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Dr. KURDI Achraf

Curriculum Vitae

 

Personal Curriculum / Curriculum Personnel

 

Date of birth : 06/08/1937           

City / Country : Amman / Jordan

Nationality : Jordanian

P.mail :  : P.O.Box 5025  Amman, 11183  JORDAN

 

Scientific Curriculum / Curriculum Scientifique

M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.(G), F.R.C.P. (London)

 

Speciality / Spcialit

          Consultant in Clinical Neurology &  Neurophysiology

          Consultant  Developmental Pediatrician, King Hussein Medical Center - 1989,  Private  Clinic.

          Military Service : Resigned the Royal Military Medical Services with the rank of Brigadier General in 1979.

 

Professional activity / Activit professionnelle

          Training of residents and junior specialists from Jordan and the neighboring Arab countries at King Hussein Medical Center.

          Teaching of Medical Students at Jordan University.

          Training and teaching Paramedical staff.

          Training nurses and technicians in Neurophysiology.

          Establishment of the first Clinical Neurology and Neurophysiology Department in Jordan at the King Hussein Medical Center, Royal Medical Services 1972.

          Visits to most of the leading Neurological Centers in Europe and U.S.A. .

          Visiting lecturer for six months at Harvard Medical School, U.S.A. in 1975.

          Attendance and participation in local, regional and International conferences and symposia in the field of Neurosciences since 1972.

          Chairman of the Third Pan-Arab Neurosciences Conference ( 1984 ) .

          Chairman of the committee for the establishment of a National Neurological center in Jordan.

          Organizing joint courses between the Pan-Arab Union of Neurosciences and the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) since 1984.

          Member of the Middle East advisory board - Neurology - The Journal of Clinical Medicine - Modern Medicine - (1988).

          Associate Editor of the " Journal of the Neurological Sciences ", (1990 - ).

          Translation of the IHS classification into Arabic, (1990).

          Member in the research group on pain ( WFN ), ( 1993 )

          Associate Editor of " Cephalalgia ", (1995 - ).

          Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Arab Psychiatry (1997)

          Advisory Editor of the Journal of Neurosciences (1997)

          Member of the Nomination committee of the Pan Arab Union of Neurosciences Societies, (1998)

          Member of the Headache Research committee of the Pan Arab Union of Neurosciences Societies, (1998)

 

q       APPOINTMENTS HELD :

 

          1962 - 1965          Internship and residency in the following hospitals in the     U.K.     

o         St. Peter's Hospital,Chertesy, U.K.

o         Woking Victoria Hospital,Woking, U.K.

o         St. Thomas' Hospital, London, U.K.

o         National Hospital, Queen Square,London, U.K.

o         City Hospital, Darby, U.K.

          1965 - 1970    Chief of Internal Medicine Section, Base Hospital, Royal Medical Services.                    

          1970 - 1972    Academic Registrar, National Hospital, Queen Square, London, U.K                        .    

          1972 - 1979    Chief of Neurology section, King Hussein Medical Center, Royal Medical Service        

          1975 - 1979    Head of Medical Department and Chief of Neurology, King Hussein Medical Center

          1979 -                Consultant Neurologist, Neurosciences Unit, Jordan Clinic,  Amman

          1982 -                Chairman of the Board of Examiners (Neurologist), Jordan    Medical Council  

          1983 - 1988    Clinical Associate Professor, Medical School (part-time),  Jordan University.

          1983 1987     Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Ministry of Health, Jordan.

          1984 - 1993    Secretary-General, Pan-Arab Union of Neuro-Sciences.

          1988 - 1992    Clinical Professor (Part-time), Medical School, Jordan    University.

          1988 - 1991    Honorary Consultant - National Medical Institution - Jordan.

