Welcome to the Neurological Institute, one of the six Centers of Excellence at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. We are a collaborative group of neurologists, neurosurgeons and psychiatrists working together to treat patients with neurological diseases in an integrated approach. We are committed to making sure patients with neurological or psychiatric diseases receive the best, most appropriate individualized care, from prevention and education to acute care and rehabilitation. Our team of physicians collaborate on all care decisions; patients and especially those with chronic diseases, benefit from this multidisciplinary team approach.

We provide state-of-the-art equipment and high-level international expertise to perform the most complex treatments not available elsewhere in the UAE, whether for stroke and neuro-vascular diseases or in cranial and spinal neurosurgery. Our multidisciplinary centres for MS, Epilepsy and Movement Disorders participate in international trials to offer our patients the most modern treatment available. As an academic centre, we are dedicated to research and education, and offer a number of educational and training opportunities across multiple neurological and neurosurgical sub-specialties.

It is my pleasure to introduce the first quarterly newsletter from the Neurological Institute detailing the activities within the Centre for Movement Disorders.

Dr. Florian Roser, MD PhD
Professor and Chairman
Neurological Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Neurological Institute Members

Syed Irteza Hussain, MD

Vascular Neurology
Victoria A. Mifsud, MD, Medical Director
Seby John, MD
Syed Irteza Hussain, MD
Preeti Devnani, MD
Bartlomiej Piechowski-Jozwiak, MD
Ranjith Menon, MD
Praveen Kesav, MD

Neurointerventional Surgery
Khalil Zahra, MD, Section Head
Seby John, MD
Syed Irteza Hussain, MD
Mohamed S. Elhammady, MD

Mohamed S. Elhammady, MD, Section Head, Cranial Neurosurgery
Nader M. Hebela, MD, Section Head, Spine Surgery
Florian Roser, MD PhD
Somar Chehab, MD
Artemisia Dimostheni, MD
Tanmoy K. Maiti, MD
Alex Roman, MD
Carlos Ugas, MD

Eugene Achi, MD, Medical Director
Karan Poddar, MD
Himanshu Soni, MD
Raj Nair, MD

Multiple Sclerosis Centre
Anu Jacob, MD, Medical Director
Beatrice Benedetti, MD
Victoria A. Mifsud, MD

Neuromuscular Division
Zulfiqar Hussain, MD, Medical Director
Najwa Al-Bustani, MD
Eugene Achi, MD
Preeti Devnani, MD
Junaid Akhtar, MD

Movement Disorders
Shivam Om Mittal, MD, Section Head
Moncy Thomas, MD
Tanmoy K. Maiti, MD

Psychiatry & Psychology
Ayesha Ahmad, MD, Medical Director
Amad Ud Din, MD
Santosh GD. Kumar, MD
Kelly Huffman, PhD

Pediatric Development
Ayesha Ch. Hasan, MD

Sabahat A. Wasti, MD, Medical Director
Prince Thakkar, MD

Headache Medicine
Ranjith Menon, MD, Section Head
Eugene Achi, MD

Sleep Medicine
Preeti Devnani, MD

Neuro-Hospitalist Medicine
Khalid Al-Sharif, MD

Bartlomiej Piechowski-Jozwiak, MD
Ayesha Ch. Hasan, MD
Osama Abdullah PhD, NYUAD