Atef Bakhoum, MD, PhD
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Award-winning medical research professional, recognized in Health Sciences/Public Health for work in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Sexuality and Reproductive health. Extensive clinical research experience in HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B, and C, sexually transmitted infection prevention, treatment and advocacy in substance use/addiction populations, and working with LGBTQ+ community and special populations such as and survivors of gender-based violence. International and national clinical research experience includes work with the University of East Anglia, UK, National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), George Washington University, Columbia University and University of Maryland at Baltimore, (USA). Recipient of the Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program – Institute of International Education (IIE), US. Education
Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities, Egypt (2020) Medical Doctorate degree (M.D.), Internal Medicine University of East Anglia, Norwich Medical School, England, United Kingdom  Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Public Population Health, Health Social Sciences, Sexuality & Reproductive Health
Dissertation Title: ‘HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infection prevention among Egyptian substance users.’
Award: Ford Foundation, IFP Fellow.
Benha University, Benha Medical School, Benha, Egypt Doctorate thesis, Internal Medicine: Thesis Topic: ‘Islet cell dysfunction in chronic Bilharzial liver disease’. Master’s Degree, Internal Medicine: Thesis Topic: ‘Cell-mediated immunity before and after treatment by Praziquantel in Schistosoma Mansoni patients’.
Cairo University, Kasr El Eini Medical School, Cairo, Egypt Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBCh/MD) Professional Experience
Head, Scientific Research Department
The Freedom Drugs and HIV Program (FBO/NGO), Cairo, Egypt [January 2014 – Present]
Assist in the grant and proposal process aligned with funding agencies.
Partner, collaborate and network with various stakeholders in the domain of substance use and HIV/AIDS.
Provide support for all partners from universities and other research centers who are conducting scientific research in cooperation with the Freedom Program.
Successfully secure a grant from the NIH in collaboration with George Washington University. Atef Bakhoum, MD, Ph.D Page 2 of 4
Supervision of a master’s degree student thesis research at Columbia University.
Support the Executive Director on all scientific research requirements.
Facilitate HIV, Hepatitis and STI clinic: offering VCCT services, including pre-counseling, testing, post counseling, harm reduction techniques, pre-exposure prophylaxis, post-exposure prophylaxis, treatment, referral to support groups and sexual counseling to serodiscordant couples and other key populations – including intravenous drug users, sex workers and members of the LGBTQ community.
Provide technical guidance to support groups for people living with HIV, hepatitis and STIs aligned with prevention and treatment.
Execute quantitative and qualitative research, analysis, dissemination of results.
Recruiting research assistants and facilitators.
Recruit, facilitate, mentor, coach and supervise a team of research assistants, translators, and other content support personnel working in the follow-up and monitoring aspects of the different projects and departments of the Freedom Program.
Design, develop and implement the research plan to meet the needs of the Freedom Program.
Plan the strategic direction and conduct quantitative and qualitative research for advocating prevention of HIV, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections among the population of people who use drugs and other key populations and informing policy recommendations for abolishing stigma and discrimination protection of rights of people living with HIV
Conduct research with various donors and fundraising agencies to maximize the resources available for the Freedom Program activities.
United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – HIV/AIDS Regional Program Cairo, Egypt [Oct 2006 – Apr 2008]
Analyze the HIV situation in the Arab states, for the prevalence of sexual minorities and the relationship to STIs, particularly HIV/AIDS.
Contribute to the policy-making process to enable this group to get the required treatment.
Search and sort data aligned with HIV for the United Nations - ‘Arab Human Development Report’, 2007.
Edit scientific reports, papers, and research. Authored reports and participated in the proposal writing process.
Lecture and train (TOT) on different topics related to HIV/AIDS, STIs, and drugs.
Serve as a translator and instant interpreter -- English to Arabic and vice versa. Consultant, Internal Medicine
National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo, General Organization of Teaching Hospitals and Institutes, Ministry of Health and Population [November 1992- Present]
Manage the inpatient and outpatient department, aligned predominantly with chronic Hepatitis C patients; dispense direct antivirals according to recent international guidelines and protocols.
Direct Endoscopy (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and ultrasonography interventions.
Conduct research in various domains.
Serve as a mentor, train, coach and develop physician and nursing staff. Research Experience
The University of Columbia, Mailman School of Public Health, NY, USA o ‘Developing Monitoring, Prevention and Treatment Access for HIV/other BBVs’ (2017)
The George Washington University, Milken Institute School of Public Health, DC, USA o ‘HIV/HCV Pilot Sequencing Project’ (September 2016 - December 2016) o ‘Epidemiology of drug use, HIV/AIDS and high-risk behaviors in Egypt’ (2014 - 2016) Atef Bakhoum, MD, Ph.D Page 3 of 4
o Part-time co-investigator research collaborator. 1 R21 DA033888-01A1 awarded from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
UNDP - HIV/AIDS Regional Programme in the Arab States (October 2006-March 2008) o HIV/AIDS and traditional practices, Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt/Arab countries. o HIV/Hepatitis C virus co-infection and interactions of treatment modalities.
Benha University, Medical School, Benha
‘Islet cell dysfunction in chronic Bilharzial liver disease’,‘Cell-mediated immunity before and after treatment by Praziquantel in Schistosoma Mansoni patients’.
National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo, Egypt
‘Study of Pancreatic Islet Cell Function in Cirrhotic Patients, due to Hepatitis C Virus’, ‘Clinical, Parasitological, Hematological and Nutritional Disorders, and Implementation of Nutritional and Health Education Programs to improve health status among new Army recruits, Darrasa Camp, Cairo’, ‘Assessment of the Role of Rural Health Centers in Reproductive Health for men/women’. Teaching Experience
Dept. of Global Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University, DC, US.
