Meet one of the outstanding editors

Professor Ahmed Hassan Fahal, MBBS, MS, MD, FRCS, FRCSI, FRCS(Gla), FRCPath, FRCP (London).Professor of Surgery, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan.

Prof. Fahal trained in medicine at the University of Khartoum, Sudan. He then pursued his post-graduate surgical training in Khartoum and London, leading to a consultant surgeon position at Soba University Hospital and a professor of Surgery, University of Khartoum, Sudan. He is a general surgeon with a special interest and tracks record in mycetoma and tropical surgery.


He has served as the Director of Educational Development Centre for Medical & Health Professionals, University of Khartoum. He was the Founding Director of the Self Evaluation and Quality Enhancement Administration, University of Khartoum, and the University of Khartoum Academic Secretary.


He is currently the President of the Scientific Research and Innovation Agency, Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Sudan and advisor for the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific research, the Republic of Sudan.


Prof. Fahal is the founding Director of the Mycetoma Research Centre (MRC), University of Khartoum. The MRC establishment's effort from scratch is a major success story as he recruited his own web of personal contacts to generate funds for the project. Today, the centre is recognised globally as a world leader and an authoritative advisor in Mycetoma management and research, and it is the only WHO Collaborating Centre on Mycetoma.


He is a high volume researcher in mycetoma, has published and presented extensively his original research in mycetoma becoming a world reference. He published more than 230 peer-reviewed articles and edited a book on mycetoma and many textbooks' chapters, booklets and clinical guidelines in a number of themes in surgery, mycetoma and medical education. His total citation count is 12,525, and his h-index is 53, i10-index 204 (Google Scholar, 6 June 2021) and among the top 2% of scientists with high citation impact globally.

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