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Prof. Mohammed Alqahtani

President of the Pan-Arab Liver Transplantation Society.
Chairman of the National Liver Transplantation Committee at the Saudi Center
for Organ Transplantation.
Chairman of the National Planned Care Network.
Director of the Multi-Organ Transplant Center at King Fahd Specialist Hospital
in Dammam.

Biography

Dr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani, is one of the founding members of the multi-organ transplant program at King Fahd Specialist Hospital that launched in 2008.
He has performed with a team over 300 liver transplant surgeries for both adults and pediatrics using cadaveric and living donor grafts. He has also performed around 200 pancreaticoduodenal resection procedures for pancreatic cancer.
In 2016, Al-Qahtani established the renal transplant program at King Abdullah Medical City, Makkah, and performed its first transplant in April 2017.
He led the team to perform the first split liver transplant procedure in October 2019. He also led the first paired exchange liver transplant in the history of Saudi Arabia at King Fahd Specialist Hospital.  He earned his transplantation/hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery fellowship from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada, as well as certification from the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. Al-Qahtani also earned his general surgical oncology fellowship at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He also received his master’s degree in health administration from the University of Alabama, in Birmingham in the US, and is now a certified fellow of the American College of Surgeons.