Born: May 24, 1969 in Palestine
Work address: P.O. Box 7
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
An-Najah National University Nablus/ West Bank via Israel
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (972)92381113/7 Mobile: (972)599675501
• Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, University Texas at Austin , 1998
• B.A. in Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1991
• Asira El-Shamalia High School, Nablus, West Bank
2010-2011 Dean of An-Najah National University College of Pharmacy.
2010-2011 Clinical Pharmacy Graduate Program Coordinator.
2005-2012 Founding Director of the Poison Control and Drug Information Center.
2007-2009 Medical Department Coordinator.
2007-2009 Chairman, Department of Pharmacology.
2005-2007 Dean of the School of Nursing at An-Najah National University.
2008-current Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at An-Najah National University.
1999- 2008 Member of the faculty of pharmacy council.
1999- 2008 Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at An-Najah National University.
1998-1999 Postdoctoral research fellow at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston,Texas, USA.
1996-1998 Teaching assistant in Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
1994-1996 Research assistant in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA.
1991-1994 Pharmacist with the Red Crescent Society, Nablus, West Bank.
1990-1991 Student research project in Physiology Department at Jordan University of Science
and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
1- Sweileh A, Zyoud S, Sawalha,A, Abu Taha A, Hussein A, Al-Jabi S. Medical and Biomedical Research Productivity from Palestine, 2002 - 2011. BMC Research Notes. 2013
2- Sawalha A, Sweileh W, Zyoud S, Jabi S, Sulqan A. Role of arab and muslim scientist in the development of toxicology. Annals of Alquds Medicine. 2012;8:40-56. (Article in Arabic)
3- Sweileh WM, Zyoud SH, Dalal SA, Ibwini S, Sawalha AF, Ali I. Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among patients with Schizophrenia in Palestine.BMC Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 27;12:235. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-235.
4- Abu Taha A, Sweileh W, Abu Arrah E, Sawalha A, Salah O, Jamous R, Adawi D. Dispensing Practices, Attitudes and Knowledge towards Herbal Products in Palestine". Ibnosina Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. 2012.:144-150
5- Sawalha AF, O’Malley GF, Sweileh WM: Pesticide poisoning in palestine: A retrospective analysis of calls received by poison control and drug information center from 2006–2010. International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine (2012);24(3): 171–7.
6- Sawalha AF, Wright RO, Bellinger DC, Amarasiriwardean C, Abu Taha AS, Sweileh WM. Blood Lead Level among Palestinian School Children. A Pilot Study. Eastern Mediteranian Health Journal. 2013;19(2):5-8
7- Sweileh WM, Adas SO, Sawalha AF, Taha AS. Utilization and cost of antibacterial drugs in 2 general surgery units in Palestine measured using anatomical therapeutic chemical classification and defined daily dose methodology. East Mediterr Health J. 2012 Jun;18(6):641-7.
8- Sarahroodi S, Jamshid M, Sawalha A, Mikaeili P, Safaeian L. Pattern of self-medication with analgesics among Iranian University students in central Iran. Journal of Family and Community Medicine, August 2012, Vol 19,(2): 125-9.
9- Sawalha AF. Deliberate self-poisoning: a study in at Palestine. Int J Adolesc Med Health 2012;24(4):373-7.
10- Sweileh WM, Ihbesheh MS, Jarar IS, Sawalha AF, Abu Taha AS, Zyoud SH, Morisky DE. Antipsychotic medication adherence and satisfaction among Palestinian people with schizophrenia.CurrClinPharmacol. 2012 Feb 1;7(1):49-55.
11- Sweileh WM, Ihbesheh MS, Jarar IS, Sawalha AF, Abu Taha AS, Zyoud SH, Morisky DE. Differences in medication adherence, satisfaction and clinical symptoms in schizophrenic outpatients taking different antipsychotic regimens.Curr Drug Saf. 2011 Nov 1;6(5):285-90.
12- Jamous RM, Sweileh WM, Abu-Taha AS, Sawalha AF, Zyoud SH, Morisky DE.Adherence and satisfaction with oral hypoglycemic medications: a pilot study in Palestine.International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 2011;33(6):942-8.
