First Hussain Professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery to be installed Oct. 15

October 9, 2013 | Events, UToday, Medicine and Life Sciences, UTMC
By Samantha Watson

Dr. Thomas Schwann will be named the first S. Amjad Hussain Professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Tuesday, Oct. 15.



Schwann, UT professor of surgery and division chief of cardiothoracic surgery, is board-certified in cardiothoracic surgery. A medical graduate of Columbia University, Schwann was trained in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the New Haven Medical Center of Yale University.

Schwann has a national and international reputation as an innovative surgeon and a diligent researcher, said Dr. S. Amjad Hussain, UT trustee and professor emeritus of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, adding that Schwann has deep interest in history and philosophy.

The installation ceremony will be Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m. in Health Education Building Room 100 on Health Science Campus.

The endowed professorship recognizes Hussain, who has played an important role during his years with the former Medical College of Ohio and now The University of Toledo Medical Center.

The Hussain family provided the foundational pledge of $500,000 for the endowment and his friends, colleagues and grateful patients helped reached the $1 million goal. The endowment will support Schwann’s research projects.

Born in Pakistan, Hussain graduated with distinction from Khyber Medical College in 1962 and then received general surgery training at MCO and cardiovascular surgery training at Wayne State University in Detroit. He returned to Pakistan for four years to teach at his alma mater, and then returned to Toledo to start a private practice in 1975. Hussain was named professor emeritus by MCO when he retired in 2004.

The author of more than 50 scientific papers, 13 books and an op-ed columnist for The Blade for nearly 20 years, Hussain is an accomplished surgeon, researcher and teacher who has held many leadership positions, including president of the Academy of Medicine of Toledo and Lucas County, the Toledo Surgical Society, the Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America and Khyber Medical College Alumni Association. He’s also an internationally recognized explorer and an award-winning photographer.

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