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UNLV School of Medicine’s Pediatric Neurologist Rooman Ahad, MD Publish a Book to Understand Autism and Children

She’s an author whose professional and academic background seems especially appropriate for the writing of a book on autism and children.

Meet Dr. Rooman F. Ahad of the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV, an assistant professor of pediatric neurology at the school as well as a child neurologist at the Grant a Gift Autism Foundation Ackerman Center, where a multidisciplinary team of physicians works in alliance with the clinical practices of UNLV Health.

A University of Illinois College of Medicine graduate who rose to chief resident during her child neurology residency at John Hopkins Hospital, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s greatest medical institutions, Ahad then completed a clinical fellowship at the Johns Hopkins-affiliated Kennedy Krieger Institute Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

Yes, Ahad carries some impressive credentials, the kind that normally gives birth to medical book chapters or articles in peer-reviewed journals, which the Chicago native has, in fact, published. She is the only board-certified child neurologist in the state of Nevada with supplemental clinical fellowship training in the field of autism.

But her new book, Amazing Abe Has Autism, isn’t what you’d normally find on a neurologist’s bookshelf alongside DeJon’s “The Neurologic Examination.” In fact, while the 20-page book full of an artist’s illustrations is meant for children of all ages, it’s specifically aimed at the age group between the ages of three and six.

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Dr. Rooman Ahad is the only board-certified child neurologist in Nevada with supplemental clinical fellowship training in the field of autism.  Born in Chicago, she is the youngest of four girls born to parents who immigrated from India to the United States.

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