Ashraf Haider Ghaleb
Professor Doctor Ashraf Haider Ghaleb became the first Acting President of Galala University (GU) in September 2020. He has been appointed a professor of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt since 2008. Prof. Dr. Ashraf Haider Ghaleb earned his bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Cairo University in 1986 and his Master’s Degree in General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University in 1991. He received his Doctorate Degree from Cairo University in 1996 before being appointed as a general surgery resident in the Department of General Surgery, Kasr Al-Aini from 1988 to 1991. Professor Doctor Ashraf Haider Ghaleb was appointed an Assistant Lecturer for General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University from 1991 to 1996.
During his diverse academic positions, Prof. Dr. Ashraf Haider Ghaleb started his career as a Lecturer of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University in 1996 and became a Professor of General Surgery in 2008. He 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 from 2013 to 2015. In 2015, he was appointed Vice Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST) and he was promoted to Dean of the Faculty of Medicine from 2016 to 2017. In 2017, he became Vice President of Badr University in Cairo (BUC) for graduate studies, scientific research, and international affairs from 2017 to 2020.
While studying for his Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Ashraf Haider Ghaleb was granted research projects funded by USAID, where he became a Young Scientist Investigatory project from 1992 to 1994. In 1994, he was assigned as Principal Investigator for a major project. Both projects were in the field of cancer research and early detection of cancer in collaboration with New York Medical College, USA. Professor Doctor Ashraf Haider 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. Professor Doctor Ashraf Haider Ghaleb is a Certified International Professional Trainer (CIPT) from the University of Missouri, USA, and over the past two decades, he has trained more than 2000 faculty members and teaching assistants on writing competitive research projects skills.
During his career inside and outside Egypt, Acting President Professor Doctor Ashraf Haider Ghaleb participated in the preparation of medical education programs, education quality systems, and accreditation, as well as in the committees on the quality of healthcare and medical services. Moreover, he chaired many committees for international cooperation, as well as signing MoU’s between universities where international agreements were concluded. He is a Member, a Certified Reviewer and an Auditor for the Reform of Undergraduate Medical Program (RUMP) and the Medical Sector Committee which are both affiliated to the Supreme Council of Universities.
Professor Doctor Ashraf Haider Ghaleb was the chairman of the recruitment committee for selecting faculty members in National Universities in 2019. He was also a member in the preparatory Committee to start the Educational Process of National Universities before becoming GU’s first Acting President.
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