It is my great honor and privilege to assume the responsibility as the Head of the Department of Surgery at the Sultan Qaboos University.
The Department of Surgery was established in 1986 and since then it has grown steadily to become the largest department of surgery in the country. There are 88 doctors, 6 technicians and 3 administrators. We are an academically oriented department that focuses on teaching, research and training in addition to excellence in patient care.
With regards to teaching, the department is actively involved in teaching around 500 medical students per academic year divided into four academic levels. We are also involved in curriculum development and student examination.
Research is also one of the main priorities in the vision of the department both on the level of faculty and on the level of student research. This is evident by the fact that members of the department have one research grants and have supervised many students in their research projects.
Training of young surgeons is a major objective in our department, we have 21 employed trainees that are the future of this department. In addition, members of the department actively train residents from the General Surgery Program of the Oman Medical Speciality Board.
We have recently restructured the department into specialty based teams. Currently, the department is composed of the following divisions: General Surgery (Surgical Oncology, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Laparoscopy and Colorectal surgery) Vascular Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, ENT, Orthopedic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Urology and Neurosurgery.
My vision of the department of Surgery is to bring our department to a stage where we are recognized nationally and internationally and to continue to provide excellent care for the people in Oman.
Dr. Hani Ahmed Al-Qadhi
Head of Surgery Department