Scientific and professional biography

Personal Data

Name: Hassan Ali Abood Nassrullah

Nationality: Iraqi

Date of Birth: 1/7/1951

Gender: Male

Marital Status: Married, 4 children

Address: Kerballa College of Medicine/ Kerballa University/ Kerballa/ Iraq

E-mail: hassan.a.abood@gmail.com

Tel: 009647801021425

Present Post:

 Head of Dept of internal Medicine in Karbala college of Medicine

Assistant professor in Karbala College of Medicine

Consultant Physician in Al Hussian Teaching Hospital in Karbala city

President of the advisory board of General Directorate of Health in Kerballa Governorate

Member of the advisory board of gastrointestinal diseases in the Ministry of Health.

Qualification

MB.ChB. 1974 College of Medicine/ University of Baghdad

MRCP part I Code No. 82.03.0049

Diploma Degree in Internal Medicine, Baghdad University, 1987

Arab Board Certificate in Internal Medicine, 1987

Past Positions:

1974-1975    House Officer: Aug 1974-Octo Neurosurgery Teaching Hospital, November  1974- December 1974 Internal Medicine.

Jan 1975-March 1975 General Surgery, April 1975- June 1975 Gynecology  Al Thawra General Hospital

1975- 1977    Military service-  General Practitioner

1978-1979    General Practitioner in primary health care center in rural area Al Najaf Governorate

1980- 1981   Registrar in Internal Medicine / Medical City- Teaching Hospital – Baghdad

1982-1983    Military service General Practitioner

1984- 1987   Registrar in Internal Medicine/ Al Yarmook Teaching Hospital – Baghdad

Training Program for Arabian Board Specialization in Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine 1 year, Cardiology 6 months. Nephrology 3 months. Endocrinology 3 months. Infectious diseases 3 months

Neurology 3 months. Psychiatry 2 months. Dematology 2      months. Rheumatology 2 months. Gastroenterology and Endoscopy 6 months.

Pulmonary medicine 6 months

1988- Present   Consultant Physician in Al Hussian Hospital Teacing Hospital- Kerballa

1992- 1994   Chief of Department of Internal Medicine in Al Hussian Hospital

1994- 1995   Director of Al Hessian Hospital

1998- 2003  Head of Department of Internal Medicine in Al Hussian Hospital

2003- 2005   Director of Al Hussian Hospital

2005- Present   Kerballa College of Medicine

2005- 2011   Head of Physiology Dept.

2012             Head of Internal Medicine Dept.

Experience:

     Clinical Experience

Practicing internal medicine in Al Hussian Hospital, General hospital with 400 beds. Medical department 120 beds, CCU 14 beds, cardiac cath lab for diagnostic  procedures, dialysis unit 18 beds, ICU 6 beds, endoscopy unit for diagnostic and interventional procedures including ERCP,

Outpatient consultation clinics for 24 different specialties.

Weekly Clinical conference for all departments and daily morning report in the medical department to discuss the newly

admitted patients and problem cases and mortality.

Practicing upper and lower GIT endoscopy ( diagnostic and interventional)  in the endoscopy unit in Al Hussian Teaching Hospital

Teaching Experience        

Lecturer in Physiology and in Internal Medicine in Kerballa College of Medicine, Lectures for second year medical students in GIT physiology,

first year medical students in Alternative medicine, third year medical students in environmental diseases, and forth year medical students in GIT diseases.

Clinical sessions for third, fourth, fifth, and sixth year medical student

Supervising postgraduate study in Kerballa, Babylon, and Baghdad Universities. Supervising students for Diploma degree, MSc degree, and Ph D degree.

Also supervising candidates of the Arabian Board of Medicine.

Examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Kufa and Babylon universities.

Management

As a director of Al Hussain Teaching Hospital I was looking after the administrative aspects of the hospital in addition to medical aspects of the hospital in improving its facilities and giving a better   care for the patients.

As president of the advisory board of General Directorate of Health in Kerballa Governorate we were planning for the health services for the governorate in primary, secondary, and tertiary health care.

As a member of Holy Kerballa Governorate Council June 2003 – March 2004 we were responsible for legislation of laws concerning Kerballa Governorate and planning for all services including the health services in the governorate.

Community Activities including symposiums for general population concerning risk factors of chronic non communicable diseases, healthy dietary habits, and early detection of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Conferences and courses

  1. Incidence of renal osteodystrophy in patients with ESRD on maintenance hemodialysis in dialysis unit in the Medical City/ 1980.

