The Dr. Alessandro Terruzzi he moved to the UAE in February 2017, selected to join the group of neurologists at the Mediclinic City Hospital with the project to organize and build a center for treating stroke.
Specialized in Neurology with subspecialization in Neurosonology and 2nd level University Master in stroke management, he worked intensively with his colleagues to organize a Stroke Unit. This facility led by Stroke / Vascular Neurologists also known as “Strokeologists”, specializes in stroke care with a dedicated multidisciplinary team, which also includes Interventional Neuro-Radiology.
A high standard of care is thus guaranteed thanks to a dedicated internal Stroke Pathway with specific protocols, based on the most up-to-date International Guidelines. In fact, in March 2018, the International Certification arrives and the City Hospital becomes the only private hospital in Dubai with an officially certified Stroke center. The entire range of treatments is finally available 24 hours a day, from the first iv tPA / thrombolysis line to mechanical thrombectomy by the dedicated interventional Neuro-Radiologist.
In the project, Dr Terruzzi also had the task of developing and starting a second level Clinic / Clinic, called Neurosonology Lab, where he could perform carotid and transcranial Doppler for patients with cerebrovascular diseases, using a dedicated high-end US Doppler machine.
Currently, Dr. Terruzzi is already leading and finalizing another important project: the creation of a Headache Center, which will offer a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to patients with headache.
An emblematic example of the added value that an Italian doctor brings to the host country.