Ziad El Zammar, MD, MRCP(UK)

Ziad El Zammar, MD, MRCP(UK)
Appointed 08/01/02
7130 Upstate University Hospital - Downtown Campus
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Neurology: Cerebrovascular

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Neurology

Clinic/Unit

Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2010, Neurocritical Care
  • Fellowship: Stroke Diagnostic and Therapeutic Section, Stroke Branch, NINDS / NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2007, Vascular Neurology/Stroke
  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2006, Neurophysiology
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2005, Neurology
  • Internship: Berkshire Medical Centre, University of Massachusetts, 2002, Medicine
  • MD: Damascus University School of Medicine, 1992

Previous Appointments

  • St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, 2007–2009
  • Washington Hospital Center, 2006–2007

Clinical Interests

  • Management of Acute Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Encephalopathies, Meningitis/Encephalitides, Status Epilepticus, Post-Cardiac Arrest Coma, and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage are among many other Neurological Emergencies that are treated at our Stroke and Neurocritical Care Units.  

Research Interests

  • Neuroprotective and Acute therapies of Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Strokes, Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment, Moderate Hypothermia for Post-Cardiac Arrest, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage treatment, and EEG Monitoring for patients in Coma. 

Specialties & Certification

  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology
  • Neurocritical Care

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Brain Injury
  • Coma
  • Epilepsy, Severe
  • Stroke

Treats

  • Adults

Treatments/Services

  • Central Venous Access
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Lumbar Puncture

Associations/Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
  • American Heart Association (AHA)
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
  • VA Medical Center

Languages Spoken (Other Than English)

  • French
  • Arabic

Research Abstract

Ziad MK El-Zammar, Julius-Gene Latorre, Khalid Sethi, Dan Galyon, Syed Bajwa, Yahia M Lodi. Single Stage Versus Multi-Staged Stent-Assisted Endovascular Repair Of Intracranial Aneurysms. Presented at the Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, September 2010

Ziad MK El-Zammar, Michael Cummins, Julius-Gene Latorre, Syed Bajwa, Yahia M Lodi. Utilization Of Dual Standard Antiplatelets Regimen Prior To The Deployment Of Stent In The Acute Treatment Of Ruptured Wide-Necked Ruptured Basilar Artery Bifurcation Aneurysm- A Case Series. Presented at the Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, September 2010

Lodi YM, Yashaswi V, Cullen J, Naysan J, Patel R, Kamel A, EL-Zammar Z, Swrankar A , Deshaies E, Ramachandran T, Latorre JG. Endovascular repair of the ruptured anterior communication artery complex and wide neck aneurysm - single center experience. Presented at the Int. Stroke Conference, Feb. 2010

Lodi YM, Latorre JG, Patel R, Kamel A, El-Zammar Z, Swrankar A , Deshaies E, Ramachandran T and Fessler RD. Stent-assisted coiling of the ruptured intracranial wide neck aneurysm. Presented at the Int. Stroke Conference, February 2010

El-Zammar Z, Ramachandran T, Latorre J, Lodi YM. Endovascular stent-assisted repair of fusiform intracranial aneurysm: a single center experience. Presented at the Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, October 2009

Latorre J Cullen J, Yashaswi V, Patel R, Kamel A, El-Zammar Z, Ramachandran T, Lodi YM. Aggressive hyperglycemia management after acute brain injury. Presented at the Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, October 2009

Latorre J, Cullen J, Yashaswi V, Patel R, Kamel A, El-Zammar Z, Ramachandran T, Lodi YM. Reversal of hyperacute hyperperfusion syndrome mimicking acute restenosis after successful carotid stenting. Presented at the Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, October 2009

Barr TL, Latour LL, Lee K-Y, Schaewe TJ, Luby M, Chang G, El-Zammar Z, Alam S, Kidwell CS, Warach S. Early Blood Brain Barrier Disruption Is Associated With Plasma Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Concentration In Acute Stroke Patients. Presented at the Int. Stroke Conference, February 2008

El-Zammar Z, Latorre J, and Jubelt B. Thrombolytic therapy is under-utilized in In-Hospital Ischemic Stroke; Presented at the AAN 58th Annual Meeting, April 2006

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Sue Stearns, PhD

Sue Stearns, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

Sue Stearns, PhD, is one of four faculty members who teach Gross Anatomy to first-year medical students at SUNY Upstate. Students routinely cite this course as a favorite.

Steven Youngentob, PhD

Steven Youngentob, PhD
Associate Dean of Basic Research and Graduate Studies

Steven Youngentob, PhD, is at the forefront of research into alcohol addiction.

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