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Renowned cardiothoracic surgeon Magdi Yacoub visits Abdali Medical Centre

Jan 28,2020 - Last updated at Jan 28,2020

Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, a pioneering cardiothoracic surgeon, scientist and philanthropist, visited Abdali Hospital on Thursday, where he delivered a lecture, highlighting his career and his vision for the future of cardiovascular medicine and surgery.

The hospital’s auditorium gathered a large audience, including Jordanian healthcare sector leaders, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and other specialists. The lecture was introduced by Dr  Walid Dihmis, a cardiac surgeon and a disciple of Professor Yacoub.

Professor Yacoub met Abdali Hospital professionals, mainly from the Cardiac Care Centre. He learnt about the radiology department, that includes CT and PET CT modalities; the outpatient cardiac service, advanced catherisation labs, operating rooms and Intensive Care Unit.

He hosted a roundtable with the hospital’s multidisciplinary team led by Ramzi Tabbalat, director of the Cardiac Care Centre, where they exchanged insights about best practice in cardiovascular care. Professor Yacoub also offered advice to the Quality Department, led by Dr Kais Balbissi and the newly launched Research Department, led by Dr Nazih Kadri.

Both Departments are instrumental to support the vision of the Cardiac Centre to become a Centre of Excellence. Professor Yacoub is the founder and director of research at the Harefield Heart Science Centre (Magdi Yacoub Institute), overseeing scientists in the areas of tissue engineering, myocardial regeneration, stem cell biology, end stage heart failure and transplant immunology. He is also the founder of the Magdi Yacoub Research Network, which created the Qatar Cardiovascular Research Centre. 


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