Prof. Dr. Samir Algazzar has more than 34 years of local and international experience in theoretical and scientific fields of the different disciplines of physical therapy and rehabilitation. He received his bachelor’s degree in physical therapy in 1983 and master’s degree in 1989 from Cairo University. In 1996, he obtained his PhD from Cairo University in partnership with Indiana University, USA. He is also a member of the American Board of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Chicago, USA.
Dr. Algazzar held several positions including Consultant and Head of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Departments at Saudi German Hospitals Group and Dean of the Faculty of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation at Batterjee Academy for Medical Sciences and Technology. Prior to joining the Faculty of Physical Therapy at Heliopolis University, he was Head of the Department of Physical Therapy of Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Elderly, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University.
Among his many academic achievements, Dr. Algazzar established the Physical Therapy Bachelor Degree Programs at King Faisal University and Batterjee Academy for Medical Sciences and Technology in Saudi Arabia. He has more than 76 scientific researches in university hospitals and published articles in refereed journals and periodicals. He participated in more than 300 international and local scientific conferences as an organizer, lecturer, chairperson, scientific sessions’ chair, and international and regional reviewer in refereed journals and periodicals with outstanding international impact factor. Dr. Algazzar is a member of the American Society of Physical Therapy, the Saudi Society of Physical Therapy, General Physical Therapy Syndicate in Cairo in addition to various international associations.