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Cleveland Muslim Volunteers Present

Stroke Awareness, Recognition, and Response

Session 1 – Thursday August 13, 2020 @ 7:00 PM
Session 2 – Sunday August 16, 2020 @ 4:00 PM

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Dr. Shazam Hussain, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Shazam Hussain, MD, FRCP(C)

Dr. Hussain is the Director of the Cerebrovascular Center at Cleveland Clinic and Associate Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, followed by Neurology residency and Vascular Neurology Fellowship at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

He then transitioned to the Cleveland Clinic and performed an Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology fellowship. 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.

This interest has led to a very productive research career, with 150 peer reviewed publications. This includes respected and cited work in the use of hyper-acute MRI for selection of patients for intra-arterial stroke therapy and innovative work around care in Mobile Stroke Treatment Units (ambulances equipped with CT scanners) and other equipment to provide definitive treatment for stroke in the pre-hospital setting.

Muhammad Samad

Muhammad Samad

Cleveland Clinic Community Outreach Program Manager, Cerebrovascular Center, Neurological Institute

Muhammad Samad is the Community Outreach Program Manager for Stroke at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He provides hundreds of Stroke presentations annually, participates in many health care events and community health fairs in the City of Cleveland and surrounding suburban communities.

He makes presentations to EMS providers, civic organizations, community neighborhood groups, public schools, allied health training centers, adult residential apartments, and all religious organizations.

His goal is to emphasize the importance of recognizing stroke, stroke prevention, reducing stroke risk factors, current treatments of stroke and quick 911 response. He also shares information about the Cleveland Clinic Mobile Stroke Treatment Unit, “on- the- road care program,” to improve outcomes to victims of Stroke.

For 35 years Muhammad had a rewarding career in EMS. He has responded to over 10,000, 9-1-1 emergency calls spanning that time.

Muhammad served our community as a Paramedic in the City of East Cleveland, and as Assistant Chief of EMS for the City of East Cleveland for 20 years.

He was the Deputy Commissioner of Administration for the City of Cleveland Division of EMS for 15 years. He retired from public safety service in 2014, and joined the Cleveland Clinic Stroke center that same year.

Muhammad views Stroke literacy as a major health challenge for our community. He strives to have meaningful discussions and provide important information by meeting the public and private organizations in the locations where they preside and function.

About Cleveland Muslim Volunteers

Cleveland Muslim Volunteers has been formed to serve the elderly, sick, and underprivileged individuals and families during the COVID-19 pandemic in the Greater Cleveland Area.

CMV is a philanthropic initiative created by the Cleveland Muslim community and organizations. This includes individuals, area Islamic Centers, Muslim non profit organizations, interfaith organizations, as well as Muslim corporations.

Our goal is to deliver around 2 weeks of groceries free or at donation to any individual or family in need. The groceries will be delivered to the requestor’s door step typically within 5 days of their request.

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation please call 216.532.1775.

Cleveland Muslim Volunteers is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. EIN 85-1101370