HRH Princess Ghida Talal, the chairperson of the board of trustees of Jordan's King Hussein Cancer Foundation (KHCF) announced, in late February, the appointment of Dr Mahmoud Sarhan as the new director general of the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC), effective 1 March 2006.
Sarhan replaces Dr Samir Khleif who has been director general of the KHCC from September 2002.
, a highly qualified and respected medical oncologist, has been instrumental in the success of the centre since 2002, according to the newspaper.
is a Jordanian citizen and a graduate of the University of Jordan's
faculty of medicine.
He holds three American board certifications and prior to joining the KHCC, he was full professor of pediatrics at Duke University Medical Centre in the US.
At the KHCC, Sarhan held the positions of chairman of pediatrics, director of the Hema-Oncology Fellowship Programme and chairman of the Institutional Review Board.
He then became the associate director for medical affairs as well as deputy director of the centre.
Sarhan was in charge of setting up the bone marrow and stem cell transplantation programme at the KHCC and became its director.