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Al Zahra Cancer and Oncology Center
Dr.Ali Aldameh

Dr.Ali Aldameh (ONC)

Consultant Surgeon
General, Thoracic , Laparoscopic Surgery


Language spoken: Arabic, English

Associate Professor, General Surgery & Thoracic and Laparoscopic Surgery - Consultant Surgeon

Laparoscopic General and Thoracic Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology

Ex - Division Chief General Surgery, Thoracic & Vascular Surgery Tawam John Hopkins Hospital, Al- Ain City , UAE.

Director of Tawam UAE Lung Cancer Screening Task Force

Bachelor of Science. University of Otago Pathology Department, Dunedin, New Zealand. 1999

MD, University of Otago, School of Medicine. Dunedin, New Zealand. 2001

Fellowship of Harvard Medical School, Boston USA Brigham and Woman Hospital in, General Thoracic Surgery and Minimally Invasive General , Thoracic & Foregut Oncology 2012.

Current and active HAAD License and DHA Consultant Surgeon Tier 1

Dr Ali is Member of the following organizations:

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Australia & New Zealand)
  • American College of Surgeons
  • the Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of the American Alimentary gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • Member of RACS section of Surgical Oncology ( Australia )
  • Fellow of European Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • Fellow of American Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Post graduate Board Specialist qualification and practice as Consultant General Surgeon and Thoracic
Surgeon with specific expertise in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Upper GI and foregut Surgery.
Certificate of Completion of General Surgical training in 2006. Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) 2011. Post FRACS Minimally Invasive (Laprascopic, Thoracoscopic & Robotic) General Thoracic Surgery and Advanced MIS Upper GI and Thoracic Oncology Fellowship at Harvard Medical School Boston USA.
The fellowship of the Royal college of surgeons encompasses the management of benign and malignant surgical conditions. The main area of interest is General and Thoracic Surgery, Surgical Oncology and in particularly Upper and lower GI surgery, hepatobiliary, general thoracic, lung and esophageal surgery utilizing a combination of traditional and minimally invasive surgery including Robotic Surgery.
Main experience in GI surgery and general thoracic surgery have been further refined by undertaking an Upper GI, foregut and thoracic post FRACS training in one of the busiest surgery programs in the USA. At the Harvard Medical School BWH Surgery department, over 3,000 cases are performed each year with extensive experience in pre-operative, operative and post-operative management of Upper GI , foregut, lung cancer and esophago-gastric cases including laprascopic gastroesophageal, thoracoscopic and open lung resections, laparoscopic fundoplications, esophagastrectomies for cancer (including first time lap nissens, redo nissens/ Collis nissens, heller myotomy, giant paraesophageal hernias, diverticulae and acute esophageal operations). Majority of cases are performed utilising minimally invasive techniques. The fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s hospital is based on a didactic mentorship by US leaders in the field of General Thoracic Surgery. The attendings follow a tradition of surgical training gained from surgical pioneers in their fields, including Dr. Pearson in Toronto, Luketich in Pittsburgh, Orringer and others.
The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Fellowship is a DHA and HAAD Tier one qualification and has been established for 80 years as the authoritative body for standards and training as it relates to surgical practice in Australia and New Zealand and aims to train surgeons to the level of competent independently practising specialists. As a Fellow of RACS I will commit to ensuring the highest standard of safe and comprehensive surgical care for the community I serve through excellence in surgical education and training.
Extensive experience in general surgical operations, including trauma and surgical oncology covering upper GI, colorectal, Hepatobiliary, acute vascular and head and neck surgery. This has allowed me to competently cover independent on-call duties and emergency surgery.

Main area of surgical practice:

General Thoracic (lung Surgery)
General Surgery
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, appendix
Thyroid Surgery
Bariatric Surgery Sleeve Gastrectomy
Lung cancer, Video assisted Lobectomy, lung resections
Benign diseases and tumors of the lung
Chest reconstruction after major trauma or surgery
Lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema
Esophageal cancer
Gastric and Foregut cancer
Benign esophageal diseases (including achalasia, benign tumors and strictures)
Esophageal reconstruction
Gastroesophageal reflux
Mediastinal tumors and diseases (including the surgical treatment of myasthenia
gravis and large retrosternal goiters)
Pleural diseases (including pneumothorax, infections and pleural effusions)
Chest wall tumors
Sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating)
Plication for diaphragm paralysis
Tracheal resection or stent insertion for airway narrowing
Lung transplantation for end-stage diseases of the lung
Soft Tissue sarcomas , major oncological abdominal surgery, large head and neck malignancies.