Bakhiet is a Sudanese-Swedish professor, chairman of the department of molecular medicine at the Arabian Gulf University and the founder of Princess Al-Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Diseases in Bahrain. He is also a neurologist at the Bahrain Royal Medical Services in Manama, Bahrain. He received his M.B.B.S. in 1985 from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum and his Ph.D. in Medical Sciences in 1993 from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. He also obtained a Clinical Specialty in Neurology in 1993 from the Swedish Board of Health and Welfare. Professor Bakhiet published more than 100 papers in high rated scientific journals with several International Patents. He is an active member in many International Scientific and Medical Societies and Associations. In the field of literature and thought, Professor Bakhiet published 12 poetry books which have been collected recently in three full collections of poetry. He participated in more than 100 national, regional and international poem festivals and recitations and won several awards. He also has several creativity contributions in many cultural, intellectual and creative forums in different countries of the world such as the Mirbad Festival in Iraq in 1987, the XIII Ramtha Festival of Arabic poetry, Jordan, 13 –18 August 2007. He presented several poem recitation in many Arab cities and in Europe, Americas and Asia and hosted by several TVs, radio and Arab and Western satellite channels. He is one of the founders of the Arab Swedish Cultural Society, Chairman of the Association of Culture and Cultural Secretary of the Association of Medical Students at the University of Khartoum, provider of television programs and TV late shows in Sudan from 1985 until 1989 and a founder of a major cultural forum on the Internet. Professor Bakhiet is a founder of the Sudanese Movement for Change.
Originally posted by the amazing Ola Dia, creator of Twitter page: @Sudan_Voices, posted on her blog (http://oladiab.com/2011/05/28/sudanese-who-made-it-big/) who has given me so much hope, inspiration, and makes me proud to be able to call myself Sudanese 😉