Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar is a prominent figure in the field of dentistry, with a distinguished career that spans several decades. He currently serves as the Minister of Health and Population of the Arab Republic of Egypt, having previously served as the Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research for five years, and Acting Minister of Health and Population as well.
As a professor of Oral Medicine, Oral Diagnosis, Oral Radiology, and Periodontology at the Faculty of Dentistry, Ain-Shams University, Prof.
Abdel-Ghaffar has played an instrumental role in enhancing medical research and practices both in Egypt and abroad. He has published a vast number of research papers in international peer-reviewed journals, publications, and magazines, and has received several national and international awards for his contributions to the field of dentistry.
In addition to his teaching and research endeavors, Prof. Abdel-Ghaffar has held numerous high-ranking positions, including Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Georgia and Visiting Professor at the University of Texas.
He also served as Vice President for Postgraduate Studies & Research, and Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry Ain-Shams University, where he oversaw the development and implementation of various educational programs.
Prof. Abdel-Ghaffar's exceptional achievements and contributions have earned him an
esteemed reputation and widespread recognition and acclaim both nationally and internationally.
He received a PhD in Dental Surgery from the University of Texas after graduating from Cairo University’s Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine.
In recognition of his significant contribution to the field of Higher Education and Scientific Research, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of Hiroshima in Japan. Additionally, he received an honorary Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2019.
Overall, Prof. Abdel-Ghaffar's remarkable career accomplishments and tireless efforts in advancing dentistry have positioned him as a leading figure in the field.
His exceptional leadership, dedication, and commitment to excellence continue to inspire and benefit countless individuals in the medical community and beyond.