CHATHAM-KENT: February 3, 2017 -- Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is pleased to announce the arrival of Dr. Awad Mortada to Chatham-Kent. Dr. Mortada is a Neurologist who has recently relocated with his wife and three children to Chatham-Kent. Dr. Mortada will be providing general outpatient neurology clinics from his office that provide comprehensive, individualized assessment and care for a full range of neurological conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. The types of conditions he will treat include headaches, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, dementia and inflammatory brain diseases.
Dr. Mortada will also join the stroke team and provide care in the outpatient stroke clinics at CKHA and become a member of the Department of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Mortada was born in Lebanon, he received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Damascus, School of Medicine in Syria. He spent three years of his clinical practical training at the Medical Laboratory of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario where he met his wife. In 2009, he and his family moved to Alberta and he started his Internal Medicine residency program at the University of Alberta. He graduated from the residency program in 2014 with specialization in adult neurology, and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. After graduating, he worked at the Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta as a general Neurologist. Then he moved to Red Deer, Alberta and worked at the Red Deer Regional Hospital as a stroke Neurologist and provided general neurology care through his private office.
“I’m happy to work in Chatham-Kent and provide expertise in neurology to improve care for patients with neurological conditions in the community,” said Dr. Mortada. “My family and I had always hoped to move back to southwestern Ontario to be closer to family.”
Dr. Mortada is very passionate about preventive medicine and also about offering general outpatient neurology services in a community setting. “It is better for patients and families to have a specialist right in the community,” said Dr. Mortada. “Neurologists will encounter patients who suffer from certain conditions like seizure, stroke and movement disorders which may affect their ability to ambulate and drive. These conditions make them rely on their family members to drive them out of town for appointments to see a specialist, therefore having a specialist in the community will be beneficial, it puts less strain on families and provides the patient with the best care, beside putting less cost on the health system.”
Dr. Mortada’s office will be located at 61 Dover Street in Chatham, Ontario and can be reached by phone: 519-397-5588 and fax: 519-397-5566. Dr. Mortada will start seeing patients in his office on February 6, 2017.
For more information contact:
Jessica Letourneau, Director Medical Affairs & Medical Recruitment
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
519.352.6401 ext. 6130