          1993 - 1997    Member of the Upper House of Parliment, Jordan

          1997 - 1998    Minister of Health & Health Care, Jordan

          1997 -                Chairman of the Jordanian League against Epilepsy -    Delegate to the International League against Epilepsy

          1999 -               Chairman of the Jordanian Society for the care of Epileptic Patients

          1999 -                Chairman of the Jordanian Committee for Parkinsons   Disease and Movement Disorders

          2000 -                Chairman of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Societies    Research Committee on Parkinsons Disease and Movement  Disorders

 

  Scientific titles / Titres scientifiques

          M.B., Ch.B. University of Baghdad.

          M.R.C.P. (G)

          F.R.C.P.  (G)

          F.R.C.P.  (London)

          Certificate of appreciation from his Majesty King Hussein of Jordan for the work done On Multiple Sclerosis at King Hussein Medical Center, Amman, Jordan, 1977.

          Medallion of Independence, 1977.

          Medallion of "Alkawkab", 1979.

          Karama Battle Medal, 1979

          Distinguished service Medal (1967-1971).

          Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service as president of the Pan - Arab congress, from the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) 1989.

          Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding service as president of the Pan - Arab congress, from the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) 1993.

          Star of Palestine Medal, 1993.

          Medallion of "Alkawkab , First Order", 1997.

 

Membership of societies / Membres des Associations

          1973 -               Member of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).

          1977 -               Clinical Associate of the American Academy of Neurology.

          1977 - 1984    Representative of Jordan in the Pan Arab Neurosciences  society.

          1980 -               Member of the International Federation of Neurophysiology  (IFN)

          1983 -              Member in the Board of examiners for the 8th Saint Vincent   International prize for Medical Sciences, Italy.

          1983 1985    Founder and President of the Jordanian Neuro-Sciences  Society.

          1984 -              Member of the World Affairs Council.

          1985 - 1987    Member of the Collage Council of Education, Collage of Education, Jordan University.

          1986 - 1990    Member of the Internal Medicine and Sub-Specialties Council, Jordan Medical Council.

          1986 -               Member of the International Brain Research Organization  (IBRO)

          1987 -1997     Member of the Board of Directors, Bank of Jordan, Amman.

          1987 -               Member of the British Neurological Association (BNA).

          1988 - 1997    Vice-President of the World Federation of Neurology  (WFN)

          1988 -               Chairman of the Jordanian Neurological Research Group.Founder of the Jordanian and Kuwaiti Association on  Multiple Sclerosis.

          1989 - 1991    Member of the Board of Phonetics Center, University of Jordan.

          1989 -              Member of the International Headache Society (IHS).

          1989 -               Member of the Space and Underwater Research Group of  the World  Federation of Neurology

          1990 -               Member of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies.

          1991 - 1997    Member of the Higher Education Committee of the Jordan  Medical Council.

          1991 -              Member of the Jordanian-British Friendship Society.Founding member of the Medical Aid for the Palestinians (MAP) Society Jordan.

          1993 -               Member of the Public Relations committee of the World Federation of Neurology.

          1993 -               Member of the Research Group on Neuroimaging of the World Federation of Neurology.

          1994 -              Associate Editor "Journal of the Neurlogical Sciences"  Published by the  World Federation of Neurology

          1994 -              Member of the European Federation of Neurological   Societies.

          1994 - 1997    Member of the Health and Environment Comittee, House of   Parliment,    Jordan.

          1994 - 1997    Honorary Consultant, British Medical Journal, Middle East.

          1995 -              Neurology Consultant, Journal of the Medical Royal  Services, Jordan.

          1998 -              Member of the Ad-hoc Committee for the Organization of  Neurological Services in the World.

          1998 -              Member of the Executive Committee of the Ministers of Health of the Arab World.

          1999 -               Member of the Continuing Education Committee, WFN

 

Psy Researches (Keywords and summary) / Recherches Psy

1.        CLINICAL STUDIES OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN JORDAN (REPORT OF SIX CASES).

             Ashraf Kurdi, M.B, Ch.B., F.R.C.P.

             Fahmi Rifai, M.D.

             Published : Jordan Medical Journal, May 1973. Volume 8. No. 1

2.         THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEUROPHYSIOLOGY UNIT.

             Ashraf A. Kurdi, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.

