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Yessar Hussain, M.D.


University of Baghdad College of Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq


Residency, Neurology
State University of New York, Upstate Medical University

Fellowship, Neuromuscular Medicine
Washington University in St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital


Yessar Hussain is board-certified in neuromuscular medicine, neurology, clinical neuromuscular pathology and electrodiagnostic medicine.

He completed his fellowship in neuromuscular medicine and electromyography at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after his neurology residency at State University of New York’s University Hospital in Syracuse. He received his M.D. from the University of Baghdad, College of Medicine in Baghdad, Iraq.

Hussain is an assistant professor in both the neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs at Dell Medical School. He was the neurology clerkship director at the Neurology Department at University of Texas Medical Branch, Austin from 2013 to 2015 and assistant professor at UT Southwestern from 2012 to 2014.

In addition, Hussain is director of Austin Neuromuscular Center, which provides comprehensive neuromuscular services and educational and teaching opportunities for medical residents and students.

Hussain’s research has been published in the Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Northwest ALS Consortium
  • Texas Neurological Society
Awards & Honors
  • Bin-Qura Award, 2005
    American-Arab Medical Society,
  • Resident Medical Student Teaching Award, 2009
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Individual Development Award, 2009
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Resident Scholarship Award, 2010
    SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Research and Mentor Award, 2014
    UT Southwestern Austin, Neurology Residency Program