Wesley Medical Center October 01, 2018

A dual Fellowship-trained vascular neurology and endovascular neurointerventionalist, Hussain to lead Wesley Medical Center’s stroke, neurovascular and telemedicine programs

WICHITA –Wesley Medical Center welcomes Mohammed Hussain, MD, a physician dual fellowship trained in vascular neurology and endovascular surgical neuroradiology in addition to being board-certified in neurology, to its medical services teams.

“We’re very excited to have Dr. Hussain join our neurovascular and stroke services teams,” said Ross Barker, Wesley Healthcare’s director of Neurosciences. “The Wichita community is in great need of endovascular coiling in addition to other neurointerventional services, and we are thankful to be able to provide his services at Wesley Medical Center.”

After attending medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada, Hussain went on to complete his residency in neurology at Seton Hall University at the New Jersey Neuroscience Institute at JFK Medical Center. Hussain subsequently completed two fellowships – a vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Connecticut and an endovascular surgical neuroradiology (ESNR) fellowship at Hartford Hospital.

“I am looking forward to developing a state-of-the-art neurointerventional care program and practice in Kansas that offers the latest, up-to-date and expeditious care in cerebrovascular disease conditions,” Hussain said.

In addition to providing neurology services at Neurology Associates of Kansas, Hussain will work with Wesley’s neurocritical care director, Laxmi Dhakal, MD, to oversee a medical services team that provides care and treatment for patients suffering from and injury or disease of the nervous system (brain, spine or nerves), including stroke, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and additional neurovascular pathologies such as brain and spine arteriovenous malformations, dural arteriovenous fistulas and carotid cavernous fistulas to name a few.

“A subarachnoid hemorrhage is caused when a brain aneurysm leaks or ruptures,” Hussain said. “Endovascular coiling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses coils, predominantly composed of platinum to reinforce the wall of the aneurysm from within the blood vessels and serve to block blood flow into it. Coiling may be used to treat both ruptured and unruptured brain aneurysms. Ultimately it is an option that exists alongside microsurgical aneurysmal clipping for treatment of brain aneurysms.”

Hussain has been published extensively in scholarly publications on topics ranging from endovascular treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease to standards of care for acute ischemic stroke. He is a member of the Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, American Heart Association and the American Academy of Neurology.

Wesley Healthcare received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award in spring of 2018, marking the fifth consecutive year Wesley has been recognized for its excellent treatment of stroke patients. Wesley also received the association’s Target Stroke℠ Honor

Roll award. To quality for this recognition, Wesley met specific quality measures developed to reduce the time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital and treatment with the clot-buster tissue plasminogen activator, or tPA, the only drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat ischemic stroke.

Wesley Medical Center unveiled a new $6.5M Neurocritical Care Unit with 14 state-of-the-art beds last year to support the ever increasing neurocritical care population. For more information about Dr. Hussain and Neurology Associates of Kansas, please visit www.neurologicalassociatesofkansas.com.

For more information about Wesley’s neurocritical and stroke services, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute-care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 6,000 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER, Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER and Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.

Neurology Associates of Kansas is a WesleyCare Clinic that specializes in treating adult neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, dystonia, headaches, Parkinson’s disease, migraines, multiple sclerosis and stroke. Neurology Associates of Kanas offer comprehensive neuro care through office-based appointments and state-of-the-art NCT/EMG testing on an outpatient basis. To learn more about Neurology Associates of Kansas, please visit www.neurologyofkansas.com.