Dr Abdulah Al-Tayyem
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

PO Box 425727
Mobile: 962795216303





Personal Information

  • Date of birth: February 1957
    Place of birth: Abdalia-Amman-Jordan
    Sex: Male
    Marital status: Married
    Nationality: Jordanian




  • Fellowship in Urogynaecology Royal Prince Alfred Hospital –Sydney-Australia

  • Present Appointment: Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zarka Hospital, Jordan.
    September 1999: MRCOG Part 1.
    February 1993: Jordanian Board in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jordanian Medical Council.
    February 1984: Jordanian Medical Certification.
    September 1983: M.D. (Diploma in Medicine), Timisoara Institute, Romania.

  • Research and Publications

    Retrospective Study of Norplant Use at Zarka Governmental Hospital: Jordanian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2005.
    Caesarean Section Rate in Zarka Hospital and How to Reduce It: Ongoing Study
    Comparison of Short Term Complications TVT Vs TVT-o- IUGA meeting Cancun- Mexico 2007

  • Training Courses and Workshops
    Health Education Counseling Course, Amman-Jordan, September 1987.
    Intensive Post-Graduate Course in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by RCOG, Amman-Jordan, 1988.
    Intensive Course in Sexually Transmitted Diseases, WHO, Amman-Jordan, 1993.
    Course in Basic Science in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the Centre of Educational Development of Health Personal, University of Jordan (one month), Amman-Jordan, 1995.
    Intensive Course in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Ultrasound, Family Planning, Laparoscopy), Centre De Maternite Et De Neonatology De Tunis, WHO (one month) Tunisia, December 1996.
    Training Course in maternal health and family planning Al-Basher Hospital and Pathfinder International, Amman-Jordan, May 1998.
    Contraception Counseling Course, Al-Basher Hospital, AVSC International, Amman-Jordan, May 1998.
    Workshop about Norplant, Insertion and Removal, Al-Basher Hospital, Amman-Jordan, 1998.
    Laparoscopic Tubal Ligation Workshop, Al-Basher Hospital, Amman-Jordan, 1998.
    Surgical Laparoscopy Workshop, Al-Basher Hospital, Amman-Jordan, 1998.
    Permanent Contraception Counselling Course, Pathfinder International, Al-Basher Hospital, Amman-Jordan, 1999.
    Abdominal and Vaginal Ultrasound Workshop, Al-Basher Hospital, Amman-Jordan, 1999.
    Blood Transfusion Course, Jordan National Blood Bank, Amman-Jordan, 1999.
    International English Language Testing System, Course of 6 weeks, British Council, Amman-Jordan, 2000.
    Computer Training Course of 6 weeks, The Jordanian Informational Centre, M.O.H., Amman-Jordan, 2000.
    Course in Psychiatric Illnesses in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Psychiatric Centre, Amman-Jordan, September 2000.
    Clinical Attachment in Urogynaecology (one month), Hinchingbrooke and Addenbrookes Hospitals, Cambridgeshire, England, May 2003.
    Workshop in I.V.S. Al-Basher Hospital, Amman-Jordan, September 2004..
    Workshop in the repair of vesico-vaginal fistula; ICS award, Luxor Egypt April 2012


  • Work Experience
    Zarka Governmental Hospital 1996-2005, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of 78 beds. It is a teaching hospital offering medical services to around one million people with around 7,500 annual deliveries. There are 7 Consultants, 8 Specialists and 22 Residents. I covered 3-4 duties monthly, 2 operations days weekly including diagnostic and surgical laparoscopy, one antenatal and one gynaecology clinic weekly where I deal with family planning, U/S scanning all cases of high risk pregnancy, infertility and gynaecological problems. In our department we deal with normal, instrumental deliveries, Caesarian section, treating medical disease associated with pregnancy, performing abdominal and vaginal surgery, diagnostic and surgical laparoscopy, as well as all kinds of surgery for acute abdomen. Daily morning report is conducted, rounds, audit meeting, seminars, journal club and case presentation. As well as teaching and training of residents and participation in their annual examinations and evaluations, I also participate in studies and lectures, as I am a committee member of the Jordanian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zarka Branch.

