Dr. Bakr Ghbeis (Muhammad Bakr Ghbeis) is the President of C4SSA. Dr. Ghbeis was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. He is a graduate of Damascus University’s School of Medicine. He immigrated to the US in the early 2000s. Dr. Ghbeis is a cardiac critical care physician and instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Since the early years of the Syrian Uprising, he has been traveling regularly to the Middle East, and has experienced firsthand the socio-political developments. He authored several OpEds about the region and Syria in particular which were published in Foreign Policy, Newsweek, The Hill, The Washington Times, The National Interest, the Middle East Institute, among others.