Dr. Safwan Abdulrahman Taha

MD, FACS, FRCSGlasg, CABS, MSMBS, Dip. Lap. Surg. Strasbourg

Safwan Taha graduated on 1983, with honors, from Basrah College of Medicine, IRAQ, where he became Professor of Surgery, with distinction, on 2000.

Professor Taha also holds Fellowship of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow, Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, Specialization Diploma in laparoscopic Surgery from Louis Pasteur University; France and the Certificate of the Arab Board of Surgery. He was the first surgeon to win the prestigious "Fellowship Award" of SAGES twice (and in a row), founding Editor of "Basrah Journal of Surgery", founding Dean of Thi-Qar College of medicine (IRAQ) and founding member of the Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group (EOMSIG, now ESMBS).

Prof. Taha is currently Governor of the UAE Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons (Chicago) and member of the International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons (Chicago). He is also member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), International Federation for Surgeons of Obesity (IFSO) and Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA).

He is recognized as Master Surgeon of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation; USA, is an international speaker and has more than 36 published papers. Prof. Taha holds the positions of Medical Director and Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi; UAE.

His special interests include management of weight regain following obesity surgery, management of complications of obesity surgery, advanced Laparoscopic Surgery and Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery.