Head of Stroke Program, Rashid Hospital
Adj. Professor of Neurology, Dubai Medical Collage,
Prof. Dr. Suhail Abdulla Alrukn
President of MENA Stroke Organization
Prof. Suhail Alrukn is an esteemed figure in the field of neurology and stroke care, recognized for his outstanding contributions to the medical community and his significant impact on stroke management and awareness in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
As the Director of the Stroke Program at Rashid Hospital and a prominent faculty member at Dubai Medical College, Dr. Suhail Alrukn has dedicated his career to advancing stroke care and education. His major interests lie in acute stroke management, stroke prevention, and raising stroke awareness across the MENA region.
Prof. Alrukn's commitment to stroke care extends beyond his clinical work. He is the current President and Co-founder of MENA Stroke, the largest stroke organization in the Middle East and North Africa. Under his leadership, MENA Stroke has played a pivotal role in enhancing stroke care, research, and public awareness in the region.
Additionally, Dr. Alrukn is one of the founders of the Angels Initiative, a global initiative aimed at improving stroke care and outcomes by enhancing stroke systems of care. His involvement in this initiative underscores his dedication to advancing stroke care not only in the MENA region but on a global scale.
Throughout his career, Dr. Alrukn has received numerous regional and international awards in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the field. Notably, he was honored with the prestigious "2022 Ron Haddock International Impact Award" by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association. This award highlights his global influence and the positive impact he has made on stroke care and prevention worldwide.
Pro. Suhail Alrukn's dedication, leadership, and unwavering commitment to improving stroke outcomes and awareness make him a respected and influential figure in the field of neurology, both regionally and internationally. His work, including his role in the Angels Initiative, continues to inspire and benefit countless individuals affected by stroke in the MENA region and beyond.
Dr. Ahmed Nasreldein
Associate Professor of Neurology
Assiut University, Egypt
Dr. Athari Salmeen obtained adult neurology residency and clinical stroke fellowship from Vancouver, UBC, Canada. Dr. Athari is a Stroke Neurology Specialist and Head of Stroke Committee at Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital. She is also a member of thrombectomy team in Kuwait. She is clinical tutor and assistant program director of adult neurology residency in Kuwait.
President of Saudi Stroke Society
Consultant in Neurology & Vascular Neurology (Stroke)
King Salman Medical City, Madinah, KSA
Dr. Mohammad Ayesh Aljohani
Dr. Mohammed Aljohani is the President of the Saudi Stroke Society and Consultant in Neurology & Vascular Neurology(Stroke) at King Salman Medical City, Madinah, KSA. He is also the Chairperson of the National Stroke Network at Health Holding Company and Regional Neuroscience Supervisor. He is also a Member of the National Stroke Registry (Saudi Arabia Stroke Registry) and a Member of several committees shared in clinical research and publications.
Stroke & Neurology Consultant
Stroke program director
Dr. Nouran Taher
Dr. Nouran Taher is Stroke & Neurology Consultant at MNGHA-Riyadh and Stroke fellowship director at KAMC-Riyadh, KSA.
He served as a member of MOH stroke committee in the western region, stroke project leader at KAMCJ, Neurology program deputy at KAMCJ, and Chief resident in NGHA Jeddah. Dr. Nouran Finished bachelor’s degree from medical college in Taibah University Al-Madinah in 2009 and completed the residency training in adult neurology at king Abdul-Aziz medical city-National Guard health affairs, Jeddah.
Head of Neurology Department
Blida Hospital University, Algeria
Dr. Selma Kesraoui
Selma Kesraoui : professor of neurology at the Saad Dahlab university in Blida, Algeria. Graduated with an MD from Algiers university and trained in neurology in Mustapha Bacha hospital Algiers
After the master degree i mooved to Blida Hospital University to establish a thesis in cerebrovascular deseases and to become a head of stroke unit and a head of neurology department . I also trained in cerebrovascular desease and ultrasound echodoppler in Paris and Lille (France).
In collaboration with the department of neuroradiology we created the first stroke center in Algeria performing endovascular treatment (mechanical thrombectomy, endovascular treatment of arteriovenous malformations, aneurysm). My main clinical interests are stroke, neuroepidemiology and reperfusion therapy.
Member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Neurology
National coordinator of the SITS (Safe implementation of treatment in stroke) registry .