Adel Mahmoud is a Lecturer with the Rank of Professor at the Department of Molecular Biology and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He recently retired as President of Merck Vaccines and a member of the Management Committee of Merck & Company, Inc. Dr. Mahmoud is the former Chairman of Medicine and Physician in Chief at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals of Cleveland.
An expert on disease control in the developing world and vaccine development, Dr. Mahmoud received his M.D. degree from the University of Cairo in 1963 and Ph.D. from the University of London, School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1971. He is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He received the Bailey K. Ashford Award of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1983, and the Squibb Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America in 1984. Dr. Mahmoud is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served on the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council and is a past president of the Central Society for Clinical Research and the International Society for Infectious Diseases. He is currently serving as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Scientific Communications and National Security.