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Radwan Ali Suleiman Banimustafa

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Jordan
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1947
  • Age: 74
  • Curriculum vitae :


Name: Radwan Ali Suleiman Banimustafa
Date of birth: 13/12/1947
Place of birth: Soof – Jordan
Nationality: Jordanian
Marital status: married with three children
Permanent address: Dahiet Al Amir Rashid
P.O. Box 123
Amman 11831 Jordan
Tele fax: +962 6 5516821
Mobile: +962 777 418393
Medical school: Aristotalis University
Salonica – Greece 1973
Career history:
* Internship in general medicine and general surgery, at Amman base
hospital 12.7.1973 – 10.8.1974.
* Field medical officer (G.P.) field army hospitals and medical centers
Jordan 10.8.1974 – 15.9.1976
* Resident and senior resident in general psychiatry at King Hussein
Medical Center Amman 15.6.1976 – 30.9.1979.
* Clinical assistant – the institute of psychiatry and the Maudsley Hospital,
London, U.K. 1.10.1980 – 30.9.1982.
* Consultant psychiatrist in King Hussein medical center, Amman – Jordan
1.10.1982 – 28.9.1996.
* Chairman of the department from 1992 to Sept. 28th, 1996.
* Senior lecturer in psychiatry, university of science and technology, Jordan
from November 1996 to May 1997.
* Member of the examination board of psychiatry in Jordan from 1994 to
1997and from 2001 to date.
* Assistant editor – Arab journal of psychiatry from 1990 to 1997.
* Consultant psychiatrist, psychiatric hospital Manama, Bahrain since 28th
May 1997 to 30th August 2001

* Assistant professor and consultant psychiatrist, The university of Jordan
medical school and hospital from 6.1.2002 to 22.2.2004.
* Consultant psychiatrist and medical director, AL-Rashid Psychiatric
Centre (teaching hospital) from 1.3.2004 to Sept. 2007.
* Assistant professor in psychiatry, The university of Jordan medical school
and hospital since Sept.2007 to date
Ptychion iatrikis (medical diploma) Aristotalis university medical school
Greece 1973. Grades 8/10 (very good)
Diploma in psychological medicine (DPM) London, U.K. 1982
Membership of The Royal College of Psychiatrists U.K. 1982
Diploma in organic psychiatry – The Institute of Psychiatry London, U.K.
Jordan board in psychiatry 1993
Full registration with the general medical council, U.K. 1986.
Reg. no. 3230811
Teaching experiences:
* Psychiatric tutor at princess Muna collage of nursing - Jordan armed forces
medical services 1982 to 28.9.1996.
* Psychiatric clinical tutor for the national health institute based at King
Hussein medical center from 1988 to 1991.
* Clinical assistant professor of psychiatry, The University of Jordan
medical school, from March 1995 to November 1996. My work involved
giving lectures to medical students in theoretical and clinical aspects of
psychiatry and psychosocial dimensions of health and disease, conducting
seminars on common psychiatric problems with students, teaching
interviewing skills, clinical skills, and formulation of clinical cases and
supervising out patients’ clinic with students’ participation.
* Senior lecturer in psychiatry at the University of science and technology
medical school – Jordan, from November 1996 to June 1997. My work
involved giving lectures in theoretical and clinical aspects of psychiatry and
psychosocial dimensions of health and disease, conducting seminars on
common psychiatric problems with students’ participation and assessment of
student performance.

* Part-time assistant professor, medical school- Arabian Gulf University
Bahrain, from Feb. 1998 to 30/8/2001.
Through this post I worked as:
* Clinical tutor for medical students in the Manama psychiatric hospital,
this involved teaching assessment skills seminars on common psychiatric
topics, patient management problems, supervising students work in the
outpatient clinic, community visits and assessment of students in the end of
four weeks clerkship.
* Problem coordinator and resource for the psychiatric problems.
* Assistant professor in psychiatry in The University of Jordan medical
school from 6.1.2002 to 22.2.2004.
* Assistant professor in psychiatry The University of Jordan medical school
since Sept. 2007 to date.
* Member of the Examination Board in the Jordanian Board of Psychiatry
since 1990.
* Member of the Exam. Board of The Arab Board of Psychiatry since 2012.
* Psychiatric trainer for primary care physicians and mental health workers
sponsored by The International Medical corps (IMC) between 2005&2010.
* Associate professor of psychiatry since May 2014
* Chairman of the psychiatric department since June 2014
Clinical experience:
My career in psychiatry started in 1976 as resident and after three years
period of training in Jordan and then three years in the U.K., in 1982 I
became a consultant psychiatrist in the dept. of psychiatry at king Hussein
medical center – Jordan and chairman of the department from 92 to 96.
The department of psychiatry in K.H.M.C. is a 40 bed acute admission short
stay unit within this 600 beds general hospital.
My work involved assessment, diagnosis and management of patients in the
OPD and in the hospital. Providing psychiatric consultation service to other
departments and sharing the managements of patients with them.
Supervising and teaching psychiatric residents and medical students.
Active participation and supervising of research work in the unit.
* In May 1997 I joined the psychiatric hospital in Manama – Bahrain as
consultant psychiatrist, I was in charge of general psychiatry firm for one
year my work involved assessment, diagnosis and management of patients,
supervising and teaching residents and medical students.
I was in charge of alcohol and drug rehabilitation unit for 2 years, my work
involved assessment, diagnosis, management, supervising rehabilitation