             Published : Jordan Medical Journal, November 1973.Volume 8. No. 2

3.         ACUTE HEAD INJURIES ( PANEL DISCUSSION ).

             Introduction by : Ashraf Kurdi, M.B., Ch.B.,F.R.C.P.

             Jordan Medical Journal, November 1973. Volume 8. No. 2

4.         CEREBRAL DEATH.

             Ashraf Kurdi M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.

             Hilmi Hijazi L.R.C.P., M.R.C.S., F.F.A.R.C.S.

             Sayel Madani M.D.

             Published : Jordan Medical Journal, May 1975.Volume 10. No. 1

5.         CEREBRAL DEATH.

             Ashraf Kurdi, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.

             First Arab Conference on Neurological Sciences, Cairo, 19-22 May  1975.

6.         THE ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM ( EEG ), A BRIEF REVIEW OF THE FIRST ( 1000 ) PATIENTS.

             Ashraf Kurdi, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.

             Miss Rima Nayef, EEG Technician

             Jordan Society of Internal Medicine, April 1977, Jordan Medical Journal, 1978

7.         NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES IN DIPHTHERITIC NEURITIS.

             Ashraf Kurdi, M.B., Ch.B., F.R.C.P.

             Ninth International Congress of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, Amsterdam, September 4-9, 1977

8.         MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND Ia-LIKE ANTIGENS IN JORDAN.

             A. Kurdi, I. Ayesh, A. Abdallat, W. Ian McDonald11th International Congress of Neurology, Amsterdam, 10-15 September, 1977, Excerpta Med. Int. Cong. Ser. No. 427  303-304

           9.    DIFFERENT B'LYMPHOCYTE ALLOANTIGENS ASSOCIATED WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN ARABS                                         AND N. EUROPEANS.

             A. Kurdi, F.R.C.P.,

             I. Ayesh, F.R.C.S.,

             A. Abdallat, M.R.C.P.,

             U. Maayta, M.B., B.Chir.,

             Prof. W.I. McDonald, F.R.C.P.,

             Prof. J.R. Batchelor, M.D.,

             D.A.S. Compston, M.R.C.P.,

Lancet (i), 1123 - 1125.

             Medicine Digest 1977, Vol. 3. No. 7.

10.       COMPLICATIONS OF DIPHTHERIA.

A. Kurdi, M. Abdul-Kader:

             Pediatric Day. Jordan Medical Council, 1977

11.       CLINICAL AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF DIPHTHERITIC NEURITIS IN JORDAN.

             II Pan Arab Neurosciences Conference held in Jerba, Tunisia, 26-30 April 1978.

             Journal of the Neurological Sciences 79, 42: 243-250.

12.       TRAUMATIC BRAIN SEQUELAE.

             A. Kurdi and I. Maraqa

             International Conference on Neurotraumatology, Cairo, 17-19 April 1978.

13.       REVIEW OF BRAIN DEATH CRITERIA.

             Pan-Arab Conference of Anaesthesia and intensive care. October 1985, Amman - Jordan.

14.       BRAIN DEATH.

             Al- Banj Journal  1986.

15.       THERAPEUTIC DRUG MONITORING OF ANTI-EPILEPTIC IN JORDAN.

             Shaheen O., Awidi A., Al-Tufk W., Kurdi A.,Al-Karmi M., Daradki Saleh G.

             III World Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. July 1986. Stockholm, Sweden.

             Proceedings of the III World Conference on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

16       CATATONIA & WILSON'S DISEASE.

         Tewfik K. Daradkeh, MD, MRCPsych, DPM

         Ala U. Toukan, MB.BS, FACP, FRCPC

         Ashraf Kurdi, MD, FRCP, FACP

         Adnan Abu-Hamour, MD

         Ibrahim A. Sbeih, MD, FRCS,FRCSSN

         Published in "ACTA PSYCHIATRICA SCANDINEVICA"   

17.       BRAIN DEATH          

             Bulletin of the Consulting Medical Laboratories,Vol. 5 Number 1, Jan. 1987.

