Dr. Hakim obtained his medical degree from Aleppo University, Faculty of Medicine in Syria, and finished his neurology training at the University of South Alabama, USA. He also spent two years pursuing a fellowship in neuromuscular diseases from the University of Madison in Wisconsin, USA. He obtained another academic degree in Master of Public Health at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In 1990, he obtained his Board Certified in Neurology.
Dr. Hakim has established a Greystone Neurology center in Birmingham since 1991. He is one of the founders of the Greystone Neuroscience Center which is the largest neuroscience center privately owned in the State of Alabama. He is the founder of the American Spine Center in the USA and he is the Chairman of the American Spine Center internationally. Dr. Hakim has vast experience in neurology for 25 years with special expertise in comprehensive non-surgical treatment for back pain.
Dr. Hakim has multiple international organizations and he is one of the members of the task force in the USA to lower disability from back pain by 10% by the year 2025. Dr. Hakim spoke in multiple international conferences on his expertise in this field and provided educational and training programs to health care providers in the USA.