FaceOf: Hanan Al-Ghamdi, Saudi surgeon

Dr. Hanan Al-Ghamdi
Updated 27 December 2018
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FaceOf: Hanan Al-Ghamdi, Saudi surgeon

  • This week, a medical team of surgeons in Alkhobar, led by Dr. Hanan Al-Ghamdi, successfully removed a liver tumor that weighed more than 2 kilograms from a patient
  • In 2003 she was certified by the Saudi Council Board at the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and in 2008, completed her Ph.D. and fellowship in HBP and transplant from the University of British Columbia

Dr. Hanan Al-Ghamdi is an assistant professor surgery of hepatobiliary and multiorgan transplant at the University of Dammam. 

She is also director of the outpatient department, a member of the Hospital Committee Executive Board at King Fahad Hospital of the University, as well as consultant HBP and Bariatric surgery at Almana General Hospital in Alkhobar.   

This week, a medical team of surgeons in Alkhobar, led by Dr. Hanan Al-Ghamdi, successfully removed a liver tumor that weighed more than 2 kilograms from a patient. 

The complex surgery was conducted at a specialist hospital in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Al-Ghamdi was quoted by the local press as saying that the surgery was successful and the patient was discharged from hospital in good health and without any complications. 

She also praised the capabilities of Saudi hospitals and the expertise, medical instruments and modern endoscopes that enabled them to operate on these kinds of complex surgeries.

In 1997, she completed her medical education at King Faisal University, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Dammam. In 2003 she was certified by the Saudi Council Board at the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties and in 2008, completed her Ph.D. and fellowship in HBP and transplant from the University of British Columbia. 

Al-Ghamdi is a member of American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, American Society of Transplantation, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, International College of Surgery, International Society of Surgery and a board member of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association. 

She has published more the 10 scientific research papers in reputed medical journals that include: Cadaveric liver transplant from older donor (2008), Standard formula for liver volume in Middle Eastern Arabic adults (2010), Islam, brain death, and transplantation: Culture, faith, and jurisprudence (2012), and Acute acalculous cholecystitis perforation in a child non-surgical management (2012).


Expat arrested in Saudi Arabia made SR14m by promising to double victims’ money with ‘magic’

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Expat arrested in Saudi Arabia made SR14m by promising to double victims’ money with ‘magic’

  • The expat deceived his victims by claiming he could use sorcery to boost their wealth
  • The man was arrested with the support of security authorities

JEDDAH: Police in Riyadh have arrested an expatriate who made SR14 million from a scam in which he promised to double people’s money using magic.

The Arab national deceived his victims by claiming he could use sorcery to boost their wealth, provincial government spokesman, Aloush bin Fares Al-Sebaei, said.

He said the offender was detected by Riyadh’s “central field committee,” which is tasked with catching practicers of exorcism, known as “ruqya,” folk medicine and interpreters of dreams, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The man was arrested with the support of security authorities.