Chairperson, Associate Dean
Phone: +961 1 371 885
Mailing Address: Modern University for Business & Science
Spears Campus
Beirut - Spears - Abdul Kader Street

Prof. Saleh, Fred

Chairperson, Associate Dean



  • PhD, Health Sciences (Nursing), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • MSc, Health Sciences (Human Morphology), The American University of Beirut.
  • BSc, Nursing, The American University of Beirut.


  • Winner of the Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE)ASPIRE-to-Excellence Award for Student Engagement, 2017.
  • Distinguished Researcher Prize for the Academic Year 2015-2016, Al-Imam Mohammad Bin Saud University. Prize presented by the ActingPresident of the University.
  • Distinguished Researcher Prize for the Academic Year 2014-2015, Al-Imam Mohammad Bin Saud University. Prize presented by the President ofthe University.
  • The Best Faculty for the Academic Year 2004-2005. Award presented inperson by the Minister of Education & Higher Education and the President ofKuwait University His Highness Sheikh Rachid Al-Hamad.
  •  Poppy Joseph Haddad Memorial Award. School of Nursing, AmericanUniversity of Beirut, July 1992.

Short Bio

A graduate from the University of Sydney, Australia, Professor Dr. FredSaleh has recently joined MUBS as Associate Dean and Chairman of theDepartment of Nursing.

He brings with him over 26 years international experience in highereducation at prestigious universities and hospitals around the world, be it innursing and medical education, clinical practice, accreditation, licensing,curriculum design and development, student-recruitment, assessment andevaluation, quality assurance, modern teaching and learning, simulation,and gap-bridging between higher education and the industry.

He is a winner of many international awards, including the Association ofMedical Education in Europe (AMEE) ASPIRE-to-Excellence Award forStudent Engagement, and Distinguished Researcher Awards.

A member of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA), theNSW Nurses Registration Board, and the Order of Nurses in Lebanon,Professor Saleh has a rich international experience in establishing new andmodern Schools of Nursing, degree programs in Nursing, and tailor-made-market-oriented Nursing qualifications.

His international publications have reached over 550 citations, and he hasbeen a key-note speaker in over 30 international conferences. He has beenserving on the Editorial Board of several international journals.

His research focuses on innovations in teaching and learning includingtechnology, bridging gaps between higher education and industry, ruralhealth and community Nursing, creating the Universal Nurse, life-longlearning, Nursing skills and clinical competency development andassessment in hospitals, curriculum design, leadership in Nursing practice,and cancer research, to name a few. He has supervised many BS Honours,Certificate, Diploma, Masters, and PhD students to thesis completion, andhas won many research grants.

He is a member of several prestigious international professional bodies,associations, and societies, such as Nursing and Midwifery Board ofAustralia (NMBA), the NSW Nurses Registration Board, Australian Collegeof Nursing (ACN), European Federation of Nurse Educators (FINE), Societyfor Simulation in Health Care (SSHC), International Association of ForensicNurses (IAFN), Australian and New Zealand Association for HealthProfessional Educators (ANZAHPE), International Network for QualityAssurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), Agency forHealthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), International Network for HealthWorkforce Education (INHWE), Association for Tertiary EducationManagement (ATEM), International Association of Medical ScienceEducators (IAMSE), Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE),Australian & New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA),International Association of Medical Examiners and Coroners (IAME&C),and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (Royal Faculty of Physicians).

Current Research Projects & Grants

1. Nursing licensing and accreditation: The Universal Nurse Project.
2. Rural nursing: From education to practice.
3. Bridging the gap between higher education and the market: The Nursingapproach.
4. Forensic Nursing: Capacity building for a rare specialty.
5. Cancer prevalence.
6. The Nurse Specialist: Education, competencies, and skills.
7. Cancer immunotherapy.


A) Published:
1) Saleh F. Teaching Basic (Biomedical) Sciences in Nursing Degrees: The Role of Registered Nurses. American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research 6(4): 276-280, 2019.

2) Saleh F. Integration of basic Sciences into Medical and Allied Health Curricula. American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research 4(3): 201-204, 2019.

3) Saleh F, and Mouhanna G. Specialized Rural Pain Clinics: Lessons for a Small Country like Lebanon. Neurophysiology and Rehabilitation journal 2(1): 6-11, 2019.

4) Saleh F, and Ismail N. Forensic Nursing Education and Practice in Lebanon: Current Status and Future Perspectives. Nursing and Health Care journal 3: 80-83, 2018.

