Dr. Hussain - Silk Road

Dr. S. Amjad Hussain was appointed to the UT Board of Trustees in 2007. He currently serves as Chair of the Academic and Student Affairs Committee and also as Vice Chair of the Clinical Affairs Committee.

Dr. Hussain is professor emeritus of thoracic cardiovascular surgery at The University of Toledo College of Medicine where he has been a volunteer faculty member for 33 years. He is also an op-ed columnist for The Toledo Blade and a number of other publications.

He is an award winning photographer, an internationally recognized explorer, a community leader and an award winning author who has written eleven books on as diverse a subject as religion, culture, history and international relations.

Since 1976, Dr. Hussain has visited Pakistan annually to teach at Khyber Medical College, his alma mater, in Peshawar. He has also been a visiting professor to various institutions in Pakistan, China, Libya, and India and also in the U.S.

Dr. Hussain has taken on leadership roles in numerous organizations in the greater Toledo area.  Among them, he has served as president of the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo, the Toledo Surgical Society, and the Academy of Medicine of Toledo. On a national level he has served as president of the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America and Khyber Medical College Alumni Association of North America. In 1994 he endowed a visiting professorship for his alma mater Khyber Medical College at The University of Toledo College of Medicine.

In 2009, The University of Toledo announced the creation of the S. Amjad Hussain Endowed Professorship in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery in recognition of his myriad achievements. The University has also created a Visiting Professorship in History of Medicine and Surgery in his name.

Dr. Hussain was married to the late Dottie Brown Hussain and has three grown children.

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