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Dr Rafik Abu Samra (MD, PHD)

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

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Locations
CMC Hospital – DHCC 2
Languages
English Arabic

Bio

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. Dr Rafik Abu Samra during his post PH. D has performed over 6000 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 Systym, Aezop, Zeusl. 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).

Education
  • 1993 MD Doctor of Medicine Diploma – the University of Silesia Katowice, Poland.
  • 1997 General surgery
  • 2003 Cardiac surgery
  • 2011 Ph.D. degree in cardiac surgery (minimally Invasive Cardiac surgery including Robotic assisted surgeries), Poland.
Publications

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.

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