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Dr. Shennib is an internationally recognized cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon and an opinion
leader in health care policies and international relations. He has a keen interest in foreign policy and has played key roles in international conflict resolution. He participated in the Middle East World Economic Forum as part of the Canadian delegation, chaired the Libya European Benghazi Children with AIDS Working Group and made presentations to the European Union Parliament on the Bulgaria-Libya conflict. He is in the Canadian “Who’s Who” registry. He held leadership posts like President of National Council on Canada Arab Relations, President of the Quebec Muslim Association, and was appointed member of the board of governors of Concordia University in Montreal in 2002.
Dr. Shennib serves regularly as an advisor in designing regional health care models worldwide and has participated in the development of education and health care projects and reviews for numerous countries including Bosnia, Kazakhstan, UAE, Egypt and Libya, and received an honorary PhD from Kazakhstan Institute of Medical Sciences at Astana for his contributions.
Dr. Shennib is currently a professor at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona and Adjunct Full Professor at McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal. After completing his postgraduate residency training in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery at London University in the UK and McGill University in Montreal he underwent further fellowship training in Thoracic Surgery and Vascular Medicine. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Surgeons and is a member of numerous specialty societies, co-editor of medical journals and has published over 200 original articles. Dr. Shennib also holds a Masters of Science degree in Experimental Surgery from McGill University. He is an inventor and holds 17 patents.