Position: Assistant Professor
Location: Henkel Hall 216
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.
Dr. Obeid’s 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.
- Qi Zeng; Nahom Kidane; Mohammad F. Obeid; Chenghao Chen; Ruofan Shen; Robert E. Kelly; and Frederic D. McKenzie, “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.
- Mohammad F. Obeid; Nahom Kidane; Krzysztof J. Rechowicz; Salim Chemlal; Robert E. Kelly; and Frederic D. McKenzie, “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.
- Mohammad F. Obeid; Salim Chemlal; Krzysztof J. Rechowicz, Eun-sil Heo; Robert E. Kelly; and Frederic D. McKenzie, “Improvement of a virtual pivot for minimally invasive surgery simulators using haptic augmentation,” In: Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8678, pp. 70-79, 2014.
- Salim Chemlal; Krzysztof J. Rechowicz; Mohammad F. Obeid; Robert E. Kelly; and Frederic D. McKenzie, “Developing Clinically Relevant Aspects of the Nuss Procedure Surgical Simulator,” Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 21, vol. 196, 2014, pp. 51-55.
- Krzysztof J. Rechowicz; Mohammad F. Obeid; and Frederic D. McKenzie, “Patient specific modeling of pectus excavatum for the Nuss procedure simulation,” In: Bio-Imaging and Visualization for Patient-Customized Simulations, Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics, vol. 13, pp. 113–125, 2014.
- Robert E. Kelly; Robert Obermeyer; M. Ann Kuhn; Frazier W. Frantz; Mohammad F. Obeid; Nahom Kidane; and Frederic D. McKenzie, “Use of an Optical Scanning Device to Monitor the Progress of Noninvasive Treatments for Chest Wall Deformity: A Pilot Study”, In the Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 51 (6), 2018.
- Nahom Kidane; Mohammad F. Obeid; Robert E. Kelly; Qi Zeng; Chenghao Chen; Frederic D. McKenzie; and Michael J. Goretsky, “SEOS: A Non-CT-Reliant Index for Evaluating Pectus Excavatum,” In: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, vol. 28 (7), pp. A37, 2018.
- Mohammad F. Obeid; Nahom Kidane; Qi Zeng; Chenghao Chen; Robert E. Kelly; and Frederic D. McKenzie, “External Severity Indices for Quantifying Pectus Excavatum Validated Using Pre- and Postoperative CT Analysis,” In: Journal of Pediatric Surgical Specialties, vol. 10 (1), 2016.
- Qi Zeng; Mohammad F. Obeid; Nahom Kidane; Chenghao Chen; Robert E. Kelly; and Frederic D. McKenzie, “Pre- and Postoperative Nuss Procedure CT Analysis for Assessing Pectus Excavatum Indices,” In: Journal of Pediatric Surgical Specialties, vol. 10 (1), 2016.
- Krzysztof J. Rechowicz; Mohammad F. Obeid; Salim Chemlal; and Frederic D. McKenzie, “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.
- Mariam Kotachi; Ghaith Rabadi; and Mohammad F. Obeid, “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.