• Speciality: MSC Part-time trainer
  • Expertise: Anesthesiology and Intense care, Medical Simulation
  • Length of Work: since 1990
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  • Phone: +216 22 349 097


Dr Cherif’s primary responsibility is teaching Anesthesia-Reanimation. This specialty is often based on complex therapeutic and diagnostic gestures (airway control, vascular access, resuscitation maneuvers) requiring dexterity that can only be acquired by hands-on learning with patients. The substantial percentage of adverse effects of varying severity in such situations make this specialty perfect for simulation. He first taught sessions on intubation dummies to young residents of Anesthesia-Reanimation at the Charles Nicolle Hospital in Tunis. His further training at the Geneva Cantonal Hospital in the management of care risk has further convinced him of the need to develop a learning medium that does not jeopardize the integrity of the patient and effectively helps to reduce adverse effects related to care. This could only be the use of scenarios and materials to mimic the most diverse pathological situations. In addition to the model-type equipment, the development of newer computer software allows him to create real pathological situations, from the simplest to the most complex. This allowed a new step to be taken, as the end-of-training examinations of residents in training could be done in this way, carrying out a more objective evaluation. This was enough to motivate these doctors in training to adhere to this pedagogical model. He has developed new situation models in Reanimation, Anesthesia and Nursing, and used these to coach doctors in training, medical students, senior Anesthesia technicians, and Intensive Care OR nurses. Dr. Ali Cherif currently works as the head of the Anesthesia-Reanimation Department CHU Rabta, Tunis and has been the director of the Tunisia center of the Committee for European Education in Anesthesiology since 2003. He is also the chairman of the Artificial Ventilation committee of the Tunisian Anesthesia Society Resuscitation and a member of their Executive Board. He also lectures at the Tunis School of Medicine. Between 1987 and 1990, he completed an internship of specialty as associate attaché in the Department of Anesthesia-Resuscitation with Pr. Pierre Viars at the Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière in central awakening, surgical reanimation, vascular surgery. From 2005 to 2011, he served as the Department B Head of Surgery, which was encompassing 4 surgical specialties in addition to the service of Anesthesia-Reanimation, at the Tunis School of Medicine. He is the Module Teaching Coordinator in several Masters of the Tunis Faculty of Medicine in Emergency Medicine, Resuscitation, and Infectious Pathology. Over the course of his career, Dr. Cherif has more than 85 national and international publications to his credit and has presented at about 100 national and international conferences.


Doctor of Medicine Diploma (Tunis School of Medicine) University diploma in "Pathology and Emergency Care" (University of Paris VI Pierre and Marie Curie) Specialty in "Anesthesia-Reanimation" Diploma (Tunis School of Medicine)