13- Sweileh WM, Ali IA, Sawalha AF, Abu-Taha AS, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW.Gender differences in sleep habits and sleep related problems in Arab Palestinian university students. International Journal on Disability and Human Development. 2012; 11(3): 289-293
14- Sweileh WM, Ali IA, Sawalha AF, Abu-Taha AS, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW. Sleep Habits and sleep problems among Palestinian Students. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2011, 5:25 doi:10.1186/1753-2000-5-25. Published: 15 July 2011
15- Sweileh WM, Ihbesheh MS, Jarar IS, Taha AS, Sawalha AF, Zyoud SH, Jamous RM, Morisky DE. Self-reported medication adherence and treatment satisfaction in patients with epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2011;21(3):301-5
16- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Abu Taha AS. Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 is not A Risk Factor for Aminoglycoside Induced Renal Injury. DiabetologiaCroatica 40-1, 2011.
17- Hawamdeh H, Sawalha AF, Al-Gharaibeh N. Influence of the Aqueous Extract of Seven Commonly Used Plants in Jordan on the Osmotic Fragility of Human Erythrocytes. An-Najah Research journal (2010); 24:47-54.
18- Sawalha AF. Extent of Storage and Wastage of Antibacterial Agents in Palestinian Households. Pharmacy World and Science (2010);32(4):530-535.
19- Sawalha AF, Sweileh WM, Tufaha M, Al-Jabi D. Analysis of the pattern of poisoning admitted to a governmental hospital in Palestine. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2010;107(5):914-8.
20- Sawalha AF, Sweileh WM, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW, Bani Shaseh F, Odah AA. Analysis of prescription dispensed at community pharmacies in Palestine. Eastern Mediteranian Health Journal. 2010;16(7):788-792.
21- Zyoud SH, Awang R, Sulaiman SAS, Khan HRM, Sawalha AF, Sweileh WM, Al-Jabi SW. Relationship between Serum Acetaminophen Concentration and N-Acetylcysteine-2 Induced Adverse Drug Reactions. Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology. 2010;107(3):718-23.
22- Zyoud SH, Sawalha AF, Sweileh WM, Awang R, Al-Khalil SI, Al-Jabi SW, Bsharat NM. Knowledge and practices of pesticide use among farm workers in the West Bank, Palestine: safety implications. Environ Health Prev Med. 2010;15(4):252-61.
23- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Zyoud SH, & Al-Jabi SW. Storage, Utilization and Cost of Drug Products in Palestinian Households. IJCPT. (2010) Jan;48(1):59-67.
24- Sawalha AF. A Comparison of Clinical Characteristics, Discharge Medications, and In-Hospital Outcome Between Acute Stroke and Acute Myocardial Infarction. Cardiovascular Disease: Prevention and Control (2010). Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2009, Pages 201-6.
25- Sarahroodi S, Arzi A, Sawalha AF, Ashtarinezhad A. Antibiotics self-medication among Southern Iranian University Students. International Journal of Pharmacology. In press. (2010); 6(1): 48-52.
26- Sweileh WM, SawalhaAF, Zyoud SF, Al-Jabi SW, Tameem EJ. Patterns of Antihypertensive Therapy in Diabetic Patients with and without Reduced Renal Function. Saudi Journal of Kidney Disease and Transplantation. 2010;21(4):652-9.
27- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW, Shamseh FF, Khalaf HS. Epidemiological, clinical and pharmacological aspects of headache in a university undergraduate population in Palestine. Cephalalgia. 2010;30(4):439-46
28- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Zyoud SH, & Al-Jabi SW. Anti-hypertensive therapy for acute ischemic stroke survivor. CVD Prevention and Control. In press. (2009); 4(3):171-175
29- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Jayousi HM, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW. Predictors of “Worsening Renal Function” in Patients Hospitalized in Internal Medicine Department. Current Drug Safety. 2009;4(2):113-8.
30- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW, Shraim NY. Prevalence of Reduced Renal Function among Diabetic Hypertensive Patients. International J PhysioiologyPathophysio logy & Pharmacology. 1;2009:23-9.
31- Sweileh W.M., Sawalha AF, Rinno TM, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW. Optimal dosing of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in patients with chronic heart failure: a cross-sectional study in Palestine. Annals of Saudi medicine. 2009;29(2):119-22.
32- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW, Tameem EJ, Shraim NY. Evaluation of Antihypertensive Therapy in Diabetic Hypertensive Patients: Impact of Ischemic Heart Disease. Journal of pharmacy practice. 2009;7(1):40-6.
33- Sweileh WM, Al-Jabi SW,Sawalha AF, Zyoud SH. Pharmacy education and practices in West-Bank (Palestine). American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. 2009; 73(2): 38.
34- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Al-Aqad MS , Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW. Predictors of in-Hospital Mortality after Acute Stroke: Impact of Gender. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. 2009; 2(1):41-7.
35- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, , Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW, Abaas MA. Discharge Medications among Stroke Survivors: A Study in Palestine. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2009;18(2):97-102.
36- Sawalha, AF. Self-Medication with Antibiotics: A study in Palestine. The International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine. 2008;20(4):213-222.
37- Sawalha AF, Sweileh W. M, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW. Comparative Analysis of Patient Package Inserts of local and imported Anti-Infective Agents in Palestine. Libyan Journal of Medicine (LJM). Alfatah University and Ibnosina Medical Association. 2008;3(4):181-5
38- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Al-Aqad SM, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW. The Epidemiology of Stroke in Northern Palestine: A One-Year, Hospital-Based Study. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2008;17(6):406-11.
39- Sawalha, AF. Characterization of Hospitalized Ischemic Stroke Patients: A study in Palestine. Lybian Journal of Medicine. 2008;4(1):37-40.
40- Sawalha AF, Sweileh WM, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW. Self-Therapy Practices among University Students in Palestine: Focus on Herbal Remedies. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 2008;16(6):343-9.
41- Sawalha AF. A descriptive study of self-medication practices among Palestinian medical and non-medical university students. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 2008 Jun;4(2):164-172.
42- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Al_janem S, Zyoud SH, Abu-Taha AS, Al-jabi SW, Jaradat NA, Zaid AN. Medication dosing errors in hospitalized patients with renal impairment: a study in Palestine. Pharmaco-epidemiology and drug safety. 2007;16(8):908-912.
43- Sawalha AF. Storage and utilization patterns of cleaning products in the home: Toxicity implications. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2007;39:1186-1191.
44- Sawalha AF. Consumption of Prescription and non-Prescription Medications by
Pregnant Women: A Cross Sectional Study in Palestine. Islamic University Journal. 2007;15 (2) 41-57.
45- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, AL-HajAbed RM, Rabba AK. Utilization of anti-infective agents measured in “Defined Daily Dose” (DDD): A study in Palestine. Islamic University Journal. 2007;15(2):59-66.
46- Sawalha A: Complementary and alternative medicine in Palestine: Use and safety implications. Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicne, 2007;13(2):263-269
47- Sawalha AF,Sweileh WM, Zyoud SH, Al-Jabi SW. Antidote stocking at hospitals in north Palestine. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences.2006; 5(4) Oct-Dec.
48- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, Salfeete S, Zyoud SH, Abu-Taha AS, Al-jabi SW, Jaradat NA, Zaid AN. Admission blood glucose levels a potential indicator for short term mortality and morbidity after myocardial infarction.International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries. 2006;26(3):116-121.
49- Sweileh WM, Jaradat NA, Elawee MM, Al-Shakhsheer AM, Sawalha AF, Al-Ramahi RJ, Zaid AN. Drug interactions and risk of bleeding among Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF) discharged with warfarin, An-najahUniv journal for Research (N. Sci). 2006; 20:127-134.
50- Sawalha A, Al-Bishtawi G, Al-Khayyat L,. Sweileh W, Al-Ramahi R, Jaradat N. Pattern of Parenteral Antimicrobial prescription among Pediatric patients in Al-Watani Government Hospital in Palestine. An-Najah University Journal for Research (N. Sci), 2006; 20:193-208.
51- Sweileh WM, Sawalha AF, and Jaradat NA, Extent of potential drug interactions among patients receiving anti-hypertensive medications. Saudi medical journal. 2005; 26(4): 548-552.
52- Sweileh W, Shkokani F, Sawalha A, Al-Ramahi R, Jaradat N, Zaid A, Barakat A. Prescribing pattern of angiotensin- converting enzyme inhibitors and beta blockers after acute myocardial infarction. Saudi Medical Journal 2005; 26 (11): 1837-1839.
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