Zehra Husain, MD

Neurology

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Specialties
Neurology
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Area of focus ?
Epilepsy, Clinical Neurophysiology
Languages spoken
English, Spanish

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About Dr. Husain

Philosophy of care

Epilepsy is a life-long condition that affects patients' lives in unique and potentially evolving ways; so treatment should be personally tailored, collaborative, and focused on patient education. This requires a long-term team effort between patients, their epilepsy specialist, and a multidisciplinary team. 

As an epileptologist (a neurologist who specializes in seizures and seizure-like episodes), my first step when I meet you, as a new patient, is to get a detailed, 360-degree view of your symptoms and history. This often involves pulling together multiple sources of information to make a diagnosis. The next step is to help you understand this life-changing diagnosis, including potential risks, safety planning, seizure tracking, and resources for support. We discuss an initial treatment plan, which is often adjusted based on personalized responses to medications.

Why I entered medicine

It's incredibly satisfying to solve a complex puzzle and to help others at the same time! I love that neurology gives me the opportunity to build long-term relationships so I can watch positive changes in my patients over time.

What drew me to epilepsy as a specialty was the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of a complex disease and the many new tools for diagnosis and treatment. I also valued the ability to master reading EEGs, which I feel contributes to a richer understanding of how my patients describe their seizures.

I come from a family of art enthusiasts, including my brother who is a professional artist.

 

Personal interests

I come from a family of art enthusiasts, including my brother who is a professional artist.

Education

Undergraduate
University of Michigan, BS - English, 2004

Medical Training
Wayne State University School of Medicine, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 2013

Training

Internship 2014
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Residency 2017
Neurology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Fellowship 2018
Clinical Neurophysiology, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Fellowship 2019
Epilepsy, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University

Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology

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