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Wayne State University School of Medicine

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M. Maher Fakhouri
Assistant Professor of Neurology, Clerkship Director
(313) 745-4275

Maher Fakhouri, M.D. has served as a staff in the Department of Neurology since 1995, and has served as a Clerkship Director for the Department of Neurology since 2000. He recently served as a reviewer for The National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Clinical Neurology Subject Examination, The American Institute of Biological Sciences “Chronic Pain/Orthopedic Injury Evaluation” Panel, and he is currently a reviewer for the Journal of Neurological Sciences. He is a member on the Clerkship Committee and the OSCE Committee at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He previously was a staff member of the Department of Neurology at the University of Cincinnati. He is certified by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1992), The American Board of Pain Medicine, formerly The American College of Pain Medicine (1993), and The American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (1994, recertified in 2004).

His interests include Clinical Neurology teaching, Pain Medicine, Headache and Electromyography.


Damascus University Medical School, M.D., 1982


Neurology, University of Cincinnati, 1987-1990


EMG/Neuromuscular, University of Minnesota, VAMC, 1990-1991; Pain Management, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, 1991-1992

Prior Appointments

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, 1992-1994


Headache, Pain medicine and EMG


Fakhouri, M. Headache and Pain Disorders in Comprehensive Board Review in Neurology, 2007. Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc, New
York, NY. (Pages: 137 – 153), ISBN: 1-58890-406-7.

Chugani DC, Niimura K, Chaturvedi S, Muzik O, Fakhouri M, Lee ML, Chugani HT. Increased brain serotonin synthesis in migraine. Neurol 1999 Oct 22;53(7):1473-9.


Awards & Honors
  • Best Doctors in America and Best Doctors in Michigan
  • Who’s who in America.
  • Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare.
  • The American Academy of Neurology Teacher Recognition Award for Excellence in Neurologic Education, 2005.
  • The Wayne State University College Teaching Award, 2002
  • Received the 2010 Successful Recruitment Award for the highest number of total matches of USA medical schools for students matching in Neurology