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Name                                    Adel Kamel Abdel Malek

Date and Place of Birth        22-12-1949   Sohag, Egypt

Marital Status                        Married and has two children

Address                                  Department of human Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine

                                              School of Health Sciences

                                              University of Nairobi, P.O Box 30197 G.P.O Nairobi, Kenya

Telephone                              Kenya: +254733866785

                                                Egypt: +20106618460


Current Position                    Professor

                                             Department of Human Anatomy

                                             School of Health Sciences

                                             University of Nairobi, Kenya


MB.Ch.B                    Assiut University                    1973

M.Sc (Anatomy)         Assiut University                    1979

Ph.D (Anatomy)         Assiut University                    1982

M.Med (Pediatrics)     Cairo University                      1989



Position                                    From               To                   Employer

Professor of Human Anatomy       8-2001             Present           Nairobi University, Kenya.

Professor of Anatomy                  3-1993             8-2001            Assiut University, Egypt.

Visiting Professor                       10-1994           11-1995           Ohio State University,                                                                                                                             Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Associate professor of Anatomy        1-1988             2-1993             Assiut University, Egypt.

Post doctor Research fellow               2-1984             4-1985             Wright State University

                                                                                                             Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Lecturer of Anatomy                          10-1982           12-1987           Assiut University

Instructor of Anatomy                        10-1975           10-1982           Assiut University

Intern                                                 3-1974             3-1975            Assiut University Hospital



Teaching Human Anatomy to medical students for 35 years. Teaching comprised dissection and preparation of practical sessions. Laboratory instructions included gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy and Histology. Teaching includes lecturing courses of clinical Anatomy, Neuroanatomy and Embryology to graduate and postgraduate medical students.

Experience in Problem Based Learning has been achieved by practicing both the European style (trained in the University of Limburg, Maastricht, Netherlands (1991 and 1996) and the American style (worked as a tutor for Med.II at college of Medicine, Ohio State University (1994 & 1995).


Topics of interest through theses, projects and supervised research activities include:

  1. 1.      Growth and growth retardation of children

Growth of children is assessed through the use of techniques of body measurements (Anthropometry), skeletal age and Dental age. Body measurements are conducted following standardized anatomical landmarks. Anthropometry entails measurements of body weight, height, breadths, body proportions, body circumferences and skinfold thickness. Skeletal age is estimated from hand-wrist X-ray films using scoring method and atlas matching method. Dental age is appraised using dental eruptions and dental graded calcification as appearing in dental X-ray film. Research work has been conducted to monitor growth of diseased children in comparison with normal children.

  1. 2.      Body composition

Research in assessing body fat and fat –free mass has been performed using non invasive techniques to predict body fat in both sexes in the different ages. This research work investigates dynamics of subcutaneous fat and its redistribution. Training on this kind of research was part of a fellowship program in the Department of Human Biology at the Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA (1983-1984). Research has been continued through communications and visits thereafter, and resulted in several publications.


  1. 3.      Ageing changes

Definition, changes and theories of aging have been an increasing topic of research interest. Changes affecting the cardiovascular, the reproductive and nervous systems are of special interest. Studies of aging changes comprised histological techniques, immunohistochemistry and CAT scanning. Cross sectional scans of the human brain of different ages have been investigated to analyze changes in some dimensions declaring the size of the gray mater and brain ventricles. Changes of the structure of the goat aorta (representative of mammals) has been conducted to investigate pattern of ageing in the three layers of the aorta (project of the University of Nairobi).


  1. 4.      DNA pattern

In collaboration with Munich University, project of studying DNA pattern of Egyptians and Nubians has been conducted in order to trace migration along the River Nile.

  1. 5.      Experimental Histology and Embryology

Research has been conducted to study the effects of some agents or deprivations on histogenesis or embryogenesis of some tissues and organs.


USA. February 1983-April 1984

One year post doctor program was spent at the division of Human Biology, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio. Research work focused on assessment of growth of children and body composition.

Netherland June 1991

Attended 3 weeks workshop on problem based Learning. This workshop was supported by the WHO. Training on the different aspects of problem based and community oriented learning took place in the Faculty of Medicine, Limburg University, Maastricht, Netherland.

France July 1991

Co-supervision of Ph.D thesis in collaboration with professor Yvette Lenne, Anatomy and Pathology Department, Nantes Faculty of Medicine, Nantes, France. The thesis dealt with immunohistochemical aspects of the developing retina of albino rat.

Germany January 1993

Revising conjoint work with Professor Svante Paabo, professor of molecular biology institute of zoology, took place at Munich University. The project studied DNA pattern of Egyptians, Nubians and Sudanese.

USA September 1994- November 1995

Visiting professor involved in teaching activities in the department of Cell biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, College of Medicine, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Netherlands June 1996

Attended workshop on recent problem based methods in medical education and examination, Limburg University, Maastricht, Netherlands.

France July 2000

Attended the 10th International conference on Plastination held in the faculty of Medicine, Saint –Ettine, France. Paper has been presented in the meeting.

