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Zeyad Sharaiha,
Zeyad Sharaiha received his MBBS from St George’s
Hospital, University of London in 1967 and completed
his rotation and training in internal medicine at the
Royal Medical Services, (Amman, Jordan) and St.
George’s Hospital, London. In 1972 he received his
MRCP (London) and later his FRCP (UK). He did his GI
fellowship training in Gastroenterology first at St
Bartholomew's Hospital (London) and later at Baylor
College of Medicine (Houston, Texas, U.S.A).
Back in Jordan, Zeyad Sharaiha founded and headed
the Gastroenterology Unit at the King Hussein Medical
Centre. He also founded and was the first president of
the Jordanian GI Society, the Pan-Arab GI Society, and
the African Middle East Society for Gastroenterology
(which was established with the help of the WGOOMGE). He helped to establish the MTCC
(Mediterranean task force for cancer control). He also
formed the first GE society (First in the Arab world) for
nurses and paramedics, which has been active
Dr. Sharaiha is currently honorary president of Pan
Arab Society of GE, Founding President of AMAGE,
past president elect of MTCC (Mediterranean Task force
for Cancer prevention) former member of Higher
Population Council of Jordan, international advisor for
the Royal College of Physicians (London), former
member of the Board of Trustees of University of
Jordan Hospital, former member of the Working Group
Party of the International Committee of ASGE, former
president and consultant of the Private Physicians
Association (Jordan), and former member of Higher
Medical Council of Jordan.
Dr. Sharaiha serves on the editorial boards of most
Jordanian and regional medical journals and he is a
past reviewer of abstracts in UEGEW. He participated in
local research of epidemiology of hepatitis, H.pylori &
IM at GE junction in the Middle East. In addition to his
teaching activities in Jordan and the region, Dr.
Sharaiha is an examiner for Jordanian Board of
Medicine and Gastroenterology. In recognition of his
services to gastroenterology, the WGO named Dr.
Sharaiha in 2008 a Global Mentor in
Dr. Sharaiha also served as a member of the Upper
House of Parliament of Jordan, and member of the
(Jordanian) Senate Health Committee, and was
recently awarded the Medal of Independence by King
Abdullah II of Jordan in recognition for his long term
dedication and achievements.