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Dr Maher Kalaaoui

Gastroenterology Consultant

CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
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Senior consultant physician, gastroenterologist and interventional endoscopist with over 35 years of collective working experience in the field including 12 years in the United Kingdom and Dublin. Highly professional experience includes several high positions such as Chairman of Medicine and Head of Digestive and Liver Diseases at Clemenceau Medical Centre, Beirut Lebanon since 2005 and consultant gastroenterologist and acting chairman, Al Amiri Hospital, Kuwait Teaching Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University.  Highly experienced and competent in GI procedural activities including nearly all Upper and lower Gastrointestinal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Academic experience includes publications, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and gastroenterology courses.

  • B.B.Ch. Cairo University   December 1973.
  • MRCP, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin, June 1985
  • FRCP, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Dublin, 2006
  1. Ulcerative Colitis in Kuwait, a review of 90 cases. Al-Shamali MA, Kalaoui M, Patty I, Hassan F, Khajah A, Al-Nakib B, Digestion 2003,67(4) 2118-24
  2. Sphincterotomy in patients with gallstones elevated LFTs and normal CBD on ERCP. Siddique I,Mohan K.Khaiah A, Hassan F,Memon A, Kalaoui M, al-Shamali, M, Patty I, al- Nakib B.Hepatogastroenterology.2003 Sep-Oct, 50(53): 1242-5.
  3. Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in Kuwait.  khagah, F Hassan, M Kalaoui, B Al Naqeeb, KMJ 2001: 33(2) 144-47
  4. Endoscopic drainage for pancreatic pseudocyst in children. Patty I. Kalaoui Al-Shamali M. Al-Hassan F. Al-Naqeeb B ,Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2001: 36(3):503-5
  5. The impact of brushing teeth on carbon-14 urea breath test results. Higazy E. Al-Saeedi F. Loutfi I. Heiba S. Kalaoui Al-Nakib B. Patty S. Mohammed A. Gopinath S. Mathew M. Hussein A. Samy M. Elgazzar A. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology 2000:  28(3); 162-4
  6. Interferon-alpha plus ribavirin combination therapy for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in interferon non-responders. Hasan F. Asker H. al Shamali M. al Kalaoui al Nakib B Hepato-Gastroenterology: 2000: 47(36);1642-4
  7. Lack of transmission of hepatitis C virus following needles sticks accidents. Hasan F. Askar H. Al Khalidi J. Al Shamali M. Al Kalaoui Al Nakib B. Hepato-Gastroenterology. 1999P 46(27);1678-8
  8. Findings of colonoscopy in children: experience from Kuwait..Kalaoui Radhakrishnan S. al Shamali M. Hasan F. al-Nakib B.   Journal of Tropical Pediatrics1998: 44(6; 371-.
  9. Cystogatrostomy for pancreatic pseudocyst in children. I.Patty,Kalaoui,M Alshamali,F.Hassan,B. Alnakib.Digistion1998:59(supp 3),494A (poster)
  10. Helicobacter pylori, Review article. Kalaoui M., Journal of Kuwait Medical Association 1996: 28 (1): 17-22
  11. Helicobacter pylori; associated gastritis in Kuwait, endoscopy based study in symptomatic and asymptomatic children.
  12. Radhakrishnan S; Al Nakib B; Kalaoui M; Patrick J J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 1993: 16 (2) ;126-9.
  13. Hepatitis C Virus Antibody in Kuwait. Basil Al Nakib; Abraham Koshy;Maher Kalaoui;Swason Al Ramahi; Siham Al Mufti; S Radakrishnan;Widad Al Nakib. Vox Sang 1992:63:75-76
  14. Cystic Fibrosis and Helicobacter pylori gastritis, megaloblastic anaemia, Subnormal mentality and minor anomalies in two siblings: a new syndrome? Lubani MM;Al Saleh QA;Teebi AS;Moosa a; Kalaoui MH, EUR J Pediatr 1991; 150 (4) , 253-5


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