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Sameh S.W. Morkous, MD

Chief, Section of Neurology, Division of Pediatric Subspecialties

Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine

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Specialties
Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Sleep medicine
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital
Languages spoken
English, Arabic

Dr. Morkous's Locations

less than  km
from 
LVPG Pediatric Neurology–1210 Cedar Crest

1210 S Cedar Crest Blvd
Suite 2400
Allentown, PA 18103-6229
United States

Conditions Dr. Morkous Treats

About Dr. Morkous

Philosophy of care

My philosophy is not just about evaluating a patient's medical condition, but to know them as people and address their concerns. Parents are usually afraid not necessarily because of the medical condition but because of the fear of what it might entail. I spend time explaining the condition and providing families with the information and resources they need. An integral part of my practice is to evaluate children for neurological conditions as well as sleep conditions and to emphasize the importance of healthy sleep.

Why I entered medicine

I grew up in a family where my dad was a physician and the impact of making a difference in people's lives was something that my dad appreciated, so I grew up appreciating how medicine can make people's lives better. I chose pediatric neurology to help children and families gain control of their medical conditions and, subsequently, their lives. As a physician, the reward of a long-lasting relationship with families and the impact we make on their lives is the biggest motivator for me to continue helping those families. In addition to neurology, I specialize in sleep medicine knowing that sleep impacts every aspect of our lives. Many neurological and non-neurological problems can improve if the child’s sleep patterns improve, as well.

Community involvement

Children's Miracle Network St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen Medical Mission in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

Personal interests

Movies, travel and soccer

Education

Undergraduate
Victory College, Certificate, 1988

Medical Training
University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1994

Training

Internship 2002
Internship, Western Reserve Care System

Resident 2003
Pediatrics, Western Reserve Care System

Resident 2004
Pediatrics, Western Reserve Care System

Fellowship 2005
Child Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, PA

Fellowship 2006
Child Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, PA

Fellowship 2007
Child Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Medical Education, PA

Fellowship 2014
Sleep Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, PA

Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Epilepsy

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