Samy A Azer

Professor Samy A Azer

MD, PhD (USyd), MEd (UNSW), FACG, MPH (UNSW), FRSM

King Saud University

Chair of Curriculum and Research Unit

Riyadh | Saudi Arabia

Samy A Azer

Professor Samy A Azer

MD, PhD (USyd), MEd (UNSW), FACG, MPH (UNSW), FRSM
Introduction

Primary Affiliation: King Saud University - Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

Metrics

54

Publications

187

Profile Views

97

Reads

179

PubMed Central Citations

Top co-authors
Sami Al-Nassar
Sami Al-Nassar

King Saud University

2
Ray Peterson
Ray Peterson

The University of Queensland

2
Ghadeer K Al-Shaikh
Ghadeer K Al-Shaikh

King Saud University

1
Subha Ramani
Subha Ramani

Boston University School of Medicine

1
Sami A Alnassar
Sami A Alnassar

King Saud University

1
Muslim M Alsaadi
Muslim M Alsaadi

College of Medicine

1
Gudrun Edgren
Gudrun Edgren

Lund University

1

Publications

54Publications

97Reads

179PubMed Central Citations

Exploring the Top-Cited and Most Influential Articles in Medical Education.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

J Contin Educ Health Prof 2016 ;36 Suppl 1:S32-41

Dr. Azer: Professor of Medical Education and the Chair of the Curriculum Development and Research Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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February 2018
2 Reads
1.36 Impact Factor

YouTube as a source of information on dialysis: What was investigated?

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Nephrology (Carlton) 2016 Jun;21(6):530

King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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June 2016
2 Reads
1.86 Impact Factor

Supporting Syrian Refugees: The Need for a Multidisciplinary Action Plan.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Am J Public Health 2016 May;106(5):e18-9

Samy A. Azer is with the Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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May 2016
1 Read
4.55 Impact Factor

In Reply to McKendree.

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Samy A Azer

Acad Med 2016 Apr;91(4):451

Professor of medical education and chair, Curriculum Development and Research Unit, King Saud University College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia;

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April 2016
5 Reads
2.93 Impact Factor

Bibliometric analysis of the top-cited gastroenterology and hepatology articles.

BMJ Open 2016 Feb 8;6(2):e009889. Epub 2016 Feb 8.

Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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February 2016
3 Reads
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.06 Impact Factor

Accuracy and readability of cardiovascular entries on Wikipedia: are they reliable learning resources for medical students?

BMJ Open 2015 Oct 6;5(10):e008187. Epub 2015 Oct 6.

Department of Medical Education, Curriculum Development and Research Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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October 2015
1 Read
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.06 Impact Factor

The top-cited articles in medical education: a bibliometric analysis.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Acad Med 2015 Aug;90(8):1147-61

S.A. Azer is professor of medical education and chair, Curriculum Development and Research Unit, Medical Education Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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August 2015
4 Reads
7 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.93 Impact Factor

Is Wikipedia a reliable learning resource for medical students? Evaluating respiratory topics.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Adv Physiol Educ 2015 Mar;39(1):5-14

Curriculum Development and Research Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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March 2015
1 Read
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.24 Impact Factor

The place of surface anatomy in the medical literature and undergraduate anatomy textbooks.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Anat Sci Educ 2013 Nov-Dec;6(6):415-32. Epub 2013 May 6.

Curriculum Development Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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June 2014
1 Read
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)

Mechanisms in cardiovascular diseases: how useful are medical textbooks, eMedicine, and YouTube?

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Adv Physiol Educ 2014 Jun;38(2):124-34

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June 2014
1 Read
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.24 Impact Factor

Evaluation of gastroenterology and hepatology articles on Wikipedia: are they suitable as learning resources for medical students?

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2014 Feb;26(2):155-63

Department of Medical Education, Curriculum Development and Research Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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February 2014
2 Reads
9 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.15 Impact Factor

Evaluation of the educational value of YouTube videos about physical examination of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

J Med Internet Res 2013 Nov 13;15(11):e241. Epub 2013 Nov 13.

Curriculum Development and Research Unit, Department of Medical Education, King Saud University, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia.

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November 2013
1 Read
11 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.43 Impact Factor

Cracks in problem-based learning: what is your action plan?

Med Teach 2013 Oct 23;35(10):806-14. Epub 2013 Aug 23.

King Saud University , Saudi Arabia.

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October 2013
1 Read
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.04 Impact Factor

Enhancing learning approaches: practical tips for students and teachers.

Med Teach 2013 Jun 15;35(6):433-43. Epub 2013 Mar 15.

Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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June 2013
3 Reads
8 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.04 Impact Factor

Are physical therapy interns competent in patient management skills? Assessment of the views of clinical and academic physical therapists.

J Phys Ther Sci 2013 May 29;25(5):649-55. Epub 2013 Jun 29.

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud University.

