Curriculum Vitae

الاستاذ الدكتور فراس الزعبي

اخصائي انف واذن وحنجره

المؤهلات العلميه

  • British Fellowship in Special Surgery from The Royal College Of Surgeons Of Edinburgh, 1999


    Bsc. in Medicine and Surgery from Jordan University Of Science And Technology, 1994



    Firas Q. Alzoubi, "Cutaneous cysts of the head and neck," J Oral Maxillofac Surg, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 52-57, 2009


    Firas Q. Alzoubi, "Cochlear implant outcomes in the elderly," Cochlear Implants Int, vol. S1, no. 4, pp. 55-56, 2003


    Firas Q. Alzoubi, "Giant Mandibular Osteoma mimicking parotid swelling," Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, vol. 8, no. 126, pp. 1033-1037, 2000


  • 1- Alzoubi F, Simo R, Birzgalis A. Radiology forum: imaging quiz case 4. Giant osteoma of the mandible. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Aug;126(8):1033, 1037.


    2- Orabi A, Al-Zoubi F, Mawman D, Saeed S, Ramsden R. Cochlear implant outcomes in the elderly. Cochlear Implants Int. 2003 Dec;4(S1):55-56.


    3- Orabi AA, Mawman D, Al-Zoubi F, Saeed SR, Ramsden RT. Cochlear implant outcomes and quality of life in the elderly: Manchester experience over 13 years. Clin Otolaryngol. 2006 Apr;31(2):116-22


    4- Saeed SR, Briggs M, Lobo C, Al-Zoubi F, Ramsden RT, Read AP. The genetics of otosclerosis: pedigree studies and linkage analysis. Adv Otorhinolaryngol. 2007;65:75-85.


    5- Al-Khateeb TH, Al Zoubi F. Congenital neck masses: a descriptive retrospective study of 252 cases. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2007 Nov;65(11):2242-7.


    6- Al-Ali MA, Khassawneh B, Alzoubi F. Utility of fiberoptic bronchoscopy for retrieval of aspirated headscarf pins. Respiration. 2007;74(3):309-13. 


    7- Freeman SR, Ramsden RT, Saeed SR, Alzoubi FQ, Simo R, Rutherford SA, King AT. Revision surgery for residual or recurrent vestibular schwannoma. Otol Neurotol. 2007 Dec;28(8):1076-82.


    8- Al-Azzam SI, Al-Husein BA, Alzoubi F, Masadeh MM, Al-Horani MA. Self-medication with antibiotics in jordanian population.Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2007;20(4):373-80.


    9- Al-Khateeb TH, Al-Masri NM, Al-Zoubi F. Cutaneous cysts of the head and neck. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Jan;67(1):52-7.


    10- Alzoubi FQ, Ollier WR, Ramsden RT, Saeed SR. No evidence of linkage between 7q33–36 locus (OTSC2) and otosclerosis in seven British Caucasian pedigrees, J Laryngol Otol. 2007 Dec;121(12):1140-7


    11- Alzoubi FQ, Odat HA, Al-Balas HA, Saeed SR. The role of preoperative CT scan in patients with chronic otitis media. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2008; 266(6):807-9.


    12- Firas Q Alzoubi, Amjed A Tarifi, Taiseer H Al-Khateeb. Endoscopic management of frontal mucocele causing orbital displacement. Jordan Medical journal, 2010; 44(1):95-99


    13- Al-Tamimi F, Alzoubi F, Tarawnah R. A videofluoroscopic study of the emphatic consonants in Jordanian Arabic. Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2009;61(4):247-53.

    14- Alzoubi FQ, Tarifi AA, Khader Y, de Carpentier J. Comparison between transtympanic and elevation of tympanomeatal flap approaches in tympanoplasty. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Jul;31(5):773-5.

    15- Matalka I, Al Hamad M, Al-Hussaini M, Alzoubi FQ. The incidence of Epstein-Barr virus in nasopharyngeal carcinoma of Jordanian patients. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Jan;269(1):229-34


    16- Odat TA, Odat HA, Khraisat H, Odat MA, Alzoubi FQ. Post-external dacryocystorhinostomy lagophthalmos. Int Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun;35(3):375-9.


    17-Alzoubi FQ, Odat HA, Al Omari A, Al-Zuraiqi B. The outcome of our modified double flap technique for cochlear implantation: A case series of 342 consecutive patients. Cochlear Implants Int. 2015 Mar;16(2):95-9.


