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Miguel Habeych, MD, MPH, FACNS

neurology, neurophysiology


Miguel E. Habeych, MD, MPH, FACNS is a neurophysiologist at Dayton Children’s Hospital. Dr. Habeych was born and raised in Colombia, but he moved to the United States in 1998. He completed medical school at the Industrial University of Santander, School of Medicine in Bucaramanga, Colombia. He spent his residency in clinical neurology at the National University of Colombia, School of Medicine. He started his career in clinical neurophysiology and intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) as assistant professor of the neurological surgery department at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he worked until 2016. Prior to coming to Dayton Children’s, Dr. Habeych joined the IONM group at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and served as assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati’s department of anesthesia. As part of the pediatric neurology division at Dayton Children’s, Dr. Habeych is in charge cases for patients who need intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring during their surgical procedure. When asked why he chose to specialize in neurophysiology he responded “As a clinical neurologist, I saw the need within the specialty to improve upon evaluations of the nervous system. Neurophysiology gives us the opportunity to better evaluate neurological patients by using different approaches that are reliable and repeatable.” One of his favorite things about working with children is how original and sincere they are. “When you are able to do something good for a sick child, not only do they improve better and faster than any other type of patient, but you are transforming their life.”

education and training

  • medical school: Industrial University of Santander, School of Medicine
  • residency: National University of Colombia, School of Medicine
  • fellowship: University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
  • board certification: clinical neurophysiology with additional competence in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring

publications and presentations

  • Habeych ME, Trinh T, Issar T, Kwai NCG, Krishnan AV, 2020. "Motor unit number estimation of facial muscles using the M Scan-Fit method." Muscle & Nerve (Submitted)
  • Habeych ME, Trinh T, Crum-Cianflone NF, 2020. "Purulent infectious myositis (formerly tropical pyomyositis)." J. of the Neurological Sci. (Accepted)
  • Estévez EA, Guio SP, De los Reyes-Guevara CA, Cantor E, Habeych ME, Malagón AL, 2020. "Reference values of upper extremity neuro-conduction studies in a population of South-western Colombia." Clin. Neurophysiol Practice (Accepted)
  • Castilla-Puentes RC, Ford L, Falcone T, Habeych ME, 2020. "Dementia and the risk of new onset seizures: a cohort study of a US national managed care database." J. Am. Geriatric Soc. (Submitted)
  • Kashkoush AI, Nguyen C, Balzer J, Habeych M, Crammond DJ, Thirumala PS, 2019. "Diagnostic accuracy of Somatosensry Evoked Potentials during intracranial aneurysm clipping for perioperative stroke." J. Clin. Monit. & Comput. (In print)
  • Moshayedi P, Elmer J, Habeych M, Thirumala PD, Crammond DJ, Callaway CW, Balzer JR, Rittenberger JC, 2019. "Evoked potentials improve multimodal prognostication after cardiac arrest." Resuscitation 139:92-98
  • Habeych ME, Moshayedi P, Rittenberger JC, Gunn SR, 2019. "Initial absense of N20 waveforms from median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials in a patient with cardiac arrest and good outcomes." Clin. Exper. Emerg. Medicine 6(2):177-182.

awards, honors and organizations

honors and awards

  • 2018 Scientia Scholarship, University of New South Wales, School of Medicine
  • 2013 Fellow of the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS)
  • 1998 Colfuturo Scholarship, Foundation of the Colombian Future
  • 1983 Distinguished Student, Industrial University of Santander, School of Medicine

professional society memberships

  • Charles F. Reynolds Medical History Society
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
  • American Society for Neurophysiological Monitoring
  • American Medical Association
  • Colombian College of Neuro-psychopharmacology
  • Colombian Association of Neurology

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

As clinical neurologist I saw the need within the specialty to try to make more objective, standard, precise, and repeatable evaluations of the different signals produced by or elicited from the nervous system. I believe the clinical neurophysiology sub-specialty gives you the opportunity of better evaluating neurological patients by using different, quantifiable electrophysiological tests (approaches) that are reliable and repeatable such as Neuro-conduction Studies (NCS), Electromyography (EMG), Electroencephalography (EEG), Evoked Potentials (EPs), etc.

I like working with kids because...

Kids are the most original and sincere human beings, for that reason when they are sick they turn really sad. However, when you are able to do something good for a sick child, not only they improve better and faster than any other type of patient, and sincerely are grateful with you, but in fact you are actually transforming their lives.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

Dayton Children's is not only one of the best health care provider institutions for children in the complete State of Ohio, but the organization is one of the only ones that makes sincere efforts to take care of their patients and personnel in the complete, integral spectrum of their needs.

Dayton Children's is special because...

The group of neurologists that work at Dayton Children's is very dedicated to taking care of all the needs of their neurological patients being one of the most qualified ones I have ever seen on a children's hospital, but especially because all of them are really dedicated, professional caring people entirely dedicated to the wellbeing of their pediatric patients.

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