Shakir Jawad Curriculum Vitae


Address: 10410 Parthenon Court

Bethesda, MD 20817 USA

Work: (301) 295 3945
Home: (240) 454 6346
Cell: (301) 793-8975


Citizenship: Iraq

Married to Sahar A. Hamid, (paediatrician) have two sons, Husam 25, Pharmacist and Faisal 17, high school junior.

Languages: Arabic (Mother tongue), English (Fluent)



College Prep

Almarkawzia High School



M.B.Ch.B. (M.D.)

Al-Mustansiryah University/Baghdad, Iraq


Resident (General Medicine)

Rasheed Military Teaching Hospital/Baghdad, Iraq


D.Ch. (M.S.) (Orthopedic Surgery)

Baghdad University/ Baghdad, Iraq


Board Certification

Iraqi Board for Medical Specializations (Orthopedic/Trauma Surgery)


I have extensive experience in multi organizational management, including emergency preparedness, humanitarian relief, and management of emergency accidents and health crises at the national and regional levels. I am also experienced in managing health system operations under the most difficult situations of war and civil unrest including civil military coordination operations. Additionally, I am a consultant in Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery. My work as a senior official at the Ministry of Health / government of Iraq, has added to my planning and management skills.

I served in the Iraqi armed forces as an active duty officer / Military medical affairs until reaching the rank of a Brigadier General, The last position I held was the Chair of the Orthopedic & trauma department in the base hospital in Baghdad, called Hammad Shehab teaching hospital (Walter reed equivalent).

I also worked as a clinical professor of orthopedic surgery in Alanbar University Medical School; I was the only board certified orthopedic surgeon in the department in 1995-1996 scholastic years and as a clinical professor/ external examiner at Baghdad Medical School and Almustansiryah Medical School in Baghdad Iraq.

I was in charge of post graduate training programs at Hammad Shehab teaching hospital for orthopedic surgery board certification in 2000-2003. Some of many skills I master in orthopedic surgery are Bone lengthening procedures and extensive bone gaps management by bone carrying technique.

During my position as Director General of Technical Affairs and Medical Operations at MOH / Iraq, I supervised the work of all specialized Advisory Services in the Ministry of Health. I supervised secondary and tertiary care programs across Iraq particularly emergency medical services including Ambulance services. I was the Ministry of Health coordinator of emergency preparedness and humanitarian relief activities for the period May 2003 – June 2005.

My experience has extended lately to more global and strategic levels after joining the Military-Civil Affairs Committee, Under Secretary of Defence (Health Affairs), USA on 2006 and the Committee to Implement the International Component of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act, under the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), USA on 2007.

I have vast experience & deep understanding of Iraq, Arab, Middle East & Islamic social, cultural, political values & also how conflicts developed across history of the Middle East.


Current position

International Health Analyst, center for disaster and Humanitarian assistance Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health sciences (USUHS).

Assistant Professor, military /emergency Medicine (USUHS),


  • 1981-1983: Internship ( Resident ) Rasheed Teaching Hospital / Baghdad
  • 1983-1987: Military service, Medical field units during 1st Gulf war.
  • 1987-1991: Postgraduate study on Orthopedic surgery & trauma
  • 1991-1993: Orthopedic & trauma surgeon Tamouz Hospital/ Tamouz military airbase, Anbar, Iraq.
  • 1993-1995: Head of department of surgery & accidents Tamouz Hospital
  • 1995- 2003: Head of Department of orthopedic surgery & accidents Hammad Shihab teaching Hospital, Baghdad-Iraq
  • May1, 2003 – April 14, 2004: Director General, Military Medical Affairs, MOH, Baghdad – Iraq.
  • April 14, 2004 – June 1, 2005: Director General of Technical Affairs, Medical Operations & specialized services MOH, Baghdad – Iraq.
  • June 1, 2005 – sept.15, 2005: Consultant orthopedic & trauma surgeon Al yarmouk teaching Hospital, Baghdad – Iraq.
  • Sept.15, 2005- August 23, 2006: administrative director US/ Iraqi health partnership program / 30th medical Brigade/ Senior Advisor to the Iraqi Joint forces surgeon general.
  • October3, 2006 – June 30 2008:

– Senior technical consultant – Project Hope.
– Visiting scientist. USUHS
– Assistant professor, the Uniformed Services University of the Health sciences (USUHS) , F. Edward Hebert school of Medicine, Dept. of Military & emergency Medicine.

