Dr. Omar Galal



About Me – Omar Galal

I am German of Egyptian origin. I was born in Cairo, Egypt, graduated from the Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule in Cairo 1966.

On 11 February 1967 I left to Germany to study medicine at the Phillips Universitaet Marburg/L. I graduated on the 12 December 1972. After my internship, I started my specialization in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology 1974. In February 1982 I obtained my Facharzt in Pediatrics and February 1983 my Facharzt in Pediatric Cardiology. 1984 I started my PhD studies and concluded it December 1987 (Habilitation). Finally in 1996, I was promoted to apl Professor at the university of Essen, Germany. Between 2002 and 2004 I studied for an MBA in Hospital Administration, which I concluded with a Master Thesis with the title ” Motivation in a multicultural institution.”.

About Me

My children as per August 2012, Sami, now lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland, Karim, is started his second undergraduate studies, at the Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany.

My daughter Hana is pursuing her masters degree in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. This is a photo of them 2011, when they were “chilling” together in Lichtenstein.
About Me

My wife, Dr. med. Ingrid Galal, is a Pediatrician who stopped practicing to raise our children. She is right now doing on a charity basis assistant veterinary medicine in Riyadh and Jeddah. We live right now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where I am chairman of Pediatric Cardiology at the Crown Prince Salman Heart Center, King Fahad Medical City.

About Me

Aside my clinical and administrative work, I am very much interested to understand the concept of motivating people. Together with a friend of mine, I met about four years ago, we are working on a media center helping people to improve themselves.

Mohammed Omar GALAL, MD, PhD, MBA

Prof., Chairman Pediatric Cardiology
Prince Salman Heart Center, King Fahad Medical City,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
+966 (1) 288-9999 (ext. 7299)
Nationality: German (Egyptian origin)
Date of Birth: March 18th 1948
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Supervised Doktorarbeiten at the university of Essen


Collected Publications at Researchgate.net


Dr. Galal CV as of 2011

Manuscript published


Deutsche Evangelische Oberschule (DEO), Cairo, Egypt. (08/1953 – 05/1966)

Went to this school when it still was in Zamalek, Cairo. Graduate with German Abitur 1966. Between 1956 and 1959 was also in the DEO in Rome, Italy, where I had the chance to learn Italian.

Philipps Universitaet Marburg/L, Germany (02/1967- 12/1973)

Studied Medicine in Marburg / L, Germany. After one semester of studying, managed to get a scholarship of Land Hessen. With this scholarship (though very little amount of money) managed to finish my studies relatively in time. To improve my living situation, needed to occasionally work during the semester free times.

University of Goettingen, Germany (07/1977 – 10/1981)

Residency in Pediatrics (Professor W. Schroeter) and Pediatric Cardiology (Professor A Beuren).

University of Essen, Germany (11/1981- 06/1988)

First completed my residency training. Later became consultant for pediatric and pediatric cardiology at the same university.

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