Dr Naim Haddad, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), has been presented with the AB Baker Teacher Recognition Award by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The award recognises excellent teachers for their contributions to improving the study and practice of neurology now and in the future.

Dr Haddad, who joined WCM-Q in 2011, received the award at the 70th AAN Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, California. Dr Haddad gratefully accepted the award, acknowledging everyone who supported him.

I am honoured to receive this award and very grateful to my colleagues, students and the AAN for making this moment happen for me. I am very gratified that the good work we are doing at WCM-Q to advance excellence in the teaching of neurology in the MENA region has been recognised.’

The AAN is the world’s largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 34,000 members. The AAN is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centred neurologic care.

In addition to teaching medical students at WCM-Q, Dr Haddad also runs an epilepsy clinic at Hamad Medical Corporation. He also maintains a keen and active interest in research in the field of epilepsy and neurophysiology.

Dr Thurayya Arayssi, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Continuing Professional Development at WCM-Q, also commended the recognition given to Dr Haddad.

To be recognised by the world’s largest professional association in one’s field is a truly remarkable achievement. We are very happy and proud that Dr Haddad’s skill as a teacher and exemplary dedication to his students has been recognised in this way.’

For more information about Dr Haddad and his research on Clinical Neurology at WCM-Q, visit qatar-weill.cornell.edu.