• Biography

    I have 30 years of postdoctoral teaching experience in Gross Anatomy. I began my formal teaching job as an Instructor of Anatomy in a medical school in Egypt, in 1990 and continued until 1995. There, I taught Human Gross Anatomy, Embryology, and Neuroanatomy (average of 30 contact hours a week throughout the academic year). In 1996, I moved to the USA.  I undertook major teaching assignments in the Human Gross Anatomy at Creighton University, Omaha Nebraska. This involved classes in the medical school and school of Allied Health Profession. My teaching obligations included both lectures and laboratory instruction. In 2006, I started my tenure track job as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology & Anatomical Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. My work involves both lectures and assisting in all the laboratories. In addition, I was Course Director for Graduate Developmental Anatomy. I have always had excellent student evaluations. I was awarded the All-Star Professor Award at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In 2015, I started a new job at College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Toledo where I assumed several administrative and teaching responsibilities, teaching Anatomy for 5 programs; Medical School, Physician Assistant Program, Human Donation Science Master Program; Master of Basic Medical Sciences, and Medical Physics Master Program. I also undertook course directorship for Physician Assistant program, Medical Physics and two Clinical Anatomy Electives for the fourth year medical students. I was involved in several task forces charged with switching from traditional curriculum into organ system-based curriculum. In 2021 I was awarded Robert T. Tidrick Golden Apple Award by Class 2021.

     Given my track as an educator at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and College of Medicine and Life Sciences, I managed to do well in the area of research. My research area is on the neurobiology of the vestibular system. During my tenure, I published 22 papers cited over 950 times and attract both intramural and extramural funds. To boost my research endeavour at COML I established collaborative research with Drs. David Giovannucci and Martha Howard.

    At the University of Mississippi Medical Center and COMLS I have been actively engaged in the service area, serving in several school committees and mentoring PhD students, Summer Research for medical students and undergraduate students in research.  

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full name

  • Adel Maklad


Cumulative publications in Scholars@UToledo