American Health Council Names Majaz Moonis, M.D. to Physician Board

Hauppauge, New York, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, July 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Majaz Moonis, Professor of Neurology and Director of Stroke Services at UMass Memorial Medical Center has been selected to join the Physician Board at the American Health Council. He will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on Neurology, Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine, Cerebrovascular Disease, and Epilepsy.

With over three decades of experience in the field of Neurology, Dr. Moonis offers valuable insight in his role as the Professor of Neurology and Director of Stroke Services at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Considered one of the nation’s most distinguished academic health care systems, UMass Memorial Medical Center offers seamless health care delivery and education. UMass Memorial Medical Center prides itself in proving academic opportunity and scholarship through high-quality, affordable educational programs for future physicians, advanced practice nurses, researchers and educators who will become the next generation of leaders in health care delivery and scientific discovery. 

As a Professor of Neurology and Director of Stroke Services at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Moonis’ day-to-day responsibilities include participating in numerous sleep, stroke, and epilepsy studies, clinical rotations and educating medical students, residents, and fellows.

In 1989, Dr. Moonis earned his highest medical degree (DM Neurology) from the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. To further his educational development, he completed several residency programs at All-India Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College, Safdarjang Hospital, and UMass Memorial Medical Center from 1990-1997. He is American Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, Vascular Neurology, and Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is also certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine, an independent body. Dr Moonis is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart association and American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is a member of the Stroke Profession education Council of the American Heart Association and participated in the Stroke and Epilepsy councils of the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr. Moonis maintains affiliations with the following organizations: Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh); American Academy of Neurology, American Heart and Stroke Association; Indian Stroke Association, UMass Memorial Medical Center; Day Kimball Healthcare, Inc., and HealthAlliance Hospitals. He was instrumental in the genesis of the Indian Stroke Association.

Dr. Moonis’ desire to pursue the field of Neurology developed after his initial interest in Neuro-anatomy. Looking back, he attributes his success to his research on statins, stroke and dementia and organizational skill developing the stroke center and sleep centers. He is most proud of his articles on statins, stroke outcomes, effect of high dose statins in familial Alzheimer’s disease and effect of stroke prevention by neurologists to reduce the burden of recurrent stroke. His paper Statins Improve Stroke outcomes was one of the first and was presented in national and international press in 2005. It was also televised on many TV channels and Live on the French news channel. One of his earlier papers on Foreign Accent Syndrome received the same wide nation publicity including a Newsweek Quote and was on the golden collection of car talk.

Due to his strides in stroke research, Dr. Moonis has been invited by many organizations to speak at national and international meetings.

In his free time, he enjoys boating, golfing, and reading. Dr. Moonis is fluent in Hindi and Urdu.

Considering the future, Dr. Moonis hopes for continual career growth, educating others and researching to expand the statin effects of Dementia and Multiple Sclerosis.

About the American Health Council:

The American Health Council is the nation’s only organization with a constituency representative of all sectors of the healthcare industry. From the coasts to the heartland, the American Health Council has drawn Affiliates from major metropolitan hubs and small communities. These Affiliates span generations and have reached different stages of their careers — from recent graduates to retirees. More information about the American Health Council and its mission can be found at:

Additionally, the American Health Council strives to provide recognition and support for those individuals and institutions making the difference in patients’ lives day in and day out. Throughout 2017, the AHC is honoring “America’s Best Doctors and Nurses,” as well as the nation’s best medical universities and hospitals. The American Health Council’s “Best in Medicine” and “Best in Nursing” awards programs honor the individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to medicine and nursing, as well as the training and education of physicians and nurses. The most current selections for these honors may be viewed here: and


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