Dr. Ammar Hussieno is board certified in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine and is medical director of Wyoming Medical Center’s Sleep Lab. He practices at Casper Pulmonary.
Growing up in Damascus, Syria, Dr. Hussieno often played doctor, like almost any other kid in almost any other country. He never lost his interest in helping to make people well.
“It is a great feeling when you make somebody feel better. In Syria, where there are a lot of people who do not have enough health care, being able to help was very satisfying,” he said.
He went to medical school at the University of Damascus, and he trained in internal medicine at Guthrie Clinic in Pennsylvania. He completed his pulmonary fellowship at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He came to Casper in 2009, and found a particular satisfaction in treating patients with breathing problems.
“Being able to help patients with shortness of breath is very rewarding,” he said. “I have this reputation among my patients that I will make them exercise through pulmonary rehab. We have had great success with this. We have taken patients that can hardly walk to the mailbox in their driveway, and with pulmonary rehab, they can go shopping.”
Dr. Husseino is married and has a son. He is an avid cross-country skier and mountain biker and is active in several Casper-area outdoor clubs.