Department of Neurology

FACULTY - Mouhammad A. Jumaa, M.D.

Dr. JumaaProgram Director for Vascular Neurology Fellowship
Professor of Neurology


Interventional Neurology and Stroke


Undergraduate: Damascus University, School of Medicine Damascus, Syria, 1996-1999
M.D.: Damascus University, School of Medicine Damascus, Syria, 1999-2002
Internship: New Medical Center, Damascus, Syria, 2002-2003
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004-2005
Neurology Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Pittsburgh, PA, 2005-2008
Fellowship: Vascular Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008-2009
Interventional Neurology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Neurological Surgery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010-2012



Assistant Professor, University of Toledo Medical Center, Department of Neurology, 2012–present
Medical Director, UTMC-Stroke Network, 2012–present
Medical Director, ProMedica Interventional Stroke Network, 2012–present
Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Stroke Institute, Department of Neurology, Pittsburgh, PA, 2010-2012
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, UPMC Stroke Institute, Department of Neurology, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009-2010


Vascular Neurology Board 2011
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology 2009


Pennsylvania Medical License, 2004
Maryland Medical License, 2009
Ohio Medical License, 2012


American Academy of Neurology, 2005-present
American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, 2006-present
Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology, 2008-present


Alpha Omega Alpha Induction, 2021
Excellence in Teaching, University of Toledo, Department of Neurology, 2014

Teacher of the Year Award, Clinical Neurology, 2010
Resident scholarship to the American Academy of Neurology, 2007
Award of Excellent Performance, University of Damascus, School of Medicine, 2002
Award of Honor, Sami Al-Droubi High School, 1996


Neuro-critical Care Residents Course, 2007-2008
Vascular Neurology Residents Course, 2008-2009
Vascular Neurology Residents Course, 2009-2010
Resident Teaching
Supervise and teach neurology residents
Local lectures
Unusual Stroke presentations, UPMC Stroke nursing symposium, 3/2010


Journal of Neuroimaging, Society of Neuroimaging, 2008-present


 Zaidi SF, Castonguay AC, Zaidat OO, Mueller-Kronast N, Liebeskind DS, Salahuddin H, Jumaa MA. Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis after Unsuccessful Mechanical Thrombectomy in the STRATIS Registry. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2021 Jan. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A6962. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33509921.

Ravindra VM, Alexander M, Taussky P, Bollo RJ, Hassan AE, Scoville JP, Griauzde J, Awad AW, Jumaa M, Zaidi S, Lee JJ. Endovascular Thrombectomy for Pediatric Acute Ischemic Stroke: A Multi-Institutional Experience of Technical and Clinical Outcomes. Neurosurgery. 2020 Dec 15;88(1):46-54. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyaa312. PMID: 32761237.

Salahuddin, H., Afreen, E., Sheikh, I. S., Lateef, S., Dawod, G., Daboul, J., Karim, N., Gharaibeh, K., Al-Chalabi, M., Park, S. and Castonguay, A.C., Ragheb Assaly, Fadi Safi, Marla Matal, Ajaz A. Sheikh, Gretchen Tietjen, D. Malaiyandi, James, E. G, Imran Ali, Syed F Zadi, A. Abdelwahed, Vieh Kung, R. Burgess, Jumaa MA. Neurological Predictors of Clinical Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19. Front Neurol. 2020 Oct 30;11:585944. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2020.585944. PMID: 33193048; PMCID: PMC7662675.

Dawod G, Henkel ND, Salahuddin H, Castonguay AC, Koneru S, Mugge L, Khuder SA, Medhkour A, Jumaa MA. Outcomes of treatment modalities for ruptured intracranial aneurysms based on age–A meta-analysis. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2020 Sep;29(9):105039. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2020.105039. Epub 2020 Jun 24. PMID: 32807451.

Jumaa MA, Castonguay AC, Salahuddin H, Shawver J, Saju L, Burgess R, Kung V, Slawski DE, Tietjen G, Lindstrom D, Parquette B, Korsnack A, Cole K, Afreen E, Bafna K, Zaidi SF. Long-term implementation of a prehospital severity scale for EMS triage of acute stroke: a real-world experience. J Neurointerv Surg. 2019 Jul 2. pii: neurintsurg-2019-014997. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2019-014997.

Castonguay AC, Jumaa MA, Zaidi SF. Response by Castonguay et al to Letter Regarding Article "Intraarterial Thrombolysis as Rescue Therapy for Large Vessel Occlusions". Stroke. 2019 Jul;50(7):e218.

Zaidi SF, Castonguay AC, Jumaa MA, Malisch TW, Linfante I, Marden FA, Abraham MG, Chebl AB, Novakovic R, Taqi MA, Nogueira RG, Martin CO, Holloway WE, Mueller-Kronast N, English JD, Dabus G, Bozorgchami H, Xavier A, Rai AT, Froehler MT, Badruddin A, Nguyen TN, Yoo AJ, Shaltoni H, Janardhan V, Chen PR, Britz GW, Kaushal R, Nanda A, Gupta R, Zaidat OO. Intraarterial Thrombolysis as Rescue Therapy for Large Vessel Occlusions. Stroke. 2019 Apr;50(4):1003-1006.

Jadhav AP, Zaidat OO, Liebeskind DS, Yavagal DR, Haussen DC, Hellinger FR Jr, Jahan R, Jumaa MA, Szeder V, Nogueira RG, Jovin TG. Emergent Management of Tandem Lesions in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Stroke. 2019 Feb;50(2):428-433.

Emergent carotid endarterectomy versus stenting in acute stroke patients with tandem occlusion. Slawski D.E, Jumaa, MA, Salahuddin H, Shawver J, Humayun M.J, Russell T, Seiwert T, Paolini D, Abbas J, Nazzal M, Tietjen G.E, Espinosa-Morales A., Korsnack A, and Zaidi S.F. Journal of Vascular Surgery, J Vasc Surg. 2018 Oct;68

Book Chapters
Slawski D and Jumaa MA. Vertebrobasilar insufficiency. Large Vascular and Endovascular Surgery: Clinical Diagnosis and Management. Editor: Muneir Nazzal

Endovascular Treatment of Extracranial Atherosclerotic Disease, Neurointervention in the Medical Specialties, A Comprehensive Guide 2015. Editors: Randall C. Edgell, Sean I. Savitz, John Dalfino.

Endovascular treatment of carotid artery stenosis, Neurointervention in the Medical Specialties (In Press)


Acute ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke therapy

Stroke outcome and care quality
Stroke care in rural setting
Stroke epidemiology
Cost and cost effectiveness of stroke care

Last Updated: 7/15/22