Faculty - Dr. Syed Fazal Zaidi

Assistant Professor of NeurologyDr. Syed Fazal Zaidi
 
 
SPECIAL INTERESTS 
 
Stroke and Interventional Neurology
 
EDUCATION
 
M.D./M.B.B.S. Graduate:
Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan, 1996-2001 
 
Internship:
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL, 2003-2004 
 
Neurology Residency:
Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL, 2004-2007
 
Fellowship:
Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA, 2010-2012
Vascular Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA, 2007-2008
 
PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Toledo, July 2012-Present
Medical Director, UTMC Stroke Network, 2012-Present
Medical Director, Promedica Interventional Stroke Network, 2012-Present 
Clinical Instructor Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, July 2010-June 2012
Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, July 2008-June 2010
 
CERTIFICATIONS
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American of Board of Medical Subspecialties - Vascular Neurology
 
LICENSURE
State Medical Board of Ohio, Valid thru 12/31/2013
Maryland Board of Physicians, Valid thru 9/30/2013
Pennsylvania Medical License, Inactive
 
PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
American Academy of Neurology, Active Member, 2005-present
American Stroke Association, 2006- present
Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, 2010- present
Society of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2012- present
 
HONORS AND AWARDS
Resident of the Year Award, 2006-2007
Resident Research Day Award at the 1rst Florida Resident Research Day - 2006 Orlando, Florida
 
REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS
 
Syed F. Zaidi, Amin Aghaebrahim, Xabier Urra, Mouhammad A. Jumaa, Brian Jankowitz, Maxim Hammer, Raul Nogueira, Michael Horowitz, Vivek Reddy and Tudor G. Jovin. Epub 2012 Dec 1. Final Infarct Volume Is a Stronger Predictor of Outcome Than Recanalization in Patients With Proximal Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Treated With Endovascular Therapy.

Jankowitz B, Aghaebrahim A, Zirra A, Spataru O, Zaidi S, Jumaa M, Ruiz-Ares G, Horowitz M, Jovin TG. Stroke. EPub 2012 Mar 1. Manual Aspiration Thrombectomy: Adjunctive Endovascular Recanalization Technique in Acute Stroke Interventions.

Is a Head CT Necessary After Uncomplicated Coiling of Unruptured Intracranial Aneuryms? Is a Head CT Necessary After Uncomplicated Coiling of Unruptured Intracranial Aneuryms? Jumaa MA, Aghaebrahim A, Zaidi SF, Jankowitz B, Jovin TG, Horowitz MB. J Neuroimaging. 2012 Jan 13

Syed F. Zaidi, Maxim Hammer, Mouhammad A. Jumma, Lori Massaro, Vivek Reddy, Tudor Jovin, Ridwan Lin, Lawrence R. Wechsler. Telestroke guided IV tPa treatment achieves similar clinical outcome as thrombolysis at comprehensive stroke center. Stroke. 2011 Nov; 42(11):3291-3 

Vora N, Gupta R, Thomas AJ, Lin R, Zaidi S, Aleu A, Jankowitz B, Hammer M, Uchino K, Reddy V, Wechsler L, Horowitz M, Jovin TG. (2010). Endovascular Treatment of Anterior Circulation Tandem Occlusions: An Approach with Angioplasty and Stenting of the Internal Carotid Artery Origin Occlusion. 

Aleu A, Hussain M, Lin R, Gupta R, Jankowitz B, Jumaa M, Zaidi S, Anderson W, Horowitz M, Jovin T. Endovascular therapy for cardiac catheterization associated strokes. J Neuroimaging. 2011 Jan 31

Amer M. Malik, Nirav A. Vora, Ridwan Lin, Syed F. Zaidi, Aitziber Aleu, Brian Jankowitz, Mouhammad A. Jumaa, Vivek K. Reddy, Maxim D. Hammer, Lawrence R. Wechsler, Michael B. Horowitz, Tudor G. Jovin. (2011) Endovascular Treatment of Tandem Extracranial/Intracranial Anterior Circulation Occlusions: Preliminary Single Center Experience Stroke. 2011 Jun;42(6):1653-7.

Jumaa MA, Zhang F, Ruiz-Ares G, Gelzinis T, Malik AM, Aleu A, Oakley JI, Jankowitz B, Lin R, Reddy V, Zaidi SF, Hammer MD, Wechsler LR, Horowitz M, Jovin TG. Comparison of safety and clinical and radiographic outcomes in endovascular acute stroke therapy for proximal middle cerebral artery occlusion with intubation and general anesthesia versus the nonintubated state. Stroke. 2010 Jun;41(6):1180-4.  

Ridwan Lin, Nirav Vora, Syed Zaidi, Aitziber Aleu, Brian Jankowitz, Ajith Thomas, Rishi Gupta, Michael Horowitz, Susan Kim, Vivek Reddy, Maxim Hammer, Ken Uchino, Lawrence R. Wechsler, Tudor Jovin. Mechanical Approaches Combined with Intra-arterial Pharmacological Therapy Are Associated with Higher Recanalization Rates than Either Intervention Alone in Revascularization of Acute Carotid Terminus Occlusion. Stroke. 2009 Jun;40(6):2092-2097.

