TITLE: Physician Writers, Past and Present
SPEAKER: Dr. Sherif Meleka
EVENT DATE: 2009/10/01
RUNNING TIME: 47 minutes
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division sponsors the lecture "Physician Writers, Past and Present" given by Sherif Meleka, M.D., Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University.
Speaker Biography: Egyptian-American Dr. Sherif Meleka was born in Alexandria, Egypt. A 1975 graduate of College De La Salle and a 1981 graduate of Cairo University Faculty of Medicine, he immigrated to the United States in 1984 completing his residency in internal medicine at Brooklyn Hospital in New York. He followed this with a fellowship from Harvard Medical School from 1991-1992 and with Johns Hopkins University Hospital from 1992-1993. Meleka joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2003 as a clinical instructor and became assistant professor of neurosurgery in 2005 where he currently remains. He began his writing career in 2000 and has had various publications including his novel "The Reign of Soloman." His latest publication is a collection of stories which was released earlier this year. Dr. Meleka resides in Maryland.