Dr. Khalil Eldeeb

Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine
Office Location:
Tracey F. Smith Hall of Nursing and Health Sciences
Room 432
Mailing Address:
PO Box 4280
Buies Creek, NC 27506


Dr. Eldeeb received his Medical degree and Master of Pharmacology from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Eldeeb completed his Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of Nottingham, UK, studying the role of cannabinoid receptors in microglia functions.

He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine among the first cohort of The Postdoctoral Research, Instruction, and Mentoring Experience (PRIME) scholarship, where he continued his research on cannabinoid signaling in neuronal cells as well as taught and facilitated courses at both Winston-Salem State University (Doctor of Physical Therapy Program) and Wake Forest University Graduate School. Dr. Eldeeb also completed the Health Equity Research Opportunity (HERO) Fellowship at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

Dr. Eldeeb’s basic research investigating cannabinoid receptors and associated proteins was supported by a sub-award from an R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) in collaboration with Dr. Allyn Howlett at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Dr. Eldeeb’s research presentations were recognized and awarded the best poster communication prize at the 6th European Workshop on Cannabinoid Research (Ireland 2013) as well as the best postdoctoral poster prize at the 24th Annual International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) Symposium on the Cannabinoids Research (Italy 2014). Dr. Eldeeb’s research findings were published in peer-reviewed, high-impact journals such as Molecular Pharmacology, British Journal of Pharmacology, Neuropsychopharmacology, and cells.

Dr. Eldeeb’s medical education research primarily focuses on features associated with student learning and success in health and medical sciences education. The research outcomes were presented at international conferences. Dr. Eldeeb is a Fellow of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics division of Pharmacology Education (ASPET-DPE)Academy of Pharmacology Educators.

Besides serving on the school and University appointed committees, Dr. Eldeeb serves on the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) as National faculty for Pharmacology, ASPET-DPE Executive Committee, IAMSE Educational Scholarship, and Finance Committees. Dr. Eldeeb also serves on the British Pharmacological Society Awards Panel. Dr. Eldeeb’s career has focused on serving as an outstanding educator and developing a research program to advance our understanding of the role of the cannabinoid signaling system in different diseases.

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