Mark Zeidel, M.D., is Herrman L. Blumgart Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Physician and Chief and Chair of the Department of Medicine at BIDMC in Boston.
He has made important contributions to our understanding of how the kidney helps control body chemistry, and has led several successful national initiatives in medical education.
A national thought leader in quality improvement, he has pioneered the provision of highly reliable, cost-effective care at (BIDMC), where he helped BIDMC’s achieve of outstanding clinical outcomes, recognized by the American Hospital Association, Society for Critical Care Medicine, the Leapfrog Group, and the Department of Health and Human Services.
He has received numerous awards, including election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Association of American Physicians, the Robert H. Williams Distinguished Chair of Medicine Award from the Association of Professors of Medicine and the Robert Narins Award for Medical Education from the American Society of Nephrology.
Dr. Beach is an attending physician in the Division. His clinical practice is primarily focused on the outpatient management of acute and chronic pulmonary diseases, as well as sleep-related disorders. In addition, he serves as an attending physician on the inpatient pulmonary consultation service and in the medical critical care units. His research interests include investigating new biologic agents for severe asthma and also evaluating the use of Tai Chi to improve exercise capacity in patients with COPD. He has also worked on developing community based chronic disease management programs for asthma and COPD
Dr. Pinto received his B.A., cum Laude, from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH and M.D. degree from the Georgetown University, cum Laude and Alpha Omega Alpha. He was an Intern, Resident, Chief Resident, General Cardiology Fellow and Interventional Cardiology Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Pinto is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and serves as the Director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and Chief of the Interventional Section. He has advanced training in biostatistics as part of the clinical effectiveness program at the Harvard School of Public Health.
He was the Director of the General Cardiology Fellowship Program at BIDMC for 10 years. He has been awarded cardiology fellow teaching and mentorship awards from Harvard Medical School. Currently, he is the Governor of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Cardiology.
He serves on the scientific sessions planning committee for the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention. As an acknowledged technical operator, he performs complex PCI, CTO and TAVR and has been invited to Egypt, China and Vietnam to do complex coronary and peripheral cases. He is a US proctor for the Evolut-R Transcatheter Aortic Valve.
Dr. Pinto was the editor of the Controversies in Cardiology section for Circulation. He is a manuscript reviewer for the New England Journal, Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has published over 75 articles in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and JAMA. Dr. Pinto has research interests in a wide variety of topics including acute myocardial infarction studies, unstable angina studies, interventional trials, peripheral interventional trials specializing in clinical outcomes, comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness studies. He is currently an investigator in numerous transcatheter and coronary stent trials.
Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is Professor of Medicine and served as Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School for 12 years. He serves as a Marshall Wolf Master Clinician Educator Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Dr. Chopra has more than 150 publications and ten books to his credit. Dr. Chopra is Editor-in-Chief of the Hepatology Section of UpToDate, the most widely used electronic textbook in the world subscribed to by more than 1.2 million physicians in 195 countries.
He is a sought after inspirational speaker across the United States and abroad, addressing diverse audiences on topics related to medicine, leadership, happiness, and living with purpose.
He has received numerous rewards, including:
He has written ten books including:
Martin J. Abrahamson, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Division of Continuing Medical Education in the Department of Medicine and an active faculty member of the Endocrine Division, Department of Medicine at BIDMC in Boston, Massachusetts. He received his medical degree from University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa, and completed his internship, residency and clinical fellowship in internal medicine and endocrinology at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, where he was a research fellow before joining the faculty of medicine at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital.
Dr. Abrahamson was joint head of the Endocrine Unit in Cape Town before taking up a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital in 1992. He joined the faculty at Joslin Diabetes Center in 1998 where he held positions as Chief of Adult Diabetes, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs until 2015.
While at Joslin Diabetes Center, Dr. Abrahamson led the reorganization of the Adult Diabetes Section into multidisciplinary teams comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, nutritionists, and exercise physiologists and spearheaded “pathways of care” for patients referred to Joslin (JoslinCare). He has co-authored guidelines for the pharmacological and perioperative management of patients with diabetes and management of hyperglycemic emergencies, and authored more than 80 papers, review articles and chapters related to diabetes. Dr. Abrahamson’s research interests include the management of patients with diabetes, and use of technology to improve diabetes care and outcomes.
Dr. Abrahamson is board certified in internal medicine and in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, and is a Fellow of the College of Physicians of South Africa. He has been cited regularly in Boston Magazine as one of Boston’s top doctors, and has delivered numerous invited lectures nationally and internationally on the management of diabetes. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for contributions to Diabetes from the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Daniel Press joined the Cognitive Neurology Unit at BIDMC in 1999 and is currently the Clinical Director for the unit. He is also a member of the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center.
