DR. ZAINAB NASSER AL-BALUSHI, MD, FRCSC

Senior Consultant and Head of Pediatric Surgery
Sultan Qaboos University Hospital

Educational & Professional Experience
I am a Senior Consultant, Head of Paediatric Surgery Division, Department of Surgery at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital. An Associate Program Director of General Surgery Residency Training Program - Oman Medical Specialty Board from 2011 up to present. I am currently the President of Oman Surgical Society from May 2018 – date.
Graduated from MD, College of Medicine & Health Sciences, SQU1996 General Surgery Residency training at McGill University (Montreal) 2007 Fellowship Pediatric Surgery at University of Montreal, Canada 2009

Membership:
Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgery (CAPS)
American Association of Paediatric Surgery (APSA)
Fellow Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Canada
Fellow royal college of Paediatric Surgeon of Canada
World Federation of Association of Paediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS)

Awards and Achievements:
First Female Senior Consultant in Paediatric Surgery, SQUH, Oman

First Female President of Oman Surgical Society
Best Teaching Award at McGill University
Best Chief Resident Award at McGill University
1st Prize Honour Award Dr. Guttman at McGill University
Best Doctor Award in SQUH for 3 consecutive years
Best Trainer Award at OMSB

Academic Activities:
Undergraduate: Teaching of undergraduate medical students
Postgraduate: Surgical Residency Training Programme
Senior Clerkship: Department Co-ordinator
ATLS – Instructor
Member of multiple committees in SQUH, CoM&HS and OMSB

Clinical Works:
Full clinical duties at SQUH covering urgent and elective surgery, outpatient and inpatient consulting services in general and emergency cases.

Personal Background:
Outside of work, I am also a devoted mother for my 3 children (Mariam, 16; Maya, 8 and Murad, 18 months). I am passionate music lover, poetry and collecting stamps.