Neurorehabilitiation and Pain Medicine consultant, Associate Prof. & Head of Evidence-Based Medicine unit, Faculty of Medicine - Islamic University, Gaza city, Palestine
Dr Khamis Elessi earned his doctor of medicine (MD) degree from Far eastern UniversityManila in 1998, then took some training courses in acupuncture and tuina massage at WHO. This was followed by MSc and clinical training in medical rehabilitation at Southampton University and its affiliated hospitals at the UK. Dr Elessi also did a one year fellowship in Neurological rehabilitation at Tel-Aviv University and Tel-hashomer Hospital. In 2006 he was awarded the highest degree in medical specialty in Palestine in Physical medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Since 2001, he has taken many courses in Functional Electrical Stimulation, Botox Injection and intra-articular Injection for pain management. While in Britain, he took many courses in Evidence-Based medicine (EBM). From 1998 till 2011 he headed the medical rehabilitation team at Elwafa Med. Rehab, Hospital – Gaza.
He also completed a diploma course on palliative care and pain management 2014-2015 from German-Jordanian University – Amman.
Since 2008 he is teaching Health research & Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) ; Neuroscience and Neuro-rehabilitation at the faculty of Medicine- Islamic University where he is also chairing the research and EBM Unit.