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Najwa Khuri-Bulos


Phone:   5353444

Fax Number: 5353388

Academic Rank: Professor

Year Rank Obtained: 1989

Specialization :   Pediatric, Pediatric Infectious Disease Infection control

Research   interests: Poliomyelitis, measles, brucellosis, health care related infections, health care safety, vaccine preventable diseases, viral respiratory infections

Bachelor :   American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1964 with High Distinction

MD :   American University Of Beirut, Lebanon, 1968 with Distinction

Board certification :  
American Board of Pediatrics American Board of Infectious Diseases Certification Board of Infection Control
Awards: Abdul Hamid Schuman Prize for Young Arab Scientists

The Jordan University Academic Achievement Award for Women in Academia

The Jordan Medical Association Achievement Award for Academic excellence

  1. Extramural International activities Member of the scientific committee of the Abdul Hamid Shuman Prize

  2. Chairman of the Infectious Disease Committee of the Jordan Medical Board

  3. Member of the Standing committee of the International Pediatric Association

  4. Co Chairman of the Immunization Program of the International Pediatric Association

  5. Member of the Standing Committee of Network for support and education in immunization (NESI)

  6. Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Brighton Collaboration


  1. Al Khalidi USA, Aftimos D, Musharafieh, S., and Khuri, N. A method for the determination of plasma guanase on fingertip blood. Clinica Chemica Acta. 29:381 – 384, 1970.

  2. Elliot D., Thomas, GH., Condron, C.J., Khuri, N., and Richardson F. C Group Chromosome abnormality (? 10p). Am. J. Dis. Child. 119:72 – 73, 1970.

  3. Khuri-Bulos, N., McIntosh, K., and Ehret, J. Bacteroides brain abscess treated with clindamycin. Am. J. Dis. Child. 126:96-98, 1973.

  4. Khuri-Bulos, N. Meningococcal Meningitis following rifampin prophylaxis. Am.J.Dis.Child. 126:689-91, 1973.

  5. Khuri-Bulos, N. and McIntosh, K. Neonatal Hemophilus influenza infections- report of eight cases and review of the literature. Am. Dis. J. Child. 129:57-60, 1975.

  6. Khuri-Bulos, N. Two years experience with measles at the Jordan University Hospital 1977-78. Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene. VII:15-23, 1980.

  7. Khuri-Bulos, N. and Hamed, H. Gastroenteritis in Jordan. A reappraisal of currently used diagnostic and therapeutic maneuvers. Jordan Medical Journal. 14:43-53, 1980.

  8. Khuri-Bulos, N. and Massimi, M. Hypernatremic dehydration. Jordan Medical Journal. 14:103-104, 1980.

  9. Khuri-Bulos, N. Pneumococcal septicemia and meningitis in an Arab boy with sickle cell disease. Jordan Medical Journal. 15:89-93, 1981.

  10. Abu-Khalaf, M., Tarawneh, M., Abu Khalaf, M., and Khuri-Bulos, N. Chronic intussusceptions in children. Jordan Medical Journal. 15:23-30. 1981.

  11. Khuri-Bulos, N. Enteric fevers in children- the importance of age in the varying clinical picture. Clinical Pediatrics. 20:448-452,1981.

  12. Khuri-Bulos, N., Melnick, J., Hatch, M., and Dawod, S. The paralytic poliomyelitis epidemic of 1978 in Jordan: Epidemiological implications. Bulletin WHO. 62:83-88, 1984.

  13. Al-Maani, W., Khammash, H., Karmi, M., and Khuri-Bulos, N. Intracranial abscess. Jordan Medical Journal. 19:41-50, 1985.

  14. Abu Khalaf, M., Tuqan, A., and Khuri-Bulos, N. Spontaneous transverse mesocolic Hernia. Jordan Medical Journal. 20:111-118, 1986.

  15. Khuri-Bulos, N. and Qudah, A.K. The importance of cholera in pediatric diarrhea in epidemics. Jordan Medical Journal. 21:27-32, 1987.

  16. Khuri-Bulos, N. and Zyod, M. The significance of the first Widal test in the diagnosis of enteric fever. Jordan Medical Journal. 21:167-172, 1987.

  17. Khuri-Bulos, N., Hamzeh, Y., Sameraeii, S., Shehabi, A., Hamed, R., Arnaout, M., Turk J., and Qubain, H. The changing epidemiology of diphtheria in Jordan. Bulletin WHO. 66:65 – 68, 1988.

  18. Khuri-Bulos, N. Hyeprnatremic dehydration- analysis of risk factors. Jordan Medical Journal. 22:43 – 53, 1988.

  19. Khuri-Bulos, N., Daoud, A., and Azab, S. Treatment of childhood brucellosis; results of a prospective trial on 113 children. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 12:377-381, 1993.

  20. Khuri-Bulos, N., Abu Khalaf, M., Shehabi, A., Shami, K. Foodhandler associated salmonella outbreak in university hospital despite routine surveillance cultures of kitchen employees. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 15:311-314, 1994.

  21. Khuri-Bulos, N., Qubain, H., Kharabsheh, S. Impact of oral rehydration therapy on gastroenteritis morbidity and mortality in Jordan. Jordan Medical Journal, 28:119-200, 1994.

  22. Khuri-Bulos, N. Measles in Jordan; a prototype of the problems with measles in developing countries. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 14:22-26, 1995.

  23. Madanat, F., Arnaout, M., Haddadin, I., Khreisat, A., and Khuri-Bulos, N. Prevalence of Hepatitis B infection in a childhood cancer population in Jordan. International Journal of Pediatric Hematology Oncology 2:419-421, 1995.