programs of patients, supervising and teaching residents and medical
I was in charge of the psycho geriatric firm, Al-Farabi rehabilitation unit,
and community psychiatric services for a year ended in august 2001.
* In Jan 2002 I joined The University of Jordan hospital as a consultant
psychiatrist with a lot of liaison work and out-patient population
management and in-patient management in the national center for mental
health. My work involves assessment and management of all types of
psychiatric disorders including substance use disorders.
* In March 2004 to August 2007, I joined Al-Rashid Psychiatric Center as a
consultant psychiatrist and medical director, the job involves a lot of
inpatient. And outpatient management in all aspects of psychiatry, teaching
residents in addition to administrative duties.
* Since Sept. 2007 I rejoined The University of Jordan medical school and
hospital as consultant psychiatrist and faculty of the college.
Administrative experience
* Served as a chairman of the psychiatric unit in K.H.M.C 92 – 96.
* Served as a chairman of the social committee K.H.M.C. 90 – 95.
* Served as member of the committee for the welfare of veterans 90-96
* Served as member of the national committee for mental health planning
Jordan 89-94.
* Served as a chairman of the psychiatric hospital drug committee 1998
* Served as chairman of the psychiatric hospital safety and infection control
committee, 1999. Bahrain.
* Served as a chairman of the psychiatric hospital committee for the welfare
of the elderly in 2000-2001 Bahrain.
* Served as member of the psychiatric hospital management board in 1998
and 2000. For 6 months term. Bahrain.
* Served as medical director, Al-Rashid Psychiatric and drug dependence
treatment Center (private teaching psychiatric hospital), since Feb 2004 to
July 2007.
* Served as member of the medical school council in the year 2010/2011.
*Serving as member of The Aviation Supreme Medical Committee since

Community work
* I gave many lectures on different aspects of psychiatry in many Bahraini
schools over the last three years.
* I gave a talk about “caring for the elderly” in the international women
association Bahrain march 1999.
* I gave a lecture on “drug abuse” in the annual meeting of east Rifaa Lion’s
Club. February 2000.
* I gave a lecture on “postpartum psychiatric disorders” in the international
association Bahrain April 2001.
* I gave a lecture about mental illness in Sweileh center for community
development Feb. 2002 Jordan.
* Weekly lecture in different aspects of psychology and psychiatry for the
public in AL-Rashid Psychiatric Hospital 2004-2007.
* I gave a lecture on substance abuse in Tabuk university for students and
staff, May 2013
Affiliation to professional bodies:
* Member of the Royal collage of psychiatrist U.K.
* Member of Jordanian psychiatric association.
* Member of the Arab psychiatric association.
* Member of the Islamic psychiatric association.

professional and service excellence.
1 - Frequency of panic among patients referred to psychiatry at KHMC.
The Arab journal of psychiatry 1993, vol.4 no. 2 pg84-92.
2 - Mixed anxiety depression in pregnant women, the influence of
misconceptions. Arab journal of psychiatry 1994, vol.5 no.2. Pg.103-113.
3 - Klein Levin syndrome a case report;
Journal of the Royal medical services, December 1996. Vol.6. pg.25-29.
4 - Psychosocial aspects of limb amputation.
Arab journal of psychiatry may 1996 vol.7 no.1 pg.55-63.
5 - Development of stress scale for health professionals in the Royal medical
Journal of the Royal medical services. June 1996. Vol.4 pg.43-51.
6 - The psychological consequences of male sexual dysfunctions
Journal of pan-Arab league of dermatologists. Vol.7 no.2 September
1996. Pg.68-72.
7 - Preparation of curriculum for in-service training in drug abuse for the
United Nations developmental program (UNDP) in JORDAN 2002.
8 - Depressive symptoms in HIV+ drug users in Bahrain.
Arab journal of psychiatry. Vol.13 No.1 pg.31-35 May 2002.
9 - Substance use among university and college students in Jordan –
Arab journal of psychiatry. Vol.14 No.2 pg.94-105 November 2003
10 - Co-author of the book general Psychology Dar Almasirah publications-
Amman 2004
11 - Revision of the Arabic translation of educational psychology book
“student’s mind” Dar Almasirah publications, Amman/ Jordan 2006
12 – Empowerment and psychological wellbeing of women in the
southern region of Jordan: in the context of utilization of reproductive
health care services
R.A. Banimustafa, A.M. Mansour, DD. H. Arabiat, Tokiko Sato, B. Obaid,
Atsuko Imoto.
The Arab Journal of psychiatry (2011) Vol.22,No. 2 ,P. 138-146.
13- Evaluating the psychosocial and mental health consequences of
abuse in Jordanian women .
A.M. Hamdan-Mansour, R.E. Constantino, K.r.shishani, R. Safadi, R.
East Mediterranean Health Journal , Vol. 18 , No 3 , 2012 .
14– Attitude of medical students toward psychiatry in the university of
Jordan. R.A. Banimustafa ,A.D. Shahait, H.K. Al Omari.
The Arab Journal of Psychiatry(2012),Vol.23,No.1, p.41-45.

