Akram T. Kharroubi


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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/461271
  3. Kharroubi AT, Darwish HM. Diabetes mellitus: The epidemic of the century (Review). World J Diabetes 2015; 6(6): 850-867. URL: http://www.wjgnet.com/1948-9358/full/v6/i6/850.
  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. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319229119
  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