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Dr. Essam Abdulaziz Al Shail, M.B.B.S., M.D.

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Dr. Essam Abdulaziz Al Shail, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Dr. Essam Abdulaziz Al Shail is a neurosurgeon, medical doctor, and Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. He earned a MBBS in Medical and Health Sciences in 1987 from the Medical School at King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He completed his MD Neurological Surgery Residency Training Program from 1988 to 1995 at the King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Al Shail completed his Clinical Fellowship at the Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto from July 1995 to June 1997. He also completed his Clinical Fellowship at the Craniofacial Program at the Division of Plastic Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto from July 1997 to June 1998. Dr. Al Shail is a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals with the Annals of Saudi Medicine, Journal of Clinical Neonatology and the Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery.

Dr. Al Shail has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and presently serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Department of Neurosciences, Medical and Clinical Affairs, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. His other professional experience includes:

  • December, 2011 to date: Research Center Adjunct Staff, Comparative Medicine Department, Research Center King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • May 1st, 2010 to date: Secretary of the Executive Board of Directors, Saudi Association for Neurological Surgery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • October 11th, 2008 to date: Associate Professor, College of Medicine, Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • February 17th, 2007 to date: Head of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosciences, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • November 1st, 2002 to date: Medical Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Program,  Neurosurgery Division, Neurosciences Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • May 5th, 1998 to date: Consultant Neurosurgeon, Neurosurgery Division, Neurosciences Department, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 
  • Feb. 06 – May 2010: Medical Director and Management, Medical and Clinical Affairs, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Oct 03 – Jan. 2010: Director, Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship Academic & Training Affairs, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Dec. 01 – Dec.04: Associate Executive Director for Business Data Development, Business Program, Heath Outreach and Business Affaires, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • July 1995 – June 1996: Chief Clinical Fellow (Administrative), Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Al Shail’s society memberships include:

  • Member, Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society
  • Founding Member, Saudi Spine Society 
  • Founding Member, Saudi Association for Neurological Surgery                                                                 
  • Founding Member, Saudi Advisory Group Against Stroke
  • International Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons                                                          
  • International Member, European Society For Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Member, International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery 
  • International Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, USA 
  • Member, Riyadh Neuroscience’s Club Saudi Arabia

Dr. Al Shail has concluded the following research:

  • 2000-12: Co-investigator, Craniofacial Cleft Lip and Palate Registry, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, RAC# 991030.
  • 2008-09: Co-investigator, Children with Low Grade Gliomas: Experience of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, RAC# 2081035
  • 2007-08: Co-investigator, Cellular and Molecular Characterization of Medulloblastoma in Saudi Patients: Correlation with Prognosis – and Therapy, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre,   RAC# 2050016.
  • 2004-05: Co-investigator – Integrated Genomic/Transcription Analysis in Saudi Patients with Multiple Sulphatase Deficiency, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, RAC# 2040013.
  • 2000-02: Member of Animal Care and Use Committee, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre.
  • 2000-02: Co-investigator in Saudi Arabian Normative Data for the Analysis of Language Fluency, Repetition, Comprehension, and Naming, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, RAC# 2001043.
  • 1996-98: Co-investigator in Ultrasound Bubble Excitation for Doppler Measurement of Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Flow, Hospital for Sick Children, in collaboration with the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1995-98: Research Coordinator for Outcome of Craniopharyngioma Treatment: Comparison of Different Treatment Modalities, Hospital for Sick Children, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery, Karolinska Hospital, Sweden.
  • 1999-01: Co-Investigator in Development of Animal-Models for the Study Of Heat-Injury Pathways, Research Center, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, RAC# 970 011.
  • 1989 & 1993: Co-investigator in Cytokines and Heatstroke, Research Center,  King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, in collaboration with the Heatstroke Center, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, during the pilgrimages.
  • 1983-85: Summer student:  “The Effect of Bilharzial Infection on Macrophage Function” at the Department of Physiology, Medical Collage, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Al Shail’s published peer-reviewed articles include:

