Tahar Benhidjeb, PhD (General Surgery)

Danat Al Emarat Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prof. Benhidjeb completed his medical degree at the CHARITÉ – Medical University Center, Berlin, Germany in 1986. He then obtained his post-doctoral Habilitation and Ph.D. from the Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany in 1996.

With more than 30 years of experience, Prof. Benhidjeb has worked as Consultant at the University Medical Center CHARITÉ, Berlin and University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany. Before joining Danat Al Emarat Hospital as Head of Surgery, he was during 5 years Chairman of Surgery and Deputy Medical Director at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

One of his primary clinical focus is the development of new minimally invasive surgical procedures in abdominal and thyroid surgery and innovative scarless surgery, in particular transvaginal cholecystectomy and transoral thyroidectomy. In General Surgery his main field is thyroid/parathyroid surgery, breast surgery, and laparoscopic surgery for colon/rectum disorders, both benign and malignant conditions as well.

Prof. Benhidjeb has published more than 160 scientific articles and 20 book chapters and is author of more than 260 congress presentations. He is also Director of the New European Surgical Academy (NESA, www.nesacademy.org) in Berlin, Germany. Prof. Tahar is laureate of an Award of the American Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons (SLS) and Adjunct Professor of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) of the Russian State University in Moscow.