In the Middle East, Dr Samih Tarabichi, a renowned joint replacement surgeon, is known as the Father of Joint Replacement. After graduating from Damascus University with a medical degree in 1979, Dr Samih relocated to the US to pursue his love of research. He trained and worked for the following eight years at some of the top medical facilities in the nation, including Illinois University. He has 6 US patents to his name and is currently working as a consultant in the Department of Orthopedics at Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
He also worked as a consultant for Zimmer International to create the full flexion knee implant. In addition, he is recognised for working with the University of Dundee in Scotland, UK, to make the first shared registration system in the UAE. Dr Samih Tarabichi has over three decades of experience and has successfully completed over 15,000 major operations, 10,000+ total knee replacements, 3,000+ hip replacements, and 1,500+ revision knee surgeries.
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- Certifications Famously known as "The God Father of Knee Replacement Surgery." ECFMG Certificate - July 1982 VQE Certificate - September 1980 FLEX Certificate - 1979 Certification in Orthopedic Surgery Royal College of Physician and Surgeons Canada - November 1988 American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons – July 1990 Re-Certification – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery – 2015
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