Dr. Safwan A Taha

Prof. Taha graduated on 1983, with honors, from Basrah College of Medicine, IRAQ, where he became Professor of Surgery, with distinction, on 2000. He had laparoscopic and bariatric surgery training in the USA, France and India and holds Fellowship of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow, Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, Specialization Diploma in laparoscopic Surgery from Louis Pasteur University, France and the Certificate of the Arab Board of Surgery.

Prof. Taha is the current Governor of the UAE Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons (Chicago), member of the International Relations Committee of the American College of Surgeons, member of the International Fellowship Subcommittee of the American College of Surgeons and Vice President of the Emirates Society for Laparo-Endoscopic Surgeons (ESLES). He is also member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS), Society of the American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), International Federation for Surgeons of Obesity (IFSO) and Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA). He was also founding member of the Emirates Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Interest Group (EOMSIG), now ESMBS

Prof. Taha is an international speaker and has more than 37 published papers and is designated as “Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” by the SRC; USA.
He currently holds the positions of Medical Director and Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center, Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi; UAE