Faculty Members

Dr. Wasif Hussain

Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Medicine

Division of Neurology
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About Me

I obtained my medical degree in the United Arab Emirates before completing my residency in Adult Neurology at the University of Alberta. I then completed a clinical/research fellowship at the University of Toronto at the Canadian Concussion Centre where I expanded on my interests in Concussion, Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS) and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

I am currently appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor in Neurology at the University of Alberta and Royal Alexandra Hospitals with a special interest in Concussion and Concussion-related syndromes, Headache Disorders and Neurodegenerative Diseases. I have research interests in the field of Concussion. 


Teaching

I am currently the educational lead for Neurology at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. I am the faculty lead for the University of Alberta chapter of the Student Interest Group in Neurosciences (SIGN). I am a faculty member of the Residency Program Committee (RPC) and chair of the Resident Recruitment Subcommittee (RRS). 

Research

I have been involved in research projects of both small and large scale, many of which are still ongoing. During fellowship, my main research focus was a large, long-term project on utilizing new PET imaging modalities to diagnose CTE in live patients with a novel tracer. 

In my position at the University of Alberta, we have been successful in being awarded the Kaye Fund Competition to develop a multi-disciplinary clinic for concussion in Edmonton. This clinic will be for all Albertans regardless of type of injury or background. This clinic will also include a research focus of biomarkers in Concussion. We will be looking at serum, stool (gut microbiome) and physiologic markers (autonomic testing and EEG).