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Nada El Husseini

El Husseini
Director, Stroke Fellowship
Associate Professor of Neurology

I am a vascular neurologist, and my passion is to help patients suffering from strokes, maximize their recovery, improve quality of life, and prevent recurrent strokes. Stroke is a sudden and often unexpected event that is life changing for many. In my clinical practice, I care for stroke patients along the continuum from the hospital to the clinic setting. My approach to clinical care is to get to know the person I am treating, establish their priorities for their medical care, and work with them to identify strategies to address their concerns and achieve desired outcomes.

Languages spoken: English, French, Arabic

Education and Training

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology
  • American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Vascular Neurology


  • Vascular Neurology, Duke Neurology, 2011-2012
  • American Heart Association/Bugher Cerebrovascular Research Fellowship, Duke University, 2009-2011


  • Neurology, Duke University, 2006-2009
  • Preliminary Medicine Internship, Duke University, 2005-2006


  • MD (with Distinction), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), 2000-2004
  • MHS, Clinical Research Training Program, Duke University, 2009-2011


  • El Husseini, Nada, Gregg C. Fonarow, Eric E. Smith, Christine Ju, Shubin Sheng, Lee H. Schwamm, Adrian F. Hernandez, Phillip J. Schulte, Ying Xian, and Larry B. Goldstein. “Association of Kidney Function With 30-Day and 1-Year Poststroke Mortality and Hospital Readmission..” Stroke 49, no. 12 (December 2018): 2896–2903.
  • Barghouthi, Tamara, and Nada El Husseini. “Prosopometamorphopsia secondary to a left splenium of the corpus callosum infarct..” Bmj Case Rep 2018 (May 14, 2018).
  • El Husseini, Nada, Benjamin M. Hoffman, Ellen R. Bennett, Yen-Wei Li, Rachel A. Williamson Taylor, Claire E. Hailey, Kara Richardson, Yi-Ju Li, Daniel T. Laskowitz, and Michael L. James. “Association of IL6ST (gp130) Polymorphism with Functional Outcome Following Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage..” J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 27, no. 1 (January 2018): 125–31.
  • Sechler, Matthew, Jasmeet Singh, and Nada El Husseini. “Teaching NeuroImages: Artery of Percheron thrombosis causing selective downgaze palsy..” Neurology 89, no. 16 (October 17, 2017): e197–98.
  • El Husseini, Nada, Larry B. Goldstein, Eric D. Peterson, Xin Zhao, DaiWai M. Olson, John W. Williams, Cheryl Bushnell, and Daniel T. Laskowitz. “Depression Status Is Associated with Functional Decline Over 1-Year Following Acute Stroke..” J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis 26, no. 7 (July 2017): 1393–99.