England January 2007

Anatomical society of Great Britain and Ireland, Oxford, Great Britain.



Member of:

  1. Egyptian Medical Syndicate.
  2. Egyptian Anatomical Association.
  3. Egyptian Society of Physical Anthropology.
  4. International Society for Neurochemistry.
  5. International Society for Plastination.
  6. Member of the committee of Medical Ethics, Assiut University.
  7. Member of the committee of innovation of the Medical Curriculum(Assiut University).
  8. Member of the postgraduate committee faculty of Medicine, University of Nairobi Kenya (2001-Present)
  9. Referee for promation of staff members of:
  • Egyptian Anatomical committee.
  • El Mosoul University, Iraq.
  • Mcreree University, Uganda.
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  1. Director of the centre of medical education, Assiut faculty of Medicine (1995-2000)
  2. External examiner for undergraduates and postgraduates: Cairo University, Alexandria University, Ein Shams University, Tanta University, South Valley University.
  3. Member of curriculum committee of the faculty of Medicine , University of Nairobi Kenya (2001-Present)
  4. Editor Anatomy Journal of Africa.


  1. Neuroanatomy, Internal Structures and Connections 1998.
  2. Clinically Oriented Anatomy of Human Pelvis and Perineum, 1997 & 1999.
  3. Anatomy of the Head and Neck, part I, 1992.
  4. Special Embryology, 1991.
  5. Clinically Oriented anatomy of Thorax, 1988 &2000.
  6. Anatomy of the lower Limb, 1997.
  7. General Embryology, 2000.



  1. Ph.D Thesis (Anatomy), 1982. “Anthropometric, dental and skeletal study of Assiut children with practical application on some diseases” Assiut University, Egypt.
  2. M.S. Thesis (Pediatrics), 1989 “Childhood Obesity” Cairo University, Egypt.
  3.  Abdel Malek AK, Mukherjee D, Roche AF.1985. A method of constructing an index of obesity. Hum Biol 57(3):415-430.USA.
  4. Roche AF, Abdel Malek AK, Mukherjee D.1985. New approaches to the clinical assessment of the adipose tissue. 6th Rose Conf Med research. Ross Lab, Columbus, OH, USA.pp:14-19
  5. Matta WM, Saleh MM, Shamikh R, Ali SS, Abdel Malek AK.1986. The influence of deprivation of light on the brain. Intern Conf Anatomy Society W Africa.Nigeria, Nov.1986.
  6. Abdel Malek AK.1987.Skeletal maturation of boys with Down syndrome.5th   Ann Conf Fac Med Assiut Univ.Egypt.
  7. Nadia Salem, Saliwa Saleem, Adel K AbdelMalek.1988. Circulating serum estrogens in postmenopausal women in relation to age and fat indices. New Egypt J Med 2 (3): 707-715.
  8. M.M.Kamel, M.A.Desouky, A.K.Abdelmalek, M.G.Ahmed, AbdelHamid, M. 1989. Anthropometric characteristics of upper Egyptian newborns in comparison with other countries. Egypt J Anatomy.12(4):81-89.
  9. M.M.Kamel, Adel K. Abdel Malek, M.A. Desouky et al.1989. Intercorrelations of the anthropometric measurements of the new born infants in Upper Egypt. Egypt J Anatomy.12 (4):71-79.
  10. Tohamy SA, Hassan FZ, Abdelmalek AK, Abdelbaky A.1990. Dermatoglyphic features of the mentally retarded children. New Egypt J Med 4(1):241-244.
  11. Abdel Malek AK, Ahmed AM et al.1990. Prediction of stature from hand measurements.Forensic Sc Internat.64:181-187. Ireland.
  12. Kamel MM, Abdel Malek AK, Desouky MA, et al.1990. Body profile of some Egyptian athletics. New Egypt J Med.4 (2):1101-1106.
  13. Tohamy SA, Abdel Malek AK, Hassan FZ, Abdelbaky A.1990. Anthropometric characteristics of the mentally retarded children. New Egypt J Med.4 (1):241-244.
  14. Kamel MM, Desouky M, Abdelmalek AK, et al.1990. Does exercise change the body physique and composition? New Egypt J Med 4(2):1107-1120.
  15. Elsharkawi S, Abdel Malek AK et al.1991. Morphological features of foot impressions of upper Egyptians. Proc 9th Ann Conf Fac Med.Assiut Univ pg 41-75.
  16. Hassan FZ, Saleh MN, Abdel Malek MK, Lenne Y, Elbadry M.1992. Retinal epithelium and its relations to the photoreceptors. Conf Egypt Soc Basic Med Sc. Jan 2, 1992.Cairo.
  17. Hassan FZ, Saleh MN, AbdelMalek AK, Lenne Y, Elbadry M.1992. Histogenesis of the albino rat retina. Proceedings of the anatomical society of Egypt.
  18. Hosseny K, Abdelmegid R, Abdelmalek AK.1992. Effect of indomethacin on some parynchymantos organs in rats. Assiut Med J.16 (4):1-8.
  19.  Lenne Y, Hassan FZ, Saleh MN, Abdel Malek AK, Elbadry M.1992. Immunohistochemical study of glial and neuronal markers in the retina of albino rat. Conf Egypt Anat Soc.Feb 27, 1992.Cairo.
  20. Saleh MN, Abdel Malek AK,Galal AT, Mahamoud FY.1992.Effect of hypothyroidism on postnatal development of mouse thalamus. 10th Ann Conf Fac Med Assiut Univ. April 1992.
  21. Abdel Malek AK, Saleh MN, Aly YA, Ahmed MG, Tohamy A.1995. Brain changes with age on computed tomography. Age and Nutrition.6 (2):93-98-France.
  22. Abdel Malek AK.1995.Underfed developing Purkinje cell. Age and Nutrition.6 (2):73-78-France.
  23. Mathias K, Abdel Halim S, Karin B, Helga G, Abdel K Malek et al.1999. mtDNA analysis of Nile River valley populations: A genetic corridor or barrier to migration? Am J Hum Genet.64:1166-1176.U.S.A.
  24. Abdel Malek AK, Shehata R, Hassan S, Abdel Aziz H.2000.Toxicity of plasticizers on osteogenesis of mice skeleton. 10th Internat Conf Plastin.Saint Ettinne, July2-7, 2000.France.
  25. A.K.A. Malek and J. Ogeng’o.2007 Regional differences in the tunica media of the aorta of the goat (Capra ibex). Proceedings of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland. January 2007.
  26. 26.  A.N Pulei, J.A Ogeng’o, P.O. Odula and A.K. Abdel Malek. 2007. Sexual dimorphism of ageing changes in the human abdominal linea alba. Proceedings of anatomical society of Great Britain and Ireland. January 2007.
  27. Ogeng’o JA, Malek AAK, Kiama SG and Olabu B.O. 2009. Muscle islands in the tunica media of the goat thoracic aorta. Braz J.Morphol.Sci, 2009, vol.26.n0.3-4, p.171-175.
  28. 28.  Muthoka JM, Hassanali J, Mandela P, Ogengo JA, Malek AK, 2010. Position and blood supply of the carotid body in a Kenyan population. Int.J.Morphol.29(1):65-68.
  29. 29.  Ogeng'o J, Abdel malek A, Kiama S.2010. Interlinkages in the tunica media of goat aorta. Int.J.Morphol.28(2):409-414.
  30. 30.  J.A.Ogeng'o,A.A.Malek,S.G.Kiama.2010.Structuralorganization of tunica intima in the aorta of goat. Folia Morphol.69(3):164-169.
  31. 31.  Ogeng'o AJ,Malek AKA, Kiama SG.Distribution of ageing changes of the goat aortic tunica media.2011. J.Morphol.Sci.28(1):23-27.
  32. 32.  Ogeng'o JA,Malek A, Kiama SG.2011. Pattern ofadrenergic innervation of aorta in goat (Capra Hircus).2011. J.Morphol.Sci.28(2):81-83.










