Seizures | Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Yale Medicine


Rafeed Alkawadri M.D. is an attending epileptologist and neurophysiologist in the Department of Neurology at Yale School of Medicine. He was appointed in 2012 after completion of 2-year fellowship training in epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology in the Epilepsy Center at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, where he served as the chief fellow. Prior to his fellowship training, Dr. Alkawadri completed 4-year neurology residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He received his medical degree from the University of Damascus in 2005.

Dr. Alkawadri is a certified neurologist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society.

Dr. Alkawadri is the principal investigator of several ongoing research projects. He has published his research in leading peer-reviewed journals in his field, and presented his work at several national meetings.

Education & Training

MD University of Damascus (2005)
Fellow Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Resident University of Texas SW Medical Center
Intern University of Texas SW Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (2010)
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Epilepsy (2013)

Honors & Recognition

  • YCCI Scholar AwardYale (2017)

  • Young Investigator Research AwardAmerican Epilepsy Society (AES) (2016)

  • Young Investigator AwardAmerican Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) (2015)

  • Chief Fellow, EpilepsyCleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (2012)

  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting Scholarship and Fellow ScholarshipAmerican Academy of Neurology (2012, 2018)

  • Hal D. Unwin Neurology Resident Award for Outstanding Clinical Performance (2010)

  • Victor Rivera/Leon Weisberg Award for Outstanding Research Manuscript (2010)

  • Neurology Resident Teaching AwardUT Southwestern (2010)


  • The Utility of Ictal Magnetoencephalography in Localization of Ictal Onset New Orleans, United States (2012 - 2012)

  • “Cingulate Epilepsy, Reporting 3 Clinical and Electrophysiologic Subtypes with Surgical Outcome” Honolulu, United States (2011 - 2011)

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Contact Info

Rafeed Alkawadri, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Neurosciences InstituteYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
Lippard Lab for Clinical Investigation
15 York Street, Ste LCI 714-B

New Haven, CT 06510
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