Current Residents

Namath Hussain, M.D., M.B.A.

Neurosurgical Resident


Class Year: PGY-7 - Chief Resident



  • Department of Neurosurgery


Contact Information:

  • Phone: 717-531-1279
  • Fax: 717-531-3858



Medical Doctorate
Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Neurological Surgery Residency
University of Arizona, College of Medicine
Tuscon, AZ

Masters in Business Administration
Arizona State University, School of Business Administration
Phoenix, AZ

Neurological Surgery Residency
Penn State University, College of Medicine
Hershey, PA


Clinical Interests:

Spine surgery
Tumor surgery
Functional neurosurgery


Research Interests:

Electrocorticography in epilepsy
Minimally-invasive spine surgery



Book Chapters:
Hussain NS, Tejwani V, Perez-Cruet M, Stem Cell-Mediated Intervertebral Disc
Tissue Regeneration - From Basic Biology to Clinical Application
Editor: Jamie Davies
Publisher: Intech Publishing, 2012
ISBN: 978-953-51-0387-5

Hussain NS, Perez-Cruet M. Mini-Thoracotomy Approach.
Minimally Invasive Spine Fusion: Techniques and Operative Nuances
Publisher: Quality Medical Publishing, 2011

Hussain NS, Perez-Cruet M, Oskouian RJ. Thoracolumbar Osteoporosis.
Complications of Spinal Instrumentation
Drs. Alex Vaccaro and Daniel Kim

Journal Articles:
1. Prabhakaran V, Raman S, Grunwald M, Mahadevia A, Hussain N, Phillipose L, Werner J, Alphs H, Sun P, Lu H, Biswal B, Rypma B, Vanzijl P, Hillis A. Localization of cognitive processes using stroke patients and fMRI. Signs 2002 Jun; 30.

2. Wells WJ, Hussain NS, Wood JC. Stenting of the mainstem bronchus in children: A word of caution. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2004 Apr;77(4):1420-2.

3. Hussain NS, Rumbaugh J, Kerr D, Nath A, Hillis AE. Effects of Prednisone and Plasma Exchange on Cognitive Impairment in Hashimoto's Encephalopathy. Neurology 2005 Jan 11;64(1):165-6.

4. Hussain N. Routine PSA testing: an analysis of the controversy concerning its use.
ScientificWorldJournal 2005 Feb 16;5:147-50.

5. Kempf L, Hussain N, Potash JB. Mood disorder with psychotic features, schizoaffective disorder, and schizophrenia with mood features: trouble at the borders. International Review of Psychiatry 2005 Feb;17(1):9-19.

6. Hussain NS, Wang PP, James C, Carson BS, Avellino AM. Distal ventriculoperitoneal shunt failure caused by silicone allergy. Case report. Journal of Neurosurgery 2005 Mar;102(3):536-9.

7. Muhonen MG, Bierman JS, Hussain NS, Hanley HA, Hussain SS. Giant Intracranial Teratoma and Lack of Cortical Development in a Fetus. Journal of Neurosurgery (Pediatrics 2) 2005 Aug;103:180-3.

8. Weinand ME, Hussain N, Labiner DM, Ahern GL. Correlation of electrocorticographic to clinical seizure onset and interhemispheric propagation times in temporal lobe epilepsy. Pathophysiology 2006 Dec;13(4):233-6.

9. Prabhakaran V, Raman SP, Grunwald MR, Mahadevia A, Hussain N, Lu H, Van Zijl PC, Hillis AE. Neural substrates of word generation during stroke recovery: The influence of cortical hypoperfusion. Behavioural Neurology 2007;18(1):45-52.

10. Kearns-Jonker M, Barteneva N, Mencel R, Hussain N, Shulkin I, Xu A, Yew M, Cramer DV. Use of molecular modeling and site-directed mutagenesis to define the structural basis for the immune response to carbohydrate xenoantigens. BMC Immunology 2007 Mar 12;8:3.

11. Lawson HC, Sampath P, Bohan E, Park MC, Hussain N, Olivi A, Weingart J, Kleinberg L, Brem H. Interstitial chemotherapy for malignant gliomas: the Johns Hopkins experience. Journal of Neurooncology 2007 May;83(1):61-70.

12. Weinand ME, Farley C, Hussain N, Labiner DM, Ahern GL. Time from ictal subdural EEG seizure onset to clinical seizure onset: An electrocorticographic factor associated with temporal lobe epileptogenicity. Neurological Research 2007 June.

13. Hussain NS, Perez-Cruet M. Complication Management with Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures. Neurosurgical Focus 31 (4):E2, 2011.

14. Hussain NS, Hanscom D, Oskouian RJ. Chyloretroperitoneum following anterior spinal surgery. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Sep 14.