5) Saleh F. Establishing a rural school of nursing in Lebanon: A practical model. Nursing and Health Care journal 3: 72-75, 2018.

6) Bin Abdulrahman K, Harden R, Mennin S, and Saleh F. Recognizing leadership, management within the medical school. In: Routledge International Handbook of Medical Education. Taylors and Francis Publishers. ISSN 978-0-415-81573-4, 2015.

7) Bin Abdulrahman K, and Saleh F. Steps towards establishing a new medical college in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: an insight into medical education in the Kingdom. BMC Medical Education journal 15: 85, 2015.

8) Saleh F, Raghupathy R, Asfar S, Oteifa M, Al-Saleh N. Analysis of the effect of the active compound of green tea (EGCG) on the proliferation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal 14: 322, 2014.

9) Radenahmad N, Saleh F, Sayoh I, Sawangjaroen K, Subhadhirasakul P, Boonyoung P, Rundorn W, Mitranun W. Young coconut juice can accelerate the healing process of cutaneous wounds. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal. 12: 252, 2012.

10) Radenahmad N, Saleh F, Sawangjaroen K, Rundorn W, Withyachumnarnkul B, Connor JR. Young coconut juice, a potential therapeutic agent that could significantly reverse some pathologies associated with Alzheimer’s disease: Novel findings. British Journal of Nutrition, 105: 738-746, 2011.

11) Saleh F, Behbehani A, Asfar S, Khan I, Ibrahim G. Abnormal Blood Levels of Trace Elements and Metals, DNA Damage, and Breast Cancer in the State of Kuwait. Biological Trace Element Research journal, 141 (1-3): 96-109, 2011.

12) Radenahmad N, Saleh F, Sawangjaroen K, Rundorn W, Withyachumnarnkul B, Connor JR. Young coconut juice significantly reduces histopathological changes in the brain that is induced by hormonal imbalance: A possible implication to postmenopausal women. Histology and Histopathology journal. 24: 667-674, 2009.

13) Saleh F. Breast cancer: The most recent, safest, and most successful methods in breast reconstruction and rehabilitation at the time of diagnosis and afterwards. Editor: Saleh F. Kuwait University Press, pages: 1-188, 2009.

14) Saleh F, Reno W, Ibrahim G, Behbehani A, Dashti H, Asfar S. The first pilot study on characteristics and practice patterns of Kuwaiti breast cancer patients. Journal of Environmental Pathology, Toxicology and Oncology, 27(1): 51-64, 2008.

15) Palmieri B, Saleh F, Benuzzi G, Mousa A, Shamseddine A, Al-Sebeih K. Polydimethylsiloxane: An effective immune adjuvant and slow-release cytokine medium for local cancer treatment. Journal of Carcinogenesis, 7: 1-7, 2008.

16) Saleh F, Palmieri B, Lodi D, Al-Sebeih K. An innovative method to evaluate the suture compliance in sealing the surgical wound lips. International Journal of Medical Sciences, 5(6): 354-60, 2008.

17) Palmieri B, Sblendorio V, Saleh F, Al-Sebeih K. Securebox: A Multibiopsy. Sample Container for Specimen Identification and Transport. Acta Cytologica journal, 52 (6): 691-696, 2008.

18) F Saleh, B Palmieri. Invasive cribriform carcinomas in patients with grade I and stage IIA (T2 N0 M0) breast cancer strongly express the v3 and v6 but not the metastatic isoforms of the metastatic marker CD44. European Journal of Oncology 12 (2): 123-134, 2007.

19) Saleh F, Abdeen S. Pathobiological features of breast tumours in the State of Kuwait: a comprehensive analysis. Journal of Carcinogenesis, 6: 1-12, 2007.

20) Renno WM, Saleh F, Klepacek I, Al-Khaledi G, Ismael H, Asfar S. Green tea pain modulating effect in sciatic nerve chronic constriction injury rat model. Nutritional Neuroscience journal, 9(1/2): 41-7, 2006.

21) Dashti A, Saleh F, Jadaon M, Asfar S, Abdulsamad A, Al-Zaid N, Dashti H. The effect of green tea in normalization of liver function test in experimental liver injury. Trace Elements and Electrolytes journal, 33(2): 113-118, 2006.

