Meet Our Physicians
Neurology is the medical specialty that focuses on disorders of the nervous system. Neurologists, physicians who specialize in neurology, are trained to investigate, diagnose and treat neurological disorders. Many neurologists may also have additional subspecialty training in conditions such as stroke, interventional neurology
Dilawer Abbas, MD
Board-certified neurologist Dilawer H. Abbas, MD, will join St. Joseph Medical Group Jan. 7, 2013. Dr. Abbas is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and is a member of the American Society of Neuroimaging.
Dr. Abbas will come to SJMG from Dole V.A. Hospital in Wichita, Kan., where he has served as a staff neurologist since 2008. Prior to that, he was a practicing neurologist and neurological consultant with Via Christi Health System, also in Wichita, and he was a consultant and interpreter for neurology MRI at Via Christi Regional Medical Center on the St. Joseph campus.
Dr. Abbas received a bachelor's a degree from D. J. Science College in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1967. He earned a medical degree from Dow Medical College, also in Karachi, in 1971. He then ventured to Buffalo, N.Y., where he completed an internship at Mercy Hospital in 1973 and a neurology residency at State University of New York in 1976.
Hamid S. Hamdi, MD
Hamid S. Hamdi, MD, a board-certified neurologist, has joined the neurology team at St. Joseph Medical Group. Dr. Hamdi is also board certified in neurorehabilitation.
Bhupendra K. Shah, MD
Bhupendra K. Shah, MD, joined the St. Joseph Medical Group neurology team in June 2009. After four years at Neurological Clinic Inc., Dr. Shah started his own practice, Bhupendra K. Shah, MD, P.C., in 1984, which he operated for 25 years until joining SJMG.
A native of Danville, Ill., Wahid Tazudeen, MD, joined St. Joseph Medical Group in January 2013. A board-certified neurologist, Dr. Tazudeen completed a bachelor's degree in biology from St. Louis University in 2001. He earned a medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia in 2006 and completed a preliminary medicine internship at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio, in 2007. Dr. Tazudeen completed a neurology residency in 2011 and a neurophysiology fellowship in 2012 at the University of Illinois/Chicago.
His clinical interest within the field include the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy.
Dr. Tazudeen is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Medical Association.