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Slide background About Zia Neurology

Dr. Amir Zia

In 2003, Dr. Zia seized an opportunity to fulfill a need in the Bowling Green Kentucky area where he subsequently fell in love with the family oriented community and made it his permanent home.

 

Specializing in Autonomic Nervous System Testing (ANS), Dr. Zia is one of only a handful of neurologists in the U.S. trained in this highly specific area of expertise.

 

“I’ve seen many a complex case that involved inexplicable episodes of blacking out, nausea and vomiting, sweating, and increased heart rate and blood pressure. Many of these patients sought diagnoses from multiple doctors throughout the course of years, without any resolution before they came to us.”

 

ANS Testing is a rare specialty and even when it is offered, most neurologists do not share Dr. Zia’s formal training or are equipped with an onsite autonomic laboratory. One year after moving to Kentucky, Dr. Zia opened his own practice and has been helping patients receive the neurological care and pain management they need for more than a decade.

 

Education

1988 – 1990  

B.Sc (Bachelor of Sciences)

University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

 

1988 – 1994  

M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

Rawalpindi Medical College, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

 

1998 – 1999  

Intern, Internal Medicine PGY-1, Department of Medicine

Boston University School of Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Extra rotations in ICU, CCU, and on Pulmonary Services.

 

1999 – 2002  

Resident Neurology PGY 2-4, Department of Neurology

Boston University School of Medicine, Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Training involved administration of TPA in acute stroke patients, monitoring in the ICU and management of patients with cerebrovascular disorders, with an emphasis on movement disorders, being the only facility in the Greater Boston area that managed patients in-house with extrapyramidal disorders in a university setting. Training also included video EEG monitoring in patients with epileptic and non-epileptic seizures.

 

2002 – 2003  

Clinical Neurophysiology and Autonomic Disorders Fellow PGY-5, Department of Neurology

Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel and Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts                                      

 

Fellowship involved extensive training in disorders of autonomic nervous system including syncope, orthostatic hypotension, diabetic autonomic neuropathy and autonomic failure in Parkinson’s disease. Autonomic testing included Tilt table test, sympathetic skin responses and quantitative sensory testing. Extra rotations involved exposure in EMG/NCS, EEG and Sleep disorders.

 

2004 –Present

Zia Neurology Associates

 

Private Neurology Practice in Bowling Green, Kentucky includes Autonomic Laboratory, EMG/NCS Laboratory and EEG reading, providing coverage to two hospitals and a rehabilitation facility.

 

Ongoing Education

 

Dr. Zia attends the Autonomic Disorders International Conference annually to remain current on trends in the field, where he travels to locations like Puerto Rico and Italy for the week-long event.

 

Home Life

A devoted husband to his wife of 16 years and a father of 2 sons, Dr. Zia maintains a farm where he raises cows and horses, is an avid hunter, and takes his Ultra Classic Harley Davison out on the road every chance he gets.

MEDICAL STAFF

AnitaNeurodiagnostic Technician

Anita began working in the healthcare industry in 2010. After graduating from the polysomnography program in 2012, Anita came to work for Dr. Zia as a technician specializing in EEG / ANS testing. In addition to having a rewarding job she loves, Anita enjoys spending time with her loving family.

 

RobinNeurodiagnostic Technician

Robin has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years and currently specializes in EMG testing and sleep studies at Zia Neurology. Her background includes an associates in healthcare administration, as well as ASCP and LMR Certifications, and 14 years’ experience as a NREMT. Robin has worked in both hospitals in Bowling Green with experience as a clinical research coordinator. In her spare time she enjoys “hanging out” with her husband.

 

JaylynnMedical Assistant

Jaylynn has been with Dr. Zia since 2008 after studying nursing at Bowling Green Technical College. Married with children, Jaylynn and her husband own a small farm in Simpson County.

 

MontoriaMedical Assistant

After completing her education at Ross Medical Education Center, Montoria did her externship at Zia Neurology where she was subsequently hired. Montoria has 2 children Tay’vion & Takaria.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

MahreenOffice Manager

Since 2005, Mahreen has worked as the office manager for Zia Neurology and is currently attending WKU to earn her degree in business management. When not at work, she enjoys the role of “football mom.”

 

SharaBilling Manager

Shara enjoys 25 years’ experience in the medical field and came to Zia Neurology in 2009. Married with one child, Shara loves spending time with her family and rooting for her Kentucky Wildcats.

 

CaraReceptionist

Since 2011, Cara has been the voice and face of the office, greeting you warmly as you schedule and arrive to your appointments. Cara resides in Bowling Green where she is surrounded by family and friends.