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Prof. Dhastagir Sheriff

Professor and Head
Faculty of Medicine, Benghazi University, Benghazi

Brief Biography:

Born in the year 1947, got my Masters and Doctoral Degree in 1971,1977 respectively in Medical Biochemistry, Chennai, India. Devoted to teaching taught in medical schools for 35 years, visited 45 countries. 46 international conferences, organized 2 international conference in medical ethics in India, a life member of European society for Human Embryology and Human reproduction, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Association of physiologists and pharmacologists of India and resource person for UNESCO for Medical and Bioethics, authored five books including a text book of Medical Biochemistry with addtional interest in Human Sexology, had editorial written in British Journal of Sexology, Journal of royal Society of Medicine, Postgrduate Medicine, Scientist, former Rotarian, Citizen AMbassador, selected for Ford Foundation Fellowship and now trying to be chief editor of a journal.


Academic positions:

Present Position:
Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Benghazi University, Benghazi, Libya.

Professional Experience:
1. Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur, Kerala. India.
2. Professor and Head, Kamaliya Medical College, Mala, Kerala
3. Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, Vinyaka Mission Medical College and Research Institute, Ariyanoor, Salem.India
4. Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, UHSA Medical School, Antigua, West Indies.
5. Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry, Dr.Ambedkar Medical College, Banglore.
6. Professor, Manipal Insitute of Medical Sciences, Manglore.
7. Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Al Arab Medical Unviersity, Benghazi,Libya. 1980-1990 ( 10 years)
8. Department of Endocrinology, PG Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chennai.

Other Academic Positions:

1. Research Guide, for Ph D MD students, Faculty of Medicine, Vinayaka Missions, Deemed University, Salem.
2. Research Guide, for PhD and MD students in Faculty of Medicine, Banglore University, Banglore,
3. Research Guide, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala
4. Dean, Academic Affairs, Vinayaka Missions, Salem.
5. Vice-Dean, Dr.Ambedkar Medical College, Banglore.
6. Vice-Dean, Vinayka Missions Medical College, Salem
7. Dr.TN. MGR Medical University, Senate Member, Chennai,
8. Member, Board of Studies, Basic Medical Sciences, Dr.TN.MGR Medical University, Chennai.
9. Member, Faculty of Medicine, Board of Studies, Post Graduate Studies, Calicut University, Calicut, Kerala
10. Chairman, Board of Studies, Biochemistry for UG and PG studies, Periyar University, Salem.

Teaching Experience:
1. Approximately 35 years with 20 years of Postgraduate Courses in Faculty of Medicine.

Educational Qualification:
1. Ph D - Medical Biochemistry, Madras Medical College, PG Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Taramani, Chennai. 1977
2. Master's Degree in Medical Biochemistry, Three Year Course, I st year Anatomy, 3. Physiology and Biochemistry in all three year courses, Madras Medical College, Madras, 1968.
4. Fellowship National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry
5. Fellowship of Indian Medical Biomedical Scientists
6. Fellowship Institute of Sex Education and Counselling, USA
7. Chartered Biologist, UK, Fellowship, Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka
8. Resource Person for UNESCO South Asia Region, Bangkok
9. 150 Research Publications with one of his contribution on semen analyses being taken as reference source for the 5 Minute Urology Text Book, Published by Wilkins, Europe.


Research interests:

Clinical endocrinology, clinical chemistry, reproductive biology, andrology, medical ethics, medical education.


Any other information:

Text Books Published:

1.Medical Biochemistry, Jaypee Medical Publishers, New Delhi, 2004.
2.Ready Reckoner of Pathlab Investigations, Jaypee Medical Publishers, New Delhi
3. Essay in Ethics, EUBIOS Asian Bioethics Journal Referred
4. Understanding Human Sexuality, A paperback publication.
5.Kidney in Health and Disease, 1998.
6. Laboratory Manual for Medical and Dental Students, Academa Publications, Delhi.
7. An Anatomy of Marriage- a psychosocial perspective, manuscript prepared, 2009.

26 International Conferences, 44 national conferences, Organizer for national conference with a conference devoted to AIDS with a booklet published on AIDS-Facts and Figures.
Countries Travelled: nearly 44 countries, USA,UK, European countries, South Asian Countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Hongkok, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Australia.


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