Title Director, Cerebrovascular Center
Department Cerebrovascular Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.445.1383
Fax:
216.636.2061

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Aneurysm Coiling
  • Aneurysm Embolization
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Blood Tests
  • Brain Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Artery Aneurysm Surgery
  • Carotid Interventions
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • Clinical Trials
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Emobilization of Cerebral Aneurysms and AVMs
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Intervention Section
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Neuroimaging (mri, Pet, Spect, Meg Scans)
  • Spinal Angiography
  • Stents
  • Thrombolysis
  • Wada Test
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Stroke
  • Aneurysm, Cerebral
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Brain Aneurysms and Hemorrhage
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Bruit
  • Carotid Cavernous Fistula
  • Cerebral Vasculitis
  • Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease
  • Dural Arteriovenous Fistula
  • Extracranial Carotid Artery Aneurysms
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Intracranial Atherosclerosis
  • Intracranial Stenosis
  • Moya Moya Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Spinal AVM (arteriovenous malformation)
  • Stroke
  • Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm
  • Vertebral Artery Disease
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency
View all 22 Specialties +
Insurance

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Biography

About M. Shazam Hussain, MD

M. Shazam Hussain, MD is a board certified neurologist, with specializations in vascular neurology and endovascular surgical neuroradiology, the director of Cleveland Clinic's Cerebrovascular Center, and an associate professor of neurology in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, and completed both his neurology residency and vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. Upon completion of his vascular neurology fellowship, Dr. Hussain completed an endovascular surgical neuroradiology fellowship at Cleveland Clinic. In 2011 he was appointed staff in Cleveland Clinic's Cerebrovascular Center and became center director in 2016. Dr. Hussain has more than 200 peer reviewed publications and is considered an international expert in cerebrovascular disease. His research and clinical interests include endovascular therapy for hemorrhagic and ischemic cerebrovascular disease, including cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, extracranial and intracranial stenosis, and acute ischemic stroke.

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2010

Fellowship - University of Alberta Hospital
Vascular Neurology
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2007

Residency - University of Alberta Hospital
Neurology
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2006

Medical Education - University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine
Saskatoon, SK Canada
2001

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Cleveland Clinic Cerebrovascular Center

Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neurology

Specialty Interests

acute stroke therapy, cerebrovascular diseases, neuroimaging

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 10/2/2019, Dr. Hussain has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Hussain receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Johnson & Johnson

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

70 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Hussain addressed my questions and concerns regarding my medical condition and took my feelings and long term goals into consideration.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

at all levels (appointment setting over phone, Dr. H's nurse, blood draw after appt) - the CC staff are professional, kind and go out of way to help/engage

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

we are very blessed to have Dr Hussain for my dad's neurologist. He has done a miracle on my dad. No other dr would do the surgery that Dr Hussain was able to do. The staff was very concerned with my dad having another stroke. They helped us to get my dad transferred to Cleveland from Youngstown.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr. Hussain has was extremely thorough explaining my diagnosis and helping me to understand what happened. He took time to answer all questions, spending several minutes in the room discussing healing and next steps.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Care Provider was outstanding about explaining my situation & treatment going forward. I think I'm in pretty good hands.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr Hussain provided excellent care

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

the doctor and his staff takes time to explain things to you and are very nice

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

Dr. Hussain is the best, I always feel like he cares about me when I discuss my medical issues. I have already recommended him to my sister and anyone else that would need a neurologist. He also somehow managed to get me in early as I had arrived two hours before my schedules appt. The personal at the Clinic are always so kind.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

I felt like he answered all of our questions and gave accurate answers even if it wasn't the answer we were seeking/hoping for. Not in a bad way at all, but in an honest and straightforward manner. He didn't act like he was in a hurry to see us and leave the way some doctors do.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Dr. went out of his way while on vacation to review my case and got me in to see him asap.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

*Dr. Huessain is the very best! In all ways! Excellent, caring and compassionate so grateful for his efforts and treatment!!

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