Bachelor of Medicine, BChir, University Khartoum, Sudan, 1971.
Resident Khartoum Teaching Hospital, 1971-1974. Registrar in surgery Newcastle (England) General Hospital, 1975-1977. Registrar in ear, nose, and throat Manchester (England) University, 1977-1979.
Senior registrar University Cardiff, Wales, 1979-1982. Consultant in ear, nose, and throat Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) Hospital, 1982-1986. Consultant in ear, nose, and throat, head and neck surgeon King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, since 1986.
Fellow Royal College Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow), Royal College Surgeons England.
Married Mahasin Mohamed Ali Tamam, May 13, 1975. Children: Adel, Al Waleed, Iman, Manal, Osman.