Thamer Ahmed Hamdan
Dr. Thamer Ahmed Hamdan is a Professor of Orthopaedic surgery, Teaching Hospital and Medical School. Chancellor of Department of Surgery, University of Basrah-Iraq. He is Iraqi Chairperson of AO-Spine. Consultant of Orthopaedic Surgery in the MOH (Kuwait), National representative of Telemedicine Swinfen Charitable Trust (UK), International Surgical Advisor, The Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). June 1979 – March 1980: He was appointed in Clinical attachment in princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital, Edinburgh, Scotland.April 1980 – June 1980: Senior house officer, Birmingham Accident Hospital, Birmingham, UK. June 1980 – Nov. 1980: Registrar in Orthopaedics and Traumatology Western Infirmary of Glasgow, Scotland. Honorary Positions and awards: Iraki Scientist Grade A, One of the outstanding people of the 20th century. Cambridge, U.K, Man of the year 2003, U.S.A, Distinguished Professor of the Iraki Universities. 1993, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Gerhard Kuncher award winner, 2000, Distinguished Professor of the Iraki Universities. 2003, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, International Award winner, AAOS, USA, 2005. Vast experience in missile injuries of the extremities for the last 36 years. Presenting papers in thirteen medical symposiums at different parts of Iraq. Active participation in teaching under and postgraduate students in the last 30 years. Special interest in spine Surgery and tumour Surgery. He has more than 100 publications. Medical Societies (Membership): Iraqi Medical Society (1972), American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgery (1985), British Orthopaedic Association (1986), International College of Surgery, U.S.A(1986), SICOT (National Delegate), Belgium (1986), Iraqi Orthopaedic Association(1990), AO Alumni Association, Switzerland(1992), Gerhard Kuncher Kruss (Germany)( 2002), Member of the Arab Medical Union in Europe(2004), Member of Arab Spine Society(2004), International affiliate member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)(2004), Fellow American College of Surgeons (FACS)(2007), Spine – AO Fellow (Switzerland)(2008), Member of The North American Spine Society (NASS)(2011), AO Spine Chairperson of Iraq(2012), Member of the British Orthopaedic Association(2016).