Head of Pharmacy Department, Hebron University


Alaa khraiwesh was born on August 26, 1978 in Jenin, Palestine. I received B. Sc. Degree in Pharmacy from  An Najah-National University-Palestine in 2001, MSc. degree in Analytical Toxicology from Faculty of Medicine/Department of  Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Jordan  in 2006, and PhD degree in Analytical and Forensic Toxicology from Faculty of Medicine/ Department of  Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Athens -Greece in 2011.

I have been working as Assistant Professor in Pharmacy at the  department of pharmacy, College of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences, Hebron University, Hebron- Palestine since 2012. In 2017, I became the Head of  Pharmacy Department.

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PhD, Analytical and Forensic Toxicology, 2011

Faculty of Medicine/ Department of  Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Athens in Athens-Greece.

Thesis title: Development of  a Validated Analytical method for the Determination of the Antidepressant Drug Sertraline and its Major Metabolite Desmethylsertraline in Biological Fluids Using GC-MS. Applications in Clinical and Forensic Toxicology.

Grade: Excellent.


MSc, Analytical Toxicology, 2006

Faculty of Medicine/Department of  Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Jordan in Amman-Jordan

Thesis title: Herbs (Sage, Oregano, and Parsley) Induced Alterations of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes in Rat Liver.

Grade: Excellent.


Bachelor of Pharmacy, 2001

Faculty of Pharmacy, An Najah-National University in Nablus-Palestine

Grade: Very Good.


Certificate of General Secondary Education Examination, 1996

Grade: Excellent.

Academic and Administrative Experience

2012–current: Assistant Professor in Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy & Medical Sciences, Hebron University, Hebron, Palestine.


   2017–current: Head of  Pharmacy Department, College of Pharmacy & Medical Science, Hebron University, Hebron, Palestine.


2007–2011: Assistant/Lecturer at the department of the Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the Medical School of the University of Athens, Greece.



The Awareness and Knowledge of Palestinian Pharmacists about Pediatric Doses. Journal of Medical Sciences. (2022); 22(1): 8-21.


Fertility Medication Uses and their Effect on Mothers and Children. Journal of Applied Sciences. (2022); 22(1): 29-43.


Pharmacists’ Knowledge and Perception Regarding Dietary Supplements in Palestine: Descriptive Study. Int J of Pharm Pharm Sci. (2020); 12(9): 59-62.


Knowledge, beliefs and attitudes of female university students in Palestine toward breast cancer and breast self-examination. Hebron University Research Journal. (2020) ; 9: 29-44.


Benzodiazepines and Driving. Pharmacological and legal aspects. Eur J Forensic Sci. (2016); 3(1): 35-43.


A fully validated method for the simultaneous determination of 11 antidepressant drugs in whole blood by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. J Pharm Biomed Anal. (2012); 70:557–562


Development and validation of a GC/MS method for the determination of tadalafil in whole blood. J Pharm Biomed Anal. (2011); 56(3):577-81.


Development and Validation of an EI-GC/MS Method for the Determination of Sertraline and its Major Metabolite Desmethyl-sertraline in Blood. Journal of Chromatography B. (2011); 879(25): 2576-2582.

Research Interests


-               Method Development in toxicological analysis

-               Validation

-               Forensic toxicology of Drugs of abuse

-               Doping in sport (Toxicology and Ethics)

-               Clinical and forensic aspects of chemical warfare agents

-               Pharmaceutical and medical sciences

Professional Memberships

2001–current: Palestinian Pharmaceutical Association, Jerusalem, Palestine

2006– current: Jordan Toxicologists Association, Amman,  Jordan.