  • July 1, 2008 – present: International health Analyst, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, USUHS


  • Member, Military-Civil Affairs Committee, Under Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), USA 2006-Present
  • Member, Committee to Implement the International Component of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act, Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), USA 2007 – Present.
  • Clinical professor, in orthopedic surgery & trauma Al anbar medical school.(1996 – present)
  • Program director / Supervisor, postgraduate studies / Iraqi board of Orthopedic & trauma surgery.(1998 – 2003)
  • Clinical professor, External examiner college of medicine, Baghdad University & Almustansiryah University
  • External Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 2007 – Present.
  • Member editorial board Iraqi army medical Journal, 1999-2006.
  • President, Iraqi Society of Physicians, 2003-2005
  • Member, Iraqi Medical Association, 1981-Present
  • Member Scientific Committee, Iraqi Medical Association, 2000-Present
  • Member, Iraqi Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1992-Present
  • Associate member, American college of preventive medicine
  • Member, Orthopaedic Surgery Advisory Committee to Iraqi the Minister of Health, 1997-2000
  • Head, Orthopaedic Surgery Advisory Committee to the Iraqi Minister of Health, 2000-2005
  • Head and member of many working groups and comities at the Iraqi ministry of health between April 2003 to June 2005 to set vision, strategic planning, Interagency coordination planning, Data analysis & after action reviews
  • Designer and director of Iraqi MOH operation center: The centre provides ultra-high speed internet connections with all governorates and point to point access through micro-waves to 19 selected sites for video-conferencing capabilities and IP phone services for disaster management.


I worked closely with other sectors in the Government of Iraq and with UN, International Agencies and donors. I have coordinated collaboration on reconstruction projects with several partners and donor agencies. I represented the Ministry of Health in all multi-sectoral efforts in the area of emergency preparedness and relief.


  • Basic Disaster life Support, / The University of Georgia, USA. Feb., 2007.
  • Advanced Disaster life support, / The University of Georgia, USA Feb. 2007.
  • Disaster Life support / Instructor course. The University of Georgia March 2007.
  • Certified National Disaster Life Support Instructor, from the American Medical Association, 2007.
  • Head of the Iraqi team for technical negotiations with the World Bank on emergency services rehabilitation in Iraq, 2004 – 2005.
  • Basic Military & field medicine training course/ three months (August – October 1984). Iraqi army medical school / Baghdad
  • Management of chemical warfare causalities course/ three weeks (5 – 28 October 1982) Iraqi army medical school / Baghdad.
  • War surgery advanced course. / three weeks (16 /1/ – 8/2 /1986), Al-Rasheed military Teaching hospital / Baghdad.
  • Aviation medicine Advanced course for specialists/one month (1-28 February 1995/ Air force Teaching Hospital / Baghdad.
  • Basic computer skills course / one week/ March 1996/ Iraqi army systems & computers Department.
  • Advanced computer skills course /July 1996 /Iraqi army systems & computers Department.
  • Internet & electronic mail course / January 1997/ Iraqi army systems & computers Department.
  • AO Basic trauma course April 1990 / AO international.
  • AO Advanced course / with proximal femoral fractures management / 1996 / AO international
  • Transparency & accountability meeting arranged by USAID Beirut- Lebanon march 2004.
  • Modern techniques in total knee arthroplasty / May 2004/ Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow –UK.
  • Health sector Reform & sustainable financing flagship course / 7-17 June 2004 / the World Bank institute & the American university of Beirut. / Beirut- Lebanon.
  • Orientation program on US health care systems, / two weeks/ August 2004/ Department of Health & human services / US government.
  • 1st. St. George Hospital Hip course (Trauma management) /June 2005 / St. George hospital Beirut- Lebanon.
  • Interlocking nail systems training course (Trauma management) / July 2005/ Orthomedical implants- Durbheim- Germany.


