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Dr. Hisham S. Elbatarny MB BCh, MSc, MD
Professor and Tri-Campus Science Lead


1990       MB BCh, Mansoura University, Egypt.
1995       MSc in Internal Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.
1998       MD Thesis in Internal Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt.

Career Overview


1991-92                Medical Internship (House Officer) Mansoura Univ. Hospitals, Egypt.
1992-95                Residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.
1995-96                Residency in Critical Care Centre, Cairo University Hospital, Egypt.
2000-02                Clinical Research Fellowship, Southampton University Hospital, UK.
2002-05                Post doctoral fellowship, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Queen’s
                            University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
2004-07                Passed the Medical Council of Canada EE, QE1, and CEHPEA Licence Exams.

Teaching Philosophy and Profile

Dr. Elbatarny is an established educator. He dedicated his expertise to the BScN as well as Science students at both St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University. He uses his medical background and over 10 years of medical practice to provide clinical examples that support nursing students learning. He believes in the learning-centered teaching approach where students rather than the faculty are the focus of the teaching/learning process. He strongly supports the shift in the role of the instructor from an information provider to a learning facilitator. To serve this purpose, Dr. Elbatarny uses a variety of traditional and non-traditional pedagogical tools during his lectures and labs to engage his students and keep them motivated and eager to learn. He pays great attention to the preparation and utilization of PowerPoint to provide an interactive lecture that is highly appreciated by his students. Dr. Elbatarny has been teaching Anatomy and Physiology and Clinical Chemistry to BScN students since 2005. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the department of Biomedical and Molecular sciences at Queen’s University, teaching Pharmacology as well as Physiology to BScN and Science students. Dr. Elbatarny was the recipient of Queen’s Reddick Award for Excellence in Nursing Education in 2013.

Scholarship Profile

1. Scholarship of teaching and learning

Dr. Elbatarny is the founder of the Anatomy Museum/Lab at St. Lawrence College; a one of a kind facility in the entire LU-BScN program collaborating Institutions. This masterwork contains preserved real human parts, complete sets of human bones, models for human organs, as well as sets of histology slides representing various human tissues.

Dr. Elbatarny has recently adopted a unique pedagogical tool in teaching the histology labs by using a microscope fortified with a built in camera to facilitate understanding of variable histology slides while watching a real time image. The tool proved success and efficacy through an analytical research study presented in national and international conferences.

Dr. Elbatarny is currently working on generating a student histology atlas and will be investigating its role in enhancing students’ learning and performance in the histology lab.

2.  Scholarship of discovery

Dr. Elabtarny’s research area of interest is cardiovascular biology. Dr Elbatarny has focused on studying the effect of obesity, as a risk factor, on cardiovascular morbidity and examining the influence of obesity related hormones on platelet functions and published his work in a number of peer-reviewed journals. Currently, he is collaborating on a number of projects involving platelet aggregation and bleeding disorders.

3. Scholarship of service

Dr. Elbatarny is an initiator and a group leader for development of project for updating the Clinical Chemistry Manual for the Nursing students. The authors are Science professors in the collaborating Institutes of the Laurentian University BScN program. This project will be completed in 2015.

Dr. Elbatarny is a reviewer for a number of text books for F.A. Davis and Elsevier publishers.


Kaur, H., Corscadden, K., Lott, C., Elbatarny, H.S., Othman, M. (2014). Bromelain has paradoxical effects on blood coagulability:  A study using Thromboelastography. Mansucript under review for Blood Coagulation and Fibrinolysis Journal.

Maceachern, K., Kaur, H., Toukh, M., Mumal, I., Hamilton, A., Scovil, S., James, P., Elbatarny, H.S., Othman, M. (2014). Comprehensive Evaluation of Hemostasis in Normal Women: Impact on the Diagnosis of Mild Bleeding Disorders. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost, Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print, PMID: 24715368].

Elbatarny, H.S., Maurice, D.H. (2011). Orexin but not Obestatin or Neuropeptide Y Inhibits ADP Induced Platelet Aggregation: Impact on Obesity Related Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 9(Suppl. 2), 775.

Wilson, L.S., Elbatarny, H.S., Crawley, S.W., Bennett, B.M., Maurice, D.H. (2008). Compartmentation and compartment-specific regulation of PDE5 by protein kinase G allows selective cGMP-mediated regulation of platelet functions. PNAS, 105(36), 13650–5.

Elbatarny, H.S., Netherton, S.J., Ovens, J.D., Ferguson, A.V., Maurice, D.H. (2007). Adiponectin, Ghrelin and Leptin Differentially Influence Human Platelet and Human Vascular Endothelial Cell Functions: Implication in Obesity-Associated Cardiovascular Diseases. Eur. J. Pharmacol., 558, 7-13.

Othman, M., labelle, A., Mazzetti, I., Elbatarny, H.S., Lillicrap, D. (2007). Adenovirus-induced thrombocytopenia: The role of von Willebrand factor and P-selectin in mediating accelerated platelet clearance. Blood, 109: 2832-39.

Othman, M., Elbatarny, H.S., Byrne C.D., O’Shaughnessy, D.F. (2007). Von Willebrand Factor Short Sequence Repeat Locus 2 (Intron 40) Consists of Three Polymorphic Subloci. Acta Haematologica, 117(3), 177- 80.

Elbatarny, H.S., Johnston, E., Adams, M.A. (2006). Evidence for Marked Heterogeneity in Matrix Metalloprotease Activity in the Erectile Tissues: Corpus Cavernosum, Bulbus Spongiosum, Pudendal Artery. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 3 (Supplement s5), 343–455.

Elbatarny, H.S., Johnston, E., Adams, M.A. (2006). Marked Tissue-Specific Differences in Urokinase Plasminogen Activity in Corpus Cavernosum, Bulbus Spongiosum, and the Pudendal Artery. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 3 (Supplement s5), 343–455.

Elbatarny, H.S., Maurice, D.H. (2005). Leptin-Mediated Activation of Human Platelets: Involvement of a Leptin Receptor and Phosphodiesterase 3A Containing Cellular Signalling Complex. Am. J. Physiol. Endocrinol. Metab., 289,E695-702.

Conference Presentations

Vanessa Giguere, Elizabeth Johnston, Mazen Toukh and Hisham S. Elbatarny. Pedagogical Tools to Enhance Learning in Microscopic Anatomy Laboratory. The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference. June 17 – 21, 2014, Kingston, ON, Canada - workshop.

Vanessa Giguere, Elizabeth Johnston, Mazen Toukh and Hisham S. Elbatarny. Pedagogical Tools to Enhance Learning in Microscopic Anatomy Laboratory. The 28th annual conference of Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), May 24-29, 2014, Jacksonville, Fl, USA - workshop and poster presentation.

Mazen Toukh, Kathryn Corscadden, Carlene Lott, Hisham S. Elbatarny, Maha Othman. The anticoagulant effect of Bromelain: An in vitro study using Thromboelastography. Abstract presented at: 25th Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH), June, 2012, Liverpool, UK - e-oral poster.