Khalifa E. Sharquie
Khalifa E. Sharquie holds M.B.Ch.B. and Ph.D. degrees from Sheffield, England. He serves as a Consultant Dermatologist and Venereologist, Chairman of Scientific Council of Dermatology and Venereology, Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations, Head of Iraqi Society of Dermatology and Venereology, and Head of Arabic Board in Dermatology and Venereology, Baghdad, Iraq. He is a graduate of College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq in June, 1974. He served as Chairman of Iraqi Society of Dermatology and Venereology in 2001. He received more than 100 letters of acknowledgment from various medical authorities and societies. He served as a Reveiwer in International Reviewer Committee for Medical Science Monitor. He attended more than 60 regional and international medical and dermatological conferences and symposiums. He has more than 220 researches carried out since 1978 and more than 200 papers published in regional and international journals. His main research work and interests include the study of the effectiveness of dapsone in the treatment of Behcet’s disease. This was mentioned in Andrews’ Textbook of Dermatology, 8th edition, Chapter 34, page 1941, 1990. They also include description of the stages of pigment loss in Iraqi patients with vitiligo, reporting for the first time the presence of Microsporum canis in Iraqi patients with Tinea capitis in 1985, and description of frictional dermal melanosis (lifa disease) in Iraqi females. His current interest is in cutaneous surgery and skin peeling, laser surgery, and pigment transplant.