Mohammad El-Ghanem, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology and Medical Imaging
Neuroendovascular Surgery and Vascular Neurology Attending
Co-Medical Director of the Stroke Program, Banner University Medical Center, University Campus
Assistant Residency Director


1501 N Campbell Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85724
Department of Neurology
For All Patient Inquiries: 
(520) 694-8888

Over his training, Dr. El-Ghanem gained experience in the clinical evaluation and care of acute stroke patients and their rehabilitation, intensive care monitoring of neurological and neurosurgical patients, and the interpretation of a wide array of noninvasive neuroimaging. His most recent fellowship training is extensively specialized in minimally invasive neuroendovascular procedures to coil intracranial aneurysms, head and neck vascular malformation embolization, acute trauma interventional procedures and treat acute stroke. 

Meet Dr. El-Ghanem


Honors Program in Medicine at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan
Rutgers University/ NewJersey Medical School
Vascular neurology fellowship at Pennsylvania State/ Hershey Medical Center
and Endovascular/Interventional neuroradiology fellowship at Rutgers University

Selected Publications

Updates In The Management Of Cerebral Infarctions And Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Secondary To Intracranial Arterial Dissection: A Systematic Review.

Al-Mufti F, Kamal N, Damodara N, Nuoman R, Gupta R, Alotaibi NM, Alkanaq A, El-Ghanem M, Keller IA, Schonfeld S, Gupta G, Roychowdhury S.

World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep 27. pii: S1878-8750(18)32199-5. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.09.153. [Epub ahead of print] Review.


Chemical angioplasty for medically refractory reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome.

Al-Mufti F, Dodson V, Wajswol E, El-Ghanem M, Alchaki A, Nuoman R, Thabet A, Sutherland A, Roychowdhury S, Hidalgo A, Gupta G.

Br J Neurosurg. 2018 Sep 12:1-5. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2018.1479512. [Epub ahead of print]


Low Glasgow Coma Score in Traumatic Intracranial Hemorrhage Predicts Development of Cerebral Vasospasm.

Al-Mufti F, Amuluru K, Lander M, Mathew M, El-Ghanem M, Nuoman R, Park S, Patel V, Singh IP, Gupta G, Gandhi CD.

World Neurosurg. 2018 Jul 25. pii: S1878-8750(18)31621-8. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.07.143. [Epub ahead of print]


Novel management strategies for medically-refractory vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Al-Mufti F, Amuluru K, Damodara N, El-Ghanem M, Nuoman R, Kamal N, Al-Marsoummi S, Morris NA, Dangayach NS, Mayer SA.

J Neurol Sci. 2018 Jul 15;390:44-51. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2018.02.039. Epub 2018 Feb 23. Review.


Novel minimally invasive multi-modality monitoring modalities in neurocritical care.

Al-Mufti F, Smith B, Lander M, Damodara N, Nuoman R, El-Ghanem M, Kamal N, Al-Marsoummi S, Alzubaidi B, Nuoaman H, Foreman B, Amuluru K, Gandhi CD.

J Neurol Sci. 2018 Jul 15;390:184-192. doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2018.03.032. Epub 2018 Mar 28. Review.


Clopidogrel and Aspirin in Acute Ischemic Stroke and High-Risk TIA.

Johnston SC, Easton JD, Farrant M, Barsan W, Conwit RA, Elm JJ, Kim AS, Lindblad AS, Palesch YY; Clinical Research Collaboration, Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network, and the POINT Investigators.

N Engl J Med. 2018 Jul 19;379(3):215-225. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1800410. Epub 2018 May 16.


Clinical and Radiographic Predictors of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Outcome.

Al-Mufti F, Thabet AM, Singh T, El-Ghanem M, Amuluru K, Gandhi CD.

Interv Neurol. 2018 Feb;7(1-2):118-136. doi: 10.1159/000484571. Epub 2018 Jan 12. Review.


Rescue Therapy for Procedural Complications Associated With Deployment of Flow-Diverting Devices in Cerebral Aneurysms.

Al-Mufti F, Amuluru K, Cohen ER, Patel V, El-Ghanem M, Wajswol E, Dodson V, Al-Marsoummi S, Majmundar N, Dangayach NS, Nuoman R, Gandhi CD.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Mar 22. doi: 10.1093/ons/opy020. [Epub ahead of print]


Mechanical thrombectomy - is time still brain? The DAWN of a new era.

Kamal N, Majmundar N, Damadora N, El-Ghanem M, Nuoman R, Keller IA, Schonfeld S, Rybinnik I, Gupta G, Roychowdry S, Al-Mufti F.

Br J Neurosurg. 2018 Jun;32(3):245-249. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2018.1426726. Epub 2018 Feb 8.


Mechanical Thrombectomy of Acute Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Using Trans-Anterior Communicating Artery Approach.

