Samir Amr


Dr. Samir Amr is a highly accomplished pathologist with a distinguished career spanning several decades. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University in Egypt in 1971 and completed his residency training in pathology at Temple University Hospital in the United States from 1974 to 1978. He obtained certification from the American Board of Pathology in 1978, specializing in Anatomic and Clinical pathology.

Dr. Amr has held various academic and clinical positions of great significance throughout his career. He served as an Assistant and Associate Professor of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Jordan, and worked as a Consultant Pathologist at Jordan University Hospital from 1978 to 1986. He later joined the Dhahran Health Center of Saudi Aramco Medical Services Organization (SAMSO) as a Consultant Pathologist and Chief of the Pathology Services Division, where he made significant contributions from 1986 to 2009. Dr. Amr also served as the Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, from 2009 to 2017.

Throughout his career, Dr. Amr actively contributed to the field of pathology through his involvement in various organizations and initiatives. He served as the Deputy Commissioner for the Middle East in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program from 2001 to 2014, inspecting over 100 labs in different Arab countries seeking CAP accreditation. He organized and conducted numerous CAP Inspector Training Seminars in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Amr was a founding member of the Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology (IAP) in 1988 and served as its President from 2004 to 2006. He held key positions within the International Academy of Pathology, including Vice President for Asia, President Elect, President, and Past President.

Dr. Amr's contributions to the field extended beyond his clinical and academic roles. He participated in numerous meetings and conferences worldwide, delivering lectures and seminars on various topics related to pathology. He actively attended and contributed as a speaker or organizer in all 33 meetings of the Arab Division of IAP, starting from 1988 till present. He also organized or participated in workshops focused on soft tissue tumors and bone tumors in different locations, promoting knowledge and expertise in these areas. Dr. Amr has authored and co-authored numerous papers published in medical journals, covering various aspects of pathology. He has also contributed articles and book chapters on the history of Arabic and Islamic medicine, highlighting their significant contributions to the field. His remarkable contributions and achievements have been recognized through prestigious awards such as the Arab Health Award, the Gold Medal of the International Academy of Pathology, and the Pathology Advancement Award from the College of American Pathologists. In 2015, he was listed in the Pathologist's Power List as one of the 100 most influential pathologists in the world.

Dr. Samir Amr's dedication, expertise, and remarkable contributions have had a profound impact on the field of pathology, both regionally and internationally. His passion for advancing knowledge, promoting education, and fostering collaboration continues to inspire and shape the future of pathology.