Syed F. Zaidi, Lawrence R Wechlser. Continuum Practice Section. Acute Ischemic Stroke. Dec 2008.

ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

Ashutosh P Jadhav, Mouhammad Jumaa, Syed Zaidi, Carlos L Salinas, Guangming Zhu, Maarten Lansberg, Matus Straka, Roland Bammer, Greg Albers, Max Wintermark, Lawrence Wechsler, and Tudor Jovin. Correlation Between Diffusion-weighted Imaging (DWI) Lesion Volume And Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) In Patients Undergoing Acute Stroke Intervention. Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2012 

Outcomes After Endovascular Treatment For Anterior Circulation Stroke Presenting Beyond 8 Hours Of Time Last Seen Well Do Not Differ In Wake-up Strokes Vs. Witnessed Onset Beyond 8 Hours Amin Aghaebrahim, Carlos Leiva-Salinas, Syed Zaidi, Mouhammad Jumaa, Xabi Urra, Edilberto Amorim, Guangming Zhu, Vivek Reddy, Maxim Hammer, Brian Jankowitz, Max Wintermark, and Tudor Jovin. Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2012 

Assessment of Manual Aspiration Therapy for the Treatment of Sinus Thrombosis. Lance Bodily, Mouhammad Jumaa, Syed Zaidi, Tudor Jovin, and Brian Jankowitz. Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2012 

Clinical Outcomes Following Endovascular Stroke Treatment Facilitated via Telestroke Evaluation. Stacie Demel, Amin Aghaebrahim, Vivek Reddy, Maxim Hammer, Lori Massaro, Mouhammad Jumaa, Tudor Jovin, Lawrence Wechsler, and Syed Zaidi. Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2012

Relationship Between Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) And Outcomes In Intra-arterial Treatment Of Acute Ischemic Stroke Ashutosh P Jadhav, Syed Zaidi, Mouhammad Jumaa, Vivek Reddy, Maxim Hammer, Lawrence Wechsler, and Tudor Jovin. Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2012 

Treatment of Basilar Artery Occlusion Without Time Constraints: Clinical outcomes, safety and predictors of favorable results. Matthew T Starr, Syed F Zaidi, Mouhammmad A Jumaa, Vivek K Reddy, Maxim D Hammer, Brian T Jankowitz, Michael B Horowitz, Lawrence R Wechsler, and Tudor G Jovin. Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2012

Syed F Zaidi, Amin Aghaebrahim, Mouhammad A Jumma, Oana V Spataru, Maxim D Hammer, Vivek K Reddy, Lawrence R Wechsler, Michael Horowitz, Tudor G Jovin. Utility of Final Infarct Volume as Predictor of Functional Outcome after Endovascular Stroke Treatment. Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2011

Syed F Zaidi, Mouhammad A Jumma, Maxim D Hammer, Vivek K Reddy, Tudor G. Jovin, Lori Massaro, Ken Uchino, Lin Ridwan, Lawrence R Wechsler. Telestroke Guided IV tPa Treatment Achieves Similar Clinical Outcome As Thrombolysis At Comprehensive Stroke Center. Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2011

Syed Zaidi, Mouhammad Jumaa, Ridwan Lin, Lawrence Wechsler, Michael Horowitz, Brian Jankowitz, Oana Spataru, Amin Aghaebrahim, Maxim Hammer, Vivek Reddy, Tudor Jovin Thrombolysis In Cerebral Ischemia/TICI Vs. Thrombolysis In Myocardial Ischemia/ TIMI Scores As Assessment Tool For Recanalization In Endovascular Therapy For Acute Stroke Due To M1 MCA Occlusion. Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2011

Oana V Spataru, Tudor Jovin, Lawrence Wechsler, Michael Horowitz, Amer Malik, Lin Ridwan, Mouhammad Jumaa, Zaidi Syed, Aitziber Aleu. Manual Aspiration Thrombectomy, A Novel Approach To Endovascular Therapy For Acute Stroke.Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2011 

Aitziber Aleu, Ridwan Lin, Nirav A.Vora, MO; Amer M. Malik, Mouhammad Jumaa, Nishant S. Ranawat, Syed F. Zaidi, Brian T. Jankowitz, Sharon A. DeCesare, Susan Kim, Ken Uchino, Vivek K. Reddy, Maxim D. Hammer, Lawrence R. Wechsler, Rishi Gupta, Michael B. Horowitz, Tudor G. Jovin . Endovascular Therapy for Acute Ischemic Stroke due to Large Vessel Intracranial Occlusion - A Ten Year Single Center Experience. Poster presentation at International Stroke Conference Feb, 2001

S. Zaidi, Ken Uchino, R. Lin, h. Kuwabaraz, D.Sashine, Y.-F.Chang, M. Hammer, V. Reddy, T. Jovin, N. Vora. Cerebrovascular Reserve and Oxygen Extraction Fraction of White Matter Hyperintensities in Stroke Patients with Large Artery Occlusion. Poster presentation at XXIVth International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function and the IXth International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET, Chicago June 2009

