Personal Statement

Dr. Mahsa Haghighat has always been interested in Pediatrics and after she graduated, she had the opportunity to work with one of her professors, who is a child neurologist.  She quickly discovered that her future lay within Pediatric Neurology.  Dr. Haghighat decided to further her education in the U.S., where she began research at Northwestern University. Her areas of interest include epilepsy and research that can be translated to the clinical field. In her spare time, Dr. Haghighat enjoys reading, studying world history and culture, playing the piano, working out, and of course, shopping!

Medical School     

2007, MD, Tehran Azad Medical University, Tehran, Iran


2014 to 2017 Child Neurology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
2012 to 2014,  Pediatrics, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Fellowship Plans

2017, Pediatric Epilepsy, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Clinical and Research Interests

General Child Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurovascular

Medical Licensure

Kentucky Medical License


  • Basic Life Support
  • Basic HIPAA Online Training
  • Blood Borne Pathogens
  • Certificate of Completion for U.S. Pre-Clinical Acculturation
  • Certification of training at Residents Epilepsy Program at J. Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Education Programs
  • First Aid online course
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Hospital Privileges

University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Neurology


  • Certificate of Appreciation from Department of Health, state of Semnan, for exemplary services provided in Shahmirzad, Semnan, Iran (2007). 
  • Certificate of completion and permanent medical license to practice medicine in Iran after serving the indigent patient population in an underserved area in Shahmirzad, state of Semnan (2007).

Publications and Abstracts

  • Evaluation of the outcomes of the treatment of infantile spasms with repository corticotropin injection


  • Could Lateralized Periodic Discharges in a Child with Human Herpes Virus 6 be an Indicator of Neuro-invasion in Febrile Status Epilepticus?
  • Could Normalization of the Electroencephalogram (EEG) Predict Developmental Outcome in Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy?
  • Development of protocol for the management of neonatal seizure in neonatal intensive care unit. 
  • Evaluation of the outcomes of the treatment of infantile spasms with   repository corticotropin injection.
  • Mysterious EBV: A case of rapidly progressing weakness and multiple cranial neuropathie.