Prof. Ali Osman Karrar

Prof. Ali Osman Karrar


   Prof. Ali Osman Karrar is the Senior Scientist, Professor and Program Director of Clinical Nutrition Sciences Program at College of Applied Medical Sciences; KSAU-HS. He has a very vast teaching and research experience. Prof. Karrar obtained his PhD in Nutrition from the University of London/UK. After a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Surrey/UK, he gained another two certificates in Nutrition Planning from Meharry Medical College/USA and in Professional Medical Education from the University of Illinois/USA. Prof. Karrar had also worked as a Nutrition Consultant in UNICEF, FAO and WHO in Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Yemen and UAE.

  • Education

  • Professional Association Membership

  • Publications

  • Contact Information

  • Certificate in Professional Medical Education, Centre for Medical Education Development University of Illinois, Chicago/U.S.A.
  • Certificate in Nutrition Planning, Meharry Medical College Nashville, Tennessee/U.S.A.
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Nutrition, University of London/UK.
  • WHO Six Months Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition, University of Surrey/UK .

  • Member of WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Nutrition, Geneva, 1986-1992.
  • Member of the British Nutrition Society.
  • Member of New York Academy of Sciences.

  • Ali Karrar Osman. Development of Dietetic profession in the Arab Region. First International Nutrition Symposium and Workshop. Saudi German Hospital Group, Jeddah March, 28-2008.
  • Ali Karrar Osman. Dietary reference standard: Uses and Abuses. Presented at work shop - Diabetic Center, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, King Saud University. 12-24 April, 2008.
  • Al-Othaimeen Al, Al-Noaha M, Osman AK. Obesity: an emerging problem in Saudi Arabia. Analysis of data from the National Nutrition Survey. East Miditerr Health J. 2007; 13(2):441-8.
  • Ali Karrar Osman. Dietary etiological factors of Osteoporosis in Saudi Arabia. Aspects in Nutrition Symposium - King Fahad Medical City May27"28; 2007.
  • Ali Karrar Osman. Childhood and Adolescent obesity in Saudi Arabia. The 2nd Adolescent symposium. 24-jan-2006. Security forces Hospital-Riyadh-Saudi Arabia.
  • Ali Karrar Osman. Nutritional care in chronic diseases - Presented at the same symposium in Tabuk.21-23-Feb-2005

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