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Last update December 8, 2008 

Amro Al-Habib MD, FRCSC

Riyadh 11525, P.O. Box: 59220

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Home Tel/ Fax:  +9661-4887814                                                                      Email; afalhabib@hotmail.com

 

                                                       INTEREST                                    

Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery

Injury Prevention 

 

CURRENT POSITION

October 2008-                        Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, King Saud University  Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal surgeon, King Khalid University   

Hospital (KKUH),

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

July 2007-                               MPH candidate, Harvard School of Public Health – summer MPH program, Clinical Effectiveness concentration. Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America.

 

 

EDUCATION 

 

July 2008- September 2008 2nd summer, MPH program- clinical effectiveness concentration, Harvard

                                               School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts,

                                               USA.

July 2007- June 2008           Spinal surgery Fellow, Spine Program at the Foothills Medical

                    Center and the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

July 2007- September 2007 Clinical Effectiveness Program, Harvard School of Public Health, 

                                               Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

July 2001-June 2007             Neurosurgery Residency, University of Toronto, Toronto,

                                               Canada

March 2001- June 2001       Pre-entry assessment period, University of Toronto, Toronto,

                                               Canada.

October 1999-                       Neurosurgery resident, Demonstrator position,

February 2001                      King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1998-1999                              Internship, King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) and other 

    affiliated hospitals, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1993-1998                              Medical Student, College of Medicine, King Saud University

                                               Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

                                               MBBS, Grade: V.GOOD (GPA: 4.22 / 5.00).

1990-1992                              Secondary School, Manarat Al-Riyadh School,

                                   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

  

EXAMS ATTENDED

 

November 2007        GRE test, Calgary center, Canada

June 2007                   Fellowship Exam of Neurosurgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

                                   of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (Resulting in FRCSC qualification degree)

April 2004                  Principles Of Surgery Exam (POS), University of Toronto, Canada

March 2000                Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE)

Sept 1998                   Saudi Licensing Exam

 

 

MEDICAL LICENCING

 

November 2007        Special Registry licence from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of

                                   Alberta

September 2007        Educational licence from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of

                                   Alberta

July 2001                   Educational licence from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of

                                   Ontario

Jan  1999                   Physician’s licence from the Saudi Council for Health Specialties

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP

 

Appointed a demonstrator at King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1999 and granted a scholarship for neurosurgery and subspecialty training in Canada

 

 

AWARDS

 

Oct 2006                   Horsey Prize Award for Clinical Research (2nd prize), University of Toronto

 

 

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

  • “Airway compromise secondary to upper cervical spine injury” presented in the Canadian Spine Society meeting Feb 2008, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
  • “Airway compromise secondary to upper cervical spine injury” presented at the University of Calgary, spine program research day collaborating with University of Alberta.
  • Presented various case presentations to visiting professors at the University of Toronto, Canada.

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFFESSIONAL BODIES

 

  • American Association Of Neurological Surgery (AANS)
  • Congress Of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)

  

COURSES ATTENDED

 

September 2006        1st CCNS 3-D Rhoton Surgical Anatomy Course,

                                   St. Louis, USA

April 2006                  Management of the Neurotrauma Patient Course,

Toronto, Canada

January 2006            Neuro-Endoscopic Course,

University Of Toronto, Canada

April 2005                  Microsurgical Lougheed Course,

University Of Toronto, Canada

2005                            Microsurgical Epilepsy Course,

University Of Toronto, Canada

2003                           Cervical Spine Hands-On Course,

                                   University Of Toronto, Canada

2002                            Lower Limb Dissection Course,

                                    University Of Toronto, Canada

Sept   2002                  ACLS Course (re-certification),

                                   University Of Toronto, Canada

July   2002                  ATLS Course (re-certification),
                                    University Of Toronto, Canada

2002                            Microsurgical Epilepsy Course,

University Of Toronto, Canada

2000                            Vascular Anastamosis Workshop, 

                                    King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1999                            ATLS Course,

                                    King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1997                            ACLS Course,

                                    King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1996                            CPR Course,

                                    King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  

MEDICAL EDUCATION

 

November 2007                    Medical students teaching, Clinical exam section, University of

                                               Calgary Medical School

July 2003- July 2005             Member of the Resident Presenting Committee (RPC), Neurosurgery

                                               Training Program, University of Toronto

July 2000- Feb 2001             Resident’s education coordinator, King Saud University Hospital,

                                               Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

  

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

  • “Natural history of Lipoma of the Filum Terminale: Part I; Retrospective

            Review”

  • Is Wearing Protective Helmets Associated With an Increased Risk Taking Behaviour?  Database Study” awaiting data from the National Trauma database in Canada.
  • “Predictors of recovery from blunt traumatic spinal cord injury in adults. Factors related to the patient, injury and imaging that are supported by Level I and II evidence. A systematic Review”

  

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Peer reviewed Journals

 

  • Al-Habib A, Lach B, Al Khani A. “Intracerebral Rhabdoid and papillary meningioma with leptomeningeal spread and rapid clinical progression” Case report and review of the literature. Clinical Neuropathology. 2005 Jan-Feb; 24(1): 1-7
  • “The need for national medical licensing examination in Saudi Arabia”

           Sohail Bajammal, Rania Zaini, Wesam Abuznadah, Mohammad Al-Rukban, Syed Moyn Aly,

           Abdulaziz Boker, Abdulmohsen Al-Zalabani, Mohammad Al-Omran, Amro Al-Habib, Mona

           Al-Sheikh, Mohammad Al-Sultan, Nadia Fida, Khalid Alzahrani, Bashir Hamad, Mohammad

           Al Shehri, Khalid Bin Abdulrahman, Saleh Al-Damegh, Mansour M. Al-Nozha, Tyrone

           Donnon.

 

Book chapters

 

  • Al-Habib A, Rutka JT. “Pediatric Meningioma” A chapter sent for publication in “Meningioma” book. Edited by Dr. Joung Lee, published by Springer-Verlog London Ltd, 2008.

 

 

SUBMITTED FOR PUBLICATION

 

Peer reviewed Journals

 

  • “Myxopapillary Ependymoma: Correlation of Clinical and Imaging Features with Surgical Resectability and Clinical Outcome”

           Al-Habib A, Osman O. Al-Radi, Shannon P, Al-Ahmadi H, Yuriy Petrenko, MichaelG. Fehlings.

 

Book chapters

  • Al-Habib A, Casha S. “Lumbar Corpectomy” A chapter sent for publication in “Neurosurgery Tricks of the Trade”. Edited by Scott C. Berta and Michael L. Levy, to be published by Thieme Medical Publishers.

           

 

 

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