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May 2013
1 Read
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
0.20 Impact Factor

Introducing integrated laboratory classes in a PBL curriculum: impact on student's learning and satisfaction.

BMC Med Educ 2013 May 24;13:71. Epub 2013 May 24.

Medical Education and Curriculum Development & Research Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia.

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May 2013
2 Reads
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.41 Impact Factor

Overview of molecular pathways in inflammatory bowel disease associated with colorectal cancer development.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2013 Mar;25(3):271-81

Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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March 2013
1 Read
21 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.15 Impact Factor

Becoming a peer reviewer to medical education journals.

Med Teach 2012 30;34(9):698-704. Epub 2012 May 30.

Curriculum Development and Research Unit, Medical Education Department, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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January 2013
2 Reads
5 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.04 Impact Factor

Nervous system examination on YouTube.

BMC Med Educ 2012 Dec 22;12:126. Epub 2012 Dec 22.

Professor Medical Education and Chair of Curriculum Development & Research Unit, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P O Box 2925, Riyadh, 11461, Saudi Arabia.

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December 2012
4 Reads
9 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.41 Impact Factor

Twelve tips for constructing problem-based learning cases.

Med Teach 2012 28;34(5):361-7. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University, PO Box 2925, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia.

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August 2012
4 Reads
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.04 Impact Factor

Can "YouTube" help students in learning surface anatomy?

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Surg Radiol Anat 2012 Jul 26;34(5):465-8. Epub 2012 Jan 26.

Curriculum Development and Research Unit, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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July 2012
3 Reads
11 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.33 Impact Factor

Experience and attitude of interns to pelvic and sensitive area examinations during their undergraduate medical course.

Saudi Med J 2012 May;33(5):551-6

Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery (37), King Saud University, PO Box 7805, Riyadh 11427, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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May 2012
1 Read
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
0.55 Impact Factor

Introducing a problem-based learning program: 12 tips for success.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Med Teach 2011 ;33(10):808-13

King Saud University, Riyadh 11461, Saudi Arabia.

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February 2012
2 Reads
8 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.04 Impact Factor

Problem-based learning: Where are we now? Guide supplement 36.1 - viewpoint.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Med Teach 2011 ;33(3):e121-2

Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh 11427, Saudi Arabia.

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June 2011
1 Read
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
2.04 Impact Factor

Training students to learn in a problem-based learning programme.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Med Educ 2011 May;45(5):510

Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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May 2011
2 Reads
3.20 Impact Factor

Learning surface anatomy: which learning approach is effective in an integrated PBL curriculum?

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Med Teach 2011 ;33(1):78-80

Curriculum Development Unit, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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April 2011
1 Read
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.04 Impact Factor

Helping new students become medical professionals: what medical schools can do.

Acad Med 2011 Apr;86(4):408; author reply 408

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April 2011
1 Read
2.93 Impact Factor

Academic performance of local and international medical students in years 1 and 2.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Med Educ 2011 Feb;45(2):208

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February 2011
1 Read
3.20 Impact Factor

Training surgeons to teach anatomy: an innovative approach.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Med Educ 2010 Nov;44(11):1128-9

Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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November 2010
1 Read
3.20 Impact Factor

Would a Flexner Report today focus only on graduate medical education?

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Acad Med 2010 Nov;85(11):1656; author reply 1656-7

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November 2010
1 Read
2.93 Impact Factor

Teaching about disasters in medical education: the need for international collaboration.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Int J Emerg Med 2010 Oct 28;3(4):529-30. Epub 2010 Oct 28.

Department of Medical Education, Curriculum Development Unit, King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, 11427 Saudi Arabia.

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October 2010
1 Read

Cost consciousness and medical education.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

N Engl J Med 2010 08;363(9):890; author reply 890-1

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August 2010
2 Reads
55.87 Impact Factor

Research in medical education is not just on telling a story.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Saudi Med J 2010 Apr;31(4):456-8

Medical Education Research and Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

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April 2010
1 Read
0.55 Impact Factor

Interactions between students and tutor in problem-based learning: the significance of deep learning.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Kaohsiung J Med Sci 2009 May;25(5):240-9

Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

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May 2009
1 Read
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
0.80 Impact Factor

What makes a great lecture? Use of lectures in a hybrid PBL curriculum.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Kaohsiung J Med Sci 2009 Mar;25(3):109-15

Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

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March 2009
1 Read
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
0.80 Impact Factor

Use of portfolios by medical students: significance of critical thinking.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Kaohsiung J Med Sci 2008 Jul;24(7):361-6

Medical Education Research and Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia.

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July 2008
1 Read
0.80 Impact Factor

Seeing the wood for the trees: approaches to teaching and assessing clinical pharmacology and therapeutics in a problem-based learning course.

Ann Acad Med Singapore 2008 Mar;37(3):204-9

Medical Education Research and Development Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Selangor, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

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March 2008
1 Read
1.22 Impact Factor

Medical education at the crossroads: which way forward?

