Khider Masum Hawrami is the former president of Koya University in Koya, Iraq. Between 1974 and 1975, he was the director of the Health Division of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, after having served as the director of the Health Division 2 of the Sherwane Mazen Hospital in Kurdistan. He was an honorary lecturer and senior research assistant at the London Hospital Medical College, followed by eight years as a research fellow, in different capacities, at the Virology Department at St. Bartholomew’s and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry. In 2002, he became the head of research and development in respiratory viruses, the team leader of the VZV Group, and a senior scientist in the Virology Department. Most recently, Hawrami was appointed as the president of Koya University After receiving his Bachelor of Medicine from Cairo University, Hawrami received a Diploma in Clinical Tropical Medicine from the University of Liverpool, a Masters in Clinical and Tropical Medicine from The London School of Hygiene and Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Medicine from the University of Bartholomew’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of London. His work on respiratory viruses, VZV, diabetes and other topics has appeared in numerous peer reviewed international journals, and he has presented at 27 internationally peer reviewed conferences.