Position: Associate Professor of Virtual & Augmented Reality
Location: 650 Millwood Ave. (Beltone), Office 203
Phone: (540) 535-3414
PhD in Modeling and Simulation Engineering, Old Dominion University; MS in Modeling and Simulation Engineering, Old Dominion University; and BS in Industrial Engineering, German-Jordanian University
Dr. Obeid joined Shenandoah University in Fall 2019. Prior to that, he was a lecturer at Old Dominion University and a co-investigator at ODU’s Research Foundation.
His research revolves around synthetic environments and medical-oriented simulations. In a general sense, his interests encompass extended reality platforms, interactive and predictive surgical and medical simulation, computer-assisted interventions, and multi-dimensional immersive environments to support decision making. His involvement in various multi-institutional research projects in those areas has led to many publications in the field.
Other areas he is excited to explore include augmented reality in the OR, tele-medicine and its implications with respect to fidelity and latency, haptic-interactive surgical training, and robotic-assisted surgery.
- Obeid, M. F., Kelly, R. E., and McKenzie, F. D., “Development and Validation of a Hybrid Nuss Procedure Surgical Simulator and Trainer,” In: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 68, no. 8, pp. 2520-2528, 2021.
- Kelly Jr, R. E., Obermeyer, R. J., Kuhn, M. A., Frantz, F. W., Obeid, M. F., Kidane, N., and McKenzie, F. D., “Use of an optical scanning device to monitor the progress of noninvasive treatments for chest wall deformity: a pilot study”. The Korean journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, 51(6), 390, 2018.
- Kidane, N., Obeid, M. F., Kelly Jr, R. E., Zeng, Q., Chen, C., McKenzie, F. D., and Goretsky, M. J., “SEOS: A Non-CT-Reliant Index for Evaluating Pectus Excavatum,” In: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, vol. 28 (7), pp. A37, 2018.
- Obeid, M. F., Kidane, N., Zeng, Q., Chen, C., Kelly Jr, R. E., and McKenzie, F. D., “External Severity Indices for Quantifying Pectus Excavatum Validated Using Pre- and Postoperative CT Analysis,” In: Journal of Pediatric Surgical Specialties, vol. 10 (1), 2016.
- Zeng, Q., Obeid, M. F., Kidane, N., Chen, C., Kelly Jr, R. E., and McKenzie, F. D., “Pre- and Postoperative Nuss Procedure CT Analysis for Assessing Pectus Excavatum Indices,” In: Journal of Pediatric Surgical Specialties, vol. 10 (1), 2016.
- Zeng, Q., Kidane, N., Obeid, M. F., Chen, C., Shen, R., Kelly Jr, R. E., and McKenzie, F. D., “Utilizing Pre- and Postoperative CT to Validate an Instrument for Quantifying Pectus Excavatum Severity,” In: Communications in Computer and Information Science: Theory, Methodology, Tools and Applications for Modeling and Simulation of Complex Systems, vol. 645, pp. 451-456, 2016.
- Obeid, M. F., Kidane, N., Rechowicz, K. J., Chemlal, S., Kelly Jr, R. E., and McKenzie, F. D., “Validation of an objective assessment instrument for non-surgical treatments of chest wall deformities,” In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, vol. 22, pp. 273-280, 2016.
- Ruscella, J. J., Obeid, M. F., “A Taxonomy for Immersive Experience Design,” 2021 7th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN), 2021, pp. 1-5.
- Rechowicz, K. J., Obeid, M. F., K. J., Chemlal, and McKenzie, F. D., “Simulation of the critical steps of the Nuss procedure,” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization, vol 3, Issue 4, pp. 189-203, 2014.
- Kotachi, M., Rabadi, G., and Obeid, M. F., “Simulation Modeling and Analysis of Complex Port Operations with Multimodal Transportation,” In Procedia Computer Science, vol. 20, pp. 229-234, 2013.
You are what you make yourself
Dr. Obeid lives in Winchester, VA with his family. He enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and hiking. He also loves food and travels for it.