Date: April, 10th, 2015
Former Canadian Orth. Association member: COA, Palestinian
Orth. Association member: POA)
- Spine Surgeon ( Fellowship certified 2008)
- Ilizarov – Reconstruction Ortho. Surgeon (Fellowship
- Ass. Professor. Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
FMHS-An-Najah National University NNU/
- Director of Program of Medicine, head of Division of
Special Surgeries & Faculty member- FMHS
- Head of division of higher education of Health Sciences
- Actively practicing specialty as ortho-spine surgeon at An-
Najah National University Hospital NNUH
- Member; Supreme Scientific Committee / Palestinian
Medical Council -PMC
- Member of Scientific Orthopedic Committee / PMC
- Member; Hospitals' Residency Evaluation Com./PMC
Former Positions: - Medical director – NNUH
- Acting General Director at NNUH
- Deputy Dean for clinical affairs (2009 - Jun. 2013), and
- Director of Department of Medicine (2011- Jun 2013) -
- Chair of scientific committee in POA(2009-Nvm.2013)
- member of research committee and IRB committee at
Ittihad Hsp. (Established by me as head of Unit: Oct.2009 –
- Member of Nablus strategic planning group/health
sector / Nablus Municipality
Present Address: Official:
An-Najah National University Faculty of Medicine & HS – new campus Tel + 970 9 2345113 x 2127 - 2160 Fax: + 970 9 2349739. Personal Mobile: + 970 599 208 667
An-Najah National University Hospital, Tel + 970 9 2331471, Fax: + 970 9 2389683
Nablus-Palestine. E Mails: email@example.com (most used), firstname.lastname@example.org
School Schools till 3rd secondary: Nablus - Palestine 1984 (ranked one
of the 1st 10 at Tawjihi National exam) Medicine Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, M.B.,B.S.; M.D
Faculty of Medicine; University of Jordan (Amman) 1984 – 1990.
Post Graduate Training And Fellowship(s)
Jun 01,1990- May 30,1991 Internship; Jordan University Hospital , Amman-
general surgery and four years orthopedic surgery at Makassed Hospital
(tertiary care training Hospital) in East Jerusalem.
1994 – 1995 Mount's David's Children Orthopedic Hspt. Bethlehem-
Palestine – part of residency program (this hospital is now closed).
Uiversity Hospital – Cairo – Egypt with Prof. Yaser
From 1st march to
30th April 2005: 2 month Fellowship in Ilizarove surgery – Alssandro-
Manzoni Hospital - Lecco- Italy with professor
From 1st Feb 2007 to
30th Jun 2008: Spine Surgery Fellowship Specialty Certified –
LHSC- Victoria Hospital- UWO- London-ON-Canada
Florence Nightingale Spine Center – Istanbul –Turkey
visit to Markgroningen Orthopedic center – Spine
surgery Unit - Germany
Jul 01, 1996 Palestinian Board legible. Orthopedic Specialist
Nov , 2001 Palestinian Board of Orthopedic Surgery .
N.B (the time between board legibility and being Boarded is due to
political conflicts that prohibited the first Palestinian board till 2001).
Oct. 10th 2004 Reconstructive (Ilizarov) Surgery – Affiliated with Azhar
Univ. - Egypt
May 01st 2005 Reconstructive (Ilizarov) Surgery – Affiliated with
Milano Univ. - Italy
Jun 30th 2008 Spine Surgery - Affiliated with UWO - Canada.
Licenses of Practice
Jul 01 , 1991 General Practitioner ( license number 7755 )
1996-2001 Temporary through Palestinian Ministry of Health to practice as
Orthopedic Surgeon (Specialist), due to the delay of the stablishment
of the Palestinian Medical Council till 2001 .
Specialist in Palestinian Authority from the Palestinian MOH after
Palestinian Board Certification.
