Doctor of Medicine, Damascus University, 1951. Master of Science in Medicine, Paris University, 1962.
Intern, Damascus U. Hospital, 1950-1951; resident, Laënnec Hospital, Paris, 1952-1955; resident, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, United Kingdom, 1954; resident, Shotley Bridge Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, 1958-1959; fellow, Broussais Hospital, Paris, 1961; fellow, St. Thomas Hospital, London, 1964; lecturer surgery, Damascus U., Syria, 1955-1960; associate professor surgery, Damascus U., Syria, 1960-1967; professor surgery, Damascus U., Syria, 1967-1979; professor surgery, King Abdulaziz U., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1981-1991; professor and department chairman surgery, King Abdulaziz U., Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 1983-1986. Director medical education King Abdulaziz Hospital Ministry of Health, 1991.
Vice president Anti-Cancer Society, Damascus, 1972-1979. President League for Human Rights, Damascus, since 1974, Arab Committee for French Studies, Paris, 1974, French Inter-Universities Committee French Studies, 1982. Lieutenant Syrian Army, 1951-1952.
Member Societe Francaise de Pathologie Respiratoire, Society Thoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, Arab Academy.
Married Farida Nabulsi, March 8, 1961. Children: Fuad, Amr.