Requirement for the Diploma degree in Internal Medicine

  1. Prognostic significance of the site and size of acute myocardial infarction in patients admitted to the CCU in Al- Hussian Hosp. / 1990, The first Kerballa Medical Conference
  2. Training Course in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy in Muosel College of Medicine 1-15 Sept 1991
  3. 4. The incidence of complications in patients with acute myocardial infarction admitted to the CCU in Al Hussian Hosp. / 1997 , Conference of Iraqi Society of Cardiovascular physicians and surgeons
  4. Risk factors for non communicable chronic diseases in urban and rural population in Kerballa governorate/ 2006, H. A. Nassrullah, The sixth Kufa University Medical Conference
  5. European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Rome 7-11 Sept 2008
  6. Training course in gastrointestinal diagnostic and interventional endoscopy, F. Sandouk Endoscopy center – Damascus, 21 March- April 11 2010
  7. Fifth conference for Iraqi Gastroenterology and Hepatology April 2011
  8. Clinical Exchange programme in University of Vienna- Recent advances in treatment of IBD 9-10 June 2011
  9. United European Gastroenterology Week ( UEGW) Stockholm 22-26 Octo. 2011

Publications:

  1. The rate and prognosis of Ventricular Fibrillation complicating acute myocardial infarction/ 2000, H. A. Nassrullah, Kerballa J Medicine, No 1, Vol 1, Dece 2006, 1-5
  2. Prevalence of obesity in Karballa city population/ 2007, , H. A. Nassrullah, K. A. Alhilaly, S. I. Alghabban, Kufa J Medicine, Vol 11. No 1, 2008, 326-334
  3.   Hypothyroidism in adults, clinical presentation/ 2008, K. O. Elawi, H. A. Nassrullah, Kerballa J Medicine, Vol 2, No 4, June2008, 363-367
  4.    Drug Induced Hypokalemia; A Retrospective Study/2009 H. A. Nassrullah, K. A. Alhilaly, S. I. Alghabban The New Iraqi J Medicine Vol 6 April 2010, 22-26
  5. Evaluation of Visual evoked potentials in patients with chronic viral hepatitis, M. H. Abo Ragheiff, H. A. Al Dhahir, H. A. Nassrullah, Kerballa J Medicine Accepted for      publication 2011
  6.    Detection of demylenation changes in patients with chronic viral hepatitis, M. H. Abo Ragheiff, H. A. Al Dhahir, H. A. Nassrullah, R. Jawad,  Kufa J Medicine Accepted for publication 2011
  7. I am involved with CARA Research Fellowship/ Use of Molecular Methods for Better Understanding of Tuberculosis Epidemiology in Iraq, Principle investigator Barer, Mike R. (Prof.)   Leicester University <mrb19@leicester.ac.uk>
  8. Epidemiology of hepatitis in Karbala Governorate in 2010- 2012
  9.   Prevalence of H Pylori infection in patients undergoing OGD for gastrointestinal symptoms
  10. Duplex PCR primers for detection of Helicobacter pylori DNA directly from gastric biopsy samples, Karbala journal of pharmaceutical Vol 3 2012
  11. Mutation in katG315 is possibly a good prognostic factor for treatment with second line drugs in MDR tuberculosis :A preliminary Study , Indian J of Med Microbiology, Vol 31, No 4, Octo 2013: 395-400

12. The CARA tuberculosis project in Karbala, Michael R. Barer, Mohanad Mohsin Ahmed, Hassan Abood Nasirallah, Suhad Ahmed, Ali Al-Zaag; Medicine, Conflict and Survival, Volume 29Issue 1, 2013:pages     75-76(http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13623699.2013.765187)

13., Snapshot of the genetic diversity ofMycobacterium tuberculosis in Iraq: International J of Mycobacteriology, Vol 3 Issue 3, Sept 2014: 184-196.

Committees:

Member of Iraqi Medical Association

Member of Iraqi Society of Gastroenterologists

Member of Iraqi Society of Cardiovascular physicians and surgeons

Member of Holy Kerballa Governorate Council June 2003 – March 2004

Member in the CME committee in the General Directorate of Health in Kerballa Governorate

Member in the committee of Kerballa College of Medicine

Member in the Editorial Board of Karballa Journal of Medicine

Member of the scientific advisory board of The New Iraqi Journal of Medicine

Member of the ethical committee for research in the General Directorate of Health in Kerballa Governorate