  • “Fixed Flexion Knee Deformity as a Cause of Walking Difficulty in Poliomyelitis/Surgical Care” Pan Arab Annual Orthopedic Conference, Tunsia, Tunsia, 2000
  • “Management of Lower Limb Length Discrepancy by Diaphesial Lengthening” 8th Handicapped Welfare Commission Conference, Baghdad, Iraq, 1996
  • “Surgical Management Of Paralytic Deformities in Spinal Cord Injury Patients” 9th Handicapped Welfare Commissions Conference, Baghdad, Iraq, 1998
  • “Management of Hand Knee Gait in Poliomyelitis” 4th Iraqi Society of Orthopedic Surgeons Conference, Baghdad, Iraq, 1997
  • “Surgical Management of Joint Deformities in Paralysis” 2nd Ibn-Alkiff National Spinal Cord Injury Centre Meeting, Baghdad, Iraq, 2000
  • “Surgical Management of Short Stature” National Endocrinology and Diabetes Center Meeting, Baghdad, Iraq, 2001
  • “Iraq Health Status” 10th Combat Support Hospital, U.S. Army, International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq, Dec 2005
  • “Politicization of Government Institutions” Iraq/Afghanistan Interagency Planning Group, Arlington, VA, USA Oct 2006
  • “Health in Iraq” World Bank Middle East/North African Division, Washington D.C. USA Oct 2006
  • “Radical Islam and Terrorism” Iraq/ Afghanistan Interagency Planning Group, Arlington, VA, USA Oct 2006
  • “Health as a Political Industry” World Bank Middle East/North African Division, Washington D.C. USA Oct 2006
  • “Hearts and Minds: An Iraqi Perspective” After Action Review of the Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority, National Naval Medical Centre, Bethesda, MD USA Jan 2007
  • “Heath Status in Iraq” Military Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting and the Chesapeake Vascular Surgery Society Annual Conference, Bethesda Maryland USA Dec 2006
  • “Health Status in Iraq Update” Interagency Institute of Federal Healthcare Executives, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. USA 7 Mar 2007
  • “Iraq Health Indicators” International health course, Master’s of Public Health, Uniformed Services University of the Health sciences Bethesda MD USA, Feb 2007
  • “Cultural Concerns” Military Contingency Medicine” Uniformed Services University of the Health sciences Bethesda MD, Jun 2007
  • “Discussion on History of Iraq Health Indicators/ Effect of the Embargo” Interagency Institute of Federal Healthcare Executives, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. USA 19 Sep 2007
  • “Chemical Events” Basic Disaster Life Support Course, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences of Bethesda MD, USA, 6 Jul 2007
  • “Understanding Iraq” Military Studies II, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda MD, USA 29 Oct 2007
  • Stability operations, Iraq/ case study. ACPM 2008, Annual Conference of the American Academy of Preventive Medicine Feb. 23, 2008.
  • Recent reports, Iraq health infrastructure, Interagency Institute of Federal Health care Executives / George Washington University, Washington DC. April 1,, 2008.
  • From Iraq to USA, health care systems review and comparison, Day of concern, Iraq, Friends Seminary, Manhattan New York, April 2, 2008.
  • Health in Iraq, US Public Health Service conference, Tuscan, Arizona. June 25, 2008.
  • Achieving cultural competence, SAMHSA/ HHS, Iraq mental health conference, Gaithersburg, MD, June 29, 2008.
  • Socio-cultural factors role in public opinion formation. USUHS, MS2 USUHS, Bethesda MD. July 1, 2008.
  • Effect of religion and culture on accepting foreign health aid, USUHS, MCM, USUHS, Bethesda MD. Sept. 12, 2008.
  • Follow up on health in Iraq, Interagency institute for Federal healthcare Executives, GW University, Washington DC. Sept. 16 2008.
  • Achieving cultural competence, SAMHSA/HHS, Iraq mental health conference 2, Gaithersburg, MD. November 17, 2008.
  • Lessons to be learned from the enemy, SOMA conference, Tampa, Florida. Dec. 18, 2008.
  • Health care delivery during sever embargo conditions, War Extremity Injuries IV conference, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Washington DC January 23, 2009.
  • History of Iraq’s healthcare system, MPh Program, International health / USUHS, Bethesda, MD. Feb. 2, 2009.
  • Helping reshape Iraq’s healthcare system. Iraqi perspective, American College of preventive medicine conference (ACPM).Los Angeles, California. Feb. 14, 2009.
  • The rise and fall of a healthcare system, State University of New York (SUNY), Washington DC, training program. Feb. 27, 2009.
  • Health care in Iraq, past present and future challenges, Air Combat Command surgeon general leadership course, Rapid city, South Dakota. March 4, 2009.
  • Helping Reshape Health care in Iraq, World 4th conference of the International Iraqi Medical association (IIMA), Sharja, UAE. 9 – 11 April 2009.


“Who Will Care for Iraqi Wounded Warriors? Health Policy and National Security” World Journal of Surgery, Vol. 30, No. 10, October 2006

“Bone Lengthening in Poliomyelitis” Iraqi Army Medical Journal, Vol.7 No.2 1996

“The Role of Bone Marrow Studying in Diagnosis of Complicated Iron Deficiency Anaemia” Iraqi Army Medical Journal, Vol.11 No.2 1999.

“The Utility of 2-Mercaptoethanol Test in Brucellosis” Iraqi Army Medical Journal, Vol.13 No.1 2001.

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Center for the Study of International Medical Policies and Practices (CSIMPP) provides a medical policy focus for the School of Public Policy (SPP) and facilitates interdisciplinary and international research and training activities within and outside George Mason University. The Center specializes in evidence based international public health policies and medical practices. The Center has working relationships with the International Society of Microbial Resistance, the U.S. Medicine Institute for Health Studies, World Medical Association, and the American Astronautical Society. Additional research partners include the Institute of Space Medical Engineering of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

CSIMPP has created a learning environment for graduate students in SPP, the George Mason biodefense program, College of Health and Human Services and other organizations through its Global Medical and Health Policy certificate and concentration programs. In the fall of 2009 the CSIMPP was selected as one of the 3 World Medical Association Collaborating Centers, for a period of three years, in the area of medical/health policy .

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