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Dr. Mujahed Abbas Joins Metro Health as Medical Director of ICU

Posted: July 28, 2010

Dr. Mujahed Abbas has joined Metro Health Hospital as medical director of its intensive care unit.

Abbas brings more than a dozen years of critical care- and infectious disease-related experience to his new role at Metro Health. As medical director, Abbas will be responsible for managing the hospital’s critical care service.

“Metro Health is delighted to welcome Mujahed to our outstanding team of critical-care professionals,” said Mike Faas, president and CEO of Metro Health. “His impressive credentials and extensive experience in the areas of critical care and infectious disease make him a great addition to our award-winning team.”

Abbas’ broad professional experience includes leadership positions in various clinical, academic and administrative settings. He was a full-time senior staff physician at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where he also served as medical director for the hospital’s Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology Department, as well as program director for Ford’s infectious diseases fellowship.

He is currently a consultant in critical care and infectious disease at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he has served as chairman of the Department of Critical Care Medicine. Abbas has held academic positions at Henry Ford, as well as academic and administrative positions at Texas Tech University in Odessa, Texas.

The 2001 recipient of the Physician of the Year award in Critical Care Medicine from Henry Ford Hospital, Abbas is a frequent lecturer on topics ranging from infectious diseases to pulmonary and critical care medicine. He is also an experienced researcher and has authored articles on both critical care and infectious disease.

Active professionally, Abbas is a member of the American College of Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society of Microbiology and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He serves on numerous committees with various professional organizations, including the Infection Control Committee for King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center.

Abbas is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Damascus (Syria). He completed his internal medicine residency, an infectious disease fellowship and a critical care fellowship at Wayne State and Detroit Medical Center.



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