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Al-Mufti, Fawaz, MD 
Associate Chair of Neurology for Research
Associate Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology
Assoc. Director of the Neuroendovascular Surgery Fellowship
Neuroendovascular Surgery Attending and Medical Director of Neurocritical Care

Al-Mufti, Fawaz
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Language(s): Arabic, English
Board Certification: Neurology

Dr. Al-Mufti is one of the few triple-trained Neurologist, Neurointensivist, and Neuroendovascular Surgeons in the country. His research expertise is primarily in subarachnoid hemorrhage and acute ischemic stroke. He strives to synergize his clinical training and research interests; to gain in depth understanding of devastating neurological diseases and to improve patient outcomes by applying early identification of novel treatment targets while enabling innovations in precision medicine. Dr. Al-Mufti is a member of the board of the Society of the Vascular and Interventional Neurology and member of the core executive committee of Mission Thrombectomy 2020, a non profit organization advocating for making mechanical thrombectomy available on a global level.

Dr. Al-Mufti has over 100 research publications, abstracts, books chapters and has presented at numerous reputable scientific meetings. He is also a recipient of the prestigious CNS/AANS Cerebrovascular Fellow’s Award by the American Academy of Neurological Surgeons as well as having been recent listed within Marquis Who's Who in Medicine.

Working through wars for several years with Doctors without Borders afforded him the unique opportunity to treat a wide variety of patients under some of the direst situations. Few physicians are fortunate enough to have been exposed to this depth, breadth and sheer complexity of working under the stress of war. “I attribute my dedication to my patient's outcomes largely to my war experiences”.

“A patient must be considered as a person first and foremost – and should be treated as if they were a family member” Dr. Al-Mufti is a firm believer in a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to patient care. He sees his role as being a combination of physician and educator and that patient education and joint decision-making with patients and families is paramount.

March 2019 - InTouch Magazine - Dr. Al-Mufti Discusses the Causes of a Stroke

Publications: View a list of Dr. Al-Mufti's publications.



Medical School: Nahrain University School of Medicine
Internship: Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union
Residency: SUNY Stony Brook University Hospital and Medical Center - Neurology
Primary Fellowship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons / Cornell University Medical College - Neurocritical Care
Secondary Fellowship: Rutgers University Neuroendovascular Surgery


Specialties: Neurology
Special Clinical Interest:
  • Management of ruptured and unruptured cerebral aneurysms, acute ischemic stroke (mechanical thrombectomy), arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and arteriovenous fistula (AVF), as well as intra-cranial and extracranial stenosis (carotid stenting).
  • My research interest is in the pathophysiology of subarachnoid hemorrhage and acute ischemic stroke with the goal to improve patient outcomes by early identification of novel treatment targets and enable innovations in precision medicine.


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