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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

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 +
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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, CA USA
2006

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

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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 9/29/2021, Dr. Hussain has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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

59 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr Hussain is an exceptional physician. Not only is he an expert in his field but he does an excellent job of coordinating my care with other providers to ensure I receive the best of care.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Dr Hussain and everyone in the office have been wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Everything was smooth and the atmosphere was a calming feeling as Dr Hussain reviewed and we both listened and I felt we both felt comfortable with the visit and review of tests.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

He's a great doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Considering that Dr. Hussain and Cleveland Clinic was scheduled as a 2nd opinion, then after careful consideration, I decided to cancel surgeon assigned by my PCP and to see Dr. Hussain instead, for my neurological issue. It shows that my impression of professionalism, knowledge and empathy is well above average.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

It was a good visit, very informant. I enjoy nurse, an doctor he makes me feel comfortably.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2021

Dr. Was clear, repeated for my son. Covered my questions. Very good experience.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

If this survey only accesses the care I've received from Dr. Hussein I will definitely give him the highest score possible. The man saved my life.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

I eventually got to the right person, but went through 3-4 people before getting to someone who knew what to do when it was a diagnosis that I was seeking. I had given up. As an afterthought, I filed an fyi complaint, which was immediately followed up on. I was then immediately directed to the right office and right people, who were wonderful, knowledgeable and professional. It would seem like a very important gap to fill, ie for people seeking diagnostic expertise. PS The doctor line doesn't work either. My doctor tried that and said he did not get a response.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Fabulous! Brilliant! Extremely knowledgeable, professional, personable, caring, down to earth and practical. After having received contradictory opinions from neurologists in my home town, it was refreshing to hear what Dr Hussain thought and his recommendation going forward. I am confident that he is right. He shared the basis of his opinion with me in a way I could understand. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends should they ever need a doctor with his kind of expertise and would not hesitate to follow up if, per his invite should I ever have a question or something come up again!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Assistance was outstanding and Doctor Hussein was so helpful and kind

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Dr Hussain was very informative and answered all of my questions.. Very easy to talk to .

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Very good experience with Dr. Hussain. Thorough, helpful. I am still awaiting Dr. Hussain's passing along his recommendations about medications to my PCP.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

He was absolutely amazing. He answered all of my questions and at any that my parents had. He was honest with me about any risks, but was still able to make me feel like everything was going to be fine. I had a very scary experience, but I was confident that everything would turn out well with him as my doctor.

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