Dr Khamis Elessi

Policy Fellow at Research for Health in Conflict (R4HC-MENA)


Neurorehabilitiation and Pain Medicine consultant, Associate Professor and Head of Evidence-Based Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine - Islamic University, Gaza City, Palestine

Dr Khamis Elessi earned his medical degree (MD) from the Far Eastern University (Manila, Philippines) in 1998. This was followed by MSc and clinical training in medical rehabilitation at Southampton University and its affiliated hospitals in 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. While in Britain, he took many courses in Evidence-Based medicine (EBM). From 1998 till 2011 he headed the medical rehabilitation team at Elwafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital, Gaza. He also completed a diploma course on palliative care and pain management in 2015 from the German-Jordanian University, Amman.

Since 2008 he is teaching Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), and Neuroscience and Neuro-rehabilitation at the Faculty of Medicine, Islamic University of Gaza where he is also chairs the EBM Unit.