He received board certification in neurology in 1999 and is currently an Associate Professor in Neurology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Daniel Z. Press received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.
He trained in Neurology at the Harvard Longwood Neurology Training Program and did fellowship training in both Behavioral Neurology (1997-1999) and Movement Disorders (1999-2000).His clinical and research interests are in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body diseases.
He has published extensively in these subjects and is currently conducting research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Harvard Center for Neurodiscovery, and other foundations.
Dr. Schnipper is the immediate past Clinical Director of the Cancer Center and Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology at the BIDMC and the Theodore W. and Evelyn G. Berenson Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the field of Oncology at Harvard Medical School. He is the Associate Director of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center for membership, and a member of its executive committee. Dr. Schnipper received his M.D. from the State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, summa cum laude, and prior to joining the BIDMC, trained at the Yale New Haven Medical Center, the National Cancer Institute, and Washington University.
In addition to his clinical work and teaching, Dr. Schnipper is deeply committed to oncology research, having been the recipient of numerous peer-reviewed grants over the years from the National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society. He research has contributed to our understanding of the mechanism of action of anti-viral and anti-neoplastic therapies, genomic instability in cancer, and more recently, quality and value in cancer care.
At the BIDMC Dr. Schnipper and colleagues built an innovative hematology-oncology clinical training program, complemented by a translational research program centered on translating advances in cancer biology to improvements in patient care.
Dr. Schnipper has a long commitment to health care policy and medical ethics. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society and president of its Massachusetts Division. He is the recipient of the St. George Medal from the American Cancer Society and a Distinguished Service Award and Special Recognition Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr. Schnipper has held numerous leadership positions in ASCO including Chairmanships of the Cancer Research, Ethics and Public Issues Committees, and currently serves as the Chairman of the ASCO Task Force on the Value of Cancer Care.
Dr. Schnipper’s professional interests extend to Global Oncology. Since 2011 he has collaborated with NGO’s committed to supporting health care in under-resourced nations. These initiatives include a collaboration with two mission hospitals in rural Zimbabwe focused on prevention of cervical cancer. As of this date more than 16,000 women have been screened for this disease, many hundreds found to harbor pre-malignant lesions and treated accordingly. This work has also enabled replacement/refurbishment of needed equipment and upgrading infrastructure at the St. Albert’s Mission Hospital.
Prof. Khaled Al-Jarallah completed his basic medical education in Kuwait University in 1984. He continues his postgraduate medical training in McMaster University,Ontario, Canada. He was awarded Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Internal Medicine in 1992 and later the Fellowship in rheumatology.Prof.Al-Jarallah was also awarded Fellowship of American College of physicians and American College of rheumatology as well as the fellowship of the royal college of physicians of London, UK.
Currently Professor Al-Jarallah serves as academic staff in the Department of Medicine in Kuwait University and as a consultant Internist and Rheumatologist in Jaber AL Ahmad Hospital in Kuwait. He was the former Vice Dean in Faculty of Medicine and also the former Secretary General for Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialization for several years.Professor Al-Jarallah served in many medical and educational advisory boards and as a referee in of medical journals as well as external examiner for royal college of London UK and regional specialties medical boards.
Professor Al-Jarallah is the Founder of Kuwait Rheumatology Association, Founder of Kuwait Osteoporosis Association and member of many other local, regional, and international professional societies. He had established several specialties medical training programs along with the continuous professional development programme which obtained international recognition and played a major leading role in establishing the Rheumatology Center and many rheumatology Units in Ministry of Health hospitals in Kuwait.
Professor Aljarallah has a keen interest for research. His theme is focused on rheumatic diseases with emphasis on inflammatory arthritis, spondylarthropathies and validation of outcome measures of rheumatic diseases. Prof Al-Jarallah has more than 100 publications as original articles, abstracts, chapters and books in the field of medicine and health planning related subjects.
Fadi Badlissi is a rheumatologist at the BIDMC and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Badlissi is the director of the musculoskeletal medicine unit at the orthopedic department and rheumatology division.
He received his medical diploma from Aleppo University Medical School in 1994, and a master of science in epidemiology from Boston University in 2003. Dr. Badlissi completed his postdoctoral training in internal medicine, rheumatology and geriatrics at Carney Hospital-Tufts University Affiliate, University of Missouri-Columbia and Boston University Medical Center respectively.
