Syed Irteza Hussain, MD, is the Department Chair of Neurology in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Hussain is a Consultant Neurologist with 17 years of experience. After completing his medical degree from the prestigious Aga Khan University he underwent extensive post graduate training in the US. He is American Board certified in Neurology, Vascular neurology, Neurocritical Care and Neuroendovascular surgery.
Upon completion of his post graduate training, he joined Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor in 2009, where he helped establish a 24/7 neurointerventional surgery service and fellowship training program. In addition to his procedures, Dr. Hussain had an integral role in the management of acute stroke and critically ill neurological patients in the hospital.
Subsequently, in 2011 he assumed the Medical Directorship of the Stroke Program at Michigan State University and its affiliate Sparrow Health system. In this administrative role, he supervised multiple successful Joint Commission recertifications of the primary stroke center and subsequently became the first in Michigan to become a JC certified Comprehensive stroke center. Recognizing his services, he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014 and awarded the Physician Leader of the Year award in 2015 by his institutions.
Dr. Hussain lives in Abu Dhabi with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys travelling with his family, listening to music and football.