Sayed Amjad Hussain

Gender: Male

Known for: Invention of the pleuroperitoneal shunt and a special endotracheal tube

Spouse: Dottie

Awards: Induction in the Medical Mission Hall of Fame (2012)


Sayed Amjad Hussain(Urdu:سيد امجد حسين) is a Pakistani-American cardiothoracic surgeon, and writer. The inventor of two surgical devices – the pleuroperitoneal shunt and a special endotracheal tube, Dr. S. Amjad Hussain has to his credit 50 research papers on medical literature, 20 scholarly presentations to academic institutions, over 60 lectures and presentations to civic, service and other subjects and over four hundred articles on a variety of subjects published in various newspapers and magazines. He was a member of Team Indus which covered the entire 2,000 miles of the river Indus in Pakistan from its source in Western Tibet. This trip is claimed to be the third expedition in history to reach that site. The achievements of the Team Indus were entered into Congressional Records of the U.S. Congress in June 1997. While on humanitarian mission, he donated tons of supplies and equipment to the Dominican Republic, China and Pakistan. Also, his photographs have appeared on 35 magazine covers and in 8 calendars. The Herald Magazine August 2003, introduced Dr. Amjad Hussain as the jack-of-all-trades and master of many.

Currently, he is emeritus professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences and emeritus professor of humanities in the College of Literature, Languages and Social Sciences at the University of Toledo.


Hussain was born on January 1, 1937, in Peshawar to Agha Sayed Gulbacha. He received his early education from Government High School No. 1, Peshawar, and Islamia College Peshawar. He graduated with distinction from Khyber Medical College Peshawar in 1962. He received general surgery training at the Medical University of Ohio and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery training at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He was given a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada in 1973 and made a diplomate of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery in 1970. Dr. Hussain was married to the late Dottie Brown Hussain and has three children: Natasha Raabia Hussain, S. Waqaar (Qarie Marshall) Hussain and S. Osman (Monie) Hussain.


Hussain returned to Pakistan in 1970 and taught at his alma mater (Khyber Medical College Peshawar) for four years. He came back to the United States in 1975 and began a private practice of cardiothoracic vascular surgery in Toledo. He worked as chief of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, Lock Haven Hospital, Lock Haven; as chief of the Section of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Mercy St. Charles Hospital in Oregon, and now works as the professor emeritus of the Medical University of Ohio, Toledo (now the University of Toledo). He has been visiting professor to Khyber Medical College, Peshawar; University of Garyounus, Benghazi, Libya; Government Medical College, Amritsar, India; University of Alberta, Canada, and University of Beijing, China.


For his many activities and accomplishments, Hussain has been recognized by his alma mater, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar; the House and Senate of the State of Ohio, the Medical College of Ohio, the Toledo Surgical Society, the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America and many other organizations.

Following is the list of award and honours:

  • Roots of Diversity Art Exhibition Arts Commission of Greater Toledo “Midday Lunch in the Fields” First Prize 1993
  • The Best Book of 1996–1997 Award and the Abasin Gold Medal for Yuk Shehre Arzoo – 1998
  • Selection of his radio play Doctor as one of the seven best plays of the year Radio Pakistan, Peshawar, September 24, 1960
  • Lifetime Achievement Award of Khyber Medical College Alumni Association of North America 1992.
  • Induction in the Medical Mission Hall of Fame. April 2012
  • Lifetime Achievement Award of Khyber Medical College, Peshawar, Pakistan for “Many contributions to his alma mater, his services to Peshawar and Pakistan, November 2005
  • Bestowed the title “Baba-e-Peshawar” (Father of Peshawar) by the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (NWFP) on behalf of the citizens of Peshawar, Pakistan. December 14, 1998.
  • Honored by Khyber Medical College with the title “Farzand-e-Khyber”(The Son of Khyber) December 1993
  • Distinguished Service and Excellence Award of the Association of International Physicians for “superb professional achievements”, 1986
  • Awarded Key to the Golden Door and inducted into the Heritage Hall of Fame of the International Institute for “superb professional achievements”, 1986

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 4 July 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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