Meet the MECFA Team

MECFA Medical and Scientific Committee Member - Oman

Hussein Al Kindy

Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology

Prof. Hussein Al Kindy is a founding member of MECFA and Director of the Pulmonology Department and CF Center at the Sultan Qaboos University Hospital in Muscat, Oman. Hussein was one of the first Middle East Pulmonologist to focus on cystic fibrosis and its prevalence in Oman and the region. Working with the Oman Respiratory Society, Hussein organized the first MECFA annual conference in Muscat Oman. Hussein has recently taken on a new role at MECFA chairing the humanitarian relief committee and leading the Giving Breath Campaign

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MECFA Medical and Scientific Committee Member - Palestine

Nisreen Rumman

Pediatric Pulmonologist

Dr Nisreen Rumman is a founding member of MECFA and the leading CF specialist in Palestine. Through her years of dedication and commitment to CF patients in the West Bank and Gaza, she has been able to create a CF Center in the Caritas Baby Hospital staffed with a well trained CF interdisciplinary team. She has visited Gaza CF patients and is working to establish a CF team at the Gaza state funded pediatric hospital. Nisreen is actively lobbying the MoH for essential therapies in collaboration with MECFA. 

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MECFA Medical and Scientific Committee Member - Qatar

Ibrahim Janahi

Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology

Prof. Ibrahim Janahi is a founding member of MECFA and Director of Pediatric Pulmonology and the CF Center at Sidra Hospital in Doha, Qatar. Ibrahim is chair of the MECFA research committee and actively involved in CF research in Qatar.  Ibrahim plays an important role in creating a network between Qatar corporate sponsors and MECFA. Ibrahim and his network are working with MECFA to lobby the Palestine MoH to ensure patients receive essential therapies. He is spearheading the MECFA research grants program and actively seeks to have MENA CF patients enrolled in clinical trials.  

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Chief Executive Officer - Turkey

Christine Noke


Christine is the Founder, CEO and current standing President of MECFA.  Responsible for the daily management of MECFA overseeing programs, fundraising, and executive administration. Her primary role as leader of the association is working closely with the Medical and Scientific Committee and MECFA members to fulfill the organization's mission and vision. 

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MECFA Medical and Scientific Committee Member - Turkey

Bulent Karadag

Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology

Prof. Bulent Karadag is a founding member of MECFA and a leading CF specialist in Turkey. He is also the chairman of the MECFA Education program, organizing two MECFA annual conferences in Turkey. He is the director of the Marmara Pulmonology Department and CF Center. Through him and his team's hard work and commitment, they have created a CF center striving to meet international standards of care. Bulent is leading the MaMi project, a pilot program between Marmara CF Center and the Michigan CF Center to develop a state of the art CF Center and education hub in Turkey. 

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Executive Assistant - Turkey

Sebnem Tuna


Sebnem is the Executive Assistant at MECFA working closely with the CEO and Medical and Scientific Committee. She assists in the administration and organization of the MECFA annual conferences, social media platforms and We Care programs.

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