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September 20th, 2021 Baptist Health South Florida

Fawad Yousuf, M.D., joins Marcus Neuroscience Institute as a Neurologist

BOCA RATON, FL – September 20, 2021 ­– Fawad Yousuf, M.D., joins Marcus Neuroscience Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida, as a neurologist. Dr. Yousuf specializes in general neurology, multiple sclerosis and neuroimaging. He is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Yousuf to Marcus Neuroscience Institute,” said Frank Vrionis, M.D., Institute director at Marcus Neuroscience Institute. “His compassionate approach to patient care and extensive research experience in multiple sclerosis will make him an asset to our patients and staff. Marcus Neuroscience Institute looks forward to welcoming Dr. Yousuf to the Boca Raton and Boynton Beach communities where he will be of generous importance to all.”

Founded at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Marcus Neuroscience Institute has expanded its services to Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West.

“Marcus Neuroscience Institute has always set the standard for innovative neurologic and neurosurgical care locally and regionally,” said Nelson Lazo, chief executive officer at Bethesda Hospital East and Bethesda Hospital West. “By expanding its comprehensive services to Bethesda Hospital East and West, we are widening its footprint and impact on the community to make the most cutting-edge technology and renowned team of experts even more accessible.”

Dr. Yousuf joins Marcus Neuroscience Institute from the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital, where he completed a neurology residency.

During his residency training, Dr. Yousuf was awarded the prestigious University of Kentucky College of Medicine Silver Award twice for patient care and professionalism. He also served as “Residents as Teachers” course director in the Department of Neurology.

Dr. Yousuf completed a post-doctoral research fellowship in multiple sclerosis and neuroimaging at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His areas of research include the treatment effect of multiple disease-modifying therapies on MRI metrics in patients with multiple sclerosis and neuroimaging in patients with MS.

His research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including Brain, the Journal of Neuroimaging, CNS Spectrums, the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, the International Journal of Neuroscience, the American Journal of Neuroradiology and Frontiers in Neurology. He has also presented at many industry events and conferences.

Dr. Yousuf earned his medical degree from Allama Iqbal Medical College.

He will see patients at two convenient locations in the Boca Raton and Boynton Beach communities: 2800 S. Seacrest Blvd., Suite 160 in Boynton Beach (across from Baptist Health’s Bethesda Hospital East) and 800 Meadows Road in Boca Raton.

About Marcus Neuroscience Institute
Marcus Neuroscience Institute, a part of Baptist Health South Florida, is an innovative nexus for neurologic and neurosurgical care. From non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive procedures to complex brain and spine surgery, the Institute embraces a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. Marcus Neuroscience Institute’s highly skilled staff is comprised of neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain management physicians and neuro-oncologists. With locations in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach and Deerfield Beach, Marcus Neuroscience Institute is making breakthrough neurological care more accessible for patients seeking comprehensive treatment for conditions affecting the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system.

The heart of the Institute is located at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The 57,000-square-foot facility houses a 20-bed Neuro Intensive Care and Step-Down Unit, four dedicated operating rooms — including one equipped with intraoperative MRI and two with intraoperative CT capability — and a biplane angiography suite, a crucial component in the diagnosis and care of neurological conditions.

Marcus Neuroscience Institute is training the next generation of neurologists and neuroscientists in conjunction with Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and its residency program. The Institute earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for Spinal Surgery Certification from The Joint Commission, which reflects commitment to the highest standards of excellence and safety in patient care, and the Institute is a DNV Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, which is the nation’s highest level of stroke accreditation.

About Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Boca Raton Regional Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with 11 hospitals, nearly 23,000 employees, more than 4,000 physicians and more than 100 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Baptist Health has internationally renowned centers of excellence in cancer, cardiovascular care, orthopedics and sports medicine, and neurosciences. In addition, it includes Baptist Health Medical Group; Baptist Health Quality Network; and Baptist Health Care On Demand, a virtual health platform. Baptist Health has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital is supported by philanthropy to strengthen its mission to deliver the highest quality patient care, satisfaction and safety. If you would like to learn more about supporting the mission of Boca Raton Regional Hospital, visit our website at donate.brrh.com.

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