Dr. Tamer Degheidy, MD – Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Degheidy completed his medical degree and training at Cairo University and Kasr El Aini Teaching Hospital in Egypt. He then joined the industry in the late 90s and served in various scientific and executive positions and over the past two decades. Dr. Degheidy was involved in the development of innovative research and diagnostic products and technologies as well as businesses across the world, he also founded many start-ups and continues to serve on some of their boards.
Dr. Degheidy has a broad knowledge of applied genomics, precision medicine, and diagnostic technologies. He is passionate about applying his knowledge in the clinical setting to assist patients indirectly and directly through his ongoing practice of medicine. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Degheidy is responsible for the overall clinical and diagnostics services vision as well as strategic alliances.
Dr. Mustafa Cengiz Yakicier, MD. Ph.D. – Senior Board Member
Professor Yakıcıer completed his medical degree at Istanbul University, Cerrahpaşa Medical School in Turkey, with a specialty in oncology and nuclear Medicine. He then obtained a Ph.D. in human genetics from the University Claude Bernard in France, after which he went on to pursue post-doctoral studies at Harvard University and received specialized training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Professor Yakıcıer serves as an Associate Professor of medical genetics at the Council of Higher Education, Turkey, and is also a Professor of molecular biology and genetics at Acıbadem University, Istanbul Turkey.
During his career; Dr. Yakıcıer held multiple professorships and consultant positions in molecular biology and medical genetics, where he served students and patients through his specialization in both human and oncology genetics.
Dr. Umut Fahrioğlu, MSc, PhD. – Senior Board Member
Dr. Fahrioğlu completed his bachelor’s of science in genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he then completed his Ph.D. degree in human genetics and developmental biology at the University of Minnesota. He also obtained a master’s degree in genetic counseling at the University of Manchester and went on to practice counseling in Manchester, UK. Dr. Fahrioğlu also served as an Associate Professor of medical biology in Cyprus. His comprehensive knowledge of medical genetics and expertise in genetic counseling allows him to offer invaluable advice to patients and doctors alike.
Dr. Walid Dridi, MD, Ph.D. – Senior Board Member
Dr. Dridi completed his medical degree at the National Institute of Graduate Studies and Medical Sciences of Algiers, after which he completed his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in molecular and cellular biology at Laval University in Quebec, Canada. He did his post-doctoral training in medical genetics at the pediatric department, Faculty of Medicine, Sherbrooke University. He further received his applied genomics training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia under Professor Hakon Hakonarson Supervision. Dr. Dridi’s ongoing practice of medicine, molecular genetics laboratory experience, and specialization in pediatric genetics allow him to add immense value and experience to the medical board.
Dr. Renu Sharma, MBBS, MD Pathology – Senior Board Member
Dr. Sharma completed her medical degree at Rajasthan University and went on to specialize in clinical pathology. She has special interest in hematology and brings more than 30 years of experience as a senior and licensed clinical pathologist to the medical board.