22) Renno WM, Saleh F, Wali M. A journey across the wall of varicose veins: what physicians do not often see with the naked eye. Medical Principles and Practice journal, 15: 9-23, 2006.

23) Renno WM, Saleh F, Klepacek I, Al-Awadi F. Talin Immunogold density increases in sciatic nerve of diabetic rats after nerve growth factor treatment. Medicina journal, 42(2): 147-163, 2006.

24) Saleh F. Cancer vaccine and immunotherapy. Current Pharmaceutical Design journal. 11(27):3459-60, 2005.

25) Saleh F, Renno W, Klepacek I, Ibrahim G, Asfar S, Dashti H, Romero P, Dashti A, Behbehani A. Melanoma immunotherapy: Past, Present, and Future. Current Pharmaceutical Design journal, 11(27): 3461-3473, 2005.

26) F Saleh, G Ibrahim, H Dashti, P Romero, A Behbehani, et al. Vaccine Immunotherapy for a Deadly Disease Like Malignant Melanoma: Where Do We Stand? Kuwait Medical Journal 37 (1): 4-17, 2005.

27) Saleh F, I Klepacek, G Ibrahim, H Dashti, S Asfar, A Behbehani, H Al-Sayer, A Dashti. Direct evidence on the immune-mediated spontaneous regression of human cancer: an incentive for pharmaceutical companies to develop a novel anti-cancer vaccine. Current Pharmaceutical Design journal 11 (27), 3531-3543, 2005.

28) F Saleh, AP Walker, PM Bouloux. Adrenal hypoplasia congenita and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism due to a novel splice site mutation in NR0B1. 195th Meeting of the Society for Endocrinology joint with Diabetes UK and the Growth Factor Group, 2004.

29) Saleh F, KA Crotty, P Hersey, SW Menzies, W Rahman. Autonomous histopathological regression of primary tumours associated with specific immune responses to cancer antigens. The Journal of Pathology 200 (3), 383-395, 2003.

30) Saleh F, Crotty KA, Hersey P, Menzies SW. Primary melanoma tumour regression associated with an immune response to the tumour-associated antigen melan-A/MART-1. International Journal of Cancer, 94(4): 551-7, 2001.

31) Saleh F, Jurjus AR. A comparative study of morphological changes in spontaneously hypertensive rats and normotensive Wistar Kyoto rats treated with an angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or a calcium- channel blocker. Journal of Pathology, 193(3): 415-420, 2001.

32) F Saleh. Investigations of Functional Immune Responses to Melanoma Common Tumour Antigens in Humans. PhD Thesis. Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, 2000.

33) F Saleh, AR Jurjus. A comparison of the effects of two classes of anti-hypertensive drugs on the renal and cardiac systems of hypertensive rats. Australian Journal of Medical Science 21 (3): 4-11, 2000.

34) A Jurjus, F Saleh, A Birbari, M Ibrahim, N Rebeiz. Morphological Alterations in Ace-Inhibitors and Calcium-Channel Blockers Treated Hypertensive Rats. FASEB Journal 9 (3): A334-A334, 1995.

35) F Saleh. A comparative study of morphological and physiological changes in spontaneously hypertensive and Wistar Kyoto rats treated with an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor or a calcium channel blocker. MSc. Thesis. Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, 1994.

36) AE Birbari, LH Sharaf, F Saleh, AR Jurjus. Structural and Hemodynamic Parameters in Enalapril and Control Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology 21: S95-S95, 1994.

B) Submitted:
Saleh F. Evaluation of Degree Retention of Clinical Skills among Nursing Students Enrolled in an Integrated-Spiral Model Nursing Degree Program.

C) In Preparation:
1) Saleh F: Community Nursing in the Middle East and North Africa: Where do we Stand, and What Needs to be Done?
2) Saleh F: Why Forensic Nursing is Still Lacking in the Middle East and North Africa?
3) Saleh F: Is Nursing Informatics an Integral Part of Nursing Education in Middle East and North Africa?
4) Saleh F. Distribution of Nursing Specialties by Geographic Locations using GIS: How to Optimize?
5) Saleh F. Nursing Education: Shaping the Curriculum- Shaping Future Health Professionals.
6) Saleh F. A New Way of Integrating Clinical Sciences into Non-Traditional Nursing Curricula.
7) Saleh F. Higher Education: Mass Graduates or Quality Ones?
8) Saleh F. Epidemiology of Cancer: Clusters of Various Cancer Types in the Middle East and North Africa.