Amuluru K, Romero CE, Pyle L, El-Ghanem M, Al-Mufti F.

World Neurosurg. 2018 Apr;112:46-52. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.038. Epub 2018 Jan 12.


Cerebral Ischemic Reperfusion Injury Following Recanalization of Large Vessel Occlusions.

Al-Mufti F, Amuluru K, Roth W, Nuoman R, El-Ghanem M, Meyers PM.

Neurosurgery. 2018 Jun 1;82(6):781-789. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx341.


Emerging Markers of Early Brain Injury and Delayed Cerebral Ischemia in Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.

Al-Mufti F, Amuluru K, Smith B, Damodara N, El-Ghanem M, Singh IP, Dangayach N, Gandhi CD.

World Neurosurg. 2017 Nov;107:148-159. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2017.07.114. Epub 2017 Jul 27. Review.


Occurrence of Femoral Nerve Injury among Patients Undergoing Transfemoral Percutaneous Catheterization Procedures in the United States.

El-Ghanem M, Malik AA, Azzam A, Yacoub HA, Qureshi AI, Souayah N.

J Vasc Interv Neurol. 2017 Jun;9(4):54-58.


 A CARASIL Patient from Americas with Novel Mutation and Atypical Features: Case Presentation and Literature Review.

Ibrahimi M, Nozaki H, Lee A, Onodera O, Reichwein R, Wicklund M, El-Ghanem M.

Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017;44(3-4):135-140. doi: 10.1159/000477358. Epub 2017 Jun 21. Review.


Spinal racemose cysticercosis: case report and review.

Yacoub HA, Goldstein I, El-Ghanem M, Sharer L, Souayah N.

Hosp Pract (1995). 2017 Aug;45(3):99-103. doi: 10.1080/21548331.2017.1325704. Epub 2017 Jun 9.


Expanding the treatment window for ischemic stroke through the application of novel system-based technology.

El-Ghanem M, Al-Mufti F, Thulasi V, Singh IP, Gandhi C.

Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Apr;42(4):E7. doi: 10.3171/2017.1.FOCUS16515. Review.


Spontaneous Bilateral Carotid-Cavernous Fistulas Secondary to Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis.

Al-Mufti F, Amuluru K, El-Ghanem M, Changa AR, Singh IP, Gandhi CD, Prestigiacomo CJ.

Neurosurgery. 2017 Apr 1;80(4):646-654. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyw128. Review.


Trends in Outcomes and Hospitalization Charges of Infant Botulism in the United States: A Comparative Analysis Between Kids' Inpatient Database and National Inpatient Sample.

Opila T, George A, El-Ghanem M, Souayah N.

Pediatr Neurol. 2017 Feb;67:53-58. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2016.10.009. Epub 2016 Oct 20.


Off-Label Uses for Flow Diversion in Intracranial Aneurysm Management.

Al-Mufti F, Amuluru K, Francisco G, Dodson V, El-Ghanem M, Prestigiacomo CJ, Gandhi CD.

J Neuroimaging. 2017 Jul;27(4):359-364. doi: 10.1111/jon.12421. Epub 2016 Dec 28. Review.


Arteriovenous Malformations in the Pediatric Population: Review of the Existing Literature.

El-Ghanem M, Kass-Hout T, Kass-Hout O, Alderazi YJ, Amuluru K, Al-Mufti F, Prestigiacomo CJ, Gandhi CD.

Interv Neurol. 2016 Sep;5(3-4):218-225. Epub 2016 Sep 1. Review.

Cryptogenic Stroke.

M. El-Ghanem, B. Krishnaia. Penn State Stroke Program, Penumbra

Quarterly newsletter. Fourth Edition. 6/2016

Patient's Compliance on the Use of Extended Low Molecular Weight Heparin Post Major Pelvic Surgeries in Cancer Patients at King Hussein Cancer Center.

Baba M, Al-Masri M, Salhab M, El-Ghanem M.

Gulf J Oncolog. 2015 Jan;1(17):73-81.


Assessment of an existing and modified model for predicting non sentinel lymph node metastasis in breast cancer patients with positive sentinel node biopsy.

Al-Masri M, Darwazeh G, El-Ghanem M, Hamdan B, Sughayer M.

Gulf J Oncolog. 2013 Jan;1(13):15-22.


Characteristics of and therapeutic options for contralateral axillary lymph node metastasis in breast cancer.

Morcos B, Jaradat I, El-Ghanem M.

Eur J Surg Oncol. 2011 May;37(5):418-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2011.01.024.


Spinal cord compression by Extramedullary Hematopoietic tissue in a patient with β-Thalassemia: Case Report and Review of Literature.

Ibrahim AA. Sbeih, Omar M.Abdelal, Mohammad H. El-Ghanem.Pan Arab Neurosurgical journal. 2008; vol 12