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DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY (37), COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, KING SAUD UNIVERSITY

P.O BOX 7805, RIYADH 11472, SAUDI ARABIA

PHONE: +9661-4671585 ● FAX: +96614679493 ● E-MAIL: snassar@ksu.edu.sa



SAMI A. ALNASSAR


MBBS, FRCSC



EDUCATION


1993 Hautat Sudair High School Sudair, Saudi Arabia

1998 Medical School, King Saud University Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Aug 1998 - Aug 1999 Internship at King Khalid Univ. Hospital

(KKUH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


July 2000 – June 2004 Resident in General Surgery,

University of Manitoba,

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


July 2004 – June 2005 Chief Resident in General Surgery,

University of Manitoba,

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


July 2005 – June 2008 Fellow in Thoracic Surgery Program,

University of British Columbia,

Vancouver, B.C., Canada


July 2006 – June 2007 Clinical Fellow

Medical Education Program,

University of British Columbia,

Vancouver, B.C., Canada


July 2006 – June 2007 Diploma in Medical Education

University of Dundee, Scotland, UK



July 2006 – June 2007 Fellowship in Medical Education

University of British Columbia,

Vancouver, B.C., Canada


July 2007 – Present Masters in Medical Education (MMEd)

University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

July 2008 – Present Assist. Professor & Consultant Thoracic Surgeon,

Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery

King Khalid University Hospital

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


July 2009 – Present Founding Chairman, Department of Medical Education College of Medicine,

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


2010 – Present Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, Department of Medical Education,

College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia



PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


June 2005 – Present Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)

June 2011 – Present The fellow of the American College of

Chest Physicians (ACCP)


2005 – Present Member, College of Physicians and

Surgeons of British Columbia


2005 – Present Member, Canadian Association of

Thoracic Surgeons


2004 – Present Member, The Society of Gastrointestinal and

Endoscopic Surgeons

2007—Present Member, The Association for Surgical Education


2008 – 2010 Member, Morbidity and Mortality Committee

King Khalid University Hospital


2008 – Present Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery,

King Khalid University Hospital

2008 – Present Member of accreditation taskforce committee in preparation for the National Accreditation (NCAAAA) for the College of Medicine,

King Saud University

2009 – Present Founding chairman, Department of Medical Education, College of Medicine,

King Saud University


November 2010 Chair of the Organizing Committee for 2nd International Faculty Enhancement workshop


July 2010 - Present Member of the Organizing Committee for the Students Carrier Day

2010 – Present Director of Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (CSSC)

COURSES AND SEMINARS


  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Course (ATLS)


  • Basic Surgical Skills Course


  • Basic Laparoscopic Skills Course


  • Advanced Laparoscopic Skills Course


  • Bowel Anastomosis Course


  • Vascular Anastomosis Course


  • Canadian Association of General Surgeons Meeting,

Ottawa, Ontario (2004)


  • Head and Neck Anatomy and Surgery Course,

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB (Jan 10 & 11, 2004)


  • Annual Toronto Thoracic Surgery Refresher Course,

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada (2005)

  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery 86th Annual Meeting,

Pennsylvania, USA (2006)


  • ABC Educational Premier for Clinician Workshop Series,

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2006)


  • Workshop in Framework for Ethical Decision Making,

College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia,

Vancouver, BC, Canada (2006)


  • Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Scientific

Session and Postgraduate Courses,

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (2007)


  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery 88th Annual Meeting,

San Diego, California, USA (2008)


  • Annual Toronto Thoracic Surgery Refresher Course,

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2008)


  • International Course on Epidemiological Principles and Methods,

College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2009)


  • Good Clinical Practice Workshop,

College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2009)


  • The Second International Conference of Voice and Swallowing Disorder,

Research Chair of Voice and Swallowing Disorders(RCVASD),

College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2010)


  • 1st Middle East Symposium on Diseases of the Esophagus,

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh Saudi Arabia (2010)


  • Internal Medicine Update 2010 (Conference & Workshops)

College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2010)


  • 2nd Faculty Enhancement Workshop,

College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2010)


  • 10th Annual Surgical Research Conference,

College of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2010)


  • 1st Basic Clinical & Surgical Skills, Course Organizer,

College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2011)


  • Video-Assisted Mediastinoscopy (VAM) Workshop,

Gulf Thoracic Congress, Dubai, UAE (2011)


  • 19th European Conference on General Thoracic Surgery,

European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS), Marseille – France (2011)



AWARDS RECEIVED


  • Saudi Arabian Cultural Bureau in Canada Achievement Award

2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007



EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES



  • President, Saudi Student House in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Sept 2002 – Sept 2005


  • Representative of Saudi Students and Physicians at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada July 2002-Jan 2005.


  • Member of Curriculum Reform Committee,

College of Medicine, King Saudi University.


  • Member of Morbidity and Mortality committee,

College of Medicine, King Khalid University Hospital.



