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Adnan I. Qureshi, MD

Excellence in Care Award Recipient

Dr. Qureshi was nominated for the Excellence in Care Award by Yousef Mohammad, MD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology at The Ohio State University, University Medical Center. In his nomination letter, Dr. Mohammad wrote, “Dr. Qureshi has made important contributions to management of patients with stroke, one of the most prevalent vascular diseases in our society. Dr. Qureshi has established a state-of-the-art stroke center at University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey (UMDNJ).”

Dr. Mohammad included in his nomination letter a story about one of Dr. Qureshi’s patients, who was so impressed with her care that she sent a letter to the editor of the Star Ledger as well as to New Jersey Governor McGreevey. The patient wrote, “On June 8, 2004, I was visiting your state and suffered a stroke. I was very fortunate to be in New Jersey and in Essex County that day. I was rushed to University Hospital in Newark where the Stroke Team set up by Dr. Adnan Qureshi was immediately available to promptly assess and treat me. Today I am back at work carrying out my normal daily routines with no loss of function due to the rapid, appropriate, professional and compassionate care of a host of doctors, nurses, technicians, physical therapists, social workers and a multitude of others who worked as a team to ensure my recovery. I am most grateful to all and to the State of New Jewsey for providing this state-of-the-art facility for urgent care in this extreme medical emergency.”

Dr. Qureshi is a Professor of Neurology and Director of the Stroke Center at UMDNJ. He is the Chair-elect of the Interventional Neurology Section of the American Academy of Neurology and holds memberships in the American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the American Society of Neuroimaging.