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Osaid Alser


Master by Research (MRes) Student

Aspiring clinician-scientist, passionate about plastic and reconstructive surgery, global surgery and trauma surgery

Osaid is a medical doctor and a graduate with first-class honours (Dean's list) from the Islamic University of Gaza School of Medicine, Palestine in 2016. He did part of his undergraduate studies as elective courses at University of Oxford, Harvard and Minnesota. After graduation, he worked as an intern doctor at the Ministry of Health in Gaza Strip, Palestine. In 2017, he worked as a clinical teaching & research assistant at the Department of Surgery at the Islamic University of Gaza School of Medicine before joining Barts and The London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London as a clinical teaching and research fellow in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

He also has a strong interest in global surgery and he is currently leading the GlobalSurg and Global PaedSurg studies in Gaza Strip, Palestine. Osaid is involved in teaching Oxford clinical medical students in their Global Surgery Special Study Module (SSM) as part of the Oxford University Global Surgery Group. He is also one of the coordinators of OxPal Medlink which is an educational link between medical students and doctors at University of Oxford and their counterparts in Palestine. Osaid enjoys travelling, cooking and writing and he published several papers in different journals including the Lancet and co-authored a book presenting useful tips for undergraduate medical students.

He is now reading for an MSc by Research (MRes) in Musculoskeletal Sciences at the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS), University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof. Dominic Furniss and Prof. Dani Prieto-Alhambra. Osaid is currently working with the national hospital episode statistics (HES) database from NHS England. He aims to investigate postoperative complication following Dupuytren's disease surgery and temporal trends and regional variation in surgical practice.

Osaid is hoping to become a clinician-scientist to improve surgical outcomes of hand surgery worldwide and to leverage reconstructive surgery services in Palestine.

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