Youssef Hamade, MD, MS

Resident PGY3, Department of Neurosurgery

Youssef Hamade

Contact Info

MD, American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Lebanon

Pre-clinical Fellowship in Neurological Surgery, University of Iowa

MS, Clinical Investigation, Northwestern University, The Graduate School, Chicago, IL

BS, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Beirut, Lebanon

Summary

Dr. Hamade received his MD from the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine in Lebanon. He holds an undergrad degree in chemistry and biology and earned an MS in clinical investigation from Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Hamade completed a two-year preclinical fellowship in neurological surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. He has done research in the areas of arteriovenous malformations and aneurysms and helped develop a Mayo Clinic neuroscience innovation center. He has written or co-written several papers and book chapters and served as an ad hoc editor for several medical journals. Dr. Hamade has also displayed several posters and given presentations during national meetings.

He is an award-winning pianist and enjoys music composition, soccer, track and field, painting, cooking, travel, Japanese culture, martial arts, snowboarding, and football.

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French

Research

Publications

Publications

  • Aoun RJ, Bendok BR, Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, Aguilar MI, and Demaerschalk BM. From Delivering the Patient to the Hospital to Delivering the Hospital to the Patient: Acute Stroke Therapy in an Ambulance. World Neurosurgery. 2015, Aug; 84(2): 204-205. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26117088. Pub Status: Published.
  • Aoun RJ, Hamade YJ, Zammar SG, Patel NP, and Bendok BR. Futuristic Three-Dimensional Printing and Personalized Neurosurgery. World Neurosurgery. 2015, Oct; 84(4): 870-871. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26299265. Pub Status: Published.
  • Aoun RJ, Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, Pines A, Caughel CC, Siclari P, and Bendok BR. Combined direct and indirect revascularization is associated with low rates of recurrent ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in adult moyamoya disease. Neurosurgery. 2015, Apr; 76(4): N15-N16. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25784009. Pub Status: Published.
  • Arnaout OM, El Ahmadieh TY, Zammar SG, El Tecle NE, Hamade YJ, Aoun RJ, Aoun SG, Rahme RJ, Eddleman CS, Barrow DL, Batjer HH, and Bendok BR. Microsurgical Treatment of Previously Coiled Intracranial Aneurysms: Systematic Review of the Literature. World Neurosurgery. 2015, Aug; 84(2): 246-253. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25731797. Pub Status: Published.
  • El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, Stadler JA III, and Bendok BR. Migraine and Hemorrhagic Stroke: Association or Causation? World Neurosurgery. 2014, May; 81(5-6): e28-e30. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24487093. Pub Status: Published.
  • El Tecle NE, Patel BM, El Ahmadieh TY, Daou MR, Hamade YJ, Zammar SG, Shaibani A, and Bendok BR. Novel use of a double lumen balloon catheter for venous sinus thrombolysis and venoplasty. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2015, Jun; 22(6): 1018-1020. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25863997. Pub Status: Published.
  • El Tecle NE, Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, El Ahmadieh TY, Aoun RJ, Nanney AD, Batjer HH, Dumanian GA, and Bendok BR. Use of a harvested radial artery graft with preservation of the vena comitantes to reduce spasm risk and improve graft patency for extracranial to intracranial bypass: Technical note. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. 2016, Mar; 142(N/A): 65-71. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26811865. Pub Status: Published.
  • Hamade Y.J., El Tecle N.E., Zammar S.G., El Ahmadieh T.Y., Yip B.K., and Bendok B.R. Endovascular treatment of a complex bilobed left superior hypophyseal internal carotid artery aneurysm: a case illustration. Neurosurgical Focus. 2014, Jul; 37(V1Supplement): 1-1. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24983719. Pub Status: Published.
  • Hamade YJ, Aoun RJ, Zammar SG, DeMent SE, Patel NP, and Bendok BR. Looking Beyond the Surface of Adult Moyamoya Disease: Brain Magnetic Resonance Imaging Microstructural Changes and Cognitive Dysfunction. World Neurosurgery. 2015, Jul; 84(1): 18-20. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25957727. Pub Status: Published.
