Dr Mamdouh al-Aker became a fellow at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (FRCSEd) in 1977 and took a sub-specialisation in urology at King’s College Hospital, London, 1979-1981. He has been a prominent figure in the field of Palestinian higher education and served as Vice President, BOT, Birzeit University and as a member of the Steering Committee for the establishment of the first Palestinian Medical School at Al-Quds University, 1995. He was Chairperson of The Palestinian Health Policy Forum; a former member of The Palestinian Higher Education Council since the establishment of Palestinian National Authority until August 2018 and a former member of the Higher Committee for the Review and Reform of Education in Palestine.
Dr al-Aker was a founding member of the Mandela Institute for the Palestinian Political Prisoners in 1989. His activities broadened in the civil society arena when he was selected to be a member of the Palestinian Delegation for the Madrid Peace Conference in October 1991 and a member of the Palestinian Delegation for the Bilateral Palestinian-Israeli Negotiations in Washington DC, October/November 1991-September 1993, prior to the signing of the Declaration of Principles of Oslo Accords. Following these high profile missions, Dr al-Aker became a founding member of Board of Commissioners of The Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) and its Commissioner General 2003-2011. He is member of the board of numerous Palestinian NGOs including the Welfare Association, The Institute for the Study of Democracy (Muwatin), Palestinian Centre for Policy Research and Strategic Studies (MASARAT), General Assembly of Aman: Transparency International, Palestine and The Advisory Board of the Palestinian Anti-Corruption Commission.