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About faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine was established in 1973, Tripoli, to contribute in qualifying medical personnel. The Faculty graduated its first batch in 1980.


It is one of the largest faculties at the University of Tripoli. It an important edifice of knowledge, so that during the past four decades this Faculty has contributed to preparing and graduating qualified doctors who had been very successful in performing their assigned role in the medical field in all the hospitals located all over the country. The graduate doctors were able to provide the best health services. The Faculty of Medicine has more than 493 faculty members, most of them are national elements who were among the first batches in this college and who contributed to providing the necessary health services in hospitals, clinics and dispensaries.


Many graduates of this Faculty have been sent to complete their studies abroad and who have proven their capabilities in scientific and clinical achievement with the testimony of many international universities. The Faculty seeks to activate graduate programs in various disciplines. It works to develop the vocabulary of its curricula and teaching methods that keep pace with the requirements of international quality.

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Academic Staff






Master's Degree
Major Family and community Medicine





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faculty of Medicine has more than 237 academic staff members

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Some of publications in faculty of Medicine

Familial hypercholesterolemia mutations in the Middle Eastern and North African region: a need for a national registry

Background Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a well-understood Mendelian disorder that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), a leading cause of mortality in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries. Objective Review the reporting status of FH mutations across MENA and propose a systemic and strategic method for building a MENA FH registry. Methods Systematic literature search for statistics pertaining to CVD and comparison of number of FH mutations reported in MENA countries and countries with established FH registries. Results Only 57 mutations were reported in 17 MENA countries, whereas more than 500 mutations reported in 3 Western countries. Mortality rates due to CVD were significantly higher in MENA countries compared with Western countries. Conclusions The relatively low reporting of FH mutations in the consanguineous MENA communities with higher prevalence of arabic 17 English 101
Mary Aderayo Bamimore, Ahmed Zaid(1-2015)
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Incidence of Clinical Venous Thromboembolism in Spinal Trauma with and without Spinal Cord Injury

Introduction: the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) after Spinal injuries was largely realised but the true incidence of which is still variable and unclear. Abstract Patients & method: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 374 consecutive patients who sustained traumatic spinal injury and admitted acutely to a comprehensive care spinal injuries centre. 159 patients had spinal trauma with spinal cord injury (SCI) and 215 were neurologically intact. The majority of these patients were treated non-surgically and received the same thromboprophylactic regimen started within a median of 2 days post injury. The incidence of clinical VTE (deep Vein thrombosis DVT & Pulmonary Embolism PE) was determined and some risk factors discussed. Results: Among the neurologically intact group one patient developed clinical PE (0.5%). Out of 159 patients with SCI, 23 developed clinically evident VTE (14.5%), 15 had DVT (11.9%), 4 PE (5%) and 4 had both DVT & PE). There was no fatality. Complete SCI lesions were associated with higher incidence of VTE compared to incomplete lesions, 17.6 % & 11% respectively (p
Nabil Alageli, Aheed Osman(7-2021)
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Mutational screening in the PCSK9 gene among Libyan patients presenting familial hypercholesterolemia

Abstract: Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder of lipid metabolism, associated with elevated levels of low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDLC), which can lead to premature cardiovascular disease and early death. Early diagnosis and initiation of treatment is important to prevent morbidity and mortality. Autosomal dominant hypercholesterolemia (ADH) is largely due to mutations in the low-density lipoprotein receptor gene (LDLR), the apolipoprotein B-100 gene (APOB), or the proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9). In this study, genomic DNA of unrelated Libyan individuals with clinically diagnosed (FH) was analyzed by direct sequencing after dependent specific PCR primers amplification and DNA purification. That led to the identification of PCSK9 gene mutations for the first time in Libyan population which was compare to other populations. All 12 exons of PCSK9 gene and boundaries genotyped polymorphisms were sequenced, including leucine repeats coded in exon 1, by fluorescently tagged markers. We identified an allele for the rs67610340 polymorphism: an in-frame deletion, c.61_63delCTG (L8). We also identified another allele rs67610340 polymorphism: an in frame insertion c.61_63InsCTG (L10). The insertion and deletion alleles were both in exon 1 and could be associated with a risk and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD), suggesting a direct effect of PCSK9 on atherogenesis. arabic 11 English 90
Ghada Salem, Ahmed Zaid(1-2017)
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