Mohammed A Nurhussein, MD (Geriatric Medicine) - Board Member

Mohammed A Nurhussein, MD, is a Board Member of Ethio-American Doctors Group, Inc. Dr. Nurhussein is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine and, until his retirement, served as Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. Under his leadership the geriatric fellowship program secured a full 5-year accreditation in 2009. Dr Nurhussein was born in Adwa and grew up in Gondar, Ethiopia where he received his primary school education. On orders of Emperor Haile Selassie, he was recruited to the then newly-established military academy soon after completing high school in Addis Ababa. Upon graduation he was one of six Army officers sent by the Emperor to Yugoslavia to study medicine thus becoming among the first Ethiopian military doctors. He came to the US in 1972 to pursue further training in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine. The 1974 revolution, which abolished the millennia-old monarchy, was soon hijacked by the military, which established a repressive regime eliminating all opposition. Dr. Nurhussein’s brother was among the thousands of young Ethiopians killed by the regime. Seeking political asylum in the US, Dr Nurhussein started a long career as an attending physician at Kings County Hospital Center, affiliated with SUNY Downstate College of Medicine where he held a faculty appointment. He has been a mentor and role model to generations of medical students and residents. His long service at both public institutions has earned him numerous awards. Dr Nurhussein has been listed in the Castle-Connolly Best Doctors in Geriatric Medicine in New York in 2009 and 2010. He is an active member of the United African Congress, Physicians for Human Rights and various other civic, professional and humanitarian organizations. Other memberships and affiliations include: Member of a Task Force of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR); National Chairman of United African Congress, a Pan African organization that represents the interest of continental Africans in the United States and plays an advocacy role on matters germane to Africa; Chairman of the Ethiopian Renaissance Council of the tristate area of NY, NJ and Connecticut March 2013-March 2015; Chairman of a broad coalition of African Diaspora organizations against Ebola, led by the United African Congress; Co-Chairman of a Diaspora Coalition led by The United African Congress organizing the concert on Ebola held on March 2/2015; Chair, Adwa Hospital Task Force; Member of the Executive Board of Brooklyn for Peace.