Naji N. Abumrad, MD, FACS Chairman & Founding Partner

About Naji

Dr. Abumrad also serves as the Medical Director of ORI Ltd in the UK. Previously he was Chairman of ORI LLC which was the founding partner of UK Specialist Hospitals Ltd. where he also served as the Medical Director.

Dr. Abumrad is presently a Professor and Chair of Surgery at Vanderbilt University. He was previously the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Acting Dean of the Health Sciences Center with responsibilities for managing the University Hospital as well as the Medical School. He also served as Chairman of Surgery at the North Shore Health System in New York.

Dr. Abumrad is a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences. For more than three decades, he has supervised a state-of-the-art research laboratory, continuously funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH). His work has generated over 250 publications in such prestigious peer-reviewed journals as Science, Nature, and Journal of Clinical Investigation.

He has served on the Board of several Journals and has chaired NIH study sections and an NIH-sponsored consensus conference on Clinical Research. Dr. Abumrad received his medical education at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and at the State University of New York in Syracuse, NY where he joined the faculty. He was also Professor of Surgery, Medicine, and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics at Vanderbilt in Nashville.