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Abdul Basir Barmak, M.D., M.Sc., Ed.D.

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Professional Background

Abdul Basir Barmak earned his MD degree from Kabul Medical University (KMU) in 2008 and attended a 1-year postgraduate certification in advance clinical research and statistical techniques provided by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Kabul, Afghanistan. During his medical education at KMU, representing the medical student body, he helped to renovate the MD curriculum through a 2-year curriculum development and renovation program sponsored by the WHO. From 2008 to 2012, he cofounded Cheragh Medical Institute (CMI) developing the MD program and serving as the Provost, and as Assistant Professor of Clinical Research/Biostatistics. Dr. Barmak came to Rochester as a Fulbright scholar for Graduate Medical Education in 2012 and by 2016, received his masters and doctorate degrees from the University of Rochester (UR) in Health Professions Education (MSc) and Higher Education Leadership and Administration (Ed.D.) with a focus on MD curriculum development. He helped to innovate the master’s program in Health Professions Education at UR as part of his doctorate assistantship. From 2017 to 2018, Basir served as a Research Specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in a nation-wide PCORI-funded project on the effectiveness of peer-to-peer community support to promote aging in place. In 2018, Basir returned to the UR to develop the Master’s of Science in Clinical/Dental Science program for Eastman Institute for Oral Health (EIOH). He currently serves as the Assistant Director of the master’s program, Director of the online education committee, and Assistant Professor of Dentistry, teaching design of clinical research, biostatistics, and systematic review/meta-analysis courses. As the director of the online education committee, during the COVID-19 pandemic, he collaborated in converting traditional courses to online format using various educational technologies. Meanwhile, he supervises and mentors master's students’ research projects. He works with graduate students and faculty to develop and publish research projects and has assisted in the design and analysis of research projects with many departments. He has authored/co-authored more than 30 publications to date. Moreover, he assists faculty, course and program directors to develop courses, certification and residency programs. He also serves on a number of committees at UR, and is a member of several local and national professional organizations. Dr. Barmak embraces Meliora, or “Ever Better”, the foundation for UR’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, and Create. He is currently enrolled, part-time, in the Master’s of Science in Applied Statistics program at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), with expected graduation in 2023.



MD | Afghanistan-Kabul U Fac Med

MSc | University of Rochester
Master of Health Professions Education

Ed.D. | University of Rochester


Journal Articles

Scherer MD, Al-Haj Husain N, Barmak AB, Kois JC, Özcan M, Revilla-León M. "Influence of postprocessing rinsing solutions and duration on flexural strength of aged and nonaged additively manufactured interim dental material." The Journal of prosthetic dentistry.. 2022 May 19; Epub 2022 May 19.

Revilla-León M, Gohil A, Barmak AB, Zandinejad A, Raigrodski AJ. "Best-Fit Algorithm Influences on Virtual Casts' Alignment Discrepancies." Journal of prosthodontics : official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists.. 2022 May 7; Epub 2022 May 07.

Gómez-Polo M, Cimolai A, Ortega R, Barmak AB, Kois JC, Revilla-León M. "Accuracy, scanning time, and number of photograms of various scanning patterns for the extraoral digitalization of complete dentures by using an intraoral scanner." The Journal of prosthetic dentistry.. 2022 May 5; Epub 2022 May 05.