Structure and adrenergic innervations of aorta in the goat “Capra Hircus”

J.A Ogeng’o



University of Nairobi, Kenya



Teratogenic effects of Di-N-Butyl phthaline on skeletal development of albino rat

Hoda Mohammed



Assiut University  Egypt



Growth study of normal and thalassemic children in Assiut province

Hala Zarif



Assiut University  Egypt



A new method of age estimation from adult teeth

Sohir Soliman


Forensic Medicine

South Valley University Egypt



The effect of surgain on the postnatal development of the articular cartilage of the knee joint of albino rat

Ashraf Abdel Hakim



Assiut University, Egypt



A study on the prehatching development of the pineal gland in chicken

Dorreia Mohamed



Assiut University, Egypt



Changes with age in the Anatomy of the human brain A study with computerized tomography

Adel Tohamy



Assiut University, Egypt



Effects of Hypothyroidism on the postnatal development of the thalamus of mouse

Faten Youssif



Assiut University, Egypt



Developmental Anatomy of the eyeball of the albino rat exemplified by ultra structure and immunohidtochemistry of the retina




Saint Etine University, France



Skeletal age of Minia children from 6-12 years

Kamel Mahmoud



Minia University, Egypt



Non invasive ventricular assessment of left performance by the thoracic electrical biolmpedance in simple obese hypersensitive patients

M. Emad


Internal Medicine

Minia University



Study of the body profile of athletics

Alsyed A. Mohram



Minia University Egypt



Dermatoglyphic features and anthropometric study in mentally retarded patients

Abdel Raoof Omar



Minia University Egypt



Study of the newborn infants in Egypt




Minia University, Egypt



Dr.Julius Ogeng’o, M.D, Ph.D

Chairman, Department of Human Anatomy

College of Health Sciences

University of Nairobi

P.O. BOX 30197 GPO

Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: (+254)720837592


Soher Elsharony, M.D., Ph.D

Professor of Anatomy

Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt

Phone: + (20) 127458870


Sherly Elmasarany, M.D, Ph.D

Professor of Anatomy

Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt

Phone + (20)-123103087


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