Jehad Azar, MD

Postdoctoral Associate


Jehad has come a long way to join us as a postdoc associate with the Pulmonary Vascular Disease Program at the Yale School of Medicine. Born and raised in Nablus, Jehad studied medicine at Ain Shams University in Cairo, followed by an internship with the Palestinian Ministry of Health, and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. In addition to his medical background, Jehad has worked for several years as a researcher at the Hadassah HIV Clinic and has also been involved with a public health initiative by the Egyptian Health Ministry  to promote vaccination in Egypt. He enjoys taking part in public health initiatives, researching – especially in the field of infectious disease, teaching students and learning new languages. Jehad speaks English, Arabic, and Hebrew fluently.

Education & Training

MD Ain Shams University , Bachelor Medicine and Surgery (2011)
MD Residency Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Clerkship in internal Medicine Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Primary Health Care Physician Palestinian Ministry of Health

Honors & Recognition

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification (2015)

  • Summa Cum Laude Honors upon completion M.D. Ain Shams Medical School (2011)


  • Hadassah HIV Clinic Researcher Jerusalem, Israel; New Haven, United States; Mek'ele, Ethiopia (2015 - 2017)

    Researcher at Hadassah Medical Center HIV lab in a project investigating HIV elite controllers
    In collaboration with Yale University and Mekelle University, Ethiopia.

  • Instructor and Overseer of the Medical Curriculum Jerusalem, Israel (2014 - 2017)

    Responsible for the medical curriculum of 4th and 6th year students throughout the Internal Medicine Rotation, including lectures, workshops, and clinical rounds.

  • Primary Health Care Physician Nablus, Palestine (2011 - 2012)

    Responsible for the provision of preventative and acute care.
    First point of contact for many patients in the West Bank.

  • National Vaccine Campaign/ Volunteer Work Cairo, Egypt (2008 - 2008)

    participation a program to raise vaccine awareness in urban
    areas within Cairo and remote areas within Egypt, including campaigning in local communities,
    enrolling individuals in the vaccine campaign .

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