  • Suliman Aljumaah, Allayed, Essam Al Shail, Central Nervous System and Spinal Tuberculosis in Children at A Tertiary Care Center in Saudi Arabia, Annals of Saudi medicine, accepted for publication in 2013
  • Sabiq Dipro, Faisal Al-Otaibi, Adel Alzahrani, Anwar Ulhaq, Essam Al Shail, Turcot Syndrome: A Synchronous Clinical Presentation of Glioblastoma Multiforme and Adenocarcinoma of the Colon, Case Rep Oncol Med. 2012;2012:720273. doi: 10.1155/2012/720273. Epub 2012 Oct 16. PMID: 23119205
  • Yasser Khafaga, Amr El Weshi, Mohamed Nazmy, Maher Hassounah, Essam Alshail, Emad Moussa, Ayman Allam, Amani Alkofide, Arif Jamshed, Gamal ELhusseiny, Ibrahim Ezzat, Derek Jenkin, Intracranial germ cell tumors: a single-institution experience, Annals of Saudi medicine. 2012 Jul-Aug;32(4):359-65. PMID: 22705605
  • Faisal Al-Otaibi, Anwar Ul-Haq, Hindi Al-Hindi, Amani Al Kofide, Essam Al Shail, Cauda equina syndrome as the initial presenting clinical feature of medulloblastoma: a case report, Journal of Medical Case Reports 05/2012; 6(1):135. DOI:10.1186/1752-1947-6-135. PMID: 22620685
  • Zakaria Shinwari, Hindi Al-Hindi, Essam Al-Shail, yasser Khafaga, Amani Al-Kofide, Nasser El-Kum, and Abdelilah Aboussekhra, Response of Medulloblastoma Cells to Vincristine and Lomustine: Role of TRKC, CTNNB1 and STK15, Anticancer Research 2011 May;31 (5): 1721-33. PMID: 1721-33. 21617231
  • Elamin MH, Shinwari Z, Hendrayani SF, Al-Hindi H, Al-Shail E, Khafaga Y, Al-Kofide A, Aboussekhra A., Curcumin inhibits the Sonic Hedgehog signaling pathway and triggers apoptosis in medulloblastoma cells,  Mol Carcinog. 2010 Mar;49(3):302-14. PMID: 20025076
  • Abdulgani E., Al-Shail E., Child abuse by insertion of insulin needles through fontanel , Pan Arab Journal of Neurosurgery,  12 (1): 102-04 April 2008,    http://www.panarabneurosurgery.org.sa/journal/volume12April2008.html
  • Faqeih E, Patay Z, Rahbeeni Z, Murtada J, Al Shail E, Hall JG., Localized acalvaria with craniosynostosis,  Clin Dysmorphol. 2008 Jul;17(3):165-8. PMID: 18541961
  • Al-Shail E., Al-Odaib A., Ozand P.T., Early neurosurgical intervention in spondyloepiphyseal dysplasias, Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Mar;22(3):249-52. Epub 2005 Aug 20. PMID: 16133273
  • Alnaghmoosh N, Lach B, Al Shail E, Patay Z, Congenital Supratentorial meningeal Arteriovenous Malformation with Hemangioma and Massive Arachnoid Cell Hyperplasia, Child’s Nervous System 2005 Nov;21(11):995-9. Epub 2005 Feb. 19th. PMID:  15723232
  • Al Otaibi M, Lach B, Al Shail E, December 2004: one-year-old girl with aggressive skull tumor, Brain Pathol. 2005 Apr;15(2):171-3. PMID: 15912891
  • Lach B, Al Shail E, Spontaneous Anaplasia in Pilocytic Astrosytoma of Cerebellum, Case Report, Br J Neurosurg. 2003 Jun;17(3):250-2. PMID: 14565523
  • Al Shahrani D, Frayha H, Dabbagh O, Al Shail, First case of Neurocysticercosis in Saudi Arabia, J Trop Pediatr. 2003 Feb; 49(1):58-60. PMID: 12630724
  • Liu D, Al Shail E, Retained Orbital Wooden Foreign Body, A Surgical Technique and Rationale, Ophthalmology. 2002 Feb;109(2):393-9. PMID: 11825829
