Ali Abdulrahman, Ph.D.

Ali Abdulrahman
Assistant Professor of Human Anatomy
412-365-1218
Buhl - 226A

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA 
Joined Chatham:  2011

ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST

Biology

PERSONAL AREAS OF INTEREST

Biking, Exercising, Knitting, Gardening, Cooking, Listening to music, Enjoy watching history and food channels, Traveling, Hiking 

BIOGRAPHY

SPECIALIZATION:  Human anatomy

EXPERIENCE:

  • Trauma/ER Surgeon, Rashied military hospital, Baghdad, Iraq 1981-1984
  • Mobile Medical Unit Surgeon, Iraq 1984-1987.
  • Assistant lecturer of anatomy, Department of Human Anatomy, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University, 1990-1998
  • Lecturer of anatomy, Department of Human Anatomy, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University, 1998-2006
  • Assistant Professor of anatomy, chairman of the Department of Human Anatomy, College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University, 2007- 2010
  • Assistant Professor of Biology, Chatham University, Pittsburgh PA 2011-current

TEACHING:

  • Anatomy for undergraduate medical students as dissector, lecturer and demonstrator.
  • Anatomy for undergraduate students of medical engineering.
  • Elective courses in anatomy and related sciences: applied anatomy, cross sectional and imaging anatomy, research methods in anatomy; for undergraduate medical students.
  • Anatomy, surgical anatomy, cross sectional and imaging anatomy, research methods, histochemistry, anatomy teaching methods and physical anthropology for postgraduate M.Sc. and Ph.D. candidates in anatomy
  • Anatomy for candidates of the Iraqi board for medical studies in the braches of gynecology and obstetrics, radiology and surgical anatomy.
  • Supervision on M.Sc. & Ph.D. thesis of the postgraduate students.
  • Assessment of M.Sc. & Ph.D. thesis of the postgraduate students. 
RESEARCH PREFERENCES:  histochemistry, ultrahistochemistry
EDUCATION
  • College of Medicine, Basrah University, 1975-1981, Degree awarded: M.B.,Ch.B. 
  • College of Medicine, Baghdad University. 1987-1989, Degree awarded: M.Sc. in Anatomy, Histology and Embryology. 
  • College of Medicine, Al-Nahrain University, 1999-2002. Degree awarded: PhD. in human anatomy. 
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