Professor Dr. Izzat MreidenDr.Izzat Mreiden

-- Dean of the school of Medicine, Damascus University, Syria
-- Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and clinical therapeutics.
-- Chairman, Supreme Council Of Science, Syria

  • Born 1908 Damascus Syria, his father was industrialist, businessman, Amine Mreiden

  • Primary & secondary education at the National Science college, Principal, Dr Mounif Aidi

  • Doctor of Medicine  MD,1928, Arab Medical Institution, Damascus, Syria

  • Internship & Residency 1928, University Hospital, under the direction of Professors Lecercle & Mourshed Khater

  • Instructor of Anatomy 1930 under Professor Moustapha Shawki

  • Assistant Professor of Anatomy 1932 under professor Moustapha Shawki

  • Residency in Internal Medicine 1932-1935 University of Paris with Professors Paul Milliez & Jean Lenegre

  • Chief of Medicine, University of Damascus,1935

  • Private practice, 1942

  • Associate Professor of Medicine 1942

  • Professor Of Medicine & Chief Dept of Pharmacology & Clinical therapeutics 1947

  • Elected member to the city council of Damascus.

  • Personal Physician to President Shoukri Kouwatly,1947

  • Personal Physician to President Housni Zaim,1949

  • Personal Physician to Prime minister Mouhsen Barazi 1949

  • Assistant Dean, Damascus school of Medicine 1952

  • Director, Damascus University school of Nursing,1952-1956

  • Dean,Damascus school of Medicine 1957-1965

  • World tour of major US Medical institutions,1964, invited by the US dept. of state.

  • Chairman, Supreme Council of Science, Syria 1961

  • Married to Oumayma Aidi, daughter of Professor Dr Mounif Aidi, had 3 children ,Dr.Amine, Dr.Najwa, Dr.Tarif

  • Retired from practice at the age of 87

Publications, were many amongst them,

  1. Pharmacopedia 1947-1970

  2. Text book of Pediatrics 1946 ( translation, Professor Trabeau)

  3. The Art of Pharmacology & Therapeutics 1947-1970

  4. Studies & reflections in Science, Medicine & life 1982 Click Here

  5. Biography of Professor Dr.Ahmad Mounif Osman Aidi 1996

  6. Poem writen by Dr. Izzat Mreiden as a gift to his life long partner & wife Oumayma Aidi & to his family, translated to English by his daughter, Dr. Najwa Mreiden Click here

Lectures & Editorials

  • Hundreds of lectures in Syria,Lebanon, Egypt,Iraq, Tunesia, Morocco, Paris, Geneva, New York dealing with various medical issues as well as world civilization & literature

  • Represented the government of Syria to the millennium ceremony commemorating Avicena, Baghdad Iraq.

  • Campaigned throughout the Arab world advocating the teaching of Medicine in Arabic.

  • Died November 12, 2000 in Damascus Syria.


Memorial Service Speeches (click here)

1-Minister of health,................................Dr. Iyad Shatti
2-Minister of state Planning....................Dr.Isam Zaiim
3-President,university of Damascus ......Dr. Hani Mourtada
4-His Reverence  Minister .....................Dr. Husam al Deen Farfour
5-Chief Anesthesiology Dept..................Dr. Bourhan Abed
6-Dean of the Aidi family........................Dr. Osman Aidi
7-Friend of the family.............................Mrs Ghada Samman
8-Eldest son...........................................Dr. Amine Mreiden Click here

Other contents

Althakafa journal Sept.issue 2001 ,Editor in chief, Madhat Akkash
  Articles written by: (click here)

1-Mr Thafer Al-Kasmi
2-Mrs Salma Haffar Kuzbari
3-Prof. Dr. Marwan Mahasni
4-Mrs Nada Kahal Doukhi
5-Ambassador Dr.Sabah Kabbni
6-Ambassador Dr. Abdullah Al-Khani
7-Mr Hassan Badr Al-deen Alkateb
8-Dr.Tarif Mreiden (youngest son, student & personal physician) Click here
9-Poem writen by Dr. Izzat Mreiden as a gift to his life long partner & wife Oumayma Aidi & to his family Click here

 

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