Talks & Lectures
9 Dec 2019
Bissinger Room, 4th Floor, Howe Center

Neurosurgery, the Core Divisions, and Some Unanswered Questions

Center for Neuromechanics


This talk will discuss the varied disciplines within neurosurgery and the challenges and unanswered questions that face each discipline as a way to spark further conversation in development of a collaborative and innovative relationship.


Dr. Hooman Azmi is the Director of the Division of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery and the Division of Neurotrauma at Hackensack University Medical Center. He received his medical degree with honors from New York Medical College, completed his neurosurgical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed a Fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Azmi returned to New Jersey in 2007 to join North Jersey Brain and Spine. He established the Movement Disorders Center at Hackensack University Medical Center and since has lead the growth of this Division to one of the largest and most innovative programs in the tristate area. The program offers expert treatment to patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Recognizing the particular vulnerability of this patient population, Dr. Azmi has spent the last ten years helping to develop innovative hospital wide protocols and programs to improve the care of patients with Parkinson’s disease who have been admitted to the hospital. He leads a team at HUMC whose efforts have culminated in HUMC becoming the first hospital in the nation to receive disease specific certification in Parkinson’s disease from the Joint Commission for accreditation of Hospitals in June of 2018. This team is currently planning to tackle this issue across the Hackensack Meridian network.

Dr. Azmi has authored several articles in scientific journals and has written many book chapters in his areas of interest. His book entitled “Parkinson’s Disease for the Hospitalist” was released in November 2018. He has been invited to speak on his work both nationally and internationally and has served on national committees of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Azmi's other areas of interest are the surgical treatment of various chronic pain syndromes, trigeminal neuralgia, headaches, and epilepsy. In addition, he has expertise in the minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of tumors, and complex spinal reconstruction for tumors and traumatic injuries.

He has been recognized by New Jersey Monthly magazine, Bergen Magazine, Inside Jersey, and Castle Connolly as a Top doctor in 2013 to present.

Remarks will take place from 4:00-4:30 pm, and a reception will follow from 4:30-6:00 pm.

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