Middle East Academy for Robotic Surgery

Middle East Academy for Robotic Surgery (MEARS)

MEARS delivers (1) online CME courses for surgeons in Robotic Assisted Surgery, (2) tele mentoring programs in RAS and (3) advisory and support services to hospitals either thinking of buying a robot or planning to expand its use. Contact Dr Mahir Yousif to learn more

Academy  course leaders

MR AAMIR KHAN

FRCS, Eng (Gen)

Dr Khan is an internationally recognised Liver, Pancreas and Upper Gastrointestinal cancer surgeon. He introduced Robotic Surgery in the United Kingdom having pioneered the first Robotic ALPPS procedure and combined robotic liver and colonic resection and jointly built up the first Robotic HPB Center in the United Kingdom.

DR GURSEV SANDLAS

Chief Robotic Pediatric Surgeon & Pediatric Urologist at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital. Pediatric Robotic Surgery, Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery & Complex Pediatric Urogenital Reconstruction.

DR SAMI ALASARI

Assistant professor, Head of Surgery and OR. King Fahad Specialist Hospital Tabuk, KSA. Consultant General surgery, Robotic and Laparoscopic surgery. Oncology, Colorectal surgery, Fecal incontinence and pelvic floor disorders, Bariatric surgery and proctology.

DR KALPANA NAGPAL

Dr Kalpana Nagpal is currently a senior consultant in the department of ent and head and neck surgery at one of the largest private hospitals in India(Indraprastha Apollo hospital, New Delhi).

DR UTHMAN ALUTHMAN, MD, MPH, FRCSC

Robotic& Minimal invasive and Transcatheter Valve Surgeon. Chairman of robotic surgery committee at KFSH&RC. Director of cardiothoracic surgery residency program at KFSH&RC. Director of cardiac surgery exams at SCFHS. Board member of Saudi scientific council for cardiac surgery residency program.

DR MAJID ALTHOBAITI

MBBS, AB-ORL , JB-ORL, MBA-MPH

Otolaryngologist Head & Neck , Thyroid, Skull base and Robotic Surgeon. Department of Otolorangology and Head& Neck surgery. Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh, KSA