Safwan Taha, MD FACS CABS FRCSGlasg.
  • Professor & Director; The Metab. & Bariatric Surgery Centre
  • Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates


Safwan AbdulRahman Taha graduated from Basrah College of Medicine, IRAQ, on 1983 with honors and became Professor of Surgery, with distinction, on 2000 and then founding Dean of Thi-Qar College of medicine, IRAQ, in 2003. He holds Fellowship of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow, Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, Diploma in laparoscopic Surgery from Louis Pasteur University; France and the Certificate of the Arab Board of Surgery.Prof. Taha is member of the ASMBS, IFSO, SAGES and ELSA and is designated both as “Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” and “Surgeon of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” by the Surgical Review Corporation; USA. He was a founding member of the Emirates Obesity Surgery Interest Group, currently the Emirates Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ESMBS), is an international speaker, has more than 40 published papers, serves as “Reviewer” for “Obesity Surgery”, the official Journal of IFSO and is the only surgeon to win the prestigious SAGES “Travelling Fellowship Award” twice, in a raw. Prof. Taha is currently;Consultant and Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center (Center of Excellence in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, SRC; USA) Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi; UAE.Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Khalifa University of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi; UAE.Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai; UAE.