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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

Cerebrovascular Center

Fairview Hospital

18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44111
Directions

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.445.1383
Fax:
216.636.2061
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 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)
  • Embolization of Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Embolization of Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Intervention Section
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Neuroimaging (MRI, PET, SPECT, MEG Scans)
  • Second Opinion
  • Spinal Angiography
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Wada Test
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

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

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
2010

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

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

Medical Education - University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine (Canada)
Internal Medicine
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
2001

Professional Highlights

  • Director, Cleveland Clinic Cerebrovascular Center

Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

Specialty Interests

acute stroke therapy, cerebrovascular diseases, neuroimaging

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for M. Shazam Hussain, MD.

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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 8/17/2022, 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Rapid Medical Research, Inc.
  • 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

68 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2024

Very pleased with the zoom meeting. Dr. Was very attentive, caring and helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Hussain was awesome and he always explains everything so we can understand what my best treatment is for me.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Hussin excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

I liked that the provider answered additional quesrions that I had a few after this meeting (via my chart). I felt that he truly cared about my concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr Hussain is a great physician that actually cares for his patients. So blessed to have him as my doctor

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Can't say enough about Dr Hussain. Wonderful, caring, patient centered doctor. Would definitely recommend him to anyone needing his type of service.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I could be seen by the doctor. Really appreciated that.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Hussain was very nice and explained everything very thoroughly. I appreciated the time he spent with me and the thoroughness of his testing and review of the results.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr Hussein listened to my concerns and responded in a way that I understood. I had all my questions answered.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Hussein was excellent. I was unfamiliar with what they found so he did a 101 on what they found, what it is and the difference of when to worry and when not to worry and showed me everything on my MRI. Luckily, on was on the do not worry side. He talked about next steps and helped build my knowledge and comfort level. Definitely felt that I was in good hands now and for the future, if needed.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Always answers my questions and helps me wrap my arms around such a complex condition. Dr. Hussain and his entire team (including Andrea) are amazing. They truly care about my quality of life and keep my long term plan of care in mind with every decision. It is a team approach to my health and I am very thankful for that.

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