Department of Neurology

Faculty - Dr. Syed Fazal Zaidi

Associate 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
 

selected PUBLICATIONS

 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.

Kaesmacher J, Meinel TR, Kurmann C, Zaidat OO, Castonguay AC, Zaidi SF, Mueller-Kronast N, Kappelhof M, Dippel DWJ, Soudant M, Bracard S, Hill MD, Goyal M, Strbian D, Heiferman DM, Ashley W, Anadani M, Spiotta AM, Dobrocky T, Piechowiak EI, Arnold M, Goeldlin M, Seiffge D, Mosimann PJ, Mordasini P, Gralla J, Fischer U. Safety and efficacy of intra-arterial fibrinolytics as adjunct to mechanical thrombectomy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational data. J Neurointerv Surg. 2021 Jan:neurintsurg-2020-016680. doi: 10.1136/neurintsurg-2020-016680. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33514609.

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, Mouhammad A Jumaa. 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.

Slawski DE, Salahuddin H, Shawver J, Korsnack A, Tietjen G, Papadimos TJ, Castonguay AC, Zaidi SF, Jumaa MA. Monitored anesthesia care by sedation-trained providers in acute stroke thrombectomy, published in “Frontiers in Neurology-Endovascular and Interventional Neurology”. 2019 Mar 28;10:296. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2019.00296. eCollection 2019.

Jumaa MA, Castonguay AC, Salahuddin H, Zaidi SF. Long-term Results of an EMS-driven Rapid Arterial oCclusion Evaluation (RACE) Protocol for Triage of Acute Strokes.  JNIS. Jun 2019 [Epub ahead of print]

Castonguay AC, Jumaa MA, Zaidi SF. Response by Castonguay et al to Letter Regarding Article Intra-arterial Thrombolysis as Rescue Therapy for Large Vessel Occlusions. Stroke. 2019 Jul;50(7):e218. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.119.025820. Epub 2019 Jun 12.

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. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.02444

Salahuddin H, Siddiqui NS, Castonguay AC, Johnson M, Zaidi SF, Jumaa MA. Recent Trends in Electively Treated Unruptured Intracranial Aneurysms. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2019 Jul;28(7):2011-2017. doi: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2019.03.010. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

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: 6/27/22