Mohamed Abbas received his M.D. degree from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva. Subsequently, he did his residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Geneva Hospitals and at the Hospital of Sion. After that he completed a clinical fellowship in the ID Division, followed by a research fellowship the Infection Control Programme of University of Geneva Hospitals, allowing him to complete training in Infectious Diseases. During his fellowship he completed an M.S. degree in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is now a Senior Research Associate in the Infection Control Programme, and his research interests are focused on surgical site infection surveillance, antibiotic stewardship, and hospital epidemiology.