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Abdulwahab Ali Abuderman , Ph.D.  MD, MRes
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Managerial Roles

Dean for College of Applied Medical Sciences�


A highly ambitious and compassionate doctor with a commitment to achieving medical advancements through continuing research and academic development. Holds a PhD in gastroenterology with specific research interests in functional gastrointestinal disorder. Familiar with a wide range of gastrointestinal physiological techniques which measured pharyngeal, oesophageal, gastric, small bowel and ano-rectal function. An extremely confident communicator, both verbally and in writing, who has contributed to international journals and conferences and has formulated strong relationships with patients and colleagues alike.


PhD: Gastroenterology, University of Liverpool (2011)

PGA: Medical Education, University of Warwick (2009)

MRes: Physiology, University of Liverpool (2006)

MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, King Faisal University, KSA (2003)


Travel  scholarship  from  The  United  European  Gastroenterology  Federation  (UEGF)  and  the  World

Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) to attend the Gastro 2009 international conference, 21st-25th  November

2009, London, UK


12/2012-Date     Salman Bin Abdulaziz University/ Faculty of Medicine, AlKharj, KSA

                         Assistant Professor of Physiology/ Consultant Clinical Physiologist


               Director of clinical skills centre


                          Director of the centre of quality assurance of medical educatio

04/2011- 12/2012 King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KFMC/FOM, RIYADH, KSA

                      Assistant Professor of Physiology/ Consultant Clinical Physiologist



  1. Melanie J. Thomson,D. Mark Pritchard,Sally A. Boxall, Abdulwahab A. Abuderman,Jonathan M. Williams,Andrea Varro,Jean E. Crabtree. GastricHelicobacterInfection Induces Iron Deficiency in the INS-GAS Mouse. PLoS One: 0050194
  2. Omar Kujan, Saleh N. Azzegaiby, Bassel Tarakji, Abdulwahab Abuderman, Salah Sakka. Cryosugery of the oral and peri-oral region: a literature review of the mechanism, tissue response, and clinical applications. Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry (2012), 3, 1-7
  3. ABUDERMAN, A., VARRO, A., PRITCHARD, D.M. BAK expression regulates Helicobacter felis-induced gastric epithelial cell apoptosis and the extent of gastric atrophy in vivo. Gut 2010, 49:A20-A20 (Supp 1).
  4. DUVAL, C., PRITCHARD, D.M., ABUDERMAN, A., VARROW, A., ROBINSON, P.A., CRABTREE, J.E. Epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor reduces Helicobacter-induced upregulation of gastric activation-induced cytidine deaminase in murine INS-GAS cancer model. Gut 2010, 63 A110-A110 (Supp 1).
  5. DUVAL, C., PRITCHARD, D.M., ABUDERMAN, A., VARRO, A., ROBINSON, P.A., CRABTREE, J.E. EGFR Inhibitor Reduces Helicobacter-induced Upregulation of Gastric Activation-Induced Cytidine Deaminase in the Murine INS-GAS Cancer Model. Gastroenterology 2010, 138 (S) Supp 1, S-84.
  6. BOXALL, S.A., PRITCHARD, D.M.ABUDERMAN, A., WANG, T., VARRO, A., CRABTREE, J.E. Gastric Helicobacter infection induces iron deficiency in the INS-GAS mouse. Gastroenterology (2009) 136(S) A547-A547
  7. ABUDERMAN, A., DUVAL, C., VARRO, A., ROBINSON, P.A., CRABTREE, J.E., PRITCHARD, D.M. Effects of an epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibition upon development of Helicobacter-induced gastric cancer in hypergastrinaemic INS-GAS mice. Gut 2009, A253 (P0743).

