Dr Haris Hakeem

Neurologist, Epileptologist

Consulting: St Kilda Rd, Box Hill

Dr Haris Hakeem is a highly skilled neurologist with subspecialty interest and training in Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy and Intracranial electroencephalography (Stereo-EEG).

Haris completed his neurology training and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Pakistan, which holds accreditation from the US based Joint Commission International. He trained further in epilepsy and obtained fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) through work at the Alfred and Royal Melbourne Hospitals. Subsequently, he completed an advanced fellowship in intracranial electroencephalography (stereo-EEG) at the Alfred. Currently, he serves as a consultant neurologist and epileptologist at Alfred health, offering both inpatient and outpatient services.

Haris is subspecialized in managing a wide spectrum of patients with epilepsy. This encompasses individuals with their first seizure or unexplained black outs (which may not be seizures), newly diagnosed epilepsy and drug resistant epilepsy, including patients requiring intracranial EEG monitoring to localize seizures and evaluate for optimum advanced therapies such as epilepsy surgery, minimally invasive ablation therapies and various neuromodulation approaches (e.g. vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation). Besides this, he also provides care for patients with general neurological concerns.

An avid researcher, Haris has published in reputable international journals. During his PhD, he contributed to developing the first of its kind AI based machine learning model for personalized selection of antiseizure medications in newly diagnosed epilepsy.

Haris can also offer consultations in Urdu/Hindi.