|Phone Number||Clinical Office Address|
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Awais Riaz, MD, PhD is the Chief of Epilepsy Division and Director of Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Services at the University of Utah.
Dr. Awais Riaz received his medical education from King Edward Medical University in Lahore Pakistan. He completed his Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology at the Southern Illinois University in Springfield, IL, where he studied the mechanisms underlying development of seizures during alcohol withdrawal. He then completed his Neurology residency at the same institution followed by Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Washington University, St. Louis, MO and Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL.
After completion of his training, Dr. Riaz spent several years in private practice. He maintained his academic ties as Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology and Assistant Director of Epilepsy/Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine. In 2004, Dr. Riaz joined the University of Utah as full time faculty. In 2006, he was appointed Director of the Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Services at the University of Utah Hospital and in 2011, he was appointed as Chief of the newly formed Epilepsy Division of the Department of Neurology. Since 2009, he has also been serving as the Interim Director of the University of Utah Comprehensive Epilepsy Program.
Dr. Riaz is the Chair of the General Neurology Section of the American Academy of Neurology and Chair of the Student and Resident Education Subcommittee of the American Epilepsy Society. He is also a member of the American Society of Neuromonitoring and has been a member of American Medical Informatics Association and Wilderness Medical Society. On local level, he has been Chair of the Professional Advisory Board for the Epilepsy Association of Utah and works with the Ethics Committee of the University of Utah Hospital.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Neurology - Associate Professor (Clinical)
|Board Certification||American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring)
The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
UofU Patient April 12, 2016
Dr. Riaz was very friendly, gave great explanations to My questions, He was able to ease My concerns or worries. I have always had great confidence in Dr. Riaz and will continue toand I'm very likely to recommend Him to anyone in need of a good Neurologist.UofU Patient March 16, 2016
Dr. Riaz made me feel comfortable the first time I saw him and has always made me feel like he cared. I definitely trust the man.UofU Patient February 26, 2016
Dr Awais Riaz is patient and kind! He looks me right in the eyes and listens! He's patient when I'm frustrated about lack of independence and respects my decision not to drive. He considers my decisions on medication and gives me valuable input on coping with seizure disorder and helps make me feel "normal" and encourages me to experience quality of life! I appreciate him so much! Oliver is also one of the best assets at this office for care coordination and follow up.UofU Patient November 24, 2015
I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the time that Dr. Raiz spent with me. He was so informative and worked with me like no other neurologist ever has. I feel very positive about what future visits will further lead to with my condition.UofU Patient November 13, 2015
I have been treated for Epilepsy for 30 years. Dr Riaz is the best Doctor I have ever had.UofU Patient July 24, 2015
Sometimes he answered the question that he thought I asked instead of really listening to the question to be sure he was answering what I was asking.UofU Patient July 14, 2015
goodUofU Patient June 23, 2015
I Love going to a dr who takes time to listen and also explain my condition. Thats why I have been seeing Dr Riaz for 10 years plus.UofU Patient May 05, 2015
I really appreciated how much time the doctor spent with meUofU Patient March 30, 2015
I trust in ways of doing thingsUofU Patient July 21, 2014
we love the care Dr. Riaz has given me. I started in 2007.UofU Patient April 13, 2014
Dr Riaz is a phenomenal physician, with an excellent bedside manner.UofU Patient January 21, 2014
So much medical information is complicating for the lay person--even though the doctor put things in a way we could understand, there was so much that it really needed to be written down for us.UofU Patient September 26, 2013
Good experience!UofU Patient January 18, 2013
Dr. Riaz made sure we as a family felt included but most important also explained care to the patient and reassured him.UofU Patient November 23, 2012
good experienceUofU Patient July 24, 2012
I wish they would try to work on understanding how to help me and my health a little betterUofU Patient July 24, 2012
very goodUofU Patient April 30, 2012
Dr. Riaz has improved in being clearer when discussing things, elaborating on what is going on and why choices are suggested. Gave me the ultimate choice in care after being informed on what my condition is. He has improved in being clear and concerned. I have been able to reach him through Tina (MA) within a day or two on average with any questions. I feel like he was genuinely concerned about making sure I understood, that I was educated and is not a pill pusher...I REALLY appreciate that. He really felt more accessible than in the past. The best visit I have had there.UofU Patient April 10, 2012
He Is a nice doctor and gives me the answers most of the time I want to hear but not all the right answers so any way.UofU Patient March 14, 2012
I informed Dr. Awais Riaz that I was not using my VNS because I was on medicare and am afraid the battery will go dead and then I don't know what I will do. I told him I really need it bad in the summer because heat brings on the seizures. He gave me a number to his helper Tina and said to go head and use it and they would check into any help I could get in getting it replaced. Even if I cant get help its nice to know they would even try to help a defective person like me.