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Editorial Board Members
Chief Editor

Abdulrazak Abyad M.D., MPH, AGSF
Director, Abyad Medical Center and Middle-East Longevity Institute
Abyad Medical Center, Azmi Street, Abdo Center, PO Box 618, Tripoli, Lebanon
Phone: (961) 6-443684, Fax: (961) 6-443685, Email: aabyad@amc-lb.com

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Advisor to the Editor


Emeritus Professor Neil Carson
Medical Director - medi+WORLD International
Phone: +61 (3) 9819 1224, Fax: +61 (3) 9819 3269

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Assistant to the Editor

Rima Khatib, Email: Rima@amc-lb.com

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Contributing Editor and Photographer


Dr Manzoor Ahmed Butt
Email: manzor60@yahoo.com
Family Physician, Researcher & Trainer
Chairman of Board, WorldCME-Australia
Member of Executive Board of Child Watch, Australia
Chief Editor of Child Watch section, Middle East Journal of Family Medicine
“Global Family Doctor Award” for August 2003 by WONCA-online, Australia.
Member of Middle East Primary Health Care Research Network
Member of International Federation of Primary Care Research Networks
Official Press reporter & Photographer of Medi + World, Australia
Pakistan

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Publisher


Lesley Pocock
medi+WORLD International Pty. Ltd.
AUSTRALIA

Email: lesleypocock@mediworld.com.au

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EDITORIAL BOARD - Regional

H/E, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saqir Al-Qassimi
Undersecretary of Ministry of Health,
Director of Sharjah, Medical District
United Arab Emirates

Tawfik Khoja, M.D.
Family & Community Medicine Consultant
Director General of the Executive Board
The Health Minister's Council for the GCC States
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Said N. Arnaout, M.D. Ph.D
Regional Advisor, Health of Special Groups
(Health of Elderly, School Health, Occupational Health) WHO/EMRO

Dr Almoutaz Alkhier Ahmed
Diabetologist, Family medicine
MSc in diabetes,Pg Dip in diabetes,IIWCC,MRCGP[intr],FRSPH
Dubai

Nizar Farjou, M.D.
Director Primary Health Care, Ministry of Health, Sharjah District,
United Arab Emirates

Omer E.F. El-Rufaie
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry,
Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, Al-Ain,
United Arab Emirates

Javaid Iqbal MBChB FRCS(Ed) FICS DBMA DMMA
Head of Department & Consultant Neurosurgeon,
Al Baraha Hospital, PO Box 22241,
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Prof Tariq Al-Habeeb
Associate Professor & Consultant
Head, Division of Psychiatry
College of Medicine & King Khalid University Hospital
King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudia Arabia

M. Tariq Aziz
General Secretary
Pakistan Society of Family Physicians, Lahore.
Chief of Family Medicine Department
Fatima Memorial Hospital and Medical College
Member Wonca Working Party on Rural Health
Member - HARP (Health for all Rural people)
Pakistan

Prof. Ahmed Okasha
President WPA
Director of WHO Collaborating Center
Institute of Psychiatry, Ain Shams University
Eygpt

Kanu Bala MBBS, FCGP, FCPS, DMUD, Ph.D
Professor & Medical Director
Bangladesh Institute of Family Medicine & Research
University of Science & Technology Chittagong
Bangladesh 

Professor Hassan Bella M.D.

Editor-in Chief, Journal of Family & Community Medicine

College of Medicine , King Faisal University

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Dr. Mazen Saleh Ferwana JBFM, ABFM, PhD (UK)

Consultant Family Medicine

Family Medicine Dep.

King Fahad National Guard Hospital

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Prof Faisal Alnasir, MICGP, FRCGP, FFPH, PhD
Chairman; Dept of Family & Community Medicine
Arabian Gulf University
President; Scientific council of Family & Community Medicine
Arab Board for Health Specializations
Wonca EMR Advisor
General Secretary, International Society for the History of Islamic Medicine
x-Chief Editor, Journal of Bahrain Medical Society


Prof. Changiz Geula
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Neuroscience)

Division on Aging, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Center for Neurodegeneration and Repair
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA, USA   

Amal Khairy, M.D.
Senior Professor
Primary Health Care Division
HIPH, Alexandria University, Egypt

Prof. Dr. Füsun Ersoy, M.D.
Yuzuncu Yil University Medical School
Department of Family Medicine
TURKEY

