Mohammad Saadeh Suleiman completed his high school studies in Jerusalem in 1971. After spending two years at Birzeit College, he joined the American University in Beirut where he was awarded a B.S. degree in 1975. He received his Ph.D. degree in biological chemistry in 1980 from the University of Essex, UK. Suleiman then joined the faculty of An-Najah National University in Palestine. For 8 years, he played a key role in promoting scientific collaboration and held senior positions including Dean of Research and a Member of the Board of Directors for Scholarships at the British Council in Jerusalem. In 1988, he secured a research position in Physiology at Bristol University and in 2005, he was promoted to a Chair of Cardiac Physiology in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry. Suleiman is a Founding Member of the Bristol Heart Institute which has become one of the top cardiovascular research institutes in the UK. In 2003, the University of Bristol awarded him the higher degree of D.S. in recognition of the distinction of his research. His activities outside Bristol included being a member of the team that was awarded the UK Hospital Doctor Award for Team of the Year in Surgery and runners up for Cardiovascular Medicine, election to the executive committee of the British Society for Cardiovascular Research, invitations to advise on research activities overseas and to speak at or chair at national and international meetings. In 2010, Suleiman was elected as Fellow of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. The aims of Suleiman’s research have been to investigate the cellular mechanisms underlying the damaging effects of cardiac insults and to formulate cardioprotective strategies based on interventions that oppose metabolic and ionic disturbances.
Biography Updated on 19 December 2013