Consultant Clinical Microbiologist and Infection Control Doctor, King's College Hospital,
Following graduation from the college of Medicine at the University of Khartoum, Sudan, went on to complete his doctorate degree studying the population genetics of Helicobacter pylori on a DAAD scholarship. Upon completion, he practiced internal medicine in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.
He then joined the infection training program (microbiology) at Barts Health NHS trust (London) and completed his fellowships with both the Royal College of Pathologists and Physicians to become the clinical lead for pathology services in Mid and South Essex University hospital groups. He remains an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of London and has been awarded multiple national and international awards. He has particular interest in the improvement of infection diagnostics and management and antimicrobial resistance and stewardship. He volunteers regularly with non-governmental organisations and is collaborating with several international groups to improve the provision of infection diagnostics in lower income countries.