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Posted On: 16 February 2021 08:42 pm
Updated On: 17 February 2021 12:07 am

Six HMC researchers named in prestigious list of top global scientists

Vrinda Abilash
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Clinical leaders and researchers from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have been named amongst the top two percent of researchers worldwide in a global list compiled by Stanford University.

The list was published by John Loannidis of Stanford University in the prestigious journal PLoS Biology in and includes HMC researchers and experts in the fields of dermatology, general medicine, oncology, emergency and critical care and microbiology. The Stanford University team analyzed millions of scientists worldwide to systematically rank the most influential by scientific field.

H.E. Minister of Public Health Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari commended the HMC scientists named in the prestigious list.

"Congratulations to all who have been named in a prestigious global list - this is a tangible representation of our commitment to becoming an Academic Health Center and integrating health, research and education," HE Dr. Al Kuwari said. "It is a great achievement to be recognized as being at the forefront of world-leading research that truly makes a difference to the lives of our patients.

"Innovation and a commitment to research drives improvement of health outcomes and has clear patient benefits and this is something we are continually striving towards."

Named on the list were: Prof. Martin Steinhoff Dermatology and Venereal Diseases, Dr. Fahmi Yousef Khan - General and Internal Medicine, Dr. Shahab Uddin Oncology and Carcinogenesis, Dr. Aamir Ahmad Oncology and Carcinogenesis, Prof. Stephen Thomas Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, and Prof. Adeel Butt Microbiology.

Professor Steinhoff said it was an honour to be included on the list which was taken from the almost seven million active researchers and scientists worldwide.

"Considering more than 200 fields of scientific study and 176 subfields were included in this list, this represents an unbiased vindication from a very credible external source of the high quality and high impact research that is being undertaken here at HMC," Dr. Steinhoff said.

Source: QNA
Cover image: HMC