Elias G. Karroum, MD, PhD is board-certified in Neurology and is an Assistant Professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. Dr. Karroum received his medical degree in 2005 from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon, and his doctoral degree in Neuroscience in 2011 from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, France, where he graduated summa cum laude. Dr. Karroum completed his internal medicine internship and neurology residency trainings at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Illinois. He then completed two additional specialized training programs - a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and a Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Karroum’s clinical interests include sleep disorders in general, movement-related sleep disorders such as restless leg syndrome, and sleep disorders in patients with neurological diseases.
Dr. Karroum serves as the Associate Program Director for the Sleep Medicine fellowship at the Department of Neurology of The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. In this post, he assists in training the next generation of doctors in the specialized field of sleep medicine. Dr. Karroum is fluent in Arabic and French in addition to English.