18.       CLINICAL FORMS OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN JORDAN

             A. Kurdi, M. Dahdaleh, A. Abdallat, A. Najm El-Din

             Dept. of Neurology, Jordan University Hospital and King Hussein Medical Center, Amman, Jordan.

             Abstract of XIVth World Congress of Neurology, Oct. 22-27, 1989 New-Delhi.

19.       MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN ARABS RESIDING IN KUWAIT (CLINICAL PATTERN AND PROGRESSION )

             Amir Najm El-Din, Geeti Chadha, Ashraf Kurdi.

             Neurology Dept., Medical School, University of Kuwait and Jordan.

             Abstract of XIVth World Congress of Neurology, Oct. 22-27, 1989 New-Delhi.

20.       DISABILITY AND PROGRESSION OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN ARABS

             G. Chadha, Ashraf Kurdi

             Dept. of Medicine, Kuwait University.

             Abstract of XIVth World Congress of Neurology, Oct. 22-27, 1989 New-Delhi.

21.       MISCONCEPTION OF NEUROLOGICAL DISEASES IN THE ARAB WORLD

             A. Kurdi., Medical School, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. Abstracts, IVth Pan-Arab Conference on Psychiatry, Sana'a', Yaman, 5-7 Dec., 1989.

22.       AUTOSOMALLY INHERITED RECESSIVE ATAXIA, SLOW EYE MOVEMENTS, AND EXTRAPYRAMIDAL DISTURBANCES WITH MITOCHONDRIAL ABNORMALITIES.

             A. Najm El-Din, A. Kurdi, M. Al-Salem, K. Al-Nassar, A. Al-Zuhair, M. Rudwan, S. Khafji, T. Hamawi, I. Ayesh, J. Barghouty.

             Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait and Jordan.

23.       MISCONCEPTIONS AND FALSE IDEAS ABOUT NEUROLOGY IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES.

      Ashraf Kurdi, FRCP.

             Published in "THE ARAB JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY", Vol. 1, No. 2, May 1990.

24.       CATATONIA AND WILSON'S DISEASES, case report.

             Tewfik K. Daradkeh, Ala U. Toukan, Ashraf Kurdi, Adnan Abu Hamour, Ibrahim A. Sbeih.

             Jordan University Hospital, Jordan University.

      Published in "THE ARAB JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY", Vol. 1, No. 3, Nov. 1990.

25.       INTERNATIONAL HEADACHE CLASSIFICATION TRANSLATION INTO ARABIC.

             Ashraf Kurdi, Sami Khoury.: "CEPHALALGIA", 1993.

26.       HLA-DR AND DQ ARE NOT THE SUSCEPTIBILITY GENES FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS: EVIDENCE FROM TWO POPULATIONS.

      P.A. Brookes, N.J. Davey, D.A. Francis, A.J. Thompson, R.I. Lechler, A. Kurdi, M.S. Al-Khateeb, W.I. McDonald,  J.R. Bachelor:

27.       INFLAMMATORY HEADACHE

             A. Kurdi, K.M.A. Welch:

The Headaches, edited by Jes Olesen et al, Raven Press, 1993.

           28.       AUTOSOMAL RECESSIVE ATAXIA, SLOW EYE MOVEMENTS AND PSYCHOMOTOR RETARDATION

             A.S. Najim Al-Din, A. Al-Kurdi, M. Dasouki, M. Al-Khateeb, A. Wriekat, A. Mubaidin, M. Al-Hiari:

             Published in the JOURNAL OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES.

29.       REPORT OF FIRST INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON NEURO-INTERVENTIONAL PROCEDURES 7-9 NOVEMBER 1993, RIYADH.

