After holding a high-ranking administrative position at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, this prominent medical researcher and radiologist served from 2002 until 2008 as Director of the National Institutes of Health.
After earning his medical degree from the University of Algiers, he completed a radiology residency at Johns Hopkins University and briefly worked at Eastern Virginia Medical School before returning to Johns Hopkins.
His leadership at Johns Hopkins University brought about tremendous innovation and improvement in both Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computerized Axial Tomography.
He was born and raised in Nedroma, Algeria, and he settled in the United States in his mid-twenties.
Though he directed the National Institutes of Health under the administration of George W. Bush, he had earlier served American President Ronald Reagan as a White House medical consultant.