    18- Karasneh J, Bani-Hani M, Alkhateeb A, Hassan A, Alzoubi F, Thornhill M. TLR2, TLR4 and CD86 gene polymorphisms in recurrent aphthous stomatitis. J Oral Pathol Med. 2014 Dec 8. doi: 10.1111/jop.12298. [Epub ahead of print]


    19- Aburahma SK, Alzoubi FQ, Hammouri HM, Masri A. Vagus nerve stimulation therapy in a developing country: A long term follow up study and cost utility analysis. Seizure. 2014 Nov 1. pii: S1059-1311(14)00298-2. doi: 10.1016/j.seizure.2014.10.014. [Epub ahead of print]


    20- Alzoubi F, Odat H, Nuseir A, Al Omari A, Al-Zuraiqi B. The effect of otitis media with effusion on cochlear implant surgery, technical difficulties, postoperative complications and outcome. J Laryngol Otol. 2015 Jul 10:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]


    21-Nuseir A, Hatamleh M, Watson J, Al-Wahadni AM, Alzoubi F, Murad M. Improved Construction of  Auricular Prosthesis by  Digital Technologies. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jul 23. [Epub ahead of print]


    22- Alzoubi F, Karasneh J, Daamseh NM. Relationship of psychological and oral health statuses with self-perceived halitosis in a Jordanian population: a cross-sectional study. BMC Oral Health. 2015 Jul 31;15(1):89.


  • Awards

    Karl Storz Award for Excellence in Teaching 2014 at the Middle East Otolaryngology Academy conference in Dubai. The Award: Established in association with Karl storz Endoscope and bearing the name of its founder, the award honours the person who contributed the most to the education of ENT physicians in the Middle East.


     Academic Activities and International Relations


    Member of His Royal Highness Crown Prince initiative; ‘Hearing without Borders’



    Cochlear implant surgical Trainer at Aldoha Hospital, Khartoum, Sudan




    Cochlear implant surgical Trainer at Lagos Governmental Hospital, Nigeria




    Cochlear implant surgical Trainer at Ministry of Health- Kurdistan, Iraq



    Cochlear implant surgical Trainer at Ministry of Health, Lybia



    Cochlear implant surgical Trainer at King Fahd Specialist Hospital- Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


    Trainer at Zain and Al Sabah Hospital, Kuwait ministry of Health, Kuwait








      Professional Achievements:

    1.      I established centre of excellence for cochlear implantation at KAUH in 2006; this center was responsible for providing implantation services for the north region of Jordan and extended its services to include more than 10 hospitals all over the region (Kwait, Dammam, Manama, Erbil, Sulaymaniah, Duhuk, Khortoum, Tripoli, Misurata, Benghazi and Lagos). I implanted more than 1000 patients and our centre became the best cochlear implant centre in the country in term of success rate and total number of patients. This centre became major part of his royal highness crown prince initiative ‘Hearing without borders’


    2.      I started implanting vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) in close cooperation with colleagues in the neurology department; I implanted 35 patients with good results.


    1. I established a centre of excellence for rhinology services at King Abdullah University Hospital; routine procedures are performed including Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Balloon sinoplasty, Trans-sphenoidal removal of Pituitary tumours, Endoscopic DCR, Endoscopic opening of Choanal atresia, Endoscopic removal of nasal tumours (olfactory Neuroblastoma and Schwanoma), Endoscopic management of nasal CSF leak, and Septorhinoplasty.


    1. I established a regional training hub for all advanced otolaryngology procedures at KAUH (the first of its kind in the country). Several advanced ‘hands on’ courses were conduced and were attended by many colleagues from the Arab world.




  • Acting chairperson of Department, Department of Special Surgery, Sep 2013 - Present


    Acting chairperson of Department, Department of Special Surgery, Mar 2009 - Sep 2011


    Head of Academic Division , Department of Special Surgery, Sep 2005 - Sep 2012


    Head of Academic Division , Department of Special Surgery, Sep 2003 - Sep 2004


    Clinical faculty member , Department of Special Surgery, Aug 2003 - Present


    Full time Clinical Lecturer, Department of Special Surgery, Aug 2002 - Aug 2003

  • King Abdullah University Hospital

Curriculum Vitae