  24. Khuri-Bulos, N., Tuqan, A., Mahafzah, A., et al. Epidemiology of needle stick and sharp injuries at a university hospital in a developing country; a three-year prospective study at the Jordan University Hospital 1993-1995. American Journal of Infection Control 25:322-329, 1997.

  25. Daoud A.S., Al Sheyyab, M., Al Qudah, A., Khuri-Bulos, N., El- Shanti, H. An Outbreak of poliomyelitis in Jordan, clinical observations. Indian Pediatr. 34:51-54, 1997.

  26. Khuri-Bulos, N., Shunnaq, M., Aghabi, A., et al. Nosocomial infections at the intensive care units in a developing country: comparison with NNIS ICU rates. AJIC.27:547-52, 1999.

  27. Majeed, H.A., Rawashdeh, M., EL-Shanti, H., Qubain, H., Khuri-Bulos, N., and Shahin, H.M. Familial Mediterranean fever in children: the expanded clinical profile. Q J Med 92:309-318, 1999.

  28. 28. Kharabsheh, S., Al Toum, H., Clements, J., Abbas, A., Khuri-Bulos, N., Belbesi, A., Gaafar, T., and Dellepiane N. Mass psychogenic illness following tetanus-diphtheria Toxoid vaccination in Jordan. Bull World Health Organ. 79:764-770, 2001.

  29. Shehabi, A.A., Khuri-Bulos, N., and Hajjaj, K.G. Characterization of diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli isolates in Jordanian children. Scand J Infect Dis. 35(6-7):368-372, 2003.

  30. Shehabi, A., Khuri-Bulos, N., and Hajjaj, K.G. Characterization of Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli isolates in Jordanian children. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases. 35:368-371. 2003.

  31. Shehabi, A., Abu Al Soud, W., Mahafzah, A., Khuri-Bulos, N., Abu Khader, I., Ouis, I.S., and Wadstrom, T. Investigation of Burkholderia cepacia Nosocomial Outbeak with high fatality in Patients suffering from disease other than Cystic Fibrosis. Scand J Infect. Dis. 36:174-178, 2004.

  32. Bonhoeffer, J., Gold, M.S., Heijbel, H., Vermeer, P., Blumberg, D., Braun, M., de Souza-Brito, G., Davis, R.L., Halperin.S., Heininger, U., Khuri-Bulos, N., Menkes, J., Nokleby, H; Hypotonic-Hyporesponsive Episode (HHE) as an adverse event following immunization: case definition and guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation. Vaccine. 22:563-71, 2004.

  33. Khuri-Bulos, N. Polio eradication-rethinking the endpoint of the end game. Lancet Infect Dis. 4(5):262-3, May 2004.

  34. Khuri-Bulos, N., Najwa, Al Khatib, Mohammad. Importance of rotavirus as a cause of gastroenteritis in Jordan: A hospital based study. Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 38, No. 8:639-644, 2006.

  35. Khuri-Bulos, N., To Dream the Impossible Dream- Polio Virus eradication. Asian Journal of Pediatric Practice. 9:1-4: 2006.

  36. Tapiainen T., Prevots, R., Izurieta, H.S., Abramson, J., Bilynsky, R., Bonhoeffer, J., Bonnet, M.C., Center, K., Galama, J., Gillard, P., Griot, M., Hartmann, K., Heininger, U., Hudson, M., Koller, A., Khetsuriani, N., Khuri-Bulos, N., Marcy, S.M., Matulionyte, R., Schondorf, I., Sejvar, J., Steele, R., The Brighton Collaboration Aseptic Meningitis Working Group. Aseptic meningitis: Case definition and guidelines for collection, analysis and presentation of immunization safety data.Vaccine. 25(31):5793-802. August 2007.

  37. Sejvar, J.J., Kohl, K.S., Bilynsky, R., Blumberg, D., Cvetkovich, T., Galama, J., Gidudu, J., Katikaneni, L., Khuri-Bulos, N., Oleske, J., Tapiainen, T., Wiznitzer, M., The Brighton Collaboration Encephalitis Working Group. Encephalitis, myelitis, and acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM): Case definitions and guidelines for collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Vaccine. 1:25(31):5771-92. August 2007.

  38. Beigel, J., Kohl, K.S., Brinley, F., Graham, P.L., Khuri-Bulos, N., Larussa, P.S., Nell, P., Norton, S., Stoltman, G., Tebaa, A., Warschaw, K., The Brighton Collaboration Vaccinia Virus Vaccine Adverse Event Working Group for Generalized Vaccinia. Generalized vaccinia as an adverse event following exposure to vaccinia virus: Case definition and guidelines for data collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Vaccine. 1:25(31):5745-53.August 2007.

  39. Beigel, J., Kohl, K.S., Khuri-Bulos, N., Bravo, L., Nell, P., Marcy, S.M., Warschaw, K., Ong-Lim, A., Poerschke, G., Weston, W., Lindstrom, J.A., Stoltman, G., Maurer, T., The Brighton Collaboration Rash Working Group. Rash including mucosal involvement: Case definition and guidelines for collection, analysis, and presentation of immunization safety data. Vaccine. 1:25(31):5697-706. Epub 2007 August 2007.

  40. Badran, E., A.L. Baramki J, Al Shamayleh, A., Shehabi, A., Khuri-Bulos, N. Epidemiology and clinical outocome of candidemia among Jordanian newborns over a ten year period. Scandenavian Journal of Infectious Diseases . 2007;1-6.

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