  • Hamade YJ, Aoun RJ, Zimmerman RS, and Bendok BR. The Modern Neurosurgical Leader as a Cure for Team Burnout. Neurosurgery. 2015, Aug; 77(2): N13. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26181785. Pub Status: Published.
  • Hamade YJ, Zammar SG, El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, Chandler JP, and Bendok BR. Hypertension and Intracranial Aneurysms: Association or Causation? World Neurosurgery. 2014, Nov; 85(5): e665–e667. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24731882. Pub Status: Published.
  • Hamade YJ, Zammar SG, El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, Nanney AD 3rd, and Bendok BR. Brain plasticity after stroke: the potential role of memantine. Neurosurgery. 2014, Oct; 75(4): N18-N19. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25232789. Pub Status: Published.
  • Hamade YJ, Zammar SG, El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, Yip BK, Smith TR, and Bendok BR. Hemicraniectomy for acute stroke in patients older than age 60: neurosurgeons on the frontlines of multidisciplinary stroke therapy. World Neurosurgery. 2014, Dec; 82(6): 931-932. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25311978. Pub Status: Published.
  • Orning J, Amin-Hanjani S, Hamade Y, Du X, Hage ZA, Aletich V, Charbel F, and Alaraj A. Increased prevalence and rupture status of feeder vessel aneurysms in posterior fossa arteriovenous malformations. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. 2015, Oct; 0(N/A): 1-5. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26445851. Pub Status: Published.
  • Smith TR, Cote DJ, Dasenbrock HH, Hamade YJ, Zammar SG, El Tecle NE, Batjer HH, and Bendok BR. Comparison of the Efficacy and Safety of Endovascular Coiling Versus Microsurgical Clipping for Unruptured Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. World Neurosurgery. 2015, Oct; 84(4): 942-953. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26093360. Pub Status: Published.
  • Zammar SG, Bendok BR, Hamade YJ, Aoun RJ, and Money SR. Further Innovation in Carotid Revascularization Requires Greater Insight into Minor Stroke Prevention and Quality of Life Outcomes. World Neurosurgery. 2015, Sep; 84(3): 608-609. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 26298211. Pub Status: Published.
  • Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, Aoun RJ, El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, Adelson PD, Kurpad SN, Harrop JS, Hodge H, Mishra RC, Rajshekhar V, Rezai AR, Sahkla SK, Sattur MG, Selden NR, Sharan AD, Resnick DK, and Bendok BR. The cognitive and technical skills impact of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons simulation curriculum on neurosurgical trainees at the 2013 Neurological Society of India meeting. World Neurosurgery. 2015, Apr; 83(4): 419-423. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25524066. Pub Status: Published.
  • Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, Aoun RJ, El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, Lall RR, Taub ZD, Swanson KR, Chandler JP, and Bendok BR. Precision medicine in brain arteriovenous malformation management: arteries steal the show but veins may hold the crystal ball. Neurosurgery. 2014, Dec; 75(6): N13-N14. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25406620. Pub Status: Published.
  • Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, Caughel KC, Carroll TJ, and Bendok BR. Optical Coherence Tomography as a Potential Tool for Extravascular Imaging in Vascular Neurosurgery. Neurosurgery. 2014, Aug; 75(2): N17-N18. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 25033360. Pub Status: Published.
  • Medicherla CB, Hamade YJ, Nanney III AD, Zammar SG, Aoun RJ, El Tecle NE, Hoel AW, Patel UA, Volpe NJ, and Bendok BR. Eagle syndrome with carotid ophthalmic aneurysm: A case report and review of the literature. Operative Neurosurgery. 2016, Sep; Pub Status: Submitted.
  • Pines AR, Alghoul M, Hamade YJ, Mithun SG, Aoun RJ, Halasa TK, Krishna C, Zammar SG, El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, Aoun SG, Byrne RW, Harrop JS, Ragel BT, Resnick DK, Lonser RR, Selden NR, and Bendok BR. Assessment of the Interrater Reliability of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Microanastomosis Assessment Scale. Operative Neurosurgery. 2016, Aug; Pub Status: Accepted.
  • Rettenmaier LA, Park BJ, Holland MT, Hamade YJ, Garg S, Rastogi R, and Reddy CG. Value of targeted epidural blood patch and management of subdural hematoma in spontaneous intracranial hypotension. World Neurosurgery. 2016, Aug; Pub Status: Provisionally Accepted.
  • Yoon JW, Hamade YJ, Navarro R, Lundy L, and Tawk RG. Dural Arteriovenous Fistula Associated with Venous Sinus Occlusion Secondary to an Epidermoid Tumor: Case Report. Journal of Neurological Surgery. 2015, Apr; Pub Status: Submitted.

