Chancellor’s Profile

MBChB, D.S, Doctorate of Surgery (DM), Alexandria University,
FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (England), FRCP “England”,
Ph.D. (Med Education, Groningen, Netherlands)

Prof. Hossam Hamdy is Professor of Surgery and Medical Education.  An internationally known medical educator and active Pediatric Surgeon. A scholar, professional and leader in higher education in the Middle East and renowned internationally. He has established, contributedand led several Medical Colleges, Suez Canal University, Egypt, Arabian Gulf University, BahrainandGulf Medical University, UAE. He has served in different senior academic and administrative positions asChancellor, Gulf Medical University, Vice Chancellor Medical & Health Science Colleges, Sharjah University, Director of the Institute of Leadership in Higher Education, Sharjah University and Dean College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.

Prof. Hamdy has served as WHO Temporary Advisor ‘Consultant’ in Medical Education. His PhD in Medical Education from University of Groningen, Netherlandswas on “Measurements in Medical Education: Implications for Quality”. He is active in medical education research and has published more than 70 studies in education and surgery and introduced several innovation and best practices in Medical Education. He is member of several editorial Board Journals in Medical Education (Medical Educator Medical Teacher, AMEE MedEdPublish, Korean Journal of Medical Education etc.) He is a member of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) Assessors team.

His work and contribution to Medicine and Medical Education over more than 40 years has been acknowledged and has won him many awards: The Sheikh Khalifa Award for Higher Education for “Distinguished Professor in Teaching”, led the College of Medicine, Arabian Gulf University to win the “Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award” for Best Medical College in the Arab world, “Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England “By Election”, and “Fellow of the Royal College of Physician of England”. He was awarded the honorary Fellow of Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) in 2021.

Prof. Hossam Hamdy was decorated in 2011 by the Republic of France with the prestigious decoration as“Chevalier Dans L’ordreDesPalmesAcademiques” / “Knight of the Order of Academic Palms” for his achievements in Medical Education.