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Specialist Topics Medical Sciences
Children's Health
Paediatric Neurology
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DR. RAND ASKALAN Science & Medicine
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Dr. Askalan, is a Pediatric Neurologist and a Neuroscientist with extensive experience combining scientific/ clinical research, medical training and clinical practice with graduate level organizational management and leadership education. She devoted her career to care for children with neurological disorders such as epilepsy and stroke. She has demonstrated commitment to bringing excellence in child health care and has a proven ability in applying her breadth and depth of experience to create, develop and sustain programs and initiatives that improve outcomes for children exposed to extraordinary challenges.

• Executive MBA, Ivey Business School, Western University, Canada, 2017
• FRCP(C), Pediatric Neurology, University of Toronto, Canada, 2006
• MD., Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada, 2001
• PhD., Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, UK, 1994
• MSc., Biochemistry, The American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1987
• BSc., Medical Lab Technology, The American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1985

• 20 years in scientific medical research
• 10 years in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education
• 12 years in clinical practice
• 15 years in humanitarian work and medical activism

• Founder and CEO of Palestinian Center of Excellence for Brain Development (Takween) - Palestine
• Neurology Consultant for 10 years at The Hospital for Sick Children-Toronto, Canada
• Pediatric Stroke specialist
• Published more that 40 papers in basic and clinical research
• Founded the Palestinian Healthy Child Fellowship Program in Toronto, Canada to train Palestinian pediatricians in pediatric subspecialties

Future Plans
To make Takween a leading center in the Middle East in the diagnosis and management of children with neurological and mental health diseases.

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