Dr. Rafik Abu Samra

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Rafik Abu Samra is a well-established senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon with 26 years’ experience in the field of Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Rafik Abu Samra was awarded his MD Doctor of Medicine Diploma in 1993 from the University of Silesia Katowice, Poland.

Following his degree in general surgery awarded in 1997 and his degree in cardiac surgery awarded in 2003, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in cardiac surgery (minimally Invasive Cardiac surgery including Robotic assisted surgeries), Poland, 2011.

About Dr. Rafik Abu Samra

Dr. Rafik Abu Samra during his post-PhD. has performed over 6,000 cardiac surgery including robotic CABG and aortic and mitral valve surgery.

In Bielsko, Poland. Four years as a Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Head of the Department of Cardiac Surgery at Al Qassimi Hospital, MOH, Sharjah, UAE.

Dr. Rafik Abu Samra established and introduced the first unit of Robotic-Assisted Cardiac Surgery (using Da Vinci system) in the United Arab Emirates.

He is comprehensively trained in Robotic surgery collaboration with Medical University in Leipzig in Germany, and he has performed over 1700 surgery Robot Davinci System, Aezop, Zeus.

Dr. Rafik is a member of the Polish Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, member of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery (EACTS)& member of International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS).

Dr. Rafik has published more than 6 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals reflecting his extensive academic background which he will continue and strive to help advancing cardiac surgery.

AREAS OF EXCELLENCE

  • Aorta Disease.

  • Classic Surgery.

  • Coronary Heart Disease.

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery.

  • Robotic Surgery.

  • Valve Heart disease.

QUALIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS & CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ph.D. degree in cardiac surgery (minimally Invasive Cardiac surgery including Robotic assisted surgeries), Poland, 2011.

  • Diploma of Specialist Doctor in Cardiac Surgery, Warsaw, Poland 2003.

  • Diploma of Specialist Doctor in General Surgery, Katowice, Poland 1997.

  • Doctor of Medicine Diploma, Medical University of Silesia Katowice, Poland 1993.

  • Member of the Polish Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons

  • Member of the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery

  • Member of ISMICS - International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery.

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