Asim Ahmed Elnour Ahmed, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133552


 Asim Ahmed Elnour is currently an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Pharmacy Program, College of Pharmacy at Al Ain University, Abu Dhabi Campus.  Prior to that from January 2019 to June 2020 he was an associate professor at the Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Gulf Medical University (GMU), Ajman-UAE. Prior to that from January 2016 to January 2019, he was an Associate Professor and Pharmacy Program Lead in Program of Pharmacy at Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS), Al Ain, UAE. He has been adjunct clinical Associate Professor (2016 to 2017 at Monash University – Australia), Adjunct Assistant Professor (at College of Medicine-COM; UAE University 2010 to 2016). He has worked as lecturer (2010 to 2012) with Al Ain University of Sciences and Technology (AUST), UAE and as lecturer (from 2000 to 2005) with Ajman University, UAE.





PhD, Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom, 2004

MSc. Queen's University Belfast, United Kingdom, 1998

1985 B-Pharm Honor - Pharmacy College - Khartoum University - Sudan

Research Interests

Researching in pharmacy practice: -

(meta analysis, systematic reviews, randomized clinical trials, cross section studies, syrvey-based epidemiological research)

  1. Efficacy and safety of medications in randomized clinical trials.
  2. Corona-virus scoping reviews, fatality cases
  3. Acute coronary syndrome
  4. Atrial fibrillation
  5. Multiple sclerosis
  6. Dyslipidemia (Statin)
  7. Diabetes - Glucagon-like peptides (GLP1), cardioprotective effects
  8. Heart Failure
  9. Medication adherence
  10. Pharmacy teaching amid covid crises


Selected Publications

  1. Shehab A, Elnour AA, Bhagavathula AS, et al. A Multicenter Prospective Hospital-based Cohort Study on the Efficacy and Safety of Pitavastatin. Current Diabetes Reviews. 2021 ;17(7):e122820189541. DOI: 10.2174/1573399817666201228164243. PMID: 33371852.Link:
  2. Baraka MA, Alboghdadly A, Alshawwa S, Elnour AA, Alsultan H, Alsalman T, Alaithan H, Islam MA, El-Fass KA, Mohamed Y, Alasseri AA, Fahelelbum KM. Perspectives of Healthcare Professionals Regarding Factors Associated with Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Their Consequences: A Cross Sectional Study in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Antibiotics. 2021; 10(7):878. Link:
  3. Adel Shaban Sadeq, Asim Ahmed Elnour, Amar Mansour Hamrouni, Mohamed A Baraka, Ahmad Z Al Meslamani, Asil Adel, Maisoun Al Kaabi, Osama Mohamed Ibrahim, Nadia Al Mazrouei, Development of a multivariable model to predict medication non-adherence risk factor for patients with acute coronary syndrome, Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 12, Issue 2, June 2021, Pages 159–165. Link:
  4. Suliman, E.N.A.E.E., Thomas, D., Elnour, A.A. et al. Systematic review on the choice of antibiotics for management of complicated urinary tract bacterial infections and acute pyelonephritis. Drugs Ther Perspect 37, 470–479 (2021).
  5. Beshir SA, Hussain N, Elnor AA, Said ASA. Umbrella Review on Non-Statin Lipid-Lowering Therapy. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2021 Sep;26(5):437-452. doi: 10.1177/10742484211002943. Epub 2021 Apr 9. PMID: 33836639. Link:
  6. Farah Hamad, AA Elnour*, Abdelgadir Elamin, Sasha Mohamed; Isra Yousif; Judit Don, Semira Abdi, Abdulla Al Amoodi, Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman, Kishore Gnana, Fahad Alanzi, Abubakar B Abubakar, Salma Mohammed Magboul1, Sahar Asim Ahmed; Adel Sadeq. Systematic Review of Glucagon Like Peptide One Receptor Agonist (liraglutide) for Subjects with Heart Failure with Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction. Curr Diab Rev; 2021;  Volume 17, Number 3, 2021, pp. 280-292(13). DOI : 10.2174/1573399816999200821164129.
  7. AA Elnour*, Al Hajri, N., El Khidir, I., Al Amoodi, A., Ahmed, S., and Sadeq, A. (2020). Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists Cardio-protective effects: an umbrella review. Curr Diab Rev. 2020; 16(6). 16 (8), 820-832. doi: 10.2174/1573399816666200522214554.
  8. AA Elnour*, Judit Don, Isra Yousif, Kishore Gnana, Semira Abdi, Noura Al Hajri, Abdulla Al Amoodi, Ahmed Ibrahim Fathelrahman. Review of the mortality rate of people infected with Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan-China: data from three retrospective studies. J Pharm Bioall Sci. 2020, 12(3):223-233.
  9. Sadeq A, Sadeq A, Sadeq A, Alkhidir IY, Aburuz S, Mellal AA, Al Najjar MS, AA Elnour*. Risk factors for hospital readmission of patients with heart failure: A cohort study. J Pharm Bioall Sci. 2020;12:335-43. DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_323_20.
  10. Salma Mohammed Magboul, Bashir Osman, AA Elnour*. The prevalence, risk factors and outcomes of acute kidney injury in intensive care unit. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy. 2020; 42(5): 1-9. doi: 10.1007/s11096-020-01147-5.
  11. Abdulla Shehab, Akshaya S. Bhagavathula, AA Elnour*. Khalid Al-Rasadi and Saif Al-Shamsi, “The Incidence of Adverse Drug Reactions in Patients Treated with Statins in the Emirates: A Retrospective Cohort Study”, Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2020; 18(2): 193-199.
  12. A Shehab, AS Bhagavathula, TB Abebe, TM Abegaz, AA Elnour*. Patient adherence to novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and occurrence of associated bleeding events: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2019; 17 (4), 341-349.
  13. AA Elnour*, IT El Mugammar, T Jaber, T Revel, JC McElnay. Pharmaceutical care of patients with gestational diabetes mellitus. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 2008; 14 (1), 131-140. DOI: 10.2174/1570161116666180123111949


