Dr. Mohammad Diab was born in Cairo and raised in the United Kingdom, from where he emigrated to the United States in 1979. His upbringing leads naturally to his interest in giving back to the developing world through Global HELP. Dr. Diab’s practice encompasses all musculoskeletal conditions in children, including spine deformity, hip dysplasia, fractures, foot disorders, osteotomy, and other complex reconstructive techniques. He is nationally and internationally recognized in the field of paediatric orthopaedics, having published and spoken extensively on a wide variety of topics and being the editor of the standard textbook “Principles Of Paediatric Orthopaedics”.
He also has an interest in the history of medicine, which has found expression in his book on medical language titled “Lexicon Of Orthopaedic Etymology”. Dr. Diab is deeply committed to the education of medical students and post-graduate trainees. He holds the endowed Chair In Medical Education for the Department Of Orthopaedic Surgery, and is a member of the Academy Of Medical Educators at University Of California San Francisco. Dr. Diab is also Director of the Surgical Specialties required elective that all medical students take at UCSF.