July1996-March 2003: Initiated and was responsible for orthopedic sector in Saint
Luke's Hospital SLH in Nablus – Palestine (operative and clinics)
the first comprehensive Orthopedic unit in Northern Palestine)
Specialized Arab Hospital SAH – Nablus – Palestine
in the west bank through hosting and participating for this pioneer activity
with Prof Hugh Watts and Dr. Alaa Azmi
2009-2013 Sharing major role in health sciences faculties reconstructions in the
University, directing the program of doctor of medicine, working on
editing its course descriptions and being member of setting regulations
of the FMHS.
2009 – Jan 2014 Active and milestone member of the concise crew working
on and responsible for the establishment of the first University hospital
in Palestine (started to function by Summer 2013) . My most important
role concentrated on specialists recruitment directed mainly towards
highly specialized and qualified Palestinian physicians from inside and
especially from abroad.
I had also cornerstone role in regards of planning, implementation,
setting regulations, initiation, tenders' preparation and activation, and
equipment designation and time planning for the hospital via being
medical director, deputy general and general director and head or
member of most important committees in regards.
Research Activity and Publications
Sep-2003 Pan Arab orthopedic conference Amman –Jordan .
Dec-2003 AO course in Davos – Swiss
Feb-2004 10 days assistance in scoliosis surgeries with
Prof.Hugh Watts and Dr. Alaa Ahmad in Specialized
Arab hospital in Nablus – Palestine
Sep-2004 39th annual meeting of SRS ( scoliosis research
Society ) in Buenos Aires – Argentina . .
16th-18th And Jordanian orthopedic surgeons conference
ON , CA , proceeded with CPSO requirements , and
been arranged for 17 month pediatric and adult spine
training by the spine unit,
CMPA approval to start The PEAP for my fellowship .
Victoria Hospital, LHSC, UWO, London, ON, Canada
July, 1st 2008. Joined pediatric ortho & spine first then adult spine unit
in June 2007 . Since 5th Feb . being fully involved in
clinical and operative work and attending scientific
orthopedic rounds. Passed the pre entry assessment
program (PEAP) in April 27th, 2007.
During the period being participating in case study
reports and clinical researches
March 30th 2007 Accepted to be an Associate member of The Canadian
Orthopedic Association COA .
Jun 2007 Attended the coarse of Current Concepts and
Techniques in Spine deformity held in Mount Sinai
surgical skill lab, Toronto , Canada, with hands on
Oct. 2007 Attended the third International World Congress of
External Fixation held in Cairo- Egypt and attended
the pre and post courses in Ilizarove technique and
Practice in spine surgery in the Trillium Health Center
- Spine institute. – Canada
Jun 2008 Attended the 63rd COA annual meeting conjoint with
the AOA annual meeting in Quebec- Canada
Jul 2008 Attended the IMAST ( international meeting of adv-
anced spine technologies; a division of SRS activities)
in Hong Kong.
Nov 2008 Organizing member and Paper Presenter of An-Najah
University 1st International Pediatric conference.
Jan 2009 International workshop in Jordan for Osteoporosis
May 2009 Workshop in Austria/Salzburg for Kyphoplasty stinting
of osteoporotic vertebral fractures VBS. A procedure
which is not yet done in Palestine.
Oct 2009 The organizing chairman of the An-Najah
2nd international medical conference held between
8th and 10th of October 2009.
Oct 2009 Spine surgery meeting in Cairo
Jan 2010 Course in Spinal surgery for one week in Damascus
Oct 2010 Annual Conference of the Palestinian Orthopedic
University 3rd International Medical Conference
Association (attendance and speaker)
Mar – 2012 10th Healthcare Conference of Arab Hospital
Federation with annual Arab Health Ministers
July – 2012 Speaker and attendant of the 4th Palestinian medical
Nov – 2012 Annual Conference of the Palestinian Orthopedic
Association (attendance and speaker)
Nov - 2013 Annual Conference of the Palestinian Orthopedic
Dec - 2013 Attended AO Spine masters course in Davos – Swiss
Jan-Apr 2014 Updating – experience Fellowship in Spine surgery –
Florence Nightingale Spine Center – Istanbul - Turkey
June 2014 Updating – experience one month visit to Spine Unit –
Markgroningen Orthopedic Center- Gemany
Khalil I. Issa M.D
M.B,B.S, Ass. Prof.