George F. Araj0000-0002-7437-393X
George F. Araj obtained his Ph.D. degree in medical microbiology from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, in 1976. He received the following fellowships from 1977 to 1982: Medical College of Ohio, Medical College of Virginia, Baylor Medical Center, MD Anderson Hospital, and Tumor Institute. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, 1986, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, 2000. Araj currently works as a Professor and the Director of Clinical Microbiology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon, since 1995. He also served as an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Microbiology, American University of Beirut Medical Center, from 1992 to 1995; and an Associate Professor (1982-1990) at Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait. Araj also has served as an invited consultant and speaker in clinical microbiology topics in the Middle East and USA, has participated to over 40 approved workshops and over 70 presentations in scientific conferences/meetings in the Middle East and USA, and has been the principal investigator or coinvestigator in over 30 funded grants. Araj has published over 170 papers in reputed refereed medical journals, related to clinical microbiology and infectious diseases, mainly on antibiotics and rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases, for example, brucellosis, tuberculosis, salmonellosis, rheumatic fever, Staphylococcus, hepatitis , Campylobacter, Helicobacter, fungi, and parasites.
Biography Updated on 2 January 2013