Zaher Nahle

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Source: Solve ME/CFS Initiative

Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA, is Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) and Vice President for Research at Solve ME/CFS Initiative.[1] Previously was an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Cancer Biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.[2]


  • Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • PhD in physiology and biophysics from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Stony Brook University
  • Post-doctoral fellowships at both Harvard and StonyBrook
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from American University of Beirut


  • Department of Defense Breast Cancer Fellowship Award - Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs
  • American Heart Association (AHA) career development award BGIAA
  • National Priorities Research Program - Qatar Foundation
  • American Cancer Society (ACS) Scholar - Outstanding score

Open Letter to The Lancet[edit]

Two open letters to the editor of The Lancet urged the editor to commission a fully independent review of the PACE trial, which the journal had published in 2011. In 2016, Dr. Nahle, along with 41 colleagues in the ME/CFS field, signed the second letter.

Interviews & Talks[edit]

  • May 24, 2017 - Speaker at the Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC) 2017 at Duke
Topic: "ME/CFS: The Mysterious Illness Science Has Yet to Unravel"[3][4]

Blog Posts[edit]

Online presence[edit]


  1. SMCI Announces New VP for Research and Scientific Programs

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