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Elias Zerhouni

Elias Zerhouni is an Algerian American scientist, radiologist, and biomedical engineer. 

He was born on April, 12, 1951, in Nedroma, Algeria, and he is of Algerian descent. Elias was the executive vice-dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for most of his career. He also served as a Director of the National Institutes of Health under the George W. Bush administration. At the end of his career, he was the President for Global Research and Development at pharmaceutical company Sanofi. 

Before his rise to fame, Elias received his Medical Doctor Degree at the University of Algiers School of Medicine.

Throughout his career, Elias has received a Gold Medal from the American Roentgen Ray Society, two Paul Lauterbur Awards for his MRI research, the Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement, and the Ben Franklin Medal. Elias has also been elected to both the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering, as well as the French Academy of Medicine.


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