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Sherif Mossad, MD, has been a member of Staff in the Department of Infectious Diseases at Cleveland Clinic since 1996. He served as an Associate Staff member from 1998 to 2000 and as a Clinical Associate from 1996 to 1998. Dr. Mossad is also Associate Professor of Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the College of Medicine at Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Mossad obtained his undergraduate degree in 1981 from the University of London and his medical degree from the University of Cairo in 1988. In 1988-1989, he served as House Officer at Cairo University Hospital, Egypt. He completed a rotating internship in child psychiatry at the Egypt Child Psychiatry Clinic, and performed community service for the Ministry of Health, Cairo, from 1989-1990. He was a Resident in internal medicine at Cairo University Hospital from 1989-1990. Dr. Mossad also completed internal medicine residency from 1990 to 1993, and infectious disease fellowship, from 1993 to 1996, at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio.
Currently, Section Head of Transplant Infectious Diseases.
including influenza & rhinovirus, infections in transplant recipients
Innovations & Patents
Conducted two research studies on the use of zinc for treating the common cold, which affects millions of people every year.
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