Hanan El Shakankiry

Hanan El Shakankiry, MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Business Phone: (352) 273-8234
Business Email: hshakankiry@ufl.edu

About Hanan El Shakankiry

Dr El Shakankiry is graduated from Ain Shams University, one of the prestigious medical schools in Cairo Egypt, earned MSc and PhD in Pediatrics and MSc in Neuropsychiatry. She has had extensive experience as a pediatric neurologist and epileptologist. In the states she completed Pediatric Neurology fellowship at UT Southwest in Dallas, Texas, as well as Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy fellowships at University of Rochester- NY.

She is board certified in Neurology with special qualifications in Child neurology, Epilepsy, and Clinical Neurophysiology with added competency in in Epilepsy Monitoring and added Competency in Critical Care EEG Monitoring.

Throughout her career Dr El Shakankiry received multiple awards for dedication, teaching, and research. She has many publications, attended, and participated in many national and international conferences.


American Epilepsy Society Fellow
2021 · American Epilepsy Soiciety
Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity Award
2019 · The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation
International Health Professional of the Year
2003 · the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England

Board Certifications

  • 1- Neurology with special qualifications in Child neurology
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 2- Epilepsy
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • 3- Clinical Neurophysiology, with added competency in in Epilepsy Monitoring and added Competency in Critical Care EEG Monitoring
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

• Epilepsy Fellowship: University of Rochester | Rochester, NY

• Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship: University of Rochester | Rochester, NY

• Child Neurology fellowship: UT Southwestern Medical Center | Dallas, TX

• Pediatrics Residency: SUNY Downstate, Medical Center | Brooklyn, NY

• Medical School: Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine | Cairo, Egypt

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Brain plasticity
  • Diagnostic markers for epilepsy
  • Epilepsy Surgery and Neuromodulation
  • Epilepsy and Epileptic encephalopathies


High-Frequency Oscillations on Interictal Epileptiform Discharges in Routinely Acquired Scalp EEG: Can It Be Used as a Prognostic Marker?
Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 15 [DOI] 10.3389/fnhum.2021.709836. [PMID] 34393743.
Pattern sensitivity: a missed part of the diagnosis.
Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. 8:313-9 [DOI] 10.2147/NDT.S32161. [PMID] 22848185.
Sleep physiology and sleep disorders in childhood.
Nature and science of sleep. 3:101-14 [DOI] 10.2147/NSS.S22839. [PMID] 23616721.
Epileptiform discharges augmented during sleep: is it a trait with diverse clinical presentation according to age of expression?
Epilepsy research. 89(1):113-20 [DOI] 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2009.10.004. [PMID] 19910161.
Detection of a novel familial deletion of four genes between BP1 and BP2 of the Prader-Willi/Angelman syndrome critical region by oligo-array CGH in a child with neurological disorder and speech impairment.
Cytogenetic and genome research. 116(1-2):135-40 [PMID] 17268193.
The effect of botulinum toxin type-A injection on spasticity, range of motion and gait patterns in children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy: an Egyptian study.
International journal of rehabilitation research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Rehabilitationsforschung. Revue internationale de recherches de readaptation. 27(4):275-81 [PMID] 15572990.
Cerebrospinal fluid versus serum Tumor Necrosis Factor- alpha as a diagnostic marker in bacterial meningitis.
The Egyptian Journal of Pediatrics. 2(1):251-267
Knowledge, attitude and practice towards epilepsy among Egyptian school teachers.
The Egyptian Journal of Pediatrics. 20(3&4):569-583
A study on regulatory peptides of the gut and psychosocial factors in infantile colic.
The Egyptian Journal of Neonatology. 3(2):76-98
Clinico-electro- radiological presentation of cases with early onset seizures: A syndromic approach.
The Egyptian Journal of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine . 33(1):95-111
Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy in the pediatric age group: Clinical and electrophysiological presentation.
El Azhar Journal of Pediatrics. 4(2):213-228
Mitochondrial hepatopathy associated with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy in two sibs: A case report.
The Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics. 2(2):127-136
Prevalence of GM2 Gangliosidosis among cases with early onset seizures and psychomotor retardation.
Bull. Egypt. Soc.Physiol. Sci. . 19(2):249-273
Rheumatic chorea: A debate about the prognosis.
The Egyptian Journal of Pediatrics. 13(1-2):61-81
Cerebral changes in kwashiorkor: A functional and anatomical brain imaging study.
The Egyptian Medical Journal. 12(5):622-629

Contact Details

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