Laeth S. Nasir, MB,BS

Laeth S. Nasir, MB,BS

Laeth S. Nasir, MB,BS

School of Medicine, Omaha Campus


  • Primary Care mental Health Delivery in the Middle East

Academic Appointments


  • Family and Community Medicine


  • Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • College of Arts and Sciences

Teaching Activity

  • Lecturer on Medical Ethics in SOM
  • Medical Student Preceptor
  • Residency Preceptor
  • Small Group Leader Medical Students


Laeth S Nasir MBBS
Is Professor and Associate Dean for Community Medicine at Creighton University, and Graduate Program Faculty in the Creighton University Department of Medical Anthropology.
Dr Nasir earned his medical degree from the University of Jordan in 1987, subsequently completing a Fellowship from the Department of Surgery at Deaconess Beth Israel Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. After completing a residency in Family Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, he joined the faculty in 1992. He was promoted the rank of Professor in 2005.
In the 2003-04 academic year, Dr Nasir was awarded a J.William Fulbright Scholarship to teach and carry out research at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan. Over the years he has served as a consultant to a number of organizations, including the World Bank, USAID and UNRWA.
From 2009 to 2011, he served as Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine, as well as Acting Chair of Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine at the United Arab Emirates University in the United Arab Emirates.
Dr Nasir has written on a variety of topics during his career. He has a special interest in cross cultural aspects of medical care, and is the primary author of the medical textbook, “Caring for Arab Patients; A Biopsychosocial Approach”. He also serves as a co-editor of “Taylors Principles and Practice of Family Medicine”. Currently he is working with Harvard University on a project that explores mental health care delivery in the primary care setting in Middle Eastern countries.  Dr Nasir lectures nationally and internationally on primary care topics and medical education in Middle Eastern countries.

Publications and Presentations


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Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Primary Care Mental Health in Arab Countries, Social Determinants of Health in Arab Countries, Medical Humanities Related to Arab Populations

Current Research Projects

  •  Medical Humanities Related to Arab Populations, Complexity in Primary Care

Awards and Honors

  • -Excellence in Teaching Award:, Creighton University Department of Family Medicine, 2016
  • Medical Specialist Review Committee, Life Sciences/Medical-, 2014
  • Alumnus of the Year, Department of Family Medicine University of Nebraska, 2014
  • 2014- Alumnus of the Year:, University of Nebraska Department of Family Medicine., 2014
  • Graduate Program Faculty, 2013
  • Medical Specialist Review Committee, 2005
  • International Consultant to the World Bank, 2004
  • J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Visiting Scholar, University of Jordan Department of Community and Family Medicine, 2003
  • • Concept and development of a slide rule device “Nebraska Billing Device” for gauging clinical levels of care. Invention marketed and over 14,000 copies sold nationally to more than 80 academic and private medical groups between 2002 and 2008, 2002