HNF’s Newest Center of Excellence: Austin Neuromuscular Center, Dr. Yessar Hussain

by | Jun 10, 2020 | 6 comments

About Yessar Hussain 

Yessar Hussain is board-certified in neuromuscular medicine, neurology, clinical neuromuscular pathology and electrodiagnostic medicine. He completed his fellowship in neuromuscular medicine and electromyography at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis after his neurology residency at State University of New York’s University Hospital in Syracuse. He received his M.D. from the University of Baghdad, College of Medicine in Baghdad, Iraq.

Dr. Hussain is an assistant professor in both the neurology and physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs at Dell Medical School. He was the neurology clerkship director at the Neurology Department at University of Texas Medical Branch, Austin from 2013 to 2015 and assistant professor at UT Southwestern from 2012 to 2014.

In addition, Dr. Hussain is director of Austin Neuromuscular Center, which provides comprehensive neuromuscular services and educational and teaching opportunities for medical residents and students.

Why is CMT your passion?

Most CMT patients I see are very active and motivated. These patients do their best to prevent the disease from impacting their daily living. I always want to help in any way, to manage their symptoms, not just diagnose, but I feel my help is limited and we need more research and treatment modalities.

Tell us what patients will experience when they come to the Austin Neuromuscular Center?

At our center, we try to achieve a comprehensive approach to neuromuscular disorders to reach an accurate diagnosis. In addition, we are committed to research advancement and the best care possible. 

What do you love most about your practice?

Our friendly staff, commitment to research, and broad coverage of neuromuscular disorders.

How can patients make an appointment at Austin Neuromuscular Center?

I recommend visiting our website

We try to accommodate every patient, even if they are out of network, or have no insurance.


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  1. Sonya

    Could you please direct me to someone or the department that specializes in Huntington’s Disease? I have not tested or show signs, but would like to be prepared, educated and learn options for my future if I am affected.

    • Estela Lugo

      Hi Sonya,

      Unfortunately, Huntington’s Disease is not one of the diseases we focus on. We would suggest reaching out to and hope you find the answers you’re looking for there. All the best.

  2. Jeannie Bryant

    As one of Dr. Hussain‘s CMT patients, I can highly recommend him. He is a compassionate and skillful Doctor who treated me very well. His office staff was also top-notch. I feel lucky to have found him.

    • Courtney

      Thank you! We are excited to work with him.

      • Sheila Graham

        I come from a very long line of family members who have CMT. From my great grandmother to date, there are 20 of us. I am 63 yr/old and have noticed a change in this disease. The diagram in 3 of us is not working properly, also my daughter has all the signs and tested positive for CMT, but she is not losing muscle (lower legs) but gaining. She does however show the wasting away of muscle in her hands and feet. I was told by Dr. Lewis, who has passed away that he had discovered a new strad og CMT. This affects so much of the body and thank God some doctors are listening. However we live in an area where research and patient care is minimal. Would live to hear what you know and how we can go about getting the proper care not so much for me at this point , but for my grandchildren who are 12 and 13 who desperately need help . Thank you.

        • Estela Lugo

          Hi Sheila, I’m sorry to hear of you and your families struggles. Please email [email protected] with your contact info so we can get more information on how to help you.


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