Dr. Osama Sallom Alabd, also referred to as Dr. Abualezz, had previously worked in Aleppo until the 20th of August 2016 before fleeing the Syrian Civil War. He is originally from Khan Sheikhoun, a town located in Northwest Syria, and the location of a recently confirmed Sarin Gas attack by Syrian Government Forces. Aside from his expertise, Dr. Abualezz has experience in treating patients that were victims of chemical attacks.
More recently, Dr. Abualezz had personally witnessed the Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack on the 4th of April 2017. Since fleeing Syria, Dr. Abualezz has been working with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), and has been the manager of SAMS’ Aleppo Office.