Harvard Medical School
My country, Yemen, is a developing country, so it needs many researchers and qualified people to help with its development. Orthopaedic Biomechanics is a recent field in my country. Thus, there are only a few qualified professionals in this area.
With a bachelor's and master's degree in Biomedical Engineering, numerous years of hands-on experience and participation in different countries (Yemen, Tanzania, Malaysia and Italy), creating and implementing rehabilitation and medical devices in hospitals, and the ability to troubleshoot and solve problems in a timely and accurate manner I have the education and training to help Yemen. My motivation is to spend the next several years doing research in the field of orthopaedic biomechanics and artificial joint implants.
Due to so many people in Yemen suffering from hip and knee problems it is necessary for them to
travel abroad to get artificial prosthesis for replacement implants. During recovery, systematic evaluations are necessary for daily activities and tasks. These assessments require a qualified person to follow up with their care and healing.
I am sure that the research at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital would be the perfect environment for me to explore my curiosity. After I return to Yemen, I will be able to work in a rehabilitation center and physiotherapy department where I can provide healthcare services for hip and knee implants. Due to Yemen not having any universities that offer an orthopaedic biomechanics program, my goal is to educate at the Hadramout University to establish a program of biomechanics of prostheses.
The materials of the implant prosthesis need to be addressed and fully understood. So, after my fellowship I will be able to select the best prosthesis that is suitable for my country’s environment and activities. I hope I can improve the healthcare and quality of life in Yemen.