Doctor of Medicine, University Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, University Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1986.
Professor department Clinical Pharmacology College of Medicine, Abha, Saudi Arabia, 1999—2005. Professor department Pharmacology University Jordan, Amman, Jordan, since 2005.
Married Hala Hisham Zalatimo, June 1981. Children: Mustafa Yacoub, Zainab Yacoub, Wedad Yacoub, Aya Yacoub.