Professor Suliman S. Fedail graduated from the Faculty of Medicine University of Khartoum in 1971 after a distinguished undergraduate carrier. He joined the Faculty of Medicine University of Khartoum in 1972 as a Teaching Assistant and was sent to Bristol University in UK in 1974 for postgraduate studies. He obtained the membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1975 and the degree of Doctor in Medicine MD from the University of Bristol in 1979 on the Exocrine Pancreas.
He had a broad general medical training in Khartoum and Bristol, and in-depth training in Gastroenterology and Endoscopy in the prestigious Gastroenterology Unit of the Bristol Royal Infirmary .
He returned to Sudan in 1978 and since then never left. He was promoted to Professor of Medicine in University of Khartoum in 1990 and was elected Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in 1992. In 1994 he was asked to establish and direct the National Centre for Gastrointestinal & Liver Diseases in Sudan, a position he held till 2003, and then took early retirement.
In Sudan, Prof. Fedail established a Soba Hospital the Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Laboratory in 1979 where some of the earliest advanced endoscopic procedures like ERCP were carried out.
Prof. Fedail established and run the Endoscopy Unit at Ibn Sina Hospital from 1998 – 2003, his most remarkable achievement is the establishment of Mohamed Salih Idris Gastrointestinal Bleeding Centre which was opened in 2003. It provides round the clock service to patients presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding, especially bleeding from Oesophageal varices due to Schistomiasis, the service is free of charge. The centre was built utilizing a donation of 1.5 million dollars from one of Prof. Fedail’s patients, Mr. Mohamed Salih Idris.
He published 83 publications in peer reviewed journals and published chapters in four prestigious books:
- The famous Kumar & Clark text book of Medicine.
- Gastroenterology & Hepatology.
- World Gastroenterology Handbook on IBD.
- An Arabic Book ‘Doctors Talking’.
He was the President of the Sudanese Society of Gastroenterology for two terms and was also the President of the PanArab Association of Gastroenterology 2000 – 2002. He is an active member and a mentor in the World Gastroenterology Organization. He was the Representative of the Royal College of Physicians in Sudan from 1990 -2008. Prof. Fedail is the Chairman of the Internal Medicine Committee of the Sudan Medical Council since 2004. He was the President of the African Middle Eastern Society for Digestive Oncology for two terms 2008 – 2012.
Prof. Fedail was awarded the Masters of the World Gastroenterology Organization in London in 2009. He was one among the first 10 from all over the world to be awarded the degree.
The President of the Republic of Sudan awarded him the Merit Award for his services to Medicine in Sudan in January 2010.
Prof. Fedail donated the first endoscopic unit and CCU for El Fashir Hospital in Darfour and still looking after them. He donated money to build classes for schools in Darfour. He also donated Endoscopy System to Genena Hospital in Darfour. He built a health center in Tulus Southern Darfour in memory of his late father who worked for sometime in Tulus.
Professor Fedail undeterred by several constrains established Fedail Hospital as a World class Private Hospital in Sudan.