Head of Stroke Program, Rashid Hospital
Adj. Professor of Neurology, Dubai Medical Collage,
Prof. Dr. Suhail Abdulla Alrukn
President of MENA Stroke Organization
Dr. Alrukn received his degree in medicine from UAE university. He underwent his neurology residency at the University of McGill, and subsequently obtain the neurology certification from the Royal Collage of Physicians & Surgeon (Canada). He then completed a fellowship in Cerebrovascular disease and Stroke at Montreal General Hospital, Canada. he currently serves as a head of Stroke Center at Rashid Hospital, Dubai.
Dr. Alrukn’ s field of interest are principally directed towards the acute stroke management, stroke unit establishing and post stroke rehabilitation. He established the 1st certified stroke unit in UAE. Dr. Al rukn is a local and international speakers in stroke field, and had many publications in this area. Currently he is the President of MENA Stroke Organization. In 2019, Dr. Alrukn became the President of World Congress of Neurology, and is the currently the President of Emirates Neurology Society.
Dr. Alrukn is the Founder and the chairman of the Neurology Residency Program in Dubai, since 2013. Also, he is the Chairman of the Dubai Scientific & Research Ethical Committee.
Dr. Alrukn has an interest in Headache management & Movement disorders, and he is running the movement disorder clinic at Rashid hospital. He currently sits on the executive boards of various scientific associations, steering committee and advisory boards, mainly in stroke & headache.
Professor of Neurology
Consultant, Vascular Neurologist
Neuroscience Center, Section of Neurology
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh
Prof. Dr. Adel Alhazzani
Vice President of MENA Stroke Organization
Prof. Dr. Adel Alhazzani is a Professor of Neurology at College of Medicine in King Saud University and a Consultant neurologist at King Khalid hospital Riyadh. He is the past president of Saudi Stroke society, Secretary General of Saudi Neurology, Society Board member of National Stroke Clinical advisory group CAG, member of Scientific Board & member of examination council for Saudi neurology board. He is a consultant at Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Health Care Institutions (CBAHI). He obtained his MB and BS with honors from King Khalid University in 2001. He finished his residency at McGill University in 2008 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons in Canada. He did his fellowship in vascular neurology at Harvard University in 2009 followed by interventional neuroradiology and endovascular neurosurgery fellowship in 2010, he is fellow of academic leadership center at the Ministry of education since 2013. His current interest includes acute therapy of stroke, stroke in young, migraine and medical education. He published more than 90 articles in the field of cerebrovascular medicine, headaches and neurology. He is a member of many professional organizations and advisory board at a national and international levels.
Professor and Head of Neurology Department
Ain Shams University, Egypt
Executive Board Member, MENASO
Prof. Dr. Hany Mohamed Aref
Vice President of MENA Stroke Organization
Dr. Hany Aref is a specialist Neurologist. He is the Board Member of Pan Arab Union on Neurological Societies, Treasurer of Pan Arab Union on Neurological Societies, Fellow of American Academy of Neurology (FAAN), Fellow of the European Stroke Organization (FESO), Member of European Academy of Neurology, Member of editorial board of the European Journal of Neurology, Member of the scientific committee of MENACTRMS, General secretary of MENASO ( Middle East and North Africa Stroke Society), Board member of the constitution and bylaw committee of the World Federation of Neurology.
His area of expertise include Cognitive Issues , Dementia , EEG , EMG / NCS , Chronic Headache , Migraine , Movement Issues , Multiple Sclerosis , Neurology Consultation , Neurology Follow Up , Parkinson's Disease , Seizures / Epilepsy , Stroke Check-up / Prevention , Tingling / Numbness / Weakness , TMS , Weakness in extremities , Alzheimer's Disease , Facial palsy , Cerebral Palsy , Brachial Plexus , Head injury / concussion , Paraplegia , Quadraplegia and Hemiplegia etc.
FCPS Neurology, MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dr. Maria Junaidi is a neurologist practicing in Rashid Hospital, Dubai for the past eight years. She is a graduate of the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan and completed her post graduate training from the same institute. She holds a fellowship in vascular neurology and is one of the founding members for MENA stroke organization. She is also an avid researcher and has a number of publications in international peer reviewed journals.