Reviewer for the following Journals:


  1. Saudi Medical Journal

  2. Annals of Thoracic Medicine

  3. Saudi Journal Of Gastroenterology




RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS


Masters of Medical Education Research Project:


The Use of Thoracoscopy to Improve Medical Students’ Interest and

Understanding of Thoracic Anatomy.

Supervisor: Sue Roff, University of Dundee

Paper accepted for presentation at the:

Canadian Association of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

September 2008


  1. Sami Alnassar, MD, Sonya Baik, MD, John Yee, MD. Subcutaneous Presentation of Lung Bulla. Journal of Annals of Thoracic Surgery.


  1. S Alnassar, J Kondra, J Clifton, RJ Finley. The Effect of Laparascopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair on Pulmonary Function Tests. J Clin Gastroenterol. Volume 42, Supp. 1, April 2008


  1. Sami Alnassar, Mohammed Bawahab, Ahmed Abdoh, Randy Guzman, John Tanner, George Louridas. Five-year Incidence of Incisional Hernia Post Repair of Abdominal Aortic Occlusive and Aneurysmal Disease. Annals of Vascular Surgery


  1. Sami Alnassar, J Clifton, RJ Finley, R Sidhu. The Use of Thoracoscopy to Improve Medical Students’ Insterest and Understanding of Thoracic Anatomy. (Paper accepted for presentation at CATS Meeting Sept 2008)


  1. Alnassar SA, Mediastinal seroma post laparoscopic repair of type IV paraesophageal hernia. Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jul-Aug;17(4):280-282.


  1. El-Dawlatly A, Hajjar W, Alnassar S, Alsafar R, Abodonya A. Continuous positive airway pressure ventilation during whole lung lavage for treatment of alveolar proteinosis -A case report and review of literature. Saudi J Anaesthesia. 2011 Jan;5(1):76-78.


  1. Alnassar S, Baik S, Yee J. Subcutaneous presentation of lung bulla. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jul;86(1):e2.


  1. Azer SA, Al-Nassar S. Helping new students become medical professionals: what medical schools can do. Acad Med. 2011 Apr;86(4):408; author reply 408.


  1. Al-Nassar S, Macnair T, Lipschitz J, Greenberg H, Trepman E, Hamza S, Embil JM Blastomycosis presenting as multiple splenic abscesses: Case report and review of the literature.. Can J Infect Dis Med Microbiol. 2010 Spring;21(1):53-6.


  1. Hajjar WM, Al Nassar SA, Iftikhar A, Alaqeed AN. A near fatal complication following stenting of thoracic aortic aneurysm. Annals of Thoracic Medicine. 2011 Jan;6(1):38-40.


  1. Abdelazeem El-Dawlatly, Waseem Hajjar,  Sami A Alnassar, Tariq A Alzahrani, Mohamed Bilal Delvi, Abu Bakr Omar. Ultrasound-guided Thoracic Paravertebral Block for Postoperative Pain Treatment after Thoracoscopic Surgery. IJUTPC January-April 2010;1(1):23-26


  1. Sami Alnassar, Nourah Alsubaie, Areej Al-Hummaid, Afnan Almarshedi, Arthur Isnani. An Analytical survey on stressful events in the operation room (in progress)


  1. Sami Alnassar, Ghadeer Khalit Alshaik, Muslim Mohammed Alsaasi. Gender Specific Examination: A Survey on Knowledge and Experience of final year medical students. (in progress)


  1. Sami Alnassar, Sami Azer, Amna Talat Baljoun, Nojud Riyad Alhejin, Ahlam Mohamed Almaawi. Physical Activity Research: Does an Adequate Physical Activity in the Work Place Exist? (in progress)


  1. Sami Alnassar, Mohammed Bawahab, Ahmed Abdoh, Randolph Guzman, Talal Altuwaijiri, George Louridas. Incisional Hernia Post Repair of Abdominal Aortic Occlusive and Aneurismal Disease: Five-years incidence. (in progress)


  1. Iftikhar A, Hajjar WM, Al Nassar SA, Congenital trachea-esophageal fistula – A rare and late presentation in adult patient. Annals of Thiracic Medicine. (in progress)



REFERENCES


Professor Musaaed Alsalman

Dean and Hospitals Supervisor

College of Medicine

King Saud University

King Khalid University Hospital

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

mussaad@ksu.edu.sa


Kenneth G. Evans, MD, FRCSC

Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Vancouver General Hospital

Clinical Professor of Surgery

Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency Training Program

University of British Columbia

kge@interchange.ubc.ca


Richard J. Finley, MD, FRCSC, FACS

Professor of Surgery,

Head, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of British Columbia

richard.finley@vch.ca


Clifford Yaffee, FRCSC, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Program Director, General Surgery Residency Training Program

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

cyaffe@sbgh.mb.ca


John Yee, MD, FRCSC

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia

Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program


Jeremy Lipshcitz, MB, ChB, FRCSC

Associate Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

jlipschitz@hsc.mb.ca

Update: 07 August 2011

 
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