A Bit About Me
The brain and spine are endlessly fascinating to me because these systems provide power and energy to all other organs in the human body. Regardless of age, or any other physical characteristics, my job as a neurosurgeon allows me to form relationships with people from all walks of life. The best thing about these relationships is that they continue beyond the operating room. My patient’s recovery is extremely important to me and the relationships we have built continue to remain strong and meaningful. As my patients complete the recovery phase, they keep me updated on their life and the precious time they spend with their families.
To me, connecting with people is the most important and cherished aspect of being a neurosurgeon. I have lived all over the world, spending time in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, before my medical education took me to Iowa, New York, Florida, and, finally, to Arizona. I feel I’ve developed a special understanding and compassion for people through my travels, which gives me a unique approach to connecting with my patients in an empathetic way.
“I empathize with my patients and treat them like family members.”
– Dr. Abdulhamid
Helping people recover from debilitating conditions is remarkably rewarding, and it drives my work as a neurosurgeon. In no other profession, could I interact with so many people, to have the greatest impactful on their outcomes. It is truly an honor to make such a difference to so many.
When not attending to my professional responsibilities, I enjoy traveling, photography, and spending time with my wife and daughter. View more about me in our article “Getting to know your neurosurgeon – Dr. Abdulhamid“.
Education, Residency, & Fellowship
- Doctor of Medicine, University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
- Neurosurgery Resident, State University of New York Upstate Medical University
- Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
- Minimally-Invasive Techniques
- Complex Spine Surgery
- Intraoperative Image Guidance & Navigation
- Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Memberships, Honors & Awards
- New York State Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting Award for Best Basic Science Research
- Podium Presentation
- Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
- Communities for Excellence in Learning and Leadership for Society Award