Dr. Badlissi’s interests and expertise include regional pain syndromes, inflammatory and crystals induced arthritis, musculoskeletal ultrasound and guided musculoskeletal interventions. Dr. Badlissi lectures at variety of continuous medical education (CME) courses, and teaches internal medicine residents and rheumatology fellows on musculoskeletal disorders and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Specialist in Internal medicine and Rheumatology
Consultant physician and the Head of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital and a Clinical Staff at Dasman Diabetes Institute in Kuwait
Received the bachelor’s degree of Medicine and Surgery form the University of Kuwait, Faculty of Medicine. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine after completing residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami VA Hospital. Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Vice President of the Kuwait Osteoporosis Society and a past Board Member of the Kuwait Endocrine Society. Chair of the Examination Committee Board of the Kuwait Endocrine and Diabetes Fellowship Program and a member of the Examination Committee Board of the Kuwait Board of Internal Medicine. Has several publications and posters in the field of endocrinology and diabetes and has been a guest speaker in several local and regional scientific activities.
Consultant Internal Medicine, Endocrine & Diabetes
Director of Training & Education- Dasman Diabetes Institute
Dr Abdulmuhsen is the director of training & education in Dasman diabetes institute, head of Endocrine and Diabetes obstetric clinic at Al Adan hospital and a specialist in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Mubarak Al-Kabeer hospital. Dr Abdulmuhsen graduated from Kuwait University medical school. He then completed his postgraduate program at University of Toronto (the birth town of insulin discovery). In addition, he is certified as an academic teacher having completed his academic education fellowship at University of Toronto in Canada.
Dr Abdulmohsen holds both the American and the Canadian Board in both Internal Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology. He has a vast experience in managing all endocrine problems. He has published in International Journals and is an invited speaker to many local and national conferences in Diabetes and Endocrinology. He has a special interest of diabetes and endocrine management during pregnancy.
Dr Abdulmohsen has a vast experience in managing thyroid disease including thyroid cancer, lipid disorders, osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency, sexual problems and preprgenancy planning to enhance fertility in addition to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and diabetes including insulin pump.
Dr Abdulmohsen is a cofounder of sokary.org and has been awarded the Gold Medal by his Highness Sheik Sabah AlAhmed AlSabah.
Professor Department of Internal Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University
Chairman, Faculty of Cardiology, KIMS
President, Kuwait Cardiac Society
Immediate Past President, Gulf Heart Association
Head, Division of Cardiology
Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait
Mohammad Zubaid is currently Professor of Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University. He heads the division of cardiology at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital and serves as a consultant interventional cardiologist at the Chest Diseases Hospital. He is the founding and current president of Kuwait Cardiac Society. He was appointed Chair of the Faculty of Cardiology at Kuwait Institute for Medical Specialization (KIMS) in June 2014 to establish cardiology residency program in Kuwait. He was elected for a two years term as president of the Gulf Heart Association in January 2016.
Professor Zubaid obtained his MB, ChB from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1986, and completed internship and assistant registrar posts in internal medicine at Amiri Hospital in Kuwait. He went on to do internal medicine residency at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada from 1988 to 1991 and cardiology residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from 1992 to 1994. He pursued his research career with a fellowship in interventional cardiology at the University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada from 1994 to 1996.
He returned to his home country, Kuwait, in 1996 and joined Kuwait University as an assistant professor of Medicine. He was promoted to Professor in December 2006. He served as Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Faculty of Medicine from 2012 to 2013. He has contributed to several international journal publications and has served on the editorial boards of the Kuwait Medical Association Journal and the Journal of the Gulf Heart Association, Heart Views. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. Professor Zubaid has organized and chaired several local and regional conferences. He is Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Canada, the American College of Cardiology and the Gulf Heart Association. His research interest focuses on the performance of disease registries. He has lead several disease registries in Kuwait and the region including the Kuwait myocardial infarction registry, Kuwait Acute Coronary Syndrome (KACS) registry, Gulf Registry of Acute Coronary Events (Gulf RACE), Gulf Survey of Atrial Fibrillation Events (Gulf SAFE), Kuwait Time in Therapeutic Range study, Gulf locals with acute coronary syndrome events (Gulf COAST) Registry, use of reperfusion in ST elevation myocardial infarction in Kuwait (REPERFUSE Kuwait) Registry, and Gulf documentation of ambulatory sick patients with heart failure (Gulf DYSPNEA) registry.
Internal Medicine and Hematology Specialist, Kuwait Cancer Control Center
Consultant Cardiologist Specialized in Heart Failure Consultant Internal Medicine
Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and transplantation Unit Salman Aldabous Cardiac Center,Aladan Hospital - Kuwait
Director of the advanced heart failure and transplantation program in Kuwait.Leading the only Heart Failure unit in the Kuwait, taking care of advance HF patients, robust LVAD program and following up heart transplants. Long experience in internal medicine and diagnostic acumen in cardiovascular diseases. Good in communication and interpersonal skills. Management of Advanced heart failure, LVADS, Heart transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, performing right heart cath and biopsy, as well as management of coronary artery disease, hypertension and leading Coronary Care Units. Having a great passion for clinical and academic medicine and providing innovative teaching methods to fellow colleagues and medical students.