    Ma ̀an Hospital 1993-1996, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, 20 bed Department – it is the only hospital in the province, with around 2,500 deliveries annually. Running my own antenatal, postnatal, family planning and gynaecology clinics, performing normal and instrumental deliveries, caesarian sections and gynaecological operations.

    Al-Basher Hospital, 1990-1993, Amman-Jordan. Al-Basher Hospital has 800 beds and is the main and the biggest tertiary hospital in Jordan. The Obstetrics and Gynaecology department has 130 beds with 12,000 deliveries per year. Training is recognized to RCOG. It is the main referral hospital for the vast majority of the Jordanian public medical services, offering medical services to more than 1.5 million people in the Jordanian capital Amman. I was Senior Registrar for 2 years, with 7-9 duties per month and 2 days operative obstetrics and gynaecology. I had assisted and performed in my own major operations: hysterectomy, both abdominal and vaginal, caesarian section for all kinds of indications, anterior and posterior colporaphy, diagnostic and surgical laparoscopy. Dealing with all patients suffering from all kinds of medical and surgical illnesses, as well as ultrasound training and practising, both abdominal and vaginal. Participating in the teaching programme of Junior Residents and medical students who rotated through the Department and participating in the teaching rounds and follow-up of the patients. Attending and running out-patient clinics, in charge of audit meetings. I had passed the written and oral examinations at the end of each year.

    Zarka Governmental Hospital, October 1987-February 1990, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department with 60 beds and 6,500 deliveries per year. I was doing one in three rota first on call, and was supervised by Senior Residents and Consultants. I had completed all duties as a Resident, attending E.R. admission room and labour room. I performed all kinds of normal, high risk and instrumental deliveries as well as operative deliveries. Presenting morning reports, doing seminars, rounds with the Consultants, and case presentations.

    Al-Mazar Medical Centre, Kerak province, October 1985-October 1987. I provided primary and postnatal care and family planning. Vaccination to neonates, children and mothers and primary medical care for targeted population.

    Al-Basher Hospital, October 1983-October 1984, Internship. In this year I trained for 2 months in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Internal Medicine, Surgical ward, Paediatrics, E.R., each, one month in the Family Planning clinics, 3 weeks in SCBU (Paediatrics Department).

  • Languages
    Arabic: excellent (spoken and written). IELTS 6.5 November 2003.
    English: good (spoken and written).
    Romanian: good (spoken and written).

  • Computer Skills
    Good knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word and Internet.

  • Membership
    Member of the IUGA
    Member of Jordanian Medical Association.
    Member of Jordanian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
    Committee Member of Jordanian Group of Urogynaecology.
    Committee Member of Jordanian Group of Menopause.
    Committee Member of Jordanian Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology-Zarka Province branch.

  • Professional Experience

    Lecturer in revision courses in Ob&Gyn for doctors in internship year ,Jordan Medical Council 2008 until now

    Lecturer in revision courses in Ob&Gyn for doctors in internship year ,Jordan Medical Council 2008 until now

    Fellow in Urogynaecology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney-Australia, May 2006-May 2007.

  • Clinical instructor in Ob&Gyn ,for medical student Hashemit University 2009 until now;
    Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zarka Governmental Hospital, Zarka-Jordan, 2007, until now..

  • Senior Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zarka Governmental Hospital, Zarka-Jordan, 2000-2005.

  • Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Zarka Governmental Hopsital, Zarka-Jordan, 1996-2000.

  • Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ma ̀an Hospital, Ma ̀an-Jordan, 1993-1996.

  • Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Al-Basher Hospital, Amman-Jordan, 1990-1993.

  • Resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Zarka Governmental Hospital, Zarka-Jordan, 1987-1990.

  • G.P. in health care centre including antenatal care M.O.H., 1985-1987.

  • Internship, Al-Basher Hospital, Amman-Jordan, 1983-1984.

















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