Mahdi Al-Taher

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Netherlands Netherlands 2013

Bio:

Mahdi Al-Taher, originally born in Iraq, graduated from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands with a degree in Medicine and is currently working as a surgery resident at the Maastricht Academic Medical Center. In 2008 he performed research on a novel biomarker for prostate cancer at the University of Oxford. A year before, he visited Kuwait for two months for an elective internship at the surgical departments at the teaching hospitals. Over the years he has been an an active member of various youth organisations such as the Dutch Youth Council. In 2009 he reached the finals in the election for the Dutch Youth representative to the United Nations. In the same year, he co-founded and chaired the Iraqi Youth Council in the Netherlands. Mahdi's dream is to become an excellent surgeon and help improve the medical standards in his country of origin.
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