National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Egypt, Diplomas about prevention of drugs and HIV
Freedom Drugs and HIV Program, Egypt, International diplomas about prevention from drugs and HIV, The International Substance Abuse & Addiction Centre of Studies (ISAACS), Egypt,
Dept. of Internal and Tropical Medicine, Orotta University Referral Hospital, Asmara, Eretria,
Dept. of Medical Anthropology and Sociology, University of Vienna, Austria. Honors and Awards
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research grant ‘Epidemiology of HIV, Hepatitis, STIs and High- risk Behavior in Egypt’: NIH- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in collaboration with the George Washington University, The Milken Institute of Public Health, DC, USA.
International Fellowship Program (IFP): Ford Foundation - International Institute of Education (IIE) Ph.D. study in the United Kingdom.
Egyptian Medical Syndicate award and Shield of Excellence for master’s degree students. International Support Missions
Covid-19 Team internist and general internist, UN Service Office in Somalia (UNSOS) Level II Field Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia (2022).
Primary healthcare missionary physician for relief of Syrian and Kurdi refugees, Lebanon (2021).
Primary healthcare missionary physician for relief of Syrian and Yazidi refugees in displacement camps, Duhok, Kurdistan (2019).
Orotta University Referral Hospital, Asmara, Eretria: treatment of coinfection of HIV, hepatitis B and C, and training of undergraduates (2016).
Hope Center for Infectious Diseases, training on HIV management, Nairobi, Kenya (2009),
Primary Healthcare Missionary doctor, Neues Leben German mission, Ghana and Mali orphanages, kindergartens, primary schools’ pupils and villagers (1988, 1998, 2001). Publications
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Kailee Marin, Gabriel Tobia, Atef Bakhoum, Lancer Naghdechi, Samuel Korouri, and Waguih William IsHak. Sex, Intimacy, and Well-Being. In: IsHak WW, ed. The Handbook of Wellness Medicine. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 2020.
Bakhoum, AY, Bachmann, MO, El Kharrat, E & Talaat, R. Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practice of risky sexual behavior leading to HIV and sexually transmitted infections among Egyptian substance abusers: a cross sectional study. The Journal of Advances in Public Health, Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 701861 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/701861).
Hefny, A, Seddik, Y, Sherif, AS, Abdel Hafeez, N, Bakhoum, AY & Fayez RT. Islet Cell Dysfunction in Chronic Bilharzial Liver Disease, Al-Azhar Med. J., Vol 38 (2), April 2009, 395-410.
El Assiouty, E, Ibrahim, AE, Khalil, FM, Agha, AM & Bakhoum, AY. Cell-Mediated Immunity before and after treatment by Praziquantel, in Schistosoma Mansoni patients. Tanta Med. Sci. J2007; 2(4):116-127.
Hussein, A, Mahmoud, F, Wadie, S, Seif, S, Showman, MS & Bakhoum, AY. Study of Pancreatic Islet Cell Function in Cirrhotic Patients, due to Hepatitis C Virus. The New Egyptian Journal of Medicine- Vol. 33, No. 4, supplement, October 2005, p. 69- 74.
Naghdechi L, Bakhoum A, IsHak WW. Sexual Dysfunctions. In: Black DW, ed. Scientific American Psychiatry. Hamilton: Decker; June 2018. DOI:10.2310/7800.13033.
Naghdechi L, Bakhoum A, IsHak WW. Paraphilic Disorders. In: Black DW, ed. Scientific American Psychiatry. Hamilton: Decker; June 2018. DOI: 10.2310/7800.13034.
Naghdechi L, Bakhoum A, IsHak WW. Gender Dysphoria. In: Black DW, ed. Scientific American Psychiatry. Hamilton: Decker; June 2018. DOI: 10.2310/7800.13035.
Editor in the peer-reviewed ‘Global Scientific Research Journals’
Contributor at Decker’s online learning
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Amira Roess, Sarah Martinez, Atef Bakhoum, Monica Ruiz, Ehab El Kharrat. “Epidemiology of drug use, HIV/AIDS and high-risk behaviors in Egypt”.Department of Global Health, Milken Institute of Public Health, George Washington University, DC, US.
Sakia Anwar, Ehab El Kharrat, Atef Bakhoum, Wafaa M. El-Sadr, Tiffany G. Harris
‘Socio-demographics and HIV Risk Behaviors among people who inject drugs in Egypt’. Department of Epidemiology and Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
Bakhoum, AY, Bachmann, MO, Stockl, A and El Kharrat, E. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections prevention among Egyptian substance users. ‘The 24th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research’ (CAHR 2015), Canada (May ‘2015)
The Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA) ‘Third Regional Conference on Harm Reduction’, Lebanon (November ‘2016).
Bakhoum, A., Stockl, A & El Kharrat E. Syndemics: Accounting for stigma and discrimination of HIV/AIDS among substance users in Egypt. The Middle East and North Africa Harm Reduction Association (MENAHRA) ‘3r Regional Conference on Harm Reduction’, Lebanon (2016).
Bakhoum, AY, Bachmann, MO, Stockl, A and El Kharrat, E. HIV/AIDS, hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections prevention among Egyptian substance users. ‘The 24th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research’ (CAHR 2015), Canada (May 2015). Languages: Arabic: Native tongue, English: Fluent, French: Moderate