Yousef Hannawi

Yousef Hannawi, MD

  • Neurology
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Neurology

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About Me

As a neurologist, I specialize in neurocrticial care and manage patients with various brain injuries including stroke, brain hemorrhages, aneurysms and traumatic brain injuries. When it comes to neurocritical care, time is brain. I’m passionate about my job because in my field, every minute of patient care really matters. We work efficiently to save every brain cell possible in a timely manner.

I strive to create a tailored, individualized care plan for each of my patients. I incorporate the latest findings from clinical trials and actively engage with my patients and their families to create an approach that suits their loved ones’ wishes and needs.

At Ohio State, we strive to provide exceptional care through collaborative teamwork across various specialties, including neurology, critical care, neurosurgery and rehabilitation. This multidisciplinary care means state-of-the-art therapy for every single patient.

When I’m not working, I like to spend my time reading, relaxing with my family and enjoying the outdoors.
  • My research interests include finding novel biomarkers for recovery following brain injuries

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Stroke

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Tishreen Faculty of Medicine, Latakia,
9/1/2000 - 9/12/2006


Al-Assadi Hospital, Damascus, Syria,

11/1/2006 - 5/31/2008


Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center, Houston, TX

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2013


Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015

Board Certification

United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Subspecialty: Neurocritical Care)

Academic Information

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/30/2022, Dr. Hannawi has reported no relationships with companies or entities.