Mohamud A Verjee   Associate Professor of Family Medicine in Clinical Medicine

Qualifying at the University of Dundee, Scotland with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1973 before completing his medical degree in 1978, Dr Verjee has remained single minded about family medicine. He continued his postgraduate training in Oxford when teaching and academic medicine developed as an interest. Entering general practice as a primary care physician in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England, he established a new clinic which became a formal Oxford University teaching site for medical students. In 1994, he first moved to Newfoundland and Labrador to experience rural practice before relocating to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1996. He was subsequently appointed the Clerkship Director for Family Medicine in 2003 at the University of Calgary, later also assuming the role as one of the Chief Examiners for the Medical Council of Canada. In 2007, Dr Verjee joined Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar as the inaugural Director for the Primary Care Clerkship. A full-time faculty member, teacher, educator, and researcher, he is also an active family physician. Being a writer, motivational speaker, and promoting music and the arts in learning medicine, his academic fields of interest are widespread and include exploring the real and metaphorical spaces of narrative medicine. An Alum of the Harvard Macy Institute in Boston, Massachusetts since 2009, he completed his MBA in Leadership & Sustainability in 2015. He was accorded Fellowship of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2014, and in 2017, appointed a Senior Fellow in Research at the Bedfordshire Mental Health Care Research (BMHCR-CU), a body associated with Clare College, Cambridge University, England. Dr Verjee is now the Assistant Dean for Medical Student Affairs at WCM-Q, the Co-Director of the Primary Care Clerkship, and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine in Clinical Medicine. A number of publications have resulted from research grants and can be seen on his profile.

  • A Five Year Audit of Prenatal Care in confirmed Pregnancies; University of Oxford – Family Practitioner Committee; £500; 1991 – 1994; Mohamud Verjee, MBChB; Lead Principal Investigator; 100%
  • Epidemiological Study of Low Back Pain and its Association with Anxiety; Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – Qatar Foundation 11th Cycle UREP – Undergraduate Research Educational Program; US$ 44,999; 2011 – 2012; Abdulbari Bener, PhD; Co-Principal Investigator; 15%
  • GCC Online Health Information Survey: Typology and Credibility; Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) - Qatar Foundation 11th Cycle UREP – Undergraduate Research Educational Program; US$ 28,340; 2011 – 2013; Alan Weber, PhD; Co-Principal Investigator; 15%
  • How to improve Road Safety in Qatar? The role of road driver behavior, education and media; Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) – Qatar Foundation 11th Cycle UREP – Undergraduate Research Educational Program; US$ 53,500; 2011 – 2012; Abdulbari Bener, PhD; Co-Principal Investigator; 15%
  • Innovative Learning Strategy in the Middle East: Building Relationships Among Nursing & Medical Students in Family Assessment. University of Calgary, Canada, $ 11,010 2016-2017; Julie Hoffart, MN, BScN, RN: Co-PI, 35%
  • Inter-Professional Health Education (IPE); Qatar National Research Fund; (QNRF) – Qatar Foundation 6th Cycle; US$ 595,072; 2011 – 2015; Brad Johnson, PhD; Co-Principal Investigator; 15%
  • Patient Opinion of the Doctor –Patient relationship in Public Hospital in Qatar; QNRF Qatar National Research Fund - Qatar Foundation 9th Cycle UREP – Undergraduate Research Educational Program; US$ 27,749; 2009 – 2011; Alan Weber, PhD; Co-Principal Investigator; 15%
  • Women’s Health in Qatar – A Study of the Social, Psychological and Biological Wellbeing of the Arab Woman between the ages of 40 and 60 years age, covering menopause; QNRF Qatar National Research Fund – Qatar Foundation 2nd Cycle; US$ 1,050,000; 2009 – 2013; Linda Gerber, PhD; Co-Principal Investigator; 25%

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Research

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  • Women’s Health in Qatar – A Study of the Social, Psychological and Biological Wellbeing of the Arab Woman between the ages of 40 and 60 years age, covering menopause; QNRF Qatar National Research Fund – Qatar Foundation 2nd Cycle; US$ 1,050,000; 2009 – 2013; Linda Gerber, PhD; Co-Principal Investigator; 25%

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Teaching

teaching overview

  • Teaching at WCM-Q includes the following:
    • Family Medicine topics in the Primary Care Clerkship - Cardiac Chest Pain, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pre-natal Care, Geriatrics, Diabetes, Procedures in Practice, Pediatric Surveillance, Medical Informatics, Breaking Bad News, Clinical Skills and Simulation
    • Patient Care Physicianship (PCP)
    • Essential Principles of Medicine (EPOM)
    • Health, Illness & Disease (HID-I)
    • Health, Illness & Disease (HID -II)
    • Teaching since 1990, United Kingdom, Canada & Qatar

Background

Contact

Primary Email

  • mov2002@qatar-med.cornell.edu

Identity

health care provider ID

    • United Kingdom, Canada & Qatar
    • General Medical Council 2339393
    • Alberta, Canada 013879
    • Qatar 3230

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