Curriculum Vitae: KhalilI. Issa M.D
Date: April,10th, 2015
Personal & Professional
Name: Khalil Ibrahim Khalil Issa
Date of birth: 20th of February 1967
Profession: - Orthopedic Surgeon “1996”
FormerCanadian Orth. Association member: COA, Palestinian
Orth. Association member: POA)
- Spine Surgeon ( Fellowship certified 2008)
- Ilizarov – Reconstruction Ortho.Surgeon (Fellowship
- Ass.Professor. Faculty of Medicine Health Sciences
FMHS-An-Najah National UniversityNNU/
CurrentPositions: - Vice Dean and Director of Dpt. of Medicine - FMHS
- Director of Program of Medicine, head of Division of
Special Surgeries & Faculty member- FMHS
- Head of division of higher education of Health Sciences
- Actively practicing specialty as ortho-spine surgeon at An-
Najah National University HospitalNNUH
- Member; Supreme Scientific Committee / Palestinian
Medical Council -PMC
- Member of Scientific Orthopedic Committee / PMC
-Member;Hospitals' Residency Evaluation Com./PMC
Former Positions: - Medical director –NNUH
- Acting General Director at NNUH
- Deputy Dean for clinical affairs (2009 - Jun. 2013), and
- Director of Department of Medicine (2011- Jun 2013) -
FMHS at NNU.
- Chair of scientific committee in POA(2009-Nvm.2013)
- member of research committee and IRB committee at
- Head of Orthopedic reconstructive Unit (Ilizarov)/
Ittihad Hsp. (Established by me as head of Unit:Oct.2009–
-Responsible for Orthopedic services in two private
hospitals (together for 11 years)
- Member of Nablus strategic planning group/health
sector / Nablus Municipality
An-Najah National University Faculty of Medicine & HS – new campus Tel + 970 9 2345113 x 2127 - 2160 Fax: + 970 9 2349739. Personal Mobile: + 970 599 208 667
An-Najah National University Hospital, Tel + 970 9 2331471, Fax: + 970 9 2389683
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School Schools till 3rd secondary: Nablus - Palestine 1984 (ranked one
of the 1st 10 at Tawjihi National exam) Medicine Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, M.B.,B.S.;M.D
Faculty of Medicine; University of Jordan (Amman) 1984 – 1990.
Post GraduateTrainingAnd Fellowship(s)
Jun 01,1990-May 30,1991 Internship;JordanUniversityHospital, Amman-
Jun 01,1991-May 30, 1996 Residency Program in orthopedic surgery; one year
general surgery and four years orthopedic surgeryatMakassed Hospital
(tertiary care trainingHospital) inEastJerusalem.
1994 – 1995 Mount's David's Children Orthopedic Hspt. Bethlehem-
Palestine – part of residency program (this hospital is now closed).
From 6th august to
9th October 2004: 2 month Fellowship in Ilizarove surgery – Al-Zahra
Uiversity Hospital – Cairo – Egypt with Prof. Yaser
From 1st march to
30thApril 2005: 2 month Fellowship in Ilizarove surgery – Alssandro-
ManzoniHospital-Lecco- Italy with professor
From 1st Feb 2007 to
30th Jun 2008: Spine Surgery Fellowship Specialty Certified–
LHSC-Victoria Hospital- UWO- London-ON-Canada
From 30 Jan 2014 to
3rdApr 2014: 2 month Spine Surgery Fellowship updating course –
Florence Nightingale Spine Center – Istanbul –Turkey
(June 2014) One month updating experience 1st assistant surgical
visit to MarkgroningenOrthopedic center – Spine
surgery Unit - Germany
Jul 01, 1996 Palestinian Board legible. Orthopedic Specialist
Nov , 2001 Palestinian Board of Orthopedic Surgery .
N.B (the time between board legibility and beingBoarded is due to
political conflicts that prohibited the first Palestinian board till 2001).
Oct. 10th 2004 Reconstructive (Ilizarov) Surgery –Affiliated with Azhar
Univ. - Egypt
May 01st 2005 Reconstructive (Ilizarov) Surgery –Affiliated with
Milano Univ. - Italy
Jun 30th 2008 Spine Surgery - Affiliated with UWO - Canada.
Jul 01 , 1991 General Practitioner ( license number 7755 )
1996-2001 Temporary through PalestinianMinistry of Health to practice as
OrthopedicSurgeon (Specialist),due to the delayof thestablishment
of the Palestinian Medical Council till 2001 .
Jan 2002 and forth Permanent License to practice as Orthopedic Surgery
Specialist in PalestinianAuthority from the Palestinian MOH after
Palestinian Board Certification.
July1996-March 2003: Initiated and was responsible for orthopedic sector in Saint
Luke'sHospitalSLH inNablus – Palestine(operative and clinics)
the first comprehensive Orthopedic unit in Northern Palestine)
Aug 2000 Complete preparation of the orthopedic sector for
Specialized ArabHospitalSAH – Nablus–Palestine
March 2003-Jan 2007 Attending and full time responsible orthopedic surgeon in
SAH in Nablus –Palestine (operative and clinics).
Summer 2003 Facilitated the Initiation of the first pediatric spine surgery program
in the west bank through hosting and participating for this pioneer activity
with Prof Hugh Watts and Dr. Alaa Azmi
2009-2013 Sharing major role in health sciences faculties reconstructions in the
University, directing the program of doctor of medicine, working on
editing its course descriptions and being member of setting regulations
of the FMHS.
