Dr. Abdalla Bashir, MBCh, DS, MD, FRCS Ed, FACS

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Dr. Abdalla Bashir, MBCh, DS, MD, FRCS Ed, FACS

Dr. Abdalla Bashir is one of the fathers of general surgery in Amman, Jordan. He is well known in many surgical communities: National, Arab and International.

Dr. Abdalla Bashir finished medical school from Cairo University (1963-1969) being first on the honorís list. He also did his surgical residency at Cairo University (Kasr Alaini hospitals) after that. He joined the university teaching staff till 1983, when he resigned as an associate professor of surgery. While in Cairo University, he obtained the FRCS degree from Edinburgh (FRCSEd) in 1976. 

Dr. Bashir moved to Jordan to establish his private practice in Amman, Jordan. He helped the surgical community establish its bylaws in its different societies. He was elected as the president of the Jordanian Surgical Society from 1988-1992 He was also one of the founders of the Pan-Arab Surgical Society in 1988. He was also a member of the Jordan Medical Council (JMC) as an examiner in general surgery board since 1983. He was appointed as the vice president of the JMC board and president of the Reform Committee since 2011.

In 1996 he helped establish Jordan Hospital, a tertiary comprehensive center, comprising all specialties, which became a referral center for many countries around the world. He is the chairman of Board of Directors since 1996. The hospital preached quality since its establishment. The hospital is Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited. It also has residency programs and fellowships in all major specialties and subspecialties. LivingĖrelated Liver Transplant program in Jordan Hospital is the only Liver Transplant program present in the private sector in Jordan, all thanks to the perseverance of Dr. Bashir. He continued teaching surgery throughout the years of his practice.

Dr. Bashir has participated in many National, Arab and International conferences. He presented his work in many society conferences, and led many conferences to success on a National and Pan-Arab level. In 2014, he was elected as the only permanent member in the Pan Arab Surgical Society Board.

Dr. Bashir bridged the gap of cooperation between Jordan and the United States. He established strong connections between Jordan Hospital and many leading medical centers in the US, most notably, George Washington University (GWU) and University of Toledo.  These connections helped a lot of young physicians, nurses and ancillary staff learn the excellent US standard of care and helped bring it to Jordan.  Dr. Bashir was appointed an adjunct surgeon professor at GWU, with the continued partnership between GWU and Jordan Hospital still to this day, a recognition to his continued commitment to the achieve the best.

Dr. Bashir became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2007. He attends the ACS annual meeting regularly. He was elected as a governor in July 2014. Establishing a Jordanian ACS chapter will transfer the values of ACS quality, education and training, and the ethics of surgical practice to the Jordanian Surgical Society.

Dr. Bashir was honored by the trust of his Majesty King Abdullah the Second of Jordan as member of The House of Senates in the Jordanian Parliament in the fall of 2013. He continues to work for the medical society and help organize its legislation in Jordan. Meanwhile, he still serves as the Chairman of the board of directors at Jordan Hospital, and still is a very busy general surgeon, and teacher.