Edward B. De Vol

Chairman, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Scientific Computing (BESC)

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (RC), Riyadh Saudi Arabia



  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, USA BA          Mathematics     1978
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA MSc       Biostatistics        1980
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA MA         Statistics              1982
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA PhD        Biostatistics        1986
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA MBA      Health Sector     2004


Previous positions and employment

  • Assistant professor, Mathematical Sciences, Oakland University, USA 1985-1986
  • Biostatistician, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & RC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1986-1995
  • Chairman BESC, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & RC, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1995-2004
  • Director Biostatistics, Baylor Health Care System, Texas, USA 2004-2008
  • Vice-president, Quantitative Sciences, Baylor Health Care System, Texas, USA 2008-2013


Selected publications

  • Galal O, Al-Halees Z, Solymar L, Hatle L, Mieles A, Darwish A, Fawzy ME, Al Fadley F, De Vol E, Schmaltz AA. Double-chambered right ventricle in 73 patients: spectrum of the disease and surgical results of transatrial repair. Can J Cardiol. 2000;16:167-74.
  • Bouchama A, Hammami MM, Al Shail E, De Vol EB. Differential effects of in vitro and in vivo hyperthermia on the production of interleukin-10. Intensive Care Med. 2000;26:1646-51.
  • Seiler G, De Vol EB, Khafaga Y, Gregory B, Alo-Shabanah M, Valmores A, Bersteeg D, Ellis B, Mustafa M, Gray A. Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of repeated sedations for the radiotherapy of young children with cancer: a prospective study of 1,033 consecutive sedations. Int J Radiation Oncol  Biol Physics. 2001;49:771-83.
  • Alrajhi AA, Ibrahim EA, De Vol EB, Khairat M, Faris RM, Maguire JH. Fluconazole for the treatment cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania major. N Engl J Med. 2002;346:891-5.
  • Gascon G, De Vol EB, International Consortium on Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis. Randomized treatment study of inosiplex versus combined inosiplex and intraventicular interferon-a in subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE): international multicenter study. J Child Neurol. 2003;18:819-27.
  • Fini L, Selgrad M, Fogliano V, Graziani G, Romano M, Hotchkiss E, Daoud YA, De Vol EB, Boland CR, Ricciardiello L.. Annurca apple polyphenols have potent demethylating activity and can reactivate silenced tumor suppressor genes in colorectal cancer cells. J Nutr. 2007;137:2622-8.
  • Rossi L, Kadamba P, Hugosson C, De Vol EB, Habib Z, Al-Nassar S. Pediatric short bowel syndrome: adaptation after massive small bowel resection. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007;45:213-21.
  • Fini L, Hotchkiss E, Fogliano V, Graziani G, Romano M, De Vol EB, Qin H, Selgrad M, Boland CR, Ricciardiello L.. Chemopreventive properties of pinoresinol-rich olive oil involve a selective activation of the ATM-p53 cascade in colon cancer cell lines. 2008;29:139-46.
  • Silverstein MD, Ogola G, Mercer Q, De Vol E, Couch CE, Ballard DJ. Impact of clinical preventive services in the ambulatory setting. Proc (BaylUniv Med Cent). 2008;21:227-35.