Dr. Ameer E. Hassan is the current Director of Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology, Neurocritical Care and Clinical Neuroscience research at UTHSCSA – Valley Baptist Brain and Spine Network in Harlingen, Texas. Dr. Hassan graduated with Honors from Rutgers University in 2001 with a B.A. in Biology and Economics. His interest in stroke started early, and in 2003 he joined the Cerebrovascular Research program at New Jersey Medical School as a student. He completed neurology training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, followed by vascular neurology fellowship at the University of Minnesota. His research interests include stroke treatments, neuroimaging, angioplasty and stenting of intracranial vessels, coil embolization of aneurysms, and clinical aspects of interventional endovascular neurology.
He has been actively involved in research pertaining to computed tomographic perfusion (CTP) imaging in acute endovascular thrombolysis, endovascular procedure times in acute stroke, predictors of poor outcomes in endovascular therapy, arterial dissections and their treatment, antiplatelet therapy in stent treatment including but not limited to cilostazol.
Dr. Hassan has co-authored numerous scientific articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals including Stroke, Neurology, Neurosurgery, American Journal of Neuroradiology, and Neurocritical Care. His main publications are related to the role of CTP in acute ischemic stroke, bivalirudin (Angiomax) use in neurointerventional procedures, prolonged dual antiplatelet use, as well as intra-arterial and intra-venous thrombolytic trends in acute ischemic stroke.
Dr. Hassan has had numerous oral and poster abstracts presented at the annual meetings of international conferences including the American Heart Association International Stroke Conference, American Academy of Neurology, the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (previously the American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology), and Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology. He has also been involved in numerous professional & community organizations throughout his career. He is also a reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals including the Neurocritical care journal, Neurology, Neurosurgery journal, and the journal of neuroimaging.Most recently he was the recipient of the Zeenat Qureshi Award at the American Society of Neuroimaging for excellence in research in diagnostic angiography or endovascular procedures in 2011, and the Cecil J. Watson award sponsored by the Minnesota Medical Foundation and the Minneapolis Society of Internal Medicine for outstanding research achievement by a resident/fellow in clinical medicine