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Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak

Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak

Dr. Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak (PhD, OT) received his Doctorate Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences with a Concentration in Occupational Therapy (OT) from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA in 2013. Dr. Sarsak has worked in the USA, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan for over 15 years in a variety of clinical, academic, and research institutions (i.e., University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University of Jordan, Hashemite University). Throughout his career, he has provided services for individuals from different populations (i.e., Pediatrics, Adolescents, Adults, Geriatrics) with different diagnoses (i.e., Psychiatric Disorders, Neuro-physical Dysfunctions, Cognitive Disabilities, Learning Difficulties). In 2017, in response to the need of more wheelchair professionals and to enhance the quality of service delivery to wheelchair users, Dr. Sarsak developed the Wheelchair Training Program (WTP) for Rehabilitation and OT Students and integrated it into Rehabilitation Curricula/Programs in both Jordan and Saudi Arabia. In 2018, Dr. Sarsak received a trainer recognition certificate from the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) and he has been a certified wheelchair service provider ever since. In 2018, Dr. Sarsak developed an OT Program and Curriculum at Batterjee Medical College in Saudi Arabia and is currently the Head of the Program. In 2020, Dr. Sarsak authored a book entitled “Comprehensive Dictionary in Occupational Therapy” to be the first Arabic dictionary in the Occupational Therapy professionworldwide.