Professor-El-Sheikh-MahgoubPROFESSOR El-SHEIKH MAHGOUB
Medical Education & Research, SMSB

Professor Mahgoub was born 1935, educated in the University of Khartoum and University of London. He graduated with degrees in Medicine, Microbiology and Medical Mycology. He taught medical, dental and nursing students in the universities of Khartoum, King Saud University and University of Science and Technology in Jordan.

Professor Mahgoub did Research in Medical Mycology for nearly 50 years mostly on Mycetoma and Paranasal Aspergillus Granuloma (PNAG).   He reported new agents, serodiagnosis and medical management of mycetoma that replaced surgical amputation in Sudan. His contribution to national, regional and international medical mycology conferences is great.

His research was appreciated by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to be awarded its Ademola Prize and the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) of the World Health Organization (WHO) to award him its Shousha Prize. He was granted honorary life long membership of the British Society for Mycopathology (BSM) and the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology (ISHAM).

In his country, Professor Mahgoub became Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research during the democratic government (1988-1989). He now chairs the Ethics Committee in the Medical Campus of the University of Khartoum and the one in the Sudan Medical Specialization Board as well as the Scientific Research Committee of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Professor Mahgoub was Advisor on Research and later Director of The Division of Health Sciences in EMRO.

He now sees mycetoma patients and is actively involved in the Mycetoma Research center (MRC) in Soba University Hospital.   He conducts research methodology workshops and also participates with the Sudan Medical Council in medical education initiatives.



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