Syed F.A. Zaidi, Ridwan Lin, Vivek Reddy, Maxim D. Hammer, Rishi Gupta, Michael Horowitz, Ajith Thomas, Lawrence R. Wechsler, Ken Uchino, Aleu Aitziber and Tudor Jovin. Successful Endovascular Revasculariztion After An Acute Ischemic Stroke Decreases The Final Infarct Burden. Poster Presentation at International Stroke Conference in San Diego Feb 18-20, 2009

Ken Uchino, Ridwan Lin, Syed F Zaidi, Hiroto Kuwabara, Donal Sashin, Yue-Fang Chang, Maxim D Hammer, Vivek Reddy, Tudor G Jovin, Nirav Vora, Mouhammad Jumma, Lori Massaro, Julia Billigen, Edwin M Nemoto. Increased Cerebral Oxygen Metabolism with Metabolic Syndrome Associatedd Risk Factors. Poster Presentation at International Stroke Conference in San Diego Feb 18-20, 2009

Mouhammad Jumma, William Delfyett, Fan Zhang, Kazuto Kobayashi, Nirav A Vora, Aitziber Aleu, Syed F Zaidi, Vivek Reddy, Tudor Jovin, Ken Uchino. Comparision between Non-Contrast CT and CT Perfusion for Prediction of Radiographic Outcome after Successful Complete Revascularization. Poster Presentation at International Stroke Conference in San Diego Feb 18-20, 2009

Tudor G Jovin, Mouhammad Jumaa, Fan Zhang, Rishi Gupta, Syed Zaidi, Ridwan Line, Aitziber Aleu, Nirav Vora, Vivek Reddy, Maxim D hammer, Lawrence R Wechsler, Vivek Reddy. Comparision of Safety, Radiographic and Clinical Outcome of intra-Arterial Thrombolysis Under Conscious Sedation Versus Pre-procedural Intubation. Poster Presentation at International Stroke Conference in San Diego Feb 18-20, 2009

Syed F. Zaidi, Ridwan Lin, Vivek Reddy, Maxim D. Hammer, Rishi Gupta, Michael Horowitz, Ajith Thomas, Lawrence R. Wechsler and Ken Uchino. Intraarterial Treatment for Acute Anterior Circulation Ischemic Strokes due to Intracranial Large Vessel Occlusion beyond 8 Hours - Preliminary Result. Oral Presentation at XVII European Stroke Conference May 12-16 Nice, France

Syed F. Zaidi, Ridwan Lin, Lori Massaro, Vivek Reddy, Maxim D. Hammer, Lawrence R. Wechsler and Ken Uchino. Telemedicine for acute stroke treatment is safer and more time efficient than telephone consultation. Poster presentation at the 2008 American Stroke Association Conference, New Orleans

Ridwan Lin, Syed F. Zaidi, Vivek Reddy, Maxim D. Hammer, Rishi Gupta, Michael Horowitz, Ajith Thomas, Lawrence R. Wechsler and Ken Uchino. Mechanical approaches combined with intra-arterial pharmacological therapy are superior to either intervention alone in revascularization of acute carotid terminus occlusion. Poster presentation at the 2008 American Stroke Association Conference, New Orleans

Syed F. Zaidi MD, Tanvir U. Syed MD MPH, Efrain D. Salgado MD. Combination Aspirin/Dipyridamole Therapy given at onset of acute cerebrovascular event improves short-term clinical outcome. Poster presentation at the 131st Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association Chicago, Illinois, October 8-11, 2006. 

Syed F. Zaidi MD, Tanvir U. Syed MD MPH, Efrain D. Salgado MD. Neural Networks Predict Short-term Clinical Outcome after Acute Cerebrovascular Event. Platform presentation at the 1st Florida Neurology Residents Research Day Orlando, Florida September 23, 2006

Syed F. Zaidi, Weston, FL, Tanvir Syed, Weston, FL and Efrain Salgado, Weston, FL. Patient Data can Predict Short-Term Clinical Outcome after Acute Cerebrovascular Event. Poster presentation at the 1st Florida Neurology Residents Research Day Orlando, Florida September 23, 2006

Tanvir U. Syed MD MPH, Syed F. Zaidi MD, Eduardo R. Locatelli MD MPH. A Diagnosis of Nonepileptic Pseudoseizures (NES) can be Predicted by Sociodemographic information and a Simple Questionnaire. Presented at First International Congress of the Emirates Neurology Society Dubai, United Arab Emirates March 06, 2006 - March 09, 2006

Rivera Luis, Weston, FL, Syed F. Zaidi, Weston, FL, Tanvir Syed, Weston, FL and Efrain Salgado, Weston, FL Employment of Patient Data to Predict Transient Ischemic Attack after Acute Cerebrovascular Event. Presented at CCNS 41st Annual Scientific Meeting June 13-17, 2006 Montreal, Quebec
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
 
Acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke therapy
Stroke outcome and care quality
Vascular Disease
Stroke care in the rural setting
Stroke epidemiology
Cost and cost effectiveness of stroke care
 
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
 
Director - Patient Welfare Association Diagnostic Laboratory 1996-1997
Last Updated: 6/26/15