Mohamad Ali Hijazi

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Mohamad Ali Hijazi

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Pharmaceutical Sciences Department

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Mohamad Ali Hijazi

Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Plants

Dr. Mohamad Hijazi received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Beirut Arab University in 2007 with high distinction and honors. Based on his academic excellence, he was granted a master and Ph.D. degree scholarship from BAU in pharmaceutical sciences in 2010 & 2017 respectively. Dr. Hijazi joined the faculty of pharmacy at BAU as lecturer in 2014, and then promoted to Assistant Professor in 2017. Counting on his diversified experience in pharmacy practice and education, he is responsible to develop and teach courses related to natural products therapy and pharmacy practice. He continuously struggle to raise the quality of teaching by implementing recent and diversified activities and assessment methodologies. Dr. Hijazi has more than 13 years of experience in the various pharmaceutical sectors (community pharmacy, pharma companies, academia and research). For him, the twining between teaching and research represents the best response to challenges and community needs and ensure the highest quality of practicing and delivering health services. Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM) is the essence of his success and excellence, whether in education or research and innovation. For that, he is interested in both biological and epidemiological track regarding CAM. Coupled to his research arm in evidence based CAM (phytochemical and biologically evaluation), he has launched a few projects about the safe dispensing of CAM and adequate patient education. In addition, he has extended an arm in service to stakeholders and health authorities to upscale the pharmacy profession in Lebanon and respond to surrounding challenges.

Research Interest and Recent publications


A Pharmaceutical Preparation of Lebanese Plant Extract as Potential Natural Opioid Analgesic and Remedy for Treatment of Opioid Dependence. Lebanese Patency, MET, PATENCY Nb. 11070.


Hijazi MA, Aboul-Ela M, Bouhadir K, Fatfat M,  Gali-Muhtasib H, and Ellakany A (2018). “Alkaloids of Papaver libanoticum and their Cytotoxic”. Records of Natural Products, 12(6): 611-618. DOI:

Hijazi MA, Elmallah A, Aboul-Ela M, and Ellakany A (2017). “Evaluation of Analgesic Activity of Papaver libanoticum Extract in Mice: Involvement of Opioids Receptors”. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 2017, Article ID 8935085, 13 pages, doi:10.1155/2017/8935085.

Hijazi MA, Aboul-Ela M, Bouhadir K, Fatfat M, Khalife H, Ellakany A, and Gali-Muhtasib H (2017). “Cytotoxic Activity of Alkaloids from Papaver rhoeas growing in Lebanon”. Records of Natural Products, 11(2), 211-216.

Hijazi MA, Aboul-Ela M, El-lakany A (2014). Volatile Oil of Matricaria aurea grown in Lebanon. Academia Journal of Medicinal Plants, 2(9) Accepted 4th September 2014. DOI: 10.15413/ajmp.2014.0112

Book chapter:

M. Aboul-El, A. El-Lakany, Mohamad A. Hijazi, “ General Introduction on Family Asteracea”, book chapter in Phytochemical, INTECH, ISBN 978-953-307-930-1, p 375-400, 2012


M.A. Hijazi, M. Aboul-El, A. El-Lakany; “Introduction to Genus Matricaria (Chemistry and Pharmacology)”. 4th Annual Poster Conference in Biology & Biomedical Sciences; Lebanese American University, Beirut, May 2011

M. Aboul-Ela, M. Abdul-Ghani, M.A. Hijazi, A. El-Lakany; “Investigation of Volatile Oil Constituents of Matricaria chamomilla Grown in Lebanon.” International Conference of Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Research and Technology. Beirut Arab University, Beirut, May 2010

Peer Review:

Records of Natural Products-1307-6167 (2018-present)

Journal of Natural Products-ISSN: 0974–5211 (2017-present)

Biomedical Report- 7703-185184-04 (2017-present)

Anti-Cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry- ISSN: 18715206, 18755992 (2017-present)


- Member of the Lebanese Order of Pharmacist (OPL), 2008- present
- Member of Quality Assurance Centre (QAC), Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2015-present
- Member of Quality Assurance Unit (QAU), Faculty of Pharmacy, Beirut Arab University, Beirut, Lebanon, 2015-present
- Member of the official national examination committee for pharmacist at their entry to practice level (colloquium exam), Ministry of Higher Education,2012-2014


- Rewarded by Lebanese Order of Pharmacist (OPL) for innovating a new pharmaceutical formulation for treatment of opioid dependence, 2017

-Beirut Arab University Award for Top Pharmacy Student, Lebanon, 2007

-The Ministry of Higher Education Award for Top Baccalaureate Students, Lebanon, 2002