Professor Dr. Basim Zwain

Full name:   Basim MH Zwain.

Nationality:  Iraqi.

Birthplace and birthday:  Al-Hashimiya in 1964.

Address for correspondence:  Jabir ibn Hayyan Medical University,  Kufa, Najaf, Iraq  P.O. 13.

E-mail: .

Title:  Professor.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. Medical Physiology (Al-Mustansiriya University 2005).

                           M.Sc. Medical Physiology (University of Kufa 1996).

                           B.D.S (University of Baghdad 1989).

Position:  Vice President for Scientific Affairs in Jabir ibn Hayyan Medical University (2014 ...).

Previous positions:  -Dean of Faculty of Dentistry - University of Kufa (2006-2010)

                                    -Dean Assistant for Scientific Affairs - Faculty of Medicine - Jabir ibn Hayyan Medical University (2013...)

                                    -Coordinator of Department of Physiology - Faculty of Medicine - University of Kufa (2005-2006)

Scientific activities:  -Twenty three published researches

                                     -Several conferences and symposia

                                     -Lecturer in several Iraqi medical faculties

                                     -Trained for 18 months (from 1/8/1989 to 10/1/1991) in Dept. of Prosthodontics College of Dentistry-University of


                                     -Trained for 18 months (two periods: from 10/1/1991 to 19/5/1991 and from 7/11/1991 to 10/10/1992) in Dept.

                                      of Anatomy and Histology – Faculty of Medicine-University of Kufa

                                     -Trained for 6 months (from 19/5/1991 to 7/11/1991) in Dept. of Laboratory investigations - Technical Institute of


Professional activities:  Private dental clinic

Research interests:  Respiratory, cardiovascular and neuro- physiology

Teaching interests:  -Medical physiology

                                    -Dental anatomy, physiology and dental materials

Other interests:  -Arabic arts, pencil drawing and internet communication activities


1-Spirometric measurements in health and disease (1996). M.Sc.thesis submitted to the College of Medicine, University of Kufa.
2-Lung function test in Kufa cement factory (1998). Al-Kufa Journal 2 (1): 31-34.
3-Effects of changing of posture on lung function tests (1998). Al-Kufa Journal 2 (1): 53-55.
4-Spirometric measurements in health and disease (1999). Al-Kufa Journal 3 (1): 26-37.
5-Regression analysis of spirometric and anthropometric measurements in normal Iraqi subjects (1999). Al-Kufa Journal 3 (1): 87-97.
6-Temperature correction in spirometric measurements in Iraqi subjects (2002). Kufa Med. J. 5(2):17-20.
7-The validity of using 70% of predicted value of FVC and FEV1 as a normal limit of spirometric measurements in Iraqi subjects. J. Fac. Med. Baghdad. 41 (2): 383-390.
8-Peak expiratory flow rate in healthy Iraqi children in Najaf City (2000). Kufa Med. J. 4(1):251-54.
9-Effect of beta blocker on respiratory function in hypertensive cement workers in Kufa cement factory. J. Fac. Med. Baghdad 42 (2): 159-165.
11-Cardiopulmonary reflexes in response to postural changes in pregnant women (2001). Al-Kufa Journal 5 (2): 33-39.
12-Interrelationships between cerebral infarction and carotid atherosclerosis with some risk factors (2005). Ph.D. thesis submitted to the College of Medicine, University of Al-Mustansiriya.
13-Spirometric measurements in Arab, Kurd and Turkoman ethnic groups in Kirkuk (2006). Kufa Med. J. 9(2):256-264.
14-Effects of DMFT index, DMFS index and periapical abscess on carotid IMT and cerebral infarction(2006). Kufa Med. J. 9(2):347-355.
15-Spirometric measurements in Al-Diwaniya brick factory employees (2006). Med. J. Babylon. 3(3): 207-12.
16-Spirometric measurements in Iraqi children 6-14 years old in Najaf Governorate (2006). Al-Kufa Journal 7(1):141-4.
17-Spirometric measurements in Kirkuk original and aboriginal dwellers (2007). Al-Kufa Journal 8(1):123-129.
18- Relationships between intima media thickness (IMT) and lipid profile in smokers and non-smokers (2008). Kufa Med. J. 11(2):209-19.
19-Spirometric measurements in residents around ancient brick factories near Kefel town (2008). Journal of Karbala University 6(4): 21-28.
20-A study of the changes of cardiovascular haemodynamics at different gestational periods of normal pregnancy (2009). Kufa Med. J. 12(1):135-45.
21-Changes in spirometric measurements with weight reduction (2011). Journal of Karbala University 18(3): 44-50.
22- Correlations between expiratory gas mass and pressure with forced vital capacity in healthy subjects (2012). Kufa Med. J. 12 (3): 58-63.
23-Effects of vitamin D3 supplementation on lung function of healthy non-smoking young Iraqi subjects (2013). Kufa Journal for Nursing Sciences (accepted 28/2/13).