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Osaid Alser


Master by Research (MRes) Student

Aspiring clinician-scientist, with passion for plastic and reconstructive surgery, global surgery and trauma surgery


Osaid is a medical doctor and a graduate with first-class honours from the Islamic University of Gaza School of Medicine, Gaza Strip, 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 has also a strong interest in global surgery and he is currently leading the GlobalSurg and Global PaedSurg studies in Gaza Strip, Palestine. He enjoys travelling, cooking and writing and he published several papers in the Lancet medical journal and co-authored a book presenting useful tips for undergraduate medical students. He is now reading for a 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 hoping to become a clinician-scientist to improve surgical outcomes of hand surgery worldwide and to leverage reconstructive surgery services in Palestine.