Khider Masum Hawrami is the former president of Koya University in Koya, Iraq. Between 1976 and 1986, he was director of the Health Division of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, after having served as the director of Health Division 2 at the Sherwane Mazen Hospital in Kurdistan from 1974 to 1975. 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 worked as a senior scientist in the Virology Department.
From 2005 to 2014, Hawrami was 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 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 over 100 internationally peer reviewed journals, book chapters, and conference papers.