Prof. Ilhami Unluoglu, M.D.
Associate Professor
Osmangazi University School of Medicine
Head of Family Medicine Department
Eskisehir, Turkey

Hakan Yaman, M.D., MS
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Akdeniz,
Antalya, Turkey

Salih Almarri, M.D.
Consultant Family Medicine,
Chairman, Department of Family Medicine,
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Muayad K.Khalid ,M.D., CABM, MRCP (UK)
Associate Editor, MEJEM
Consultant Physician, EM
Hamad General Hospital,
Qatar

Fawzi A. Amin, MBBch, MPH, PhD.
Ass. Professor in Family and Community Department
Arabian Gulf University
Bahrain

ABEER KHALED AL BAHO, M.D.
Director of Family Medicine,
Specialty Training Program
Head of Examination Board Kuwait
Kuwait

Jean Karl Soler M.D.
Family Physician, Researcher
Editor, "It-Tabib tal-Familja/ The Family Physician"
Malta College of Family Doctors
MALTA

Tewfik K Daradkeh M.D., FRCPsych, DPM
Professor & Head, Division of Psychiatry
Unv of science &technology (JUST),
Irbid, Jordan

Khateeb-Nadia Al
Arab Scientists Organization
Lattakia, Syria

Hassane Awada
Professor & Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Hotel Dieu de France
Beirut, Lebanon

Fuad T Antun, M.D., PhD. FRCPsych, DPM
Professor of Psychiatry
Advisor & WHO National Focal Point for Mental Health
Ministry of health, Lebanon

Abdullah Adra, M.D.
Clinical Associate , Dept of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
American University of Beirut-Medical Center.
Beirut, Lebanon

Fadi Murad, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Department of Medicine
American Univerity of Beirut Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon

Gabriel M. Maliha, M.D., Ph.D
Dean, School of Pharmacy,
Lebanese American University
Lebanon

Oussayma Moukhachen, Pharm.D., BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Pharmacy
Lebanese American University
Byblos, Lebanon

Al-Mandhari, Ahmed S.
Senior Registrar,
Dep. of Family and Community Medicine
Sultan Qaboos University
PSultanate of Oman

Dr Nabil Yassin Al-Kurashi
President
Saudi Society of family and Community Medicine
Saudi Arabia

Abbas Ali Mansour MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Basrah College of Medicine
Hattin Post Office
P.O. Box: 142 Basrah - 42002- IRAQ
Tel .00964 7801403706
E-mail aambaam@yahoo.com, aambaam@gmail.com

Dr. Thamer Kadum Yousif Al Hilfy MBChB/DCM/FICMS/MsC MHPE
Head of community and family medicine department
Assistant Professor / Alkindy College Of Medicine/Baghdad
IRAQ

Dr. Fawaz Al Aboudi
Ass. Professor, Faculty of Medicine/Sharjah University
Consultant of Education/SEHA
Director, Family Practice Residency Program
Abu Dhabi-UAE


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EDITORIAL BOARD - International

Khulood A Muhiddin
MB, ChB, PhD (Lond), FRCP (UK)
Consultant Physician in General and Geriatric Medicine
Southern Derbyshire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
UK

Professor John Murtagh
Head of the Global Family Doctor International Accreditation Committee
Department of Community Medicine,
Monash University, Australia

Professor Barry D Weiss
Department of Family and Community Medicine,
University of Arizona College of Medicine,
Tucson, AZ, USA

Professor Michel Jean-Pierre
Institutions Universitaries de Geriatric
Geneva, Switzerland

Mohammed T Abou-Saleh M.B., Ch.B
M.Phil. ,M.R.C.Psych,F.R.C.Psych, Ph.D.
Reader in Addictive Behaviour
Clinical Director - Addiction Services
Honorary Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry of Addictive
Behaviour and Psychological Medicine
Director of Research,
Department of Mental Health
St George's Hospital Medical School
Director of Research and Development
South West London & St George's MH Trust
United Kingdom

Professor Alan Walker
University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

Alan J Sinclair, M.D.
Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics)
Director, Successful Ageing Programme
Section of Geriatric Medicine
University of Warwick
United Kingdom

Professor John R. M. Copeland
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom

Dr Justin Allen
Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education,
President of EURACT (European Academy of Teachers in General Practice - the education network of WONCA Europe)
Leicester, United Kingdom.

