Mohamed Al-Shabrawey, MBBCH (M.D.), M.Sc., Ph.D.

Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies
Professor in Eye Research Institute and  V. Everett Kinsey Endowed Professor
Founding Director, Eye Research Center, OUWB
Director, Eye Research Institute, Oakland University

Mohamed Al-ShabraweyDr. Al-Shabrawey joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in August of 2021 as a Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies and a Founding Director of the Eye Research Center.

Dr. Al-Shabrawey received his MBBCH (M.D.) from medical school at Mansoura University, Egypt in 1988. He then received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Anatomical Sciences from the same institute in 1994 and 1999 respectively. Dr. Al-Shabrawey continued his education and research training by joining the Vascular Biology Center at Medical College of Georgia first as a predoctoral fellows between 1996-1998, and then as a postdoctoral fellow in 2002. During his fellowship training at MCG, he developed his research interest in studying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurovascular injury in retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity and age-related macular degeneration. Prior to joining OUWB, Dr. Al-Shabrawey held the position of Professor at Dental and Medical Colleges of Georgia, Augusta University where he directed the craniofacial complex and neuroscience courses and established a strong research portfolio in the area of Vision Sciences and Ophthalmology.

His research has been continuously funded by NIH and other funding agencies.

Dr. Al-Shabrawey taught anatomical sciences to medical and dental students for several years with a special focus on the anatomy of craniofacial complex and neuroscience. He also mentored several undergraduate, graduate and medical students as well as postdoctoral fellows throughout his research career.

Dr. Al-Shabrawey also serves as a reviewer to several funding agencies including NIH, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Diabetes-UK etc., and a reviewer for several journals. 

Contact Information:
Office: Dodge Hall 422,
118 Library Dr, Rochester, MI 48309
Phone: 248-370-2395
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Al-Shabrawey's lab

Specialties: Craniofacial complex, Neuroscience, Vision Sciences, Vascular Biology

Ph.D., Anatomy and Embryology (Joint Supervision Program between School of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt and the Medical College of Georgia)
M.Sc., Anatomy and Embryology, Mansoura University
MBBCH (M.D.), Mansoura Faculty of Medicine, Egypt


  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)
  • Teaching Scholar Fellowship, Georgia Health Sciences University (Currently Augusta University) 

Research Interests: 

  1. Molecular and Cellular mechanisms of neurovascular injury in ischemic retinopathies such as diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity and age-related macular degeneration. In particular, the role of Bioactive lipids, Bone morphogenetic proteins, Oxidative stress, renin-angiotensin system and hyperhomocysteinemia in the breakdown of blood retinal barrier and pathological neovascularization.

  2. Traumatic Optic Neuropathy

The ultimate goal of Dr. Al-Shabrawey’s research is to discover novel therapeutic targets to prevent or at least minimize the vision loss that results from prematurity, diabetes or aging. 


Dr. Al-Shabrawey has published about 70 articles mostly in the area of ischemic retinopathies.

List of publications on pubmed