  • Bouchama A, Hammami MM, Al-Shail E, DeVol E. Differential Effect Of In Vitro And In Vivo Hyperthermia On The Production Of Interleukin-10, Intensive Care Med. 2000 Nov;26(11):1646-51. PMID: 11193271
  • Jenkin D, Al Shabanah M, Al Shail E, Gray A, Hassounah M, Khafaga Y, Kofide A, Mustafa M, Schultz H. Prognostic Factors for Medulloblastoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2000 Jun 1;47(3):573-84. PMID: 10837938
  • Tuli S, Alshail E, Drake J. Third ventriculostomy versus cerebrospinal fluid shunt as a first procedure in pediatric hydrocephalus. Pediatr Neurosurg. 1999 Jan;30(1):11-5. PMID: 10202301
  • Hammami MM, Bouchama A, Shail E, al-Sedairy S. Elevated serum level of soluble interleukin-2 receptor in heatstroke. Intensive Care Med. 1998 Sep;24(9):988. No abstract available. PMID: 9803338
  • Hammami MM, Bouchama A, Al-Shail E, Aboul-Enein HY, Al-Sedairy S.  Lymphocyte subsets and adhesion molecule expression in heatstroke and heat stress.  J Appl Physiol. 1998 May;84(5):1615-21. PMID: 9572807
  • Al Shail E, Rutka J, Drake J, Humphreys R, Hoffman H. et al.  Utility of frameless stereotaxy in resection of skull base and basal cerebral lesions in children. Skull Base Surg. 1998;8(1):29-38. PMID: 17171040
  • Hammami M, Bouchama A, Al-Sedairy S, (Al) Shail E, AlOhaly Y, Mohamed G.E. Concentration of Soluble Tumor Necrosis Factor and interleukin-6 receptors in heat-stroke and heat-stress.  Crit Care Med. 1997 Aug;25(8):1314-9. PMID: 9267943
  • Al Shail E, Rutka J, Becker L, Hoffman H.  Optic chiasmatic-hypothalamic glioma Brain Pathol. 1997 Apr;7(2):799-806. Review. PMID: 9161730
  • Bouchama A, Bridey F, Hammami M, Lacombe C, Al Shail E, et al. Activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis in heatstroke. Thromb Haemost. 1996 Dec; 76(6):909-15. PMID: 8972010
  • (Al)Shail E, Siqueira EB, Haider A, Halim M.  Neuroschistosomiasis myelopathy: Case report. Br J Neurosurg. 1994;8(2):239-42. PMID: 7917101
  • Bouchama A, Al-Sedairy S, Siddiqui S, Al Shail E, Rezeig M, Adra C, Al-Hussain K.  Elevated pyrogenic cytokines in heat-stroke. Chest. 1993 Nov;104(5):1498-502. PMID: 8222814
  • Bouchama A, Al Hussain K, Adra C, Rezeig E, Al Shail E, Al-Sedairy S. Distribution of peripheral blood leukocytes in acute heatstroke. J Appl Physiol. 1992 Aug;73(2):405-9.PMID: 1399958
  • Ibrahim AWM, Magbool G, El-Hassen AY, Al Shail E.  The use and misuse of the CT scan of the brain. Ann Saudi Med. 1992 Mar;12(2):166-9.PMID: 17589147

Dr. Al Shail’s honours and awards include:

  • 2012: Distinguished Fellow, New Westminster College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2003: Certificate of Merit from H.R.H. Prince NAWF BIN ABDULAZIZ, Director of Saudi Intelligence, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • 1997: Certificate of Merit from H.R.H. Prince BANDAR BIN SULTAN, Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Washington, D.C., USA 
  • 1996: Merit Award from the Saudi Cultural Mission, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Dr. Essam Abdulaziz Al Shail is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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