Instructor's Portfolio


Assistant Professor

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*PGD Specialist - Reproductive Genetic Innovations (RGI), Chicago, IL, USA

*PhD Medical Genetics - University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

*MD, College of Medicine & Medical Sciences (CMMS), Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain

*BSc in Medical Sciences, CMMS, AGU, Bahrain

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Work Experience


*Director, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) unit, Al-Jawhara Center (AJC) for Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Disorders, Bahrain

*Consultant Medical Geneticist, NHRA, MOH, Bahrain

*Assistant Professor, College of Medicine & Medical Sciences, AGU, Bahrain

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Scientific Production


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Teaching Courses

Teaching Courses

Medical Geneticist at the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences (CMMS), Department of Molecular Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
*Tutor/Examiner – Problem Based Learning (PBL) Tutorials
*Tutor/Examiner – Communication Skills Program
*Coordinator/Tutor/Examiner – Clinical Professional Skills Program
*Coordinator of Unit IX – DxR Clinician Computer-based Case Simulation (CCS) Program & Concept Maps
*Examiner/invigilator - Years 2, 3 & 4, CMMS, AGU
*Research Group Supervisor

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Academic Supervision

Supervised the following theses

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Attendance in most important committees within the university

*Member of the Quality Assurance Committee and the Accreditation Standard Committee, AGU
*Board Member of the Arab-WAYS (World Academy of Young Scientists), AGU
*Member of the Medical Education Committee, AGU
*Renovations of Educational Facilities Committee, AGU

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*Member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

*Member of the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB)

*Board Member of the Bahrain Cancer Society (BCS)

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Community Service


*Board Member of the Bahrain Cancer Society, Head of the Awareness Committee

*Lectures on Medical Genetics and PGD to high school students, AJC

*Lectures on Medical Genetics, CMMS, AGU

*Workshops on Public Health, CMMS, AGU

*Seminars on Cancer (Breast & Lung) and Cancer Genetics. In collaboration with the Bahrain Cancer Society throughout the year in Bahrain.

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Research Interests


Medical Genetics
Cancer Genetics
Breast Cancer
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS)
Reproductive Medicine
Medical Education

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*Conference chair/Organizer: “The 1st Regional Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) Conference: The path towards a healthier generation”, Al Jawhara Center (AJC), Bahrain

*Speaker: “Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)”, Bahrain Science Day, Al Jawhara Center (AJC), Bahrain

*Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) workshop, Chicago, IL, USA

*16th International PGD Conference, Valencia, Spain

*Speaker: “Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)”, Pearl Pediatric Conference, Bahrain

*Speaker/Award: “Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD): Youth Enrichment Program, Almabarrah AlKhalifia Foundation, Bahrain

*Speaker/Award: “An Insight into Cancer”, Organized by the Cancer Care Group at the New Indian School, Bahrain

*Session chair/Award: 2nd Bahrain Specialist Hospital (BSH) Oncology Update 2016: “Non Small Cell Carcinoma of Lung”, Bahrain

*15th International PGD Conference, Bologna, Italy

*Representing the Bahrain Cancer Society in the “Open Meeting with Civil Society Organization: celebration of 15 years of National Charter”, National Charter Monument, Bahrain

*“Investing in Culture: Business and Social Impacts” Conference, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, Bahrain

*Workshop: “No Health Without Mental Health”, Mental Health Conference, Bahrain

*Co-chair/Organizer: Al Jawhara’s 9th Scientific Conference
“Towards Bahrain Genome Project: Building on International Experiences”, Bahrain

*14th International PGD Conference, Chicago, USA

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Publications prior to joining AGU


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- Established the 1st PGD Center in Bahrain
- Established a genetic screening clinic in Bahrain

- Reviewer in the "Advances in Physiology Education" journal.


*Awarded by Sh. Khaled bin Hamad for all cancer work, Bahrain
*American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG)
*Fulbright Scholar Award, American Embassy
*MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada, Evaluating Exam)
*Bahrain Medical Licensure Certificate
*Oman Medical Licensure Certificate
*USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination)
*BLS (Basic Life Support)
*PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
*ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
*DELF (Diplôme d'Etudes en Langue Française), Alliance Française
*Grade 8 in Piano (final grade), Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, UK

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Contact Information


Office 17237325 Fax 17246022


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