Sparta Community Hospital has added to its staff, welcoming Dr. Abdullah Al Sawaf as a neurologist.

Al Sawaf will begin seeing patients Dec. 14 at Bradbury Rural Health Clinic, 211 S. Burns in Sparta. Appointments are available by calling 618-443-1362.

Al Sawaf is an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and SIU HealthCare. He is a neurologist who specializes in epilepsy and seizure disorders.

He earned his medical degree at The University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan, and completed his residency in neurology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Dr. Al Sawaf completed his internship at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, then completed a fellowship in neurophysiology/epilepsy at University of Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

— The Southern