Yasir N. Jassam, MD

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Yasir N. Jassam, MD



  • Hoag Physician Partners


  • English,
  • Arabic

About Dr. Jassam

Yasir Jassam, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.A.A.N., is an internationally recognized neurologist and a neuroimmunologist with a focus on autoimmune neurological and neuroinflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica (NMO), autoimmune encephalitis, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis, CNS vasculitis, neuro-sarcoidosis and others. He also has interest in medical myelopathies and non-surgical disorders of the spinal cord.

Board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Jassam is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, the Royal College of Physicians of London, and the American Academy of Neurology.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Jassam received postgraduate training in both internal medicine and neurology at Cambridge University Hospitals in the United Kingdom. He also earned the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the UK and a diploma in neuroimaging for research from the University of Edinburgh.

After moving to the U.S., Dr. Jassam completed neurology residency training at Tufts University in Boston, where he also served as a chief resident in neurology. He then completed a clinical fellowship in neuroimmunology at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Jassam held the position of an assistant professor of neurology and attending neurologist and neuroimmunologist in Kansas University Medical Center before joining Hoag in March 2021. He currently serves as director of the Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology Program within Hoag’s Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute and chair of Hoag’s department of neurology and psychiatry.

Dr. Jassam, has been involved in pivotal clinical studies on MS and other demyelinating diseases such as NMOSD and is active in research on MS and other autoimmune neurological diseases at Hoag.


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National Provider ID (NPI): 1508154428


Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology
  • Medical Education - Baghdad University College of Medicine (Medicine and surgery)
  • Internship - Cambridge University Hospitals (Medicine)
  • Residency - Tufts Medical Center (Neuroimmunology)
  • Fellowship - National Institutes of Health (Neuroimmunology)


  • Hoag Physician Partners

Area of Focus

  • Neurology