MESpine History

The Middle East Spine Society (MESpine), founded in 2010, is a scientific and educational association with worldwide members. The main objects of the Society are the study and advancement of the art and science of spine surgery and research into the cause... More 

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  • CAIRO SPINE MASTERS DIVING WITHIN THE SPINE 2019                      20-23 October 2019                  

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Executive Committee

Rida Mazagari

Personal Information:

Name: Rida Mazagri

Date of Birth:  24 February 1961

Marital Status: Married, 4 children


Medical Qualifications:

1986:MBBch., 1986 Al-Fateh University

1997:Canadian Neurosurgery Board, FRCS©

2003:American Board of Neurological Surgery, FACS

2012:Re-certification FACS.

Current Post:

  • November 2011 to presentProfessor of Neurosurgery, Marshall Medical School, Huntington, West Virginia

  • July 2009 to Feb. 2011:Neurological associate, Charleston, West Virginia

  • July 2008 to February 2009:Neurosurgery Department, Tripoli Medical Center, Tripoli, Libya

  • June 2003 to May 2008:Neurosurgery Staff at Tri-State Neuroscience Center, Huntington, WV

  • October 1999 to May 2003: Neurosurgery Staff at Southern New York, Johnson City,NY


Teaching Post:

  • June 03 to May 2008:Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Marshall Medical School, Huntington, WV

  • October 1999 to May 2003:Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Syracuse Medicaln School, Binghamton Campus, Binghamton, NY


Educational Background:                           

  • September 1979 to January 1986: Faculty of Medicine, Al-Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya


Fellowship Training:

 July 1990 to June 1992:Clinical Stroke Research Fellow, Division of Neurology,University of Saskatchewan, Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


  • April 1998 to June 1999:Pediatric  Fellowship, Division of Neurosurgery, University Of Ottawa, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario

  • July 1999 to September 1999:Mini-Spine Fellowship, Division of Orthopedic Civic Hospital, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Postgraduate Training:

  • July 1997 to December 1997: Neurosurgical Assistance, Saskatoon & Regina – Saskatchewan, Canada, Neurosurgery Department

  • July 1992 to June 1997:Neurosurgery Residency, Division of Neurosurgery, University of Saskatchewan, Royal University Hospital,                                                                 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

January 1996 to March 1996        Neuroradiology Rotation at Barrow Neurological Institute,

                                                                Radiology Department, Phoenix, Arizona

March 1987 to 1988                         Resident in General Surgery, Al-Fateh University Medical

                                                                School Central Hospital, Tripoli, Libya

February 1986 to January 1987 Rotating Internship, Al-Fateh University Medical School

Teaching Hospitals, Tripoli, Libya




                1994      Best Junior Resident Paper,

                               Surgical Residents Research Day,

                               Department of Surgery,

                               University of Saskatchewan

                1993      Certificate of Honor, Surgical

                               Residents Research Day,

                               Department of Surgery,

                               University of Saskatchewan

                1987      Graduated Eighth in Class,

                               Al-Fateh University School of