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IAU’s Professor & Surgeon received the Hamdan Award for performing laparoscopic kidney tumor eradication surgery in Middle East

The first Saudi surgeon from Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University who performed laparoscopic kidney tumor eradication surgery in the Middle East.

Internationally, Prof. Dr. Khaled Al-Otaibi was crowned by Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences at its 11th session.

Professor Khalid bin Matar Al-Otaibi, is a Professor and Consultant of Kidney Endoscopic Surgery and Pathology at King Fahd Hospital of the University in Al-Khobar City, affiliated to Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, received the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, as Dr. Al-Otaibi is the first surgeon in the Middle East performs laparoscopic surgery to eradicate a kidney tumor, and he was honored among the distinguished medical senior experts in the Arab world for the 11th  session (2019-2020) in the field of medical and humanitarian services with the virtual ceremony held on this occasion yesterday.

Dr. Khaled said that this award came to reinforce the important role  performed by  Saudi physicians in various specialties because it is of great importance in the continuous support of the government, and the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the health sector in general, which confirms that we, as Saudi doctors, do not have a horizon or limits, but we go beyond that to reach the ends of the countries in order to deliver the noble medical message and to raise the name of the country to the highest. And that is considered an addition to a series of achievements made by Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University’s King Fahd University Hospital in Al-Khobar, and the College of Medicine, and it is the least due right we offer.

Professor Al-Otaibi added that through the continuous trips in the medical career of volunteering and working in other parts of the world, in order to direct medicine’s compass towards those who need it, and to be peace messengers for humanity spirit, I worked as a volunteer in and out of Saudi Arabia, in GCC, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Comoros and Zanzibar, without financial compensation, at a rate of two trips per year, and this resulted in many achievements including the satisfaction of many patients, and I feel it is the great steps that drew the meaning of love, peace and optimism that I found on the visions of those whom I treated. Recipient of Excellence Award in Relief and Community Service 2019 issued by the Global Knowledge Exchange (GKAF) in New York and was honored at the Fifth Leadership, Innovation and Excellence Conference in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

Brief Profile of Prof. (Dr.) Khaled Al-Otaibi:

Professor Khaled Matar Al-Otaibi, is a Professor and Consultant of Urology and Endoscopy at King Fahd Hospital of the University in Al-Khobar City. He is a faculty member at College of Medicine affiliated to Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University in Dammam City, and holds the Canadian fellowship.

Positions He Held:

Member of the Canadian Royal Commission of Surgeons.

Former Head of Urology Department at Aramco Hospital.

Former Director General of King Fahd Hospital of the University.

Visiting physician and consultant for Ministry of Health in rural areas

Supervisor for training of medical students.

Supervisor for training of urology program physicians of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.

He has more than 40 academic papers published in international scientific journals.

He has participated in international conferences in the field of urology and endoscopy.

His innovations:

Development of endoscopic surgical methods for congenital anomalies of the kidneys

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