15 – Evaluating the mental health of Jordanian women in relationships
with intimate partner abuse.
Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour,RoseM. Constantino, Marian Farrell,
Willa Doswell,Reema Safadi ,Kawkab R. Shishani and Radwan Banimustafa
Issues in mental health nursing, May 2011, 32:1-10.
16– An Ethnographic –Feminist study of Jordanian women’s experience
of domestic violence and process of resolution .
R. Safadi, V. Swigart, A. Hamdan-Mansour, R. Banimustafa, R.
Health Care for Women International online.
17 – Depression and comorbid chronic illness in family practice.
Farihan Barghouti, Nada a. Yasein, Radwan Banimustafa
HealthMED, Volume 7/ number 2/2013.
18 – Depression and coronary artery disease: Review of the literature.
Radwan Banimustafa.
The Arab Journal of Psychiatry (2013) Vol. 24No.1,Page 8- 15.
19 – Social phobia among university student in Jordan.
Radwan A. Banimustafa,Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour, Jameel K.
Hijazeen,Hosam Saher Abed, Fadi Walid Abdallah,Hibatullah M.Abu
Elhaija,Hanan K. Omari.
Life Science Journal 2014:11(2):93-98.
On going research
Depression in Diabetic Patients
Depression among university students in Jordan

Papers presented in medical conferences:
 Aspects of deliberate self-harm. The second scientific day of the
medical dept. K.H.M.C. 1993.
 Psychological aspects of irritable bowel syndrome. The 3rd scientific
day of the medical dept. K.H.M.C. 1994.
 Precipitating factors in schizophrenic relapse. The 6th pan-Arab
psychiatric conference, Cairo 1994.
 Stress and distress in dental practice, the 5th Jordanian dental
conference, Amman 1994.
 Psychiatric consultation at K.H.M.C the 10th scientific day of medical
school. J.U.S.T. 1996.
 The prevalence and long-term impact of child sexual abuse among
male college students. The 1st conference of the Jordanian family
medicine, 1996.
 Psychological factors among functional dyspepsia patients. The 7th
pan-Arab congress of psychiatry, Beirut. 1996.
 Non- compliance among psychiatric patients at K.H.M.C. the 7th pan
Arab congress of psychiatry, Beirut. 1996.
 Supporting those who care for the elderly (in Arabic).
 Workshop in care, supervision and planning for the elderly population
in the Arab world. Bahrain 1997.
 self –help in the elderly (in Arabic)
 Workshop on social planning and detection of needs of the elderly
population in GCC countries. Bahrain 1999.
 Psychiatric aspects of epilepsy. The 1st Jordanian conference on
surgical treatment of epilepsy Nov. 2003. Jordan
 Neuroimaging in psychiatry 2nd scientific day, Al-Rashid Hosp.
March 2004.
 Pharmacotherapy of alcohol dependence 3rd scientific day, Al-Rashid
Hosp. July 2004.
 Substance use among Jordanian university and college students , the
1st Royal medical services psychiatric conference October 2008 .
 Depression in chronically ill patients in primary care. Conference
Anxiety and Depression, The University of Jordan 2012
Conference & workshop participations:
Over the last few years, I participated in the following conferences:
 The American psychiatric association annual meeting 1994
 The 7th pan Arab congress of psychiatry 1996 Lebanon.
 Network conference, October 2000 AGU Bahrain.
 American psychiatric association annual meeting 2005.
 The 4th international schizophrenia and bipolar disorder forum,
Budapest, Hungary, 2006.
 13th World Psychiatric association meeting, Cairo, 10-15 Sept. 2005.
 19th Congress of European College of neuro-psychopharmacology,
Amsterdam, Oct. 2009.
 The American psychiatric association meeting 20010
 The first British Arab and Bahraini psychiatric association's
conference, Manama 15-17 April 2010.
 Workshop on Advancing the Care and Optimizing the Care. Dubai,
UAE 2013
 The European college of neuropharmacology(ECNP) annual meeting
Berlin /Germany November 2014.
 Optimizing the care in schizophrenia Janssen-Cilag Workshop
Al-oqsour /Egypt March 2015

Professor Abdulmanaf Aljadiri
The University of Jordan medical school and hospital
E- mail:
P O Box 13046 Amman, 11942 Jordan.
Amman- Jordan
Professor Tawfeek Daradkeh
Jordan University of science and technology(JUST)

Achievements and Awards

* Scholarship to study medicine 1966.
* During my service in royal medical service I received several medals for

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