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Osaid Alser

MD


Master by Research (MRes) Student and Academic Fellow in Global Surgery

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 in Palestine in 2016. He did part of his undergraduate studies as elective courses at the University of Oxford, and in the US at Harvard and Minnesota. After graduation, he worked as an intern doctor at the Ministry of Health in 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.

Osaid has a strong interest in global surgery and he is currently leading the GlobalSurg and Global PaedSurg studies in Gaza Strip, Palestine. Osaid is also an academic fellow in the Oxford University Global Surgery Group where he is involved in teaching Oxford clinical medical students in their Global Surgery Special Study Module (SSM). He is one of the clinical advisors and coordinators of OxPal Medlink which is an educational link between medical students and doctors at the University of Oxford and their counterparts in Palestine. Osaid enjoys travelling, cooking, punting, cycling 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), the University of Oxford with Prof. Dominic Furniss and Prof. Dani Prieto-Alhambra. Osaid is currently using a large population dataset called Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) from NHS England. He aims to investigate postoperative complications, temporal trends and geographical variation in Dupuytren's disease surgery in England.

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