Shafik Habal, MD | PCOM Georgia Faculty | Biomedical Sciences
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Assistant Dean for Curriculum Management and Reporting
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Shafik Habal, MD, teaches microbiology and immunology in both the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and Master’s in Biomedical Sciences programs at PCOM Georgia. He also assists in the management of the microbiology laboratory on campus. Dr. Habal is involved in curriculum development and currently is working with a team of faculty to develop a curricular inventory and map.

Dr. Habal received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale followed by graduate coursework in Molecular Biology. He earned his MD degree in 2003 from St. Matthews University School of Medicine.

Prior to joining PCOM, he held an Appointment at Xavier University School of Medicine as an Associate Professor of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.


  • MD, St. Matthews University School of Medicine, 2003
  • BA, Biological Sciences, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1997


  • Infection and Immunity
  • BIOM 611G Medical Microbiology – Director
  • BIOM 619G Medical Microbiology Methods Practicum – Director
  • BIOM 610G Medical Immunology


Dr. Habal research interests include shifting trends in the incidence of infectious disease, analysis of autoimmune disease risk factors and neuroimmunology. Dr. Habal supervises graduate biomedical science students interested in bacteriology research and immunology. He serves as a reviewer for several journals including the Medical Science Educator.


Dr. Habal is a member of the American Society for Microbiology, the international association of medical science educators, the collaborative family healthcare association and the global alliance for medical education.