Dr. Naser M. Elbalalesy(Board Certified in Pediatric Neurology)

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About Naser M. Elbalalesy, M.D.

We provide a comprehensive yet individualized care.
We master the “ART” of Child Neurology which encompasses:
LISTENING carefully to the harmonic medical history,
PERFORMING a complete yet directed examination,
COMPOSING a comprehensive management plan,
ORCHESTRATING the appropriate referrals,
CONDUCTING the right tests and medication, if at all needed, and
IMAGINING the follow up and outcome sketch.

Board Certification

Board Certified by The American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Postgraduate Medical Education


Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
F.E. Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, Virginia


Pediatric Neurology
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, Mississippi

Overlook Hospital and Medical Center
Summit, New Jersey; affiliated with Columbia University
College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Undergraduate Medical Education

Tanta University School of Medicine and Surgery
Tanta, Egypt

Clinical Experience

Qualified in October 2001 for O1 Visa which is strictly regulated by the State Department to Foreign Nationals with Outstanding Abilities in Science or Arts.

In January 2002, based on this Outstanding Status and on the dire need of the narrow field of Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy, Dr. Elbalalesy joined the premier CHOC Hospital of Orange County (now CHOC Children’s Hospital) in Orange, California.

Over a 12-year experience at CHOC Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in
Orange County and Mission Viejo, CA include:

  • General Neurology Inpatient Services
  • Epilepsy Inpatient Service
  • EEG Monitoring Unit
  • General Neurology and Epilepsy Outpatient Clinics
  • Headache Clinic
  • Joint Neuro-metabolic Clinic

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching the Pediatric Residents CHOC Children’s
    Hospital and Clinics
  • Teaching the Adult Neurology Fellows of UC Irvine School of Medicine and the Pediatric Neurology Fellows of CHOC at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics
  • Lecturer and Grand Rounds on several topics including:
    • Neonatal Seizures
    • Childhood Epilepsy
    • Childhood Epilepsy Management
    • Anti-Epilepsy Drugs
    • Pediatric Stroke
    • Vertigo
    • Coma in Children
    • Some Didactic Neuroanatomy Lectures


  • Co-Author: A homozygous mutation in KCTD7 links neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis to the ubiquitin-proteasome system. Am J Hum Genet. 2012 Jul 13; 91 (1): 202-8.doi:10.1016/j.ajhg.2012.05.023. Epub 2012 Jun 28.
  • Co-Author: Whole Exome Sequencing Reveals Compound Heterozygous Mutations In SLC19A3 Causing Biotin-Thiamine Responsive Basal Ganglia Disease (BTBGD). Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports 1 (2014) 368-372. Presented by the Author on 09/03/2013 at the International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (ICIEM) 2013 at Barcelona, Spain.

Family Interests

I am happily married to my lovely wife, Amira, and a proud father to our two gorgeous and multitalented daughters, Sarah and Selma. I enjoy family time watching family and educational movies, playing chess with Selma, my younger daughter, and discussing real life issues with Sarah, my older one! When I have the chance, I love biking, playing ping pong, and swimming with my family. Occasionally, I try to remember my violin skills!