Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, American University Beirut, Lebanon, 1995. Doctor of Medicine, Kursk State Medical University, Russia, 1999. Master of Science in Forensic Medicine, University Glasgow, Scotland, 2000.
Senior house officer histopathology University Newcastle National Health Service Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 2002—2003, specialist registrar histopathology, 2003—2004. Specialist registrar forensic pathology University Leicester National Health Service Trust, England, 2004—2008. Consultant forensic pathologist National Health Service Lothian, Edinburgh, since 2008.
Honorary senior clinical lecturer University Edinburgh, since 2008.
Fellow: Royal College Pathologists. Member: Nothern Forensic Pathology Group, British Association Forensic Pathologists, Association Clinical Pathologists.
Married Shadia Mikhael.