Wagdy Talaat, M.D., Ph.D.
Wagdy Talaat joined FAIMER as a FAIMER Institute Fellow in 2007. In 2009, he joined the FAIMER Institute faculty.
Dr. Talaat holds a Ph.D. in Pathology jointly between Boston University in the United States and Suez Canal University in Egypt. He received his medical education training and earned his diplomas during the early 1980s.
In 2001, Dr. Talaat established the first Medical Education Department in Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean region at the Medical School of Suez Canal University in Egypt. In March 2004, in collaboration with Dr. Jan van Dalen from the Netherlands, he launched the Joint Master of Health Professions Education, an international distance learning program administered by Suez Canal University and Maastricht University that serves 22 countries in the eastern Mediterranean region. In October 2008, as his FAIMER fellowship innovation project, he launched the Diploma of Health Professions Education, a national distance-learning program that serves Egyptian health professionals. In 2010, he launched the Joint Diploma in Health Professions Education, a program administered by Suez Canal University in Egypt and Lahaye International University in the Netherlands that serves Iraqi health professionals exclusively. Hundreds of senior-level faculty in health professions education graduate annually from these three medical education programs, including presidents of medical universities, deans and vice-deans of health professions education institutions, chairpersons, and full professors.
Dr. Talaat has also worked for more than 20 years as a World Health Organization (WHO) Consultant for health manpower development and, since 2003, as a WHO Accreditation Project Director in Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean region.