Doctor of Medicine, Damascus University, 1971.
Intern in medicine, Huron Road Hospital, Cleveland, 1971-1972; resident, Indiana U., Indianapolis, 1972-1975; clinical assistant professor neurology, Baylor University, Houston, 1976-1993; clinical associate professor neurology, King Faisal U., Alkhober, Saudi Arabia, since 1991; head section of neurology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1978-1995; department chairman medicine, King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, 1993-1997.
Fellow American College of Physicians, American Academy Neurology. Member Riyadh Neurosci. Club (president 1984-1985).
Married Rima Alkawi, July 12, 1972. Children: Ammar, Lina, Nour.