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

  • El Tecle NE, Aoun RJ, Hamade YJ, Zammar SG, and Bendok BR. (2015). Treatment of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations. In R. E. Harbaugh, C. Shaffrey, W. T. Couldwell, M. S. Berger (Ed.), Neurosurgery Knowledge Update: A Comprehensive Review (pp. 161-167). Chicago: Thieme.
  • Ghobrial GM, Hamade YJ, Bendok BR, and Harrop JS. (2015). Technology and simulation to improve patient safety. In J. D. Rolston, S. J. Han, and A. T. Parsa (Ed.), Quality Improvement in Neurosurgery (pp. 239-243). Philadelphia: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.
  • Wong AP, Hamade YJ, Smith ZA, and Fessler RG. (2016). Minimally Invasive Posterolateral Thoracic Diskectomy. In F. Landriel, E. Vecchi (Ed.), Video Atlas of Spine Surgical Techniques (pp. 187-196). Chicago: Bentham Science Publishers.
  • Zammar S.G., Hamade Y.J., El Ahmadieh T.Y., El Tecle N.E., and Bendok B.R. (2014). Pitfalls and Complications Management in the Endovascular Treatment of Aneurysms. In R. A. Hanel, C. J. Powers, and E. Sauvageau (Ed.), Endovascular Management of Cerebrovascular Disease (pp. 405-413). Chicago: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America.

Poster Presentations

  • Aoun RJ, Nanney AD, Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, Koht AH, Chandler JP, Tate MC, and Bendok BR. (2015). Awake Microsurgery for Arteriovenous Malformations, Moyamoya Disease, and Cavernous Malformations. Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.
  • Aoun RJ, Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, Ryan J, Frakes DH, Chong B, Swanson KR, and Bendok BR. (2015). 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping in Neurosurgery: Present and Future Directions Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.
  • Arnaout O, El Ahmadieh TY, Zammar SG, El Tecle NE, Hamade YJ, Aoun SG, Batjer HH, and Bendok BR. (2014). Microsurgical Treatment of Previously Coiled Intracranial Aneurysms Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; Boston, MA.
  • Arnaout O, El Ahmadieh TY, Zammar SG, El Tecle NE, Hamade YJ, Aoun SG, Batjer HH, and Bendok BR. (2014). Microsurgical Treatment of Previously Coiled Intracranial Aneurysms Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; Boston, MA.
  • Hamade YJ, Alghoul MS, Zammar SG, Aoun RJ, El Tecle NE, El Ahmadieh TY, Aoun SG, Byrne RW, Selden NR, Harrop JS, Resnick DK, and Bendok BR. (2015). Examination of the Inter-rater Reliability of a Microanastomosis Assessment Scale. Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.
  • Hamade YJ, Aoun RJ, Zammar SG, Sattur MG, Sabbagha R, and Bendok BR. (2015). Assessment of Cognition and Quality of Life in Adult Patients with Moyamoya Disease: A Systematic Review of the Literature Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.
  • Hamade YJ, El Tecle NE, Zammar SG, El Ahmadieh TY, and Bendok BR. (2014). Occlusion Rates and Outcomes Related to Liquid Embolization of Brain Arteriovenous Malformations: A Systematic Literature Review Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; Boston, MA.
  • Smith TR, Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, Aoun RJ, El Tecle NE, and Bendok BR. (2015). Efficacy and Safety of Endovascular Coiling and Microsurgical Clipping for Unruptured Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysms: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.
  • Zammar SG, Aoun RJ, Hamade YJ, Hanel RA, Patel NP, and Bendok BR. (2015). The Cognitive and Technical Skills Outcomes of a Vascular Microanastomosis on Brazilian Neurosurgical Trainees Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.
  • Zammar SG, Aoun RJ, Hamade YJ, Kalapurakal JA, Keole SR, and Bendok BR. (2015). Staged Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Large Brain Arteriovenous Malformations: A Review of the Literature Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA.
  • Zammar SG, Hamade YJ, Aoun RJ, Yip BK, Ward JD, Reinholdt N, and Bendok BR. (2015). HEAT: New Generation Hydrogel Endovascular Aneurysm Treatment Trial Poster presented at: Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting; New Orleans, LA