Research projects completed 

  • “The Pathophysiology of Helicobacter-Induced Gastric Cancer”, PhD Thesis (2010)
  • “Effect of Cholesterol on Contractility of Human Myometrum”, Department of Physiology, Liverpool University (2006)
  • “Investigation of MCL-1 Expression by Gastrin, Division of Gastroenterology, Henry Wellcome Lab, Liverpool University (2006)
  • Protein Kinase B/ Akt is a Novel RM1 protein Kinase in Vitro”, Department of Physiology, Liverpool University (2005-2006)


Professional development                                                                       


§      Writing a Grant Proposal

§      Enterprise Workshop

§      Prospective Licensee Training

§      University Demonstrator Training

§      Advanced Head & Neck Cancer Management

§      Improve your Presentation Skills

§      Leadership through Personal Goal Setting

§      PRiE 2009 Postgraduate Researchers in Education

§      Principles & Practice of Assessment

§      Evaluation

§      Frontiers in Cellular & Molecular Physiology

§      Techniques in Cellular & Molecular Physiology

§      Radiation Protection

§      Basic Life Support Course

§      Managing Strategic Changes

§      Basic Radiation Protection & Working Safely with Radioactivity

§      Success Concept & Implementation

§      Theory & Practice of Learning & Teaching

§      Improving Feedback to Students

§      Staff Learning & Teaching

§      Statistics & SPSS Training


Teaching and supervisory skills 

  • Demonstrating laboratory techniques for undergraduate medical and dental students at the School ofMedicine, University of Liverpool to assist with their laboratory research projects
  • Co-supervision of M.Res students during their laboratory based projects
  • Participating in the problem-based learning (PBL) workshops for second year medical students

Transferable skills 

IT Proficiency:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Groove, InfoPath, OneNote, Publisher, SPSS, Minitab,

Sigmapolt, Internet and Email


Fluent English and Arabic

Team Work:

Experience performing various different roles within a team environment, adopting a

collaborative approach to ensure that targets are achieved

A demonstrable commitment to teaching with a high motivation for research



Successfully planning, managing and delivering multiple projects and progress reports during

PhD and MRes

Invigilation of examinations and proven administrative capabilities


Research interests                                                                                   


§       Undertaking extensive research covering a wide range of areas from biology to biochemistry and proteomics

§       Acquiring expert knowledge of various laboratory techniques with further experience dealing with genetically modified animal models

§       Proteomics:   Highly   experienced   in   proteomic   techniques   including   protein   expression,   purification, identification and analysis, SDS-PAGE and Western blot

§       Cell  Culture:  Mammalian  cell  culture  experience  including  culturing  and  maintaining  human  gastric

adenocarcinoma cells

§       Microscopy:  Experience  in  expression  of  proteins  for  determination  of  sub-cellular  localisation  using fluroescene microscope

§       Histology: Cryostat, preparing slides, frozen tissue, paraffin embedded tissue, immunohistochemistry and knowledge of in-situ hybridisation techniques

§       Protein Expression & Quantification: Alkaline phosphatise and other enzyme assays as well as Western

and Northern blotting analysis




Dr. Arul Selvan MD, DM, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin)

Consultant Neurophysiologist

Head of Department of Clinical Neurophysiology

Honorary Lecturer in Neurology

University of Liverpool

Walton Center for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Liverpool, UK

Dr. Paul Cresswell BSc (Hons), MSc, REEG, PhD

Consultant Clinical Physiologist (Neurophysiology) Walton Center for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Liverpool, UK



Dr. David Price Evans MD, DSc, PhD, FRCP (London)

Emeritus Professor of Medicine

University of Liverpool

Senior Consultant Physician



Prof. Ashraf Husain. Msc, PhD

Professor of Physiology, College of Medicine

King Saud University

Riyadh Saudi Arabia



Dr. Mohammed Alzoghaibi, PhD

Assistant Professor Physiology, College of Medicine

King Saud University

Riyadh Saudi Arabia



Dr. Imad Elhag. MBBS, DIP RCPath, MD, DSC

Consultant Pathologist

King Fahad Medical City

Riyadh Saudi Arabia




Prof Mark Pritchard PhD, FRCP

Professor of Gastroenterology and honorary

Consultant Gastroenterologist Department of Gastroenterology Institute of Translational Medicine

University of Liverpool

The Henry Wellcome Laboratory

Nuffield Building Crown Street Liverpool

L69 3GE


Prof Andrea Varro M.D., PhD Professor of Physiology Department of Physiology Institute of Translation Medicine University of Liverpool

Crown Street


L69 3GE

Prof Graham Dockray PhD, FMedSci, FRS

Professor of Physiology

Department of Physiology Institute of Translation Medicine University of Liverpool

Crown Street


L69 3GE