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Abdallah Daar

Dr. Abdallah Daar is Professor of Public Health Sciences and of Surgery at the University of Toronto. He is also Senior Scientist at the McLaughlin-Rotman Centre Program on Life Sciences and Global Health, University Health Network. After medical school in London, England, he did his postgraduate clinical training in surgery and in internal medicine as well as a doctorate in transplant immunology/immunogenetics, and a fellowship in transplantation at the University of Oxford. In the Middle East he helped start two medical schools and chaired the foundation of Surgery in Oman for a decade before moving to the University of Toronto in 2001. He has co-authored five books and has over 300 publications. He works in consulting capacities with the UN, the World Health Organization and UNESCO, and is a member of the African Union High Level Panel on Modern Biotechnology. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Third World Academy of Sciences for Developing World, the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the New York Academy of Sciences and a Senior Fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto. He is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Human Genome Organization. He holds the official world record for performing the youngest cadaveric donor kidney transplant. Please visit www.srcglobal.org for his full biography and CV

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