Ahmed El-Ghannam, PhD
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr. Ahmed El-Ghannam holds a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, MSc in Glass Science and Technology, MSc and BSc in Chemistry. He has over 30 years of experience in the development of medical devices for tissue construction and disease treatment. He has six US patents in bioceramics and tissue engineering. Dr. El-Ghannam served as the president of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine and Chair of the Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference. Dr. El-Ghannam is the Editor of â€œMultifunctional Bioceramics For Innovative Therapyâ€, Key Engineering Materials, vol 28 and the Associated Editor of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research and authored many book chapters. He is a fellow of the Japan Society for Promotion of Science. Dr. El-Ghannam has many publications in Orthopedics, Dental and Biomaterials Engineering journals that focus on the development of bioceramics for multifaceted applications including bone reconstruction, drug delivery to treat cancer and infection and augment soft tissue to treat urination incontinence. El-Ghannam, has been invited as a keynote and plenary speaker to various national and international meetings. Dr. El-Ghannam is the founder and president of ShefaBone,Inc., that manufactures SCPC resorbable bioactive dental bone graft. Dr. El-Ghannam is an active member in the Society for Biomaterials since 1993 and he is a member of the International Society for Ceramics in Medicine and the American Ceramic Society.