Dean, Faculty of Health Professions
Professor of Biochemistry and Endocrinology


Al-Quds University, Abu Deis - Main Campus, Jerusalem -Palestine, Health Complex


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Dean, Faculty of Health Professions, Al-Quds University. The Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Endocrinology/ Department of Biochemistry – State University of New York at Buffalo in 1983. A Research Scientist at George Washington University in lipid biochemistry from 1984-1994. Joined Al-Quds University in 1994.

Research interests

  • Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Cancer.


  • Teaching Excellence Award from AMIDEAST - 2010
  • An-Najah Prize for Scientific Research 2016
  • The Palestine Islamic Bank Prize for Scientific Research, 2017


  • Biochemistry, Advanced Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Methods in Medical Laboratory.
  • e-learning designed courses (Biochemistry and Advanced Biochemistry)

Recent Publications

  1. Kharroubi AT, Darwish HM, Abu Al-Halaweh AI, Khammash UM (2014) Evaluation of Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) for Diagnosing Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes among Palestinian Arab Population. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88123. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088123
  2. Akram T. Kharroubi, Hisham M. Darwish, Mutaz A. Akkawi, Abdelkareem A. Ashareef, Zaher A. Almasri, Khaldoun A. Bader, and Umaiyeh M. Khammash. Total Antioxidant Status (TAS) in Type 2 Diabetic Patients in Palestine. Journal of Diabetes Research: Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 461271, 7 pages.
  3. Kharroubi AT, Darwish HM. Diabetes mellitus: The epidemic of the century (Review). World J Diabetes 2015; 6(6): 850-867. URL:
  4. Kharroubi, A. and Abu Seir, R. “Cancer care in Palestine” in “Cancer Care in Countries and Societies in Transition: Individualized Care in Focus”, Middle East Cancer Consortium, Springer, New York 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-22912-6. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-22912-6.
  5. Kharroubi, A. Saba, E., Ghannam, I., and Darwish, H. “Evaluation of the Validity of Osteoporosis and Fracture Risk Assessment Tools (IOF One Minute Test, SCORE and FRAX) in Postmenopausal Palestinian Women”. Arch Osteoporos (2017) 12: 6. doi:10.1007/s11657-016-0298-8
  6. Kharroubi, A. Saba, E. Smoom, R., Khaldoun B., and Darwish, H. “Serum 25 Hydroxyvitamin D and bone turnover markers in Palestinian postmenopausal osteoporosis and normal women”.  Arch Osteoporos (2017) 12: 13. doi:10.1007/s11657-017-0306-7
  7. Abu Seir A, Kharroubi A. Implementation of palliative care in palestine: Cultural and religious perspectives. Palliat Med Hosp Care Open J. 2017; SE(1): S4-S9. doi: 10.17140/PMHCOJ-SE-1-102