Ibrahim Hussain, M.D.

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Ibrahim Hussain, MD

Ibrahim Hussain was born and raised in North Plainfield, New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University and received his M.D. from Rutgers/UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to being named to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Dr. Hussain was the recipient of the prestigious Doris Duke Research Fellowship Award. For this fellowship, he performed one year of research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he was part of the team that completed the first whole-genome sequence analysis of low-grade brain tumors from patients with Neurofibromatosis-1 in the world.

During residency, Dr. Hussain has worked in the collaborative labs of Dr. Roger Härtl at Weill Cornell Medical College and Dr. Larry Bonassar of Cornell University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, where he performed pioneering animal experiments utilizing a novel stem cell-augmented high density collagen biogel for the prevention of recurrent lumbar disc herniations. He is also active in clinical research regarding instrumented fusions in patients with degenerative spine deformities and metastatic spine tumors.

Currently Dr. Hussain is one of the chief residents of the neurosurgical service at Cornell Medical Center-New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has specialized surgical interests in neurosurgical oncology, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, and minimally invasive and complex spinal reconstruction.

Dr. Hussain has also authored several textbook chapters, including those in Neuroendoscopic Surgery, Neurobiology of Disease, and Surgical Atlas of Spinal Operations

Dr. Hussain in the news:
Dr. Hussain has been named a 2017 winner of the Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award
Dr. Hussain wins 2018 Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award
Dr. Ramakrishna and Dr. Hussain Honored at AANS 2018
New PLIF-CBT Procedure Makes Fusion Surgery Less Invasive