I had the privilege and the responsibility for establishing the new 26 bed paediatric surgical , and the 8 bed neonatal units at the Jordan University Hospital, which is the main teaching hospital in Jordan, serving the capital Amman – with a population of one million and 30,000 newborns a year. (1985 – 1989)
Then I moved to Saudi where I was the only Paediatric Surgeon at Dhahran Health Centre, which is the tertiary referral hospital for Aramco employees and their dependents, with a service population of 300,000 and 10,000 newborns a year.
I had the privilege in establishing Neonatal Surgery in a state-of the-art 30 bedded Neonatal unit.(1989 – 1995)
Presently since 1995 I am working at Chelsea & Westminster and St. Mary’s Hospitals, London covering the Royal Brompton, Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte Hospitals. I have been since actively involved in establishing the Paediatric Minimally Invasive Surgical setup at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and participated in establishing the skill lab.
I performed the 1st Laparoscopic Endorectal Pull-through for Hirschsprung’s disease in infants and children in the UK in July 1998, and the 1 st Heller’s cardiomyotomy for achalasia in children in the UK in 2000.
I was the 1st Paediartric surgeon in Europe to use the AESOP robotic arm in laparoscopic surgery in children in 2004.
I have also established the Robotic assisted surgical program in children at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital 2014, having fund raised £1.5 million through the children’s charity I chair to purchase the Robot.