Place of Birth: Irbed- Jordan
Summary of Qualifications:
Jordanian Board in Thoracic Surgery
Jordanian Board in General Surgery
MBChB with Honors ,Rome University-Italy July
Thoracic Surgeon, King Hussein Medical Center May
Joseph Hospital, Milano, Italy 7
Jan. 2001- 4 Feb.2001
Mass. General Hospital-Boston,
(Research Fellow in Thoracic Surgery)
Cardio-Thoracic Center, Liverpool, UK
April 1994-Aug. 1994
Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK Jan
General Surgeon-Irbed Military Hospital
Scholarship to RCS-Ireland and Edinburgh Jan-1985
–Oct-1986 Royal Infirmary-
July-1986-Oct-1986 Richmond Hospital - Dublin
General Surgeon-King Hussein Medical Center
Resident in General Surgery- Rotation to all Surgical
Started as House officer 26-Nov 1978, and reached Senior
Consultant Thoracic Surgeon, Dec.2001.
have extensive experience in all aspects of General Thoracic
Surgery, as I have founded the General Thoracic Surgery
Department as separate from cardiac and vascular and headed it
at King Hussein Medical Center since Jan 1993-2006.
headed the emergency department at KHMC for three years.
started as first Lieutenant and reached Major general.
examiner in the Jordanian Board of General Thoracic Surgery
since 1998 till present.
Surgeon King Hussein Cancer Center Aug 2007- Aug 2010
Visiting Surgeon King Abdullah University
Hospital. Aug-2004 –Aug 2009.
Chief of Thoracic Surgery Department,
Director of the First Jordanian Hospital to Fallujah,
Dean Princess Mona College of Nursing
Member of the European Association of Cardio -Thoracic Surgeons
Member of American Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).
Member of Jordanian Medical Association.
Member of Jordanian Chest diseases Association.
Member of Jordanian Cardio-Thoracic Association.
Member of Jordanian Surgical Association.
Member and President of Jordanian Surgical Thoracic Society
Arabic Mother Language
English Fluent reading, writing, and speaking
Italian Fluent reading, writing, and speaking
Design my own presentation slides
Internet Communication on local & international servers
Patents and Publications:
Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of the lung, The
Practitioner East Mediterranean Edition, Vol. 8, no. 1,
January 1997. (2nd Auther)
Malignant Small Round Cell Tumor of Thoraco-Pulmonary Region
(Askin tumor) The Practitioner East Mediterranean Edition.
Vol. 9/ no.10, October 1998. (2nd Auther)
Chest Wall Tumors, the Practitioner East Mediterranean
Edition, Vol.9, no. 12, 1998. (2nd Auther)
Unilateral Right Pulmonary Artery Agenesis, Qatar Medical
Journal, Vol. 7/ No. 2/ November 1998.
Thymectomy for Myasthenia Gravis, Qatar Medical Journal,
Volume 7/ No. 2/ November 1998.
Hepatic Hydatid Cyst, Experience at King Hussein Medical
Center, Basrah Journal of Surgery, Basrah Medical College, Iraq,
Vol. 4, no. 2, September 1998. (2nd Auther)
Esophageal Cancer, the Jordanian Experience at King
Hussein Medical Center, Al- Basrah Journal of Surgery, Basrah
Medical College, Iraq, Vol. 4, no. 2, September 1998. (1st
Alveolar Microlithiasis in Jordan, Egyptian journal of
Chest Diseases and Tb, Vol.48, no. 1, January 1999. (2nd
Incidence Rates of Cancer of the Esophagus for Persons
Coverd by Royal Joranian Medical Services 1989-1993, Abhath Al-Yarmouk,
Basic Sciences and Engineering, Vol.9 No.1 2000. (1st Auther)
Incidence of Achalasia in Jordan, Journal of the Bahrain
Medical Society, Accepted for publication, December 2000. (1st
Intrathoracic Hydatid Disease, Experience at king Hussein
Medical Center, Journal of Royal Medical Services, Accepted for
publication December 2001. (1st Auther)
Experience with Sarcoidosis at king Hussein Medical
Center, June 1995, Journal of Royal Medical Services.
Primary Repair of a large incomplete Sternal defect in an
asymptomatic infant with prolene mesh. Journal of Pediatric
Surgery 11/2008, 43(10)
Modified Heller’s Myotomy for Achalasia, Results with the
Thoracic Approach, The First Panarab Conference of Thoracic
Medicine and Surgery, 7-9 September 1993 Amman-Jordan.
Spontaneous Pneumothorax, Jordanian General Practitioner
Society, 1st conference, 18-20 September 1996,
Broncho-Pleural Fistula after Pneumonectomy, Experience
at KHMC, Primer Congreso Hispano-Jordano, 28-30 October 1996,
Trauma in Traffic Accidet, pttern and Impact, The 24th
Conference of the Jordanian Surgical Society, The 4th
Jordan German Conference, 4-6 November 1996, Amman-Jordan.
Resectability of Malignant Esophageal Tumors, Comparison
of the CT scan with operative findings, 2nd January 1997, Second
scientific day of surgical department.
Unilateral Right Pulmonary Artery Agenesis, Iternational
Congress of Thorax Surgery, 1-8 July 1997, Athens, Greece.
Endoscopic closure of Bronchopleural Fistula with
Tachocomb, Second International Congress of Thorax Surgery 24-27
June 1998, Bologna, Italy.
Esophageal Cancer, The Jordanian Experience at KHMC,
Second International Congress of Thorax Surgery, 24-27 June,
Pulmonary Alveolar Microlithiasis, review of Jordanian
reports, Second International Congress of Thorax Surgery 24-27
Surgery of the gastro-esophageal reflux, Sep. 1998. The
26th Conference of the Jordanian Surgical Society.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Jordanian Experience at KHMC,
The Second Panarab Conference of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery,
3-6 November 1998, Cairo, Egypt.
Pulmonary Hydatid Disease, Ten Years Experience at KHMC,
Third Panarab Conference of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery, 4-7
November 1999, Amman- Jordan.
Tracheal Surgery, experience at KHMC. 14th Pan
Arab Surgical Conference Amman, 2-4 September 2004.