2009 – Jan 2014 Active and milestone member of the concise crew working
on and responsible for the establishment of the first University hospital
in Palestine (started to function by Summer 2013) . My most important
role concentrated onspecialistsrecruitment directed mainly towards
highly specialized and qualified Palestinian physicians from inside and
especially from abroad.
I had also cornerstone role in regards of planning, implementation,
setting regulations, initiation, tenders' preparation and activation, and
equipment designation and time planning for the hospital via being
medical director, deputy general and general director and heador
member of most important committees in regards.
Research Activity and Publications
1-Prospective clinical and radiographic results of the Charitte III Artificial Total Disc Arthroplasty at 2-7 year follow up: A Canadian Experience; Canadian Journal of Surgery, Jan 2011
2-Unique Combination of Junctional level injuries to the spine; ANU-MHS, Dec 2010
3-Treatment of Subtrochanteric Fractures in Adolescent Patients with Reconstructive Trochanteric Antigrade Nail, ANU-MHS, Dec 2010
4-Epidural injection in Spinal Stenosis; finished May 2011 not published yet
5-Ilizarov "Local Experience in West Bank"; finished May 2011 not published yet
6-Effectiveness of full length silicon shoe inserts in the treatment of planter fasciitis finished May 2012 not published
7-Steroid injections in tennis elbow finished May 2012 not published
8-Supervised Master degree Project: Back Pack effect on School students
9-Supervised Master degree Project : Erb’s Pulsy
Courses and Conferences
Dec-2000 AO course in Davos – Swiss .
Sep-2003 Pan Arab orthopedic conference Amman –Jordan .
Dec-2003 AO course in Davos – Swiss
Feb-2004 10 days assistance in scoliosis surgeries with
Prof.Hugh Watts and Dr. Alaa Ahmad in Specialized
Arab hospital in Nablus – Palestine
Sep-2004 39th annual meeting of SRS ( scoliosis research
Society ) in Buenos Aires– Argentina . .
Nov-2005 Pan Arab orthopedic conference Amman-Jordan
16th-18th And Jordanian orthopedic surgeons conference
Aug-Dec 2006 Got my acceptance for spinal fellowship in LHSC/ UWO
ON , CA , proceeded with CPSO requirements , and
been arranged for 17 month pediatric and adult spine
training by the spine unit,
Jan28th-Feb5th 2007 acquired the UWO registration , CPSO license and
CMPA approval to start The PEAP for my fellowship .
Feb 2007 - Spinal Surgery Fellowship in Spine Unit in
VictoriaHospital, LHSC, UWO, London, ON, Canada
July, 1st 2008. Joined pediatric ortho & spine first then adult spine unit
in June 2007 . Since 5th Feb . being fully involved in
clinical and operative work and attending scientific
orthopedic rounds.Passed the pre entry assessment
program(PEAP)in April 27th, 2007.
During the period being participating in case study
reports and clinical researches
March 30th 2007 Accepted to be an Associate member of The Canadian
Orthopedic Association COA .
Jun. 2007 Attended the 62nd COA annual meeting in Halifax,
Jun 2007 Attended the coarse of Current Concepts and
Techniques in Spine deformity held in Mount Sinai
surgical skill lab, Toronto , Canada, with hands on
Oct. 2007 Attended the third International World Congress of
External Fixation held in Cairo-Egypt and attended
the pre and post courses in Ilizarove technique and
Apr 2008 Attended the educational event of evidence based
Practice in spine surgery in the TrilliumHealthCenter
- Spine institute. – Canada
Jun 2008 Attended the 63rd COA annual meeting conjoint with
the AOA annual meeting in Quebec-Canada
Jul 2008 Attended the IMAST ( international meeting of adv-
anced spine technologies; a division of SRS activities)
in Hong Kong.
Nov 2008 Organizing member and Paper Presenter of An-Najah
University 1stInternational Pediatric conference.
Jan 2009 International workshop in Jordan for Osteoporosis
May 2009 Workshop in Austria/Salzburg for Kyphoplasty stinting
of osteoporotic vertebral fractures VBS. A procedure
which is not yet done in Palestine.
Oct 2009 The organizing chairman of the An-Najah
2nd international medical conference held between
8th and 10th of October 2009.
Oct 2009 Spine surgery meeting in Cairo
Jan 2010 Course in Spinal surgery for one week in Damascus
Oct 2010 Annual Conference of the Palestinian Orthopedic
Oct 2010 Organization member of An-Najah
University 3rd International Medical Conference
Mar 2011 local Orthopedic conference
Oct – 2011 Annual Conference of the Palestinian Orthopedic
Association (attendance and speaker)
Mar – 2012 10th Healthcare Conference of ArabHospital
Federation with annual Arab Health Ministers
July – 2012 Speaker and attendant of the 4th Palestinian medical
Nov – 2012 Annual Conference of the Palestinian Orthopedic
Association (attendance and speaker)
Nov - 2013 Annual Conference of the Palestinian Orthopedic
Association (attendance and speaker)
Dec - 2013 Attended AO Spine masters course in Davos – Swiss
Jan-Apr 2014 Updating – experience Fellowship in Spine surgery –
Florence Nightingale Spine Center – Istanbul - Turkey
June 2014 Updating – experience one month visit to Spine Unit –
Markgroningen Orthopedic Center- Gemany
Khalil I. Issa M.D
M.B,B.S, Ass. Prof.