Hooman Azmi, M.D.

Hooman Azmi

Hooman Azmi, M.D. received his bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University. He received his medical degree with honors from New York Medical College, where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

He completed his neurosurgical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey where his main focus of research was intraoperative MRI and its applications to neurosurgical procedures, as well as mechanisms of epileptogenesis. During his residency, Dr Azmi was honored with the Arnold P.Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine.

In June of 2006, Dr. Azmi was selected as the Center for Neurological Restoration's Clinical Fellow at the Cleveland Clinic to pursue his interest in surgical treatment of movement disorders. He also was actively pursuing his investigative interests, using his expertise in neuroimaging to refine techniques for deep brain stimulation surgery, as well as research on the neuropsychological outcomes in patients with Parkinson's disease who have undergone DBS.

Dr. Azmi has authored and co-authored several articles in scientific journals and has written many book chapters in his areas of interest. 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 returned to New Jersey in 2007, to establish the Movement Disorders Center at Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Azmi specializes in the surgical treatment of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders. 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 brain and spinal tumors, and complex spinal reconstruction for tumors and traumatic injuries.

Dr. Azmi is the Director of the Division of Movement Disorders at Hackensack UMC. He is also an active member of the neuro-oncology team at the John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack UMC. Dr. Azmi is also on staff at the Valley Hospital, Englewood, and Holy Name Hospitals. He is a member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, American Association of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, New Jersey Medical Society, and the Bergen County Medical Society.

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