Hussein was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. He studied general science at Medicine Hat College for one year, computer science at the University of Calgary for another year, followed by completion of both a Bachelor of Science and Medical Degree from the American University of Antigua: College of Medicine. There, he completed the pre-medical and basic science portion in Antigua, earning a Bachelor of Science in Human Health Sciences. Clinical clerkships were completed in New York, California, Georgia, and Louisiana. Hussein graduated with the degree Doctor of Medicine Cum Laude.