Mahfouz H. Zaki, MD, MPH, DrPH
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Dr. Mahfouz H. Zaki, former Director of Public Health of the Suffolk County Department of Health Services in New York State, passed away on August 25, 2009, after a long illness. Zaki was a leading public health figure in the United States for almost half a century, greatly distinguishing himself in research in tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, and arthropod-borne infections such as Malaria, Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and Babesiosis, among others.
He was also a brilliant teacher who, at the time of his passing, was Clinical Professor of Public Health at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, whose faculty he had joined in 1962. He was also a member of the faculties at the City University of New York, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Hofstra University, the New School University, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine.
Mahfouz H. Zaki was born on April 14, 1924 in Cairo, Egypt. The obstetrician who...
KeywordsWest Nile Virus Schistosomiasis Lyme Disease Babesiosis Viral Encephalitis
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