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P.O. Box 92031                                         P.O. Box 2925

Riyadh 11653                                            King Khalid University Hosp.

Saudi Arabia                                             Saudi Arabia

Phone: 4671532



Date of birth       13 February 1976

Place of birth       Riyadh-Saudi Arabia


  • September 2007- December 2008: Master of Public Health (Health Technology Assessment). School of Public Health, University of Alberta.
  • July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2009, Stroke fellowship at University of Alberta
  • July 2001 to June 2006, Completed Neurology residency program; University of Alberta, Canada
  • July 1999 to July 2000, King Khalid University Hospital Internship
  • September 1993 - June 1999, King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, MBBS General Medicine and Surgery 


  • Master in Public Health in health technology assessment. School of Public Health, university of Alberta. Canada. December 2008.
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, Canada June 2006
  • Multiple certificates in EMG guided chemodenervation for spasticity, headaches, and movement's disorders 2008/ 2009.
  • Multiple certificates in acute stroke management including Certificate of National Institute of Health for acute stroke evaluation & management 2004/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009.
  • Mini fellowship in transcranial and carotids ultrasound at Wake Forest University, NC USA, 2007
  • Canadian Evaluation Exam (Medicine), September 7, 2000


  • Member in the American Academy of Neurology
  • Member in the Canadian Neurological Society
  • Member in Canadian Stroke Consortium
  • Member in International Headache Society
  • Member in American Heart Association (Stroke)
  • Board member in Saudi Stroke Association


  • Director, Continous Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University.
  • Director of Neurology Residency Training program, College of Medicine, King Saud University.
  • Assistant Professor at college of medicine, King Saud University in Riyadh.
  • Consultant Neurologist and stroke subspecialist at King Khalid University Hospital.


  • By Saudi Council for Medical Specialties to practice as a consultant in neurology and sub specialist in cerebrovascualr diseases (09-R-M-0292891).


  • Invited as quest speaker at Alarabiah TV to discuss acute stroke causes and treatments. April 23 2010.
  • Yusuf A. Bhagat, Muhammad S. Hussain, Robert W. Stobbe, Kenneth S. Butcher, Derek J. Emery, Ashfaq Shuaib, Muzzafar M. Siddiqui, Fawaz Al-hussain, Christian Beaulieu. Elevation of diffusion anisotropy are associated with hyper-acute stroke: a serial imaging study.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging 26 (2008) 683-693
  • Invited as guest speaker to multimedia in the International Stroke Conference. San Francisco, Feb.2007. Topic: acute stroke treatment for men vs. women.
  • F. Al-hussain, MS Hussain, MM Ibrahim, K Uchino, C Molina, K Khan, A Salam, A Shuaib, AM demchuk, AV Alexandrove, M Saqqur for the CLOTBUST investigators. Does gender have any role in intravenous rt-PA-treated patients: Our experience from the TCD multicenter study. Poster session: Acute Management, International Stroke Conference, San Francisco, Feb.2007 (full paper is awaiting publication).  
  • MM Ibrahim, MS Hussain, F. Al-hussain, C Molina, K Uchino, A Shuaib, AM Demchuk, AV Alexandrove, M Saqqur for the CLOTBUST investigators. Does current antiplatelet agent use have an effect on rt-PA-mediated recanalization rate in patients with acute ischemic stroke. . Poster session: Acute Management, International Stroke Conference, San Francisco, Feb.2007 (full paper is awaiting publication).


  • Nominated through Saudi Stroke Association to be the main author for 3 national guidelines Re.: stroke prevention, acute ischemic stroke treatment, and acute hemorrhagic stroke treatment.
  • Validity and reliability of the Arabic version of stroke specific health related quality of life measure, KFMC.
  • Antiplatelet vs. anticoagulation for extracranial cerebrovascular dissection. Feasibility trial. University of Alberta.


  • To teach and supervise medical students and neurology residents at college of medicine.
  • To develop a one year stroke fellowship program in Saudi (on going) 
  • To run and work at stroke prevention clinic
  • To run and work at general neurology clinics
  • To perform complete transcranial ultrasound
  • To perform EMG-guided chemodenervation using botulinium toxin for neurological indications like spasticity, headaches, and movement disorders.