Ashraf Haider Ghaleb


Professor Ashraf Haider Ghaleb

Professor of Surgery

GU President


Professor Ashraf Haider Ghaleb,  Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (2008) and Acting President of Galala University (2020), holds a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery, Cairo University (1986) and a Master’s Degree in General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (1991), and a Doctorate Degree at Cairo University in 1996 and was appointed as a general surgery resident in the Department of General Surgery, Kasr Al-Aini from 1988 to 1991. Assistant Lecturer for General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (1991 to 1996) and he progressed through academic positions from Lecturer of  General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (1996), to Professor of General Surgery (2008) and held the position of Secretary General of the Board of the General Surgery Department and Advisor to the Vice President of Cairo University for International Affairs (2013-2015), In 2015 he was appointed as Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST) and promoted to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 2016 to 2017. In 2017, he was appointed as Vice President of Badr University in Cairo (BUC) for graduate studies, scientific research and international Affairs from 2017 to 2020. Lastly in September 2020 he was appointed as acting president of Galala University (GU).


During the period of obtaining the PhD, He was granted research projects funded by USAID, where he became a Young Scientist Investigator project (1992-1994), In 1994 he was assigned as Principal Investigator for a major project (1994-1994), Both projects was in the field of cancer research and early detection of cancer in collaboration with New York Medical College, USA. Professor Ghaleb was also trained on endocrine and endoscopic surgery in the University College London and Affiliated Middlesex Hospital, United Kingdom and University of Edinburgh, Scotland. During his academic career, he supervised many scientific theses for masters and doctoral degrees in general surgery, Biotechnology, Phytochemistry and Nursing. He is Certified International Professional Trainer (CIPT) Trainer from the University of Missouri, USA and over the past two decades has trained more than 2000 Faculty Member and Teaching Assistants on writing competitive research projects skills.

During his work periods inside and outside Egypt, he participated in the preparation of medical education programs, education quality systems and accreditation, as well as in the committees on the quality of health care and medical services, and chaired many committees for international cooperation, as well as signing MoU’s between universities with which international agreements were concluded. He is a member and a Certified Reviewer and Auditor for the Reform of Undergraduate Medical Program (RUMP), Medical Sector Committee, affiliated to the Supreme Council of Universities.

Professor Ghaleb was the chairman of the recruitment committee for selecting faculty members in National Universities in 2019, and was a member in the preparatory Committee to start the Educational Process of National Universities and was assigned as the Acting President of  Galala University.


Professor Ghaleb is interested in medical education and has presented many studies and research in various fields of general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, medical education and oncology. He organized many workshops, seminars and conferences, especially in the field of surgical training, provided many consultations in the field of quality of Healthcare services.  He is ATLS Instructor and a member of the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, Egyptian Society of Surgeons, Egyptian and European Endoscopic Surgeons Association, Egyptian and Saudi Medical Education Association, and General Secretary of the International Surgeons Association in Egypt.