Hakam Tiba, MD, MS

Director, Tiba Research Laboratory; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan

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Dr. Tiba is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan. He received his MD from the University of Damascus in 1991. In 1992, he moved to the United States to pursue a career in healthcare research. In 2015, Dr. Tiba received a Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the University of Michigan in 2012, Dr. Tiba worked as a research associate at Virginia Commonwealth University, Emergency Department for twelve years.

Dr. Tiba is a career researcher in the field of critical care and shock, with research interests spanning non-invasive monitoring techniques and devices to development of innovative resuscitative fluids and hemostatic strategies. His work utilizes unique preclinical models allowing for rapid translational application of discoveries. Dr. Tiba has played a significant role in the development and testing of new and novel critical care monitoring devices and therapies utilizing technologies such as bioimpedance and resonance Raman Spectroscopy.

Dr. Tiba serves as peer reviewer for the American Journal of Emergency Medicine as well as a peer reviewer for the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Research (TCCCR) peer review panel of the Combat Casualty Care Research Program (CCCRP) for the Department of Defense U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (MRMC). In addition, Dr. Tiba has been serving as a scientist member for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) since 2013. Dr. Tiba has presented at local and national scientific symposiums and conference and has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and abstracts.

Dr. Tiba's work emphasizes the need for multidisciplinary collaboration and the incorporation of undergraduate and graduate students in his work. He has mentored several graduate and undergraduate students and has received a mentor award in 2007 for mentoring a Goldwater Scholar engineering student.