Michael M. Meguid
Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition Laboratory Department of Surgery, University Hospital, SUNY Health Science Center, Syracuse, NY 13210 USA
Born in Egypt, Michael (Marwan) Meguid spent his childhood in Egypt, Germany, and then England. There he attended University College London (UCL) and University College Hospital Medical School, graduating with his MB BS degree in 1968. For the next two years he was an Anatomy Prosector at UCL, while he successfully completed Part 1 of the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), London qualification. From 1970 until 1976 he did his Surgical Residency at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Children’s Hospital; the Joslin Clinic, Harvard Medical School; and at Boston University Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. It was at Boston University Hospital (now Boston Medical Center that he began his surgical career in Surgical Oncology and Clinical Nutrition, as Assistant Professor. Concomitantly, from 1978 until 1982 he was a graduate student in the Department of Human Nutrition, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, earning a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry. Over the next five years (1979–1984) he was Associate Surgeon at City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California; UCLA Medical School; and the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He was founder and director of the Department of Nutrition, in the Division of Surgery, at the City of Hope. From there he was recruited to a tenured professor position at the Department of Surgery, University Hospital, Upstate Medical University, and the Syracuse VA Hospital, New York. He has been Professor of Surgery; Vice-Chair for Surgical Research; Director of Surgical Metabolism and Nutrition Laboratory, Neuroscience-Physiology Graduate Program (NIH and NGO funded continuously from 1983 through 2011), where he trained 42 graduate students and fellows; and Director of Nutritional Support Services at both hospitals. He was also the director of the Institutional Review Board at Syracuse VA Medical Center. He started in 1983 "Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences" and in 2010 co-founded "The International Academy of Perinatal and Prenatal Programming" with its open access e-journal "The Proceedings".