Dr Abbas Zaher is a Professor and past-Chairman, Department of Orthodontics at the University of Alexandria, Egypt.
by Dr Muattar Hanif
After becoming a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Alexandria in 1981, Dr Zaher continued to pursue Masters of Science (MS) in Orthodontics from the University of Alexandria in 1986. He later then completed his post-doctoral degree (PhD) in Orthodontics from the University of Iowa, USA, and the University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1992. Dr Zaher was also visiting fellow at the University of Iowa USA from 1989 till 1991. He also earned a fellowship in the International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy
Dr Zaher’s contributions to the field of Orthodontics lead him to appoint as the Vice-President of the World Federation of Orthodontists. He is also a founding member of the Arab Orthodontic Society, an international member at the American Association of Orthodontists, member of the European Orthodontic Society.
For his outstanding achievements, Dr Abbas has been awarded the Helen and B. F. Dewel Clinical Orthodontic Award for the best Clinical Article in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 1995. He also received honourary membership in the Romanian Association for Excellence in Orthodontics, honourary life member in the Greek Orthodontic Society, and honourary member in The Asociacion Mexicana De Ortodontcia. He is also the recipient of the World…