Salah Eldin Kassab, MD, PhD, MHPE
Prof. Kassab is currently working as a Professor of Physiology and Chairman of the Department of Medical Education at the Faculty of Medicine, Suez Canal University. He worked at the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences (CMMS), Arabian Gulf University (AGU) in Bahrain for ten years. His last position at AGU was the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Chairman of Medical Education Unit.
After receiving his medical degree in Egypt (1984), he started his career as a pediatrician and two years later, he switched to an academic career in Physiology. After obtaining a Master degree in Physiology (1990), he went to the US and enrolled in training for PhD degree in Physiology at the University of Mississippi, USA in 1992. Following his PhD, he worked as a Post-doctoral fellow and then an instructor at the Department of Physiology, University of Mississippi Medical Centre till 1998. His main areas of research interest are obesity-induced hypertension, preeclampsia, homocysteine and endothelium-derived factors. He worked also as a Professor of Physiology at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI)-Medical University of Bahrain (MUB) from 2009-2010.
Prof. Kassab holds a Master degree in Health Professions Education (MHPE) from a joint program between Maastricht University and Suez Canal University. He has many international activities being currently on the Executive Committee Board of the Association of Medical Education in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (AMEEMR), a WFME-affiliated organization and also served as a WHO consultant in Medical Education and accreditation in the EMRO region. He is also a member of the Editorial and Advisory Boards of a number of journals in medical education and medical physiology. He conducted several workshops on different areas of Medical Education in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia and Jordan. He has published around fifty articles in international peer-reviewed Journals in Medical Physiology and Medical Education.