Fayez Abdulrazeq

Fayez Abdulrazeq

Visiting Scholar

fayez.abdulrazeq@ibme.uzh.ch

Short Bio

Fayez is a medical doctor from Jordan, holding MSc in Epidemiology from Jordan University of Science and Technology. As a part of his master thesis, Fayez investigated physicians’ opinion about embryonic stem cells and embryo donation after in vitro fertilization. After that, he initiated “Stem Cells: Hope or Hype?” project to shed light on therapeutic uses of stem cells, unproven stem cell therapies and stem cell tourism. Fayez worked in academia, and international organizations such as World Health Organization (WHO) and International Medical Corps (IMC). During his work in academia, he supervised more than 25 graduation projects of undergraduate medical students, and organized one initiative and two events directed to children with disabilities such as blind children and Down syndrome children to facilitate their integration in community and educational system. After finishing his master’s degree, Fayez was selected for a highly competitive fellowship at WHO-EMRO Office in Cairo where he worked in the Department of Health Emergencies (Infectious Hazards Preparedness Unit). He was involved in managing COVID-19 pandemic in 22 countries including his home country Jordan. 

Research Interest

  • Healthcare ethics
  • Ethical controversies surrounding stem cell research and emerging technologies
  • Disability  bioethics and human rights
  • Reproductive ethics
  • Ethics of organ and tissue donation