             Ashraf Al Kurdi: "SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL", 1994; 15 (5): 394

        30.    CULTURAL INTERCHANGE BETWEEN THE ARABS AND THE WEST IN THE FIELD OF NEUORSCIENCES

                         Ashraf Al-Kurdi, Afaq Al-Islam, September, 1995

31.       HEADACHE - MIGRAINE ( part 1 )

             Ashraf Kurdi, " Al-Majalis ", Vol 1, May, 1995

32.       HEADACHE - MIGRAINE ( part 2 )

             Ashraf Kurdi, " Al-Majalis ", Vol 1, June, 1995

33.       TENSION - TYPE HEADACHE

             Ashraf Kurdi, " Al-Majalis ", Vol 1, August, 1995

34.       MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN ARABS IN JORDAN

             A.S. Najim Al-Din, M. El Khateeb, A. Kurdi, A Mubaidin, A. Wreikat, Ahmad Al-Shehab, Raida W. Khalil: Journal of the Neurological Sciences 131 ( 1995 ) 144-149.

35.       CLUSTER HEADACHE

             Ashraf Kurdi, " Al-Majalis ", Vol 1, September, 1995

36.       HEADACHE  DUE TO CHANGES IN INTRACRANIAL PRESSURE

             Ashraf Kurdi, " Al-Majalis ", Vol 1, October, 1995

37.       EPILEPSY

             Ashraf Kurdi, " Al-Majalis ", Vol 2, January, 1996

38.       EPILEPSY- CLASSIFICATION AND CLINICAL TYPES

             Ashraf Kurdi, " Al-Majalis ", Vol 2, April, 1996

39.       EPIDEMIOLOGY OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN ARABS IN JORDAN: A COMPARATIVE STUDY BETWEEN JORDANIANS AND PALESTINIANS

             Amir S. Najim Al-Din, Ashraf Kurdi, Ammar Mubaidin, Mohammad El-Khateeb, Raida W. Khalil, Abdel-Latif Wriekat: Journal of the Neurological Sciences 135 (1996) 162-167.

40.       MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS IN JORDAN

             Ashraf Kurdi, M. P. Dahdaleh: Saudi Medical Journal 1996, Vol. 17 (1) 62-65.

           41.     STROKE AND INFECTION: TUBERCULOSIS, BRUCELLOSIS AND SYPHILIS

                         Ashraf Kurdi, Bassim Yaqub; Chapter in the "Primer on Cerebrovascular Diseases" Edited by Drs. Mike                          Welch, Lou Caplan, Don Reis, Bo Siesjo, Bryce Weir.

          42.       ORGANIZATION AND DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO HEADACHE PATIENTS ( task force of the  International Headcahe Society ) Keith Campbell, Christoffer Diener, Kai Jensen, Ashraf Al Kurdi, Mathilde Leonardi,    Ninan Mathew,  Funihiko Sakai, Maurice Vincent an A.M. Vein. " To be published in Cephalalgia"

43.       NEW TREATMENTS FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (editorial comments), BMJ-Middle East, Sept., 1996; 3, No.30

44.       GRAND ROUNDS, HAMMERSMITH HOSPITAL, MENINGEAL GRANULOMAS: SARCOIDOSIS OR TUBERCULOSIS (editorial comments), BMJ-Middle East ,Nov., 1996; 3, No.32

45.       STROKE (Abstract), NeuroSciences, April, 1997, Vol. 2, No. 2, Supplement 3, pp 42.

46.       STROKE (Review Article), NeuroSciences, April, 1997, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp 115-118.

47.           EPILEPSY ( Editorial Comments ) BMJ-Middle East ,Nov., 1997.

48.           The contribution of Arabs and Muslims to Neurology, Book in preperation

49.           The contribution of Arabs to Neurology, in preperation for the WFN congress 2001- London

50.           Parkinsons Disease ( Arabic ), Latest Developments in Management

51.           UPDRS (Arabic)

52.           A. Mubaidin, A, Kurdi, G Woods, M. Dehayyat, K. Horani, A. Shurbaji, M. Hiari, A. Jamil, A new familial Hallervorden Spatz disease variant with pancerebellar atrophy, Kurdi Syndrome, in press.

 

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