Bachelor of Medicine ChB, School Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq, 1983. Master of Science, School Hygiene Tropical Medicine, London, 1987. Doctor Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Royal College of Medicine, London, 1987.
Doctor of Philosophy, Medical Research Council, London, 1992. Postgraduate in Pathology, Royal College Pathologists, London, since 1994. Master of Science in Clinical Microbiology, London University.
Clinician trainee Arbil (Iraq) Hospital, 1983-1984, London Hospitals, 1985-1986. Scientist Clinical Research Center, Medical Research Council, London, 1992-1994. Clinical lecturer University Hospital, Nottingham, England, 1994-1998, reader, consultant in clinical microbiology England, since 1998, head meningococcal research group England.
Member PHLS Meningococcus Forum, London, since 1996. Module convenor Master of Science in Molecular Medical Microbiology. Chairman Genetic Manipulation Assessment committee School Clinical Laboratory Sciences, post-grad student advisory School Clinical Laboratory Sciences.
Member Royal College Pathologists, Kurdish Science and Medical Association London (founding member, secretary), Hospital Infection Society (travel fellow 1996), Society General Microbiology (member clinical microbiology committee since 2000), Pathol. Society Great Britain and Ireland (committee member), British Society Infection, Medical Protection Society, Association Medical Microbiology.
Parents Abdul'Aziz and Nasreen (Masum) Ala'A. Married Sundis Muaid Abdul-Wahid. Children: Kardo, Aryan, Avesta.