Tawam Hospital appoints vascular expert
Dubai , September 17, 2007
Tawam Hospital, the UAE and Gulf region's premier healthcare provider, has appointment of Dr Heitham Hassoun as director of Vascular Interventional Therapy.
Dr Hassoun joins Tawam Hospital from its affiliate Johns Hopkins Medicine, US, where he has been a member of the surgical faculty since 2005.
The appointment of Dr Hassoun is part of Tawam Hospital's larger plan of setting up a state-of-the-art cardiac centre at the hospital, said a hospital spokesman.
Dr Hassoun is currently the only surgeon in the UAE who can carry out advanced minimally invasive procedures such as stent-graft repair for aortic aneurysms, as well as percutaneous revascularisation of carotid, visceral, and peripheral arteries.
'We are pleased to welcome onboard a surgeon of such high repute and skill,' said CEO, Tawam Hospital, Michael Heindel.
'This will be a new challenge for me and it's going to be exciting. The facilities at Tawam Hospital are excellent, comparable to some of the best hospitals in the world, which means that the need for residents of the UAE to travel abroad for medical treatment is significantly reduced,' said Dr Hassoun.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Hassoun is engaged in basic and translational science research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His research interests are in the molecular mechanisms of visceral organ ischemia/reperfusion injury and inflammation, and his work has been published in several of the top scientific journals.Trade Arabia News Service