Neurology and Psychiatry Joint Grand Rounds will be held at 8-9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in Lecture Hall 1 in Schwitalla Hall. Ghazala Hayat, M.D., and Alan Felthous, M.D., will present "Event Related Potentials in Neurology and Psychiatry."
Hayat joined the faculty in 1986 and was appointed the director of Neuromuscular Service and the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. She graduated from King Edward Medical College in Pakistan in 1977 and finished her neurology residency at the Medical College Virginia in 1985. The following year, she pursued a fellowship in neuromuscular diseases and electrodiagnostic medicine at the same institution.
Hayat is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has clinical neurophysiology certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Hayat is director of clinical neurophysiology fellowship and of the ALS clinic, which is the only ALSA-certified center in the area.
Her interests include peripheral neuropathies, compressive neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders and electrodiagnostic studies. She has published on various topics in her area of expertise. She has served on the Education, Workshop and Laboratory Accreditation committees of the American Association of Neuromuscular Disorders and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She has been an examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a fellow of American Academy of Neurologists, American Association of Neuromuscular Disorders and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She was nominated as one of "America's Best Doctors" in 2007, ‘08, '09, '10, '11 and '12.
Felthous is professor and director of forensic psychiatry at the School of Medicine. Previously he was professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and School of Law, as well as the medical director of Chester Mental Health Center, the maximum security forensic hospital for Illinois. Before coming to Illinois in 1998, Felthous was the Marie B. Gale Centennial Professor of Psychiatry, director of the Adult Division and chief of Forensic Services in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Felthous has written numerous journal articles and book chapters on topics in legal psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, on antisocial and aggressive behavior, and suicide in jails and prisons. He is author of the book The Psychotherapist Duty to Warn or Protect, senior editor of Behavioral Sciences and the Law; and co-editor of The International Handbook of Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, distinguished with the 2009 Guttmacher Award. Listed in "Best Doctors in America," Felthous regularly gives talks on forensic topics in the United States and Europe.
Felthous is secretary of the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Programs, past president of the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry, past vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and past president of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.