15. Perez-Cruet MJ, Welsh RJ, Hussain NS, Begun EM, Lin J, Park P. Use of the da Vinci minimally invasive robotic system for resection of a complicated paraspinal schwannoma with thoracic extension. Neurosurgery. 2012 Sep;71(1 Suppl Operative):209-14.

16. Hussain NS, Piper M, Ludlam WG, Ludlam WH, Fuller CJ, Mayberg MR. Delayed postoperative hyponatremia after transsphenoidal Surgery: prevalence and associated factors. J Neurosurg. 2013 Sep 20.

17. Perez-Cruet MJ, Hussain NS, White GZ, Begun EM, Collins RA, Fahim DK, Hiremath GK, Adbi FM, Yacob SA. Quality of Life Outcomes with Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion Based on Long Term Analysis of 304 Consecutive Patients. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Oct 21.

18. Hussain NS. Improving the selection of temporal lobectomy candidates through the use of multiple subdural electroencephalographic prognostic parameters. Austin Clin Neurol 2014;1(1): 3.

19. Bogason ET, Anderson B, Brandmeir NJ, Church EW, Cooke J, Davies GM, Hussain N, Patel AS, Payne R, Rohatgi P, Sieg E, Zalatimo O, Ziu E. Journal Club: The Epidemiology of Admissions of Nontraumatic Subarachnoid Hemorrhage in the United States. Neurosurgery 2014 Feb;74(2):227-9

20. Hussain NS. Thoracic epidural hemangioma with imaging characteristics suspicious for schwannoma. Research 2014;1:721.

21. Rohatgi P, Anderson B, Bogason E, Brandmeir N, Church E, Cooke J, Davanzo J, Davies G, Hussain N, Patel A, Payne R, Sieg E, Zalatimo O, Ziu E. Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Focused Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Intracranial Lesions: Single-Institution Series. Neurosurgery 2014 May;74(5):562-4.

22. Anderson BL, Bogason E, Brandmeir N, Church E, Cooke J, Davanzo J, Davies G, Hussain N, Patel A, Payne R, Rohatgi P, Sieg E, Zalatimo O. Journal club: national variability in intracranial pressure monitoring and craniotomy for children with moderate to severe traumatic brian injury. Neurosurgery 2014 Aug;75(2):191-3.

23. Payne R, Bogason E, Anderson B, Brandmeir N, Church E, Cooke J, Davies G, Hussain N, Patel A, Rohatgi P, Sieg E, Zalatimo O, Ziu E, Davanzo J. Journal club: the impact of body mass index on hospital stay and complications after spinal fusion. Neurosurgery 2014 Nov;75(5):599-601.

24. Hussain NS. Analysis of 1014 Consecutive Operative Cases to Determine the Utility of Intraoperative Neurophysiological Data. Accepted by Asian Journal of Neurosurgery.

25. Hussain NS, Keogh B, Rothstad B, Fouke S. Dynamic Susceptibility Contrast and Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MR Imaging Characteristics Distinguish Microcystic Meningiomas from Traditional Grade I Meningiomas and High Grade Gliomas. Accepted by Journal of Neurosurgery.

26. Hussain NS, Oskouian RJ. Severe Coronal Deformity Correction with a Modification of the Transpsoas Technique: Technical Note. Accepted by Asian Journal of Neurosurgery.

27. Gaggl W, Meyer E, Huss D, Gilloon B, Swan B, Greenstein M, Voss J, Hussain N, Holdsworth R, Moritz C, Nair V, Meyerand M, Kuo J, Baskaya M, Field A, Prabhakaran V. The Impact of Intracranial Tumor Proximity to White Matter Tracts on Morbidity and Mortality: A Retrospective DTI Study. Submitted to Journal of NeuroImage.

28. Benzil D, Hussain NS, Bingaman W, Linskey M, Bloomgarden G. Efficacy and Evolution of the Socioeconomic Fellowship of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies. In preparation for submission to Neurosurgery.

29. Hussain NS, Hanscom D, Oskouian RJ. Lateral Interbody fusion: Results and Complications. In preparation.

30. Hussain NS, Harbaugh K, Glantz M, Specht C. Hybrid neurofibroma-schwannoma. Submitted to Asian Journal of Neurosurgery.

31. Ranasinghe M, Zalatimo O, Hussain NS, McInerney J. Use of Intraoperative Cultures to Predict Infection Risk in Patients Undergoing Deep Brain Stimulator Placement. Submitted to Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.

32. Zalatimo O, Hussain NS, Carr D, McInerney J. Accuracy of Deep Brain Stimulator Intracranial Lead Placement. Submitted to Journal of Neurosurgery.




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