Wael Ghaly, MD, PHD


Wael Amer, MD, PHD

Lecturer- Medical Physiology

Faculty of Medicine

•Professor Of Oral Radiology

•Faculty of Dentistry

•Dr. Wael Amer is a professor of Oral Radiology and Program Director of the Faculty of Dental Medicine, King Salman University. I held several positions (Head of Oral Radiology Department – Vice Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research). Also, the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University.

•I have many publications in national and international journals.

•Vice president of the Dental Science Updates journal.

Computer Application

Research Interests

Dr Wael Ghaly’s research goals are focused on Neuroendocrinology. This includes utilization of genomics-bioinformatics, animal physiology, fMRI, CANTAB and molecular biology studies to elucidate the role of new molecules important in energy homeostasis. He is also interested in translational/clinical investigations focus mainly on the role of metabolically important hormones, including leptin, irisin and adiponectin as well as their downstream effectors, on energy homeostasis and metabolic abnormalities. His interests span the entire spectrum from animal experiments and molecular biology, through observational studies, to physiology and pharmacokinetic interventional proof of concept clinical trials in humans on new therapeutic agents important in the treatment of serious metabolic disorders.

Administrative roles

Dr Wael Amer has held several administrative roles during his career, he is the coordinator for research committee at Basic Medical sciences. This committee is responsible of designing the future research projects.

Dr Ghaly also played the role of learning management system coordinator to help establishing technology based learning environment for medical and Dental students.

Last 3 Publications

  1. Panagiotou G, Ghaly W, Upadhyay J, Pazaitou-Panayiotou K, Mantzoros CS. Serum follistatin is increased in thyroid cancer and is associated with adverse tumor characteristics in humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2021 Jan 25:dgab041. doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgab041. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33493282.
  2. Polyzos SA, Perakakis N, Boutari C, Kountouras J, Ghaly W, Anastasilakis AD, Karagiannis A, Mantzoros CS. Targeted Analysis of Three Hormonal Systems Identifies Molecules Associated with the Presence and Severity of NAFLD. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Mar 1;105(3).
  3. Perakakis N, Kokkinos A, Peradze N, Tentolouris N, Ghaly W, Tsilingiris D, Alexandrou A, Mantzoros CS. Metabolic regulation of activins in healthy individuals and in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 2020 Jul;36(5):e3297. doi: 10.1002/dmrr.3297. Epub 2020 Mar 1. PMID: 32026536.

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