Dr. Abeer M. Mahmoud received her doctorate of Medicine from Assiut University, Egypt. She has continued her training in Pathology while performing her residency in the Department of Pathology in Egypt. Following this she worked as a pathologist for six years at South Egypt Cancer Institute, before realizing her true passion was in biomedical research. This interest led her to the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she completed her Ph.D. in Pathology in 2013. Armed with her strong training in molecular biology and unique background as a surgical pathologist, Dr. Mahmoud conducted exceptional translational research that investigated vascular dysfunction in obese and diabetic individuals. Recognizing a critical need for interdisciplinary research work to bridge the gap between cardiovascular and metabolic research, Dr. Mahmoud conducted research in collaboration with renowned faculty in vascular biology and exercise physiology. Equipped with clear insight into the breach in the current research and the best approach to close it, Dr. Mahmoud established collaborations that integrated expertise and techniques with other renowned researchers in the fields of epigenetic studies and shear stress endothelial models. Dr. Mahmoud received training in exercise physiology, glucose kinetics and other measurements that support human metabolic research. One of the key indicators of Dr. Mahmoudís contributions in the field of cardiovascular and metabolic research came when she received a Research Award in 2015 by the internationally acclaimed American Heart Association. This award is one of the highest honors bestowed upon a biomedical scientist in cardiovascular research. Dr. Mahmoudís current research has a very high impact on obese individuals and patients with type 2 diabetes who are more prone to cardiovascular complications. She also suggested life style interventions such as physical exercise as non-pharmacological mediations to improve vascular health in this category of metabolically ill patients.
Study vascular dysfunction associated with obesity and metabolic diseases.