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American Boarded
Memorial Sloan Kattering Cancer Center

  • Surgical Oncology Surgeon
  • Colorectal Surgeon
  • Minimal Invasive Surgeon
  • English
Qualification & Positions
  • Born in Syria on April 8,’37. Have two daughters, both married with children.
  • B.S degree, American University of Beirut 1959
  • MD degree, American University of Beirut 1963
  • General surgery residency program, Cleveland Metropolitan Gen. Hosp. (affiliated with Western Reserve University), Cleveland, Ohio, 1963-1967
  • Fellow in Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 1964
  • Cancer Surgery residency, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NYC, 1967-1970
  • “Superior Rating”, issued to me by the MSKCC in 1968.
  • Fellow in Surgery, Cornell University, 1967-1970
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery, 1969
  • Recognition Award, From the American Medical Association,1973
  • Professor of Surgery, “Damascus University” 1983-present
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 1983-present
  • International governor of “Physicians For Peace“, 1984-present
  • Chairman , Department of Surgery, Damascus University, 1983-2002
  • Chairman , Examination committees, “Arab Board of Surgery”,1994-1998
  • Founder & President , “Syrian Association of Surgeons“,1994-1999
  • Vice-President of the “Pan-Arab Association of Surgeons“,1997-2001
  • Vice-President ,the “Syrian Cancer Society”,1986-1999
  • Chairman, The Scientific committee of the “Syrian Cancer Society”
  • Author , Cancer book for medical students at Damascus University, 1994
  • Author, ” Surgical Management of Cancer”, in” Arab Medical Encyclopedia”
  • Author of many articles in cancer
  • Author, Four chapters in ” Textbook of Tropical Surgery” edited by Kamel & Lumley, Westminster Publishing LTD, London, 2004
  • Editor in Chief,” Current Advances in Medical Sciences” A Quarterly Journal published by Damascus University Medical School ,1997-2002
  • External Examiner, For Graduating MD’s in several regional Medical Schools : Lebanon,Jordan,Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
  • Honorary Member,The “Lebanese Surgical Society
  • Honarary Member, “The Jordanian Reconstructive Surgical Society
  • Visiting Professor and Lecturer at King Khaled Univ. Hosp., KSA; 1991
  • Visiting Professor of Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center,Houston 1999
  • Personal Experience through operating on 5000 breast cancer cases.
  • Presiding many surgical congresses at home & abroad
  • Cancer Research consultant to “Auron” Cancer drug company in Freiberg Germany,on developing a novel drug for cancer.
  • Consultant, Drug Discovery Research, Walenstadt, Switzerland
  • Life Achievement Award” granted to me by the ” Syrian-American Medical Society” 2010
  • President, “Syrian Society of Breast Diseases“, 2009-present.
  • Adjunct A. Professor of Surgery, Lebanese American University ( LAU )