Professor of Nutrition and Physiology
Dr. Farouk El-Sabban is a Professor of Nutrition and Physiology at the College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University, since September 2003. Dr. El-Sabban established the Department of Family Sciences (currently is known as Food Science and Nutrition) – the only entity that grants the B.Sc. degree in Food Science and in Nutrition in Kuwait. Prior to joining Kuwait University, he held the position of Senior Staff Scientist at the American Heart Association, Dallas, Texas, USA. Dr. El-Sabban earned his B.Sc. degree from the Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1963 and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nutritional science at the Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania, USA, in 1968 and 1970 - respectively. His experience in academia is vast and spans over many countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United States of America, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and Kuwait. Dr. El-Sabban is a scientist who published many scientific articles, presented papers in conferences, a reviewer for many journals and has extensive professional affiliations. He is a seasoned educator who also has a vast experience in academic administration.
His main research interests include Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Nutrition, Physiology and Public Health.