Meet the team
Dr. Alaa El-Hussuna obtained his medical degree in Baghdad-Iraq in 1996, his surgical specialization in Copenhagen-Denmark in 2013, master degree in information technology from IT University, Copenhagen- Denmark in 2003 and Ph.D in surgery Aalborg-Denmark 2018.
Dr. El-Hussuna led many national and international research projects.
He is the lead of first open source research project in medicine and surgery. The #OpenSourceResearch collaboration has attracted thousands of interactions from the 5 continents with contributions from leading scientists.
“IBDResponse” project involved two universities, 9 departments in 3 hospitals in addition to 2 laboratories with a competitive budget of more than 100.000 euro.
Dr. El-Hussuna is the chairperson and founding member of cohort studies committee in the European society of coloproctology (ESCP) He led the ESCP prospective audit in 2017 with the participation of more than 1700 collaborators from 360 hospitals in 57 countries around the world.
When asked why he started Sumer, Dr. El-Hussuna frequently quotes Gandhi:
“I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.”