Dr. Niall Maguire
Irish College of General Practitioners, Ireland

Juan Mendive, M.D.
Family Physician
Chairman of the International Committee of semFYC (Spanish Society of Family Medicine)
Spain

Dr. Peder Olesgaard, M.D.
General Practitioner - Facilitator
Denmark

Katrín Fjeldsted, M.D.
Reykjavík, Iceland

George E. Kikano, M.D., CPE
Chairman, Family Medicine
Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH, USA

Prof Changiz Geula
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine (Neuroscience)
Division on Aging, Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA
Center for Neurodegeneration and Repair,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Roger Zoorob M.D., MPH, FAAFP
Chairman , Department of Family Medicine
Vanderbilt School of Medicine
306F Light Hall
Nashville, TN 37232-0260
USA

Robert P. Friedland, M.D.
Professor, Lab of Neurogeriatrics
Dept of Neurology, Case Western Reserve University
University Hospitals of Cleveland
USA

Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D.
Director, UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center
The Augustus S. Rose Professor of Neurology
Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Vice Chair, Department of Neurology
Director, UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Center
University of California , Los Angeles, USA

Fahim Farhat, M.D., M.B.A.
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, USA

Bowirrat Abdalla M.D., Ph.D.
Assist. Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology
Boston University School of Medicine
80 E. Concord St. , L815
Boston, MA, USA

Hilal A. Lashuel
Instructor in Neurology
Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Boston, USA

Marc L. Rivo, M.D., M.P.H.
Editor - Wonca News
4566 Prairie Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
USA

Janan Al-Awar Smither, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL, USA

Prof. A. Claudio Cuello, M.D., DSc, FRSC
Research Chair
Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Faculty of Medicine
McGill University, Canada

A. S. Abdulla, BSc, M.D., LMCC, CCFP(C), DipSportMed (CASM)
Medical Director The Kingsway Health Centre,
Ontario, Canada

Prof Marietjie de Villiers
National Chairperson: SA Academy of Family Practice/Primary Care
Head: School of Public and Primary Health Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Stellenbosch
Tygerberg, South Africa

LAM Tai Pong, M.D.
Associate Professor
Family Medicine Unit, University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Dr Yong Rafidah Abdul Rahman
(MBBS, MAFP, FRACGP, Post-grad Dip Rep Med)
Lecturer & Family Physician
International Medical University,
Jalan Rasah, 70300 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan,
Malaysia

Dr Alverston Bailey Mb, Bs, Mro
Medical Director
Tretzel Medical Clinic
Discovery Bay
St Ann, Jamaica, West Indies

Hadi Danawi, Ph.D., MPH., CCRP
Senior Consultant Epidemiologist.
Faculty Mentor, Walden University.
Senior Research Director, Epiconsults, Inc. Houston, TX. USA.
Editor MediView Express Reports, NY, USA

Dr. Ashoor R. Sarhat
Assistant Prof. in Pediatrics in Tikrit College of Medicine.
Tikrit University
Iraq

Professor Ali Reza Kaldi
University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences
Evin, Koodakyar Street, Tehran 19834
Iran

Professor Mohsen Rezaeian (PhD)
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department, Occupational Environmental Research Center
Rafsanjan Medical School, Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences,
Rafsanjan, Iran

Asghar Dalvandi
Senior Faculty Member
University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences,
Tehran, Iran


Shahla Roodpeyma
Professor in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science
Tehran, Iran

Mohammed Mahmoud Al-Momani
Assistant Professor/Nursing Administration & Planning/ Quality of Health Care.
College of Nursing
Department of Nursing Administration and Education
King Saud University
Kingdom of Saudia Arabia

Mehmet Rami Helvaci, M.D.
Medical Faculty of the Mustafa Kemal University,
Professor of Internal Medicine,
31100 Serinyol Antakya Hatay, Turkey

M. M. Khaled
M.Phil, PhD. (UCL-London, UK)
Professor of Metabolic & Medical Biochemistry
BAU Medical School & LU Public Health-FSP-3
Beirut
Lebanon

Asma A. Al-jawadi
Professor of Public Health
College of Medicine,
Mosul University,
Mosul, IRAQ

Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi
Professor of Sociology
Al-Zahra University
Tehran, Iran

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Affiliated Organisations

  • Abyad Medical Center & Middle-East Longevity Institute, Lebanon

  • Department of Family Medicine, Qatar

  • Family Medicine Specialty Training Program, Kuwait

  • Australian Family Physician (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners)

  • medi+WORLD International Pty. Ltd., Australia

  • Department of Family Medicine, Medical Faculty, Akdeniz University of Antalya ,Turkey

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