1. Duphat conference series (1997 - 2020)

2. Emirates cardiac society - conference series (2012 - 20202)

3. Waterfalls series  (2020)

4. Oncolgy conferences (2019 - 2020)


Professional Experience

Teaching, mentoring advising undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Initiated many simulation, professional learning practices, pharmacy model, and many skills developing in clinical and pharmacy practice. 

  1. Assistant Professor,   Clinical Pharmacy Program, College of Pharmacy-Abu Dhabi, Al Ain University-UAE. (August 27, 2020 up to date)
    Teaching, mentoring, advising supervising undergraduate (Pharm-D) and postgraduate Pharm-D, MSc and PhD students.
  2. Associate Professor- Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy-Ajman, Gulf Medical University-UAE. (January 23 2019 up to 30 June 2020)
    Teaching, mentoring, advising supervising undergraduate (PharmD) and postgraduate PharmD, MSc students.
  3. Faculty (Associate Professor), Fatima College of Health Sciences-FCHS, UAE, January 2016 up to 27 January 2019. AL Ain, UAE.
    Program lead responsible for running the academic program at Al Ain campus under the head of program.
  4. Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia, 2016 till Oct 2017.
  5. Associate Professor, UAE University, College of Medicine, Al Ain, UAE, 2010 – 2016.
  6. Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy, Ajman University of Sciences and Technology, 2001 to 2005.

Teaching Courses

Currently teaching: 

1. Marketing and pharmacoeconomics

2. Patient assessment and clinical chemistry

3. Medication information and literature reviewe 

4. Non-prescription drugs


Previous teaching: - 

1. Pshychiatric pharamcotherapy

2. Parenteral nutrition and intravenous drug administration

3. Infectious diseases

4. Clinical laboratory interpretation

5. Endocrinology

6. Epidemiology and statistics

7. Medication management and dispensing


Master program teaching (in prefious college-GMU)

1. Population health and public health

2. Pharmacy management

3. parenteral nutrition and intravenous fluid management

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):




American College of Clincial Pharmacy

Emirates Medical Association

Emirates Cardiac Scoiety 

European Scoiety of Clinical Pharmacy