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Ann Saudi Med 2007 May-Jun;27(3):153-7

University of Toyama, School of Medicine, Toyoma, Japan.

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November 2007
3 Reads
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
0.70 Impact Factor

Do we need dissection in an integrated problem-based learning medical course? Perceptions of first- and second-year students.

Surg Radiol Anat 2007 Mar 21;29(2):173-80. Epub 2007 Feb 21.

Faculty Education Unit, School of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

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March 2007
2 Reads
17 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.33 Impact Factor

Twelve tips for creating trigger images for problem-based learning cases.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Med Teach 2007 Mar;29(2-3):93-7

School of Medicine, the University of Toyama, Japan.

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March 2007
1 Read
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.04 Impact Factor

Challenges facing PBL tutors: 12 tips for successful group facilitation.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Med Teach 2005 Dec;27(8):676-81

Faculty Education Unit, FEU, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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December 2005
10 Reads
7 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.04 Impact Factor

Facilitation of students' discussion in problem-based learning tutorials to create mechanisms: the use of five key questions.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Ann Acad Med Singapore 2005 Sep;34(8):492-8

Faculty Education Unit (FEU), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Parkville 3010, Australia.

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September 2005
2 Reads
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.22 Impact Factor

A multimedia CD-ROM tool to improve student understanding of bile salts and bilirubin metabolism: evaluation of its use in a medical hybrid PBL course.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Adv Physiol Educ 2005 Mar;29(1):40-50

Faculty Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

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March 2005
2 Reads
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
1.24 Impact Factor

The qualities of a good teacher: how can they be acquired and sustained?

Authors:
Samy A Azer

J R Soc Med 2005 Feb;98(2):67-9

Faculty Education Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, Medical Building, Level 7, North Wing, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia.

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February 2005
1 Read
4 PubMed Central Citations(source)
2.02 Impact Factor

Do recommended textbooks contain adequate information about bile salt transporters for medical students?

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Adv Physiol Educ 2004 Dec;28(1-4):36-43

Faculty Education Unit (FEU), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia.

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December 2004
1 Read
1.24 Impact Factor

Becoming a student in PBL course: twelve tips for successful group discussion.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Med Teach 2004 Feb;26(1):12-5

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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February 2004
3 Reads
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
2.04 Impact Factor

Re: Caldwell and Hespenheide--subacute liver failure in obese women.

Authors:
Samy A Azer

Am J Gastroenterol 2003 Jul;98(7):1656-7; author reply 1657-8

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July 2003
1 Read
10.76 Impact Factor

Challenges and dilemmas facing medical education, practice and research in a world of changing paradigms and unequal resources.

Saudi Med J 1998 Jul;19(4):525-527

Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

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July 1998
1 Read
0.55 Impact Factor

Daily determination of individual serum bile acids allows early detection of hepatic allograft dysfunction.

Hepatology 1994 Dec;20(6):1458-64

National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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December 1994
1 Read
11.05 Impact Factor

Differential effects of cyclosporin A on transport of bile acids by rat hepatocytes: relationship to individual serum bile acid levels.

Authors:
S A Azer N H Stacey

Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 1994 Feb;124(2):302-9

Toxicology Unit, National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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February 1994
1 Read
3.70 Impact Factor

Selectivity and sensitivity of changes in serum bile acids during induction of cirrhosis in rats.

Hepatology 1993 Nov;18(5):1224-31

National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, Worksafe Australia, Camperdown.

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November 1993
1 Read
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
11.05 Impact Factor

Cyclosporine-induced interference with uptake of bile acids by human hepatocytes.

Authors:
S A Azer N H Stacey

Transplant Proc 1993 Oct;25(5):2892-3

Toxicology Unit, National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, Sydney, Australia.

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October 1993
1 Read
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Differential effects of cyclosporin A on the transport of bile acids by human hepatocytes.

Authors:
S A Azer N H Stacey

Biochem Pharmacol 1993 Sep;46(5):813-9

National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, University of Sydney, Australia.

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September 1993
1 Read
3 PubMed Central Citations(source)
5.01 Impact Factor

Effect of cyclosporin A in vivo on taurocholate uptake by rat hepatocytes.

Authors:
S A Azer N H Stacey

Biochem Pharmacol 1991 Oct;42(10):2053-7

Toxicology Unit, National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, University of Sydney, Australia.

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October 1991
1 Read
1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
5.01 Impact Factor
Top co-authors
Sami Al-Nassar
Sami Al-Nassar

King Saud University

2
Ray Peterson
Ray Peterson

The University of Queensland

2
Ghadeer K Al-Shaikh
Ghadeer K Al-Shaikh

King Saud University

1
Subha Ramani
Subha Ramani

Boston University School of Medicine

1
Sami A Alnassar
Sami A Alnassar

King Saud University

1
Muslim M Alsaadi
Muslim M Alsaadi

College of Medicine

1
Gudrun Edgren
Gudrun Edgren

Lund University

1