Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Ithaca College, 1975. Master of Science in Sports Medicine, Indiana State University, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy in Exercise Physiology, Texas Women's University, 1980.
Senior physical therapist, 1975-1977; sport medicine specialist, Ministry of Health, Safat, Kuwait, 1976-1982; professor faculty medicine, vice dean administration, Faculty Allied Health Sciences, Kuwait U., Safat, 1982-1987; director general, Public Authority Applied Edition and Training, Safat, Kuwait, 1987-1994; minister of Health, Government of Kuwait, Safat, since 1994.
Married; 4 children.