Head of Department of Internal Medicine - Faculty of Medicine Kuwait University
Head of Internal Medicine , KIMS
Head of Diabetology Unit at Mubarak Al Kabeer Hospital
Senior Registrar Internal Medicine & Adult Nephrology - Farwaniya Hospital Renal Centre
Internist and Neurologist
Dr.Alqallaf have completed his undergraduate education and training at the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland. He started his post graduate training at Blanchardstown Hospital Dublin. He then had internal medicine training in Kuwait Hospitals. He completed his neurology training at Wayne State University/ Detroit Medical Center. He then went on to have neurophysiology, epilepsy and movement disorders fellowships at University of Texas South Western Medical Center. He is currently a neurologist at Mubrak AlKabeer Hospital.
Head of Anesthesia and Critical Care - Ameri Hospital - MOH
Head of Examination Office - KIMS
Head of Faculty Adult Critical Care-KIMS
Professor of Medicine and Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine , Kuwait University.
Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine
Kuwait Oil Company, Ahmadi Hospital
Nawaf Al-Subaie has recently joined Kuwait Oil Company Ahmadi Hospital in Kuwait as a consultant in anaesthesia and critical care. Nawaf has completed his clinical training at St George’s University Hospitals, UK and was awarded a Doctorate in Medicine for his research in assessing markers of adequacy of oxygenation in the intra-operative period. Following his consultant appointment at St George’s in 2010, Nawaf worked in general and cardiac intensive care. He maintains an active research profile in a number of areas that include out of hospital cardiac arrest, haemodynamic management of the critically ill and post-operative care following cardiac surgery. He is a reviewer for a number of many leading journals and involved in a number of quality improvement and educational activities.
Head of internal medicine at Farwaniya Hospital
Consultant internal medicine Clinical tutor at kims and faculty of medicine
Consultant internal medicine and respiratory medicine
Consultant internal medicine, respiratory medicine at Mubarak Alkabeer Hospital and Jaber AlAhmad Hospital
Clinical tutor at kims and faculty of medicine.
Consultant Interventional Cardiologist Dabbous Cardiac Center since 2014
Department of Internal Medicine
Senior Specialist (Consultant) in General Medical & Intensive care Unit, Adan General Hospital, and Clinical Tutor & Instructor in Faculty of Medicine, Medical department, Kuwait University Kuwait, till 15th March 2007.
Consultant in General Medical department & Critical care medicine in Ahmadi hospital. Kuwait Oil Company till date
Has special interest in the field of critical care ultrasound and echocardiography. Received courses in critical care ultrasound and Echocardiography and shared in the introduction of ultrasound chest ,abdomen and vascular in the management of critical ill patients in Ahmadi Hospital.
Consultant in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine, Mubarak Al Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait
Consultant in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Organ Transplant.
Head of Nephrogy unit at Jaber Al. Ahmad hospital, Internal Medicine Department.
Head of research committee, Internal Medicine Board.
Board in Internal Medicine (KIMS)
Consultant in Internal Medicine and clinical Hematology with special Interest in Thrombosis and Hemostasis.
Chief of Internal Medicine department and head of the Department of Clinical hematology in Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah Hospital.
Clinical tutor in the faculty of medicine Kuwait.
Clinical Tutor in the Internal Medicine board and the Hematology Board of Kuwait.
Previous position as the program director of the hematology board Kuwait 2013-2018
Consultant Internal Medicine, Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital
Senior Specialist Geriatric Medicine
Head of the Geriatric Unit -Mubarak Al-kabeer Hospital, Kuwait.
Specialist in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
Head of Nephrology Divison and Dialysis Center, Adan Hospital. Kuwait.
Program Director of the Kuwait Board of Nephrology.
Director Geriatric Health Services, MoH
Consultant Cardiology/Cardiac Electrophysiology,
Chest Diseases hospital.
Member of American and Canadian societies of nephrology and the Kuwaiti nephrology association
Stroke Unit Director
Dr. Ebtihal Aljamaan is currently working as a head of medical unit at Jaber AlAhmed Hospital. Former consultant in internal medicine at Mubarak Hospital. Also she is a clinical tutor at KU- faculty of medicine,a member in CBMM-EXAM committe and member in PACE-CME.Her main interests are preoperative assessment of medical patient,Ambulatory medicine, maternal medicine and medical education.She gained her MD from SQU-OMAN, and she is both American and Canadian board certified in internal medicine. Dr.Aljamaan is expected to give a workshop entitled" preoperative assessment of medical patient undergoing noncardiac surgery " at our conference.
Head of the Respiratory department at Dar Alshifa Hospital