Uro-Andrology Speakers 2021

Abdulqadir Al-Zarooni

Abdulqadir Al-Zarooni
Chief of Surgical Services 

Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital 
United Arab Emirates 

Education and Qualifications:
– M.B.B.S UAE University- Faculty of medicine and Health sciences 1986-1993 (First Batch)
– European Board of Urology ( FEBU) 6’2003
– (German Board of Urology (Facharzt) 10’2003)
– Diploma in laparoscopic surgery – Paris 2012
– Master degree in hospital administration 2018

Work experience:
– Internalship training in Al-Ain Hospital, Al-Ain UAE 1993-1994
– Zayed Military Hospital-Department of Surgery 1995-1999
– Postgraduate study in University of Bonn –department of Urology, Bonn-Germany 1999-2003
– Consultant Urologist, Zayed Military hospital-Department of Urology
– Member of Military medical board between 2003 to 2010
– Head of Surgical department in Zayed military hospital between 2010 to 2011
– Consultant UROLOGIST in Zayed military hospital from 10/2011 until 2/2013
– Consultant Urologist & Chief of Surgical Services In Shaik Khalifa General Hospital Umm Al Quwain UAE
– Member in Urologist Exam Panel In HAAD – AbuDhabi
– Member in Urologist Exam Panel in Ministry of health- UAE
– Member in Peer Review Committee in DHCC – Dubai

Ahmad A. Majzoub

Ahmad Majzoub
Consultant – Department of Urology 

Hamad Medical Corporation

Dr. Ahmad Majzoub is a specialist in the fields of Andrology and Male Infertility, currently working as a Consultant at the department of Urology and program director of Andrology and Male Infertility fellowship at Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar. He is also affiliated to Weill Cornell Medicine –Qatar holding a position of assistant professor. Dr. Majzoub is an Arab board-certified urologist and had underwent a specialized two-year training in Andrology and Male Infertility at the Hamad Medical Corporation. He further completed another Clinical and Research Fellowship in Andrology at the world-famous Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute and the American Center for Reproductive Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, United States. He is also a fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine.

Dr. Majzoub provides services in General Urology, Andrology and Male infertility offering endoscopic, microsurgical, reconstructive and prosthetic surgeries for his patients. His interests extend towards the management of chronic pelvic pain syndrome in men and has opened a dedicated multidisciplinary pelvic pain unit.

Dr. Majzoub has done extensive work in the field of Medical Research and has been very active with over 130 research publications at peer reviewed journals and several book chapters mainly focusing on Andrology and men’s health.

He is a reviewer at several high impact medical journals and is an active member of the American Urological Association, the American Association for Reproductive Medicine, the European and International Societies of Sexual Medicine and the Arab Association of Urology. He holds editorial positions at a number of scientific journals and has had several speaker participations at national and international conferences. Ahmad has served as an editor of 2 special issues in peer reviewed scientific journals and has co-edited 5 books on topics related to Male infertility.

Ahmad Shamsodini

Ahmad Shamsodini
Senior Consultant and Chief of Surgery Department   

Al Wakra Hospital

Dr. Ahmad Shamsodini is working as Senior Consultant and Chief of Surgery Department in Al Wakra Hospital, part of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar. He is a faculty member in Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in Qatar University. His main interest is in the field of Andrology reconstructive surgery and urethral reconstruction. He worked as Head of Urology in Al Wakra Hospital before joining his current position. He also works in the field of minimally invasive surgeries for stones and endo-urology surgeries.

He was graduated from Medical University of Debrecen, Hungary and he finished Arab board of urology residency program (CABU) and fellow of European board of Urology (FEBU) and fellowship in Andrology and infertility in Italy, Torin and in HMC, Qatar.

Dr. Shamsodini was invited to several live surgery workshops both in the region and internationally for sharing his expert opinion and surgical skills in the field of penile prosthesis surgery, Peyronie’s disease surgery and penile skin reconstruction. He was invited as faculty member for several scientific meetings in Europe and in the Middle East. Dr. Ahmad is active in the field of research and contributed with several papers that were published in peer reviewed journals.

Board member of the ISSM, MESSM, member of International Societies of Urology: MESSM, Endo-urology Society, Reviewer for various urological journals, Author of several Peer reviewed Articles, associate member of European Genito-Urethral surgery society.

Amr El-Meliegy

Amr El Meliegy
Professor in the Department of Andrology, Sexology & STDs 

Cairo University 

Dr. El Meliegy graduated from Medical School Cairo University Egypt, 1984. He trained as a fellow in Male Sexual Function, Reproduction and Micro-surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, USA 1991 and later visiting clinician, Male sexual dysfunction, Urology Department, UCSF, San Francisco, California, USA 1991. He also obtained the fellowship of the European Society for Sexual Medicine FECSM IN 2012.

Dr. El Meliegy obtained a doctorate degree 1993 in Andrology, Sexology and STDs from Cairo University, Egypt. He is a Professor in the department of Andrology, Sexology & STDs in Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt. He is the founder and 1st president of the Middle East Society for Sexual Medicine.

Emad Rajih

Emad Rajih
Associate professor & Consultant 

Taibah University  
Saudi Arabia

Associate professor and Consultant of Sexual Medicine / Male Genital Reconstruction and Minimal Invasive Uro-oncology at Taibah University& King Fahad General Hospital at Al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Rajih is a graduate with a bachelor degree in medicine and surgery at 2007 from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He joined the Saudi Board of Urology at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadh and graduated at 2013.

He subspecialized in minimal invasive laparoscopic and robotic uro-oncology in University of Montreal, Québec, Canada at 2015. Then, he further specialized in Sexual Medicine and Male Genital reconstruction at 2017 from Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Dr. Rajih is qualified with the master degree of Public Health with interest in clinical trials and evidence synthesis from Bloomberg school of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Rajih is currently a vice dean for higher education studies and scientific research at college of medicine. He is a director of Medical Research Center at Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia. He is working as a consultant at King Fahad General Hospital since 2018. Dr. Rajih is currently engaged in many research projects and clinical trials in Sexual Medicine and Male infertility that include genetic diseases of erectile function and male infertility, and clinical trial in erectile function and penile rehabilitation. He also engaged in many research projects with the medical students, residents, and specialists in urological field and medical education. Dr. Rajih is leading now the higher penile implant center at Saudi Arabia in Madinah. Also, many surgical procedure in male genital reconstruction and minimal invasive urology. Also, he is leading the male infertility clinic in Madinah Region.

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Hussein Kandil
Specialist Urology and Andrology MBBCh

Fakih IVF Fertility Center 
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Hussein Kandil, a urologist specializing in male reproductive, men’s health, and sexual medicine, graduated from the division of urology at St. George Hospital University Medical Centre in Lebanon. He completed his residency at Pontoise regional hospital and Lens university hospital in France, and earned his diploma in urology in 2008, and then completed his fellowship in andrology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. In 2017, Dr. Kandil was awarded the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

In 2020, he completed his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Strathclyde, UK. His area of interest lies in Microsurgical Testicular Sperm Extraction in the management of Non- Obstructive Azoospermia and has a special interest in male reproductive endocrine disorders. Currently, he is running the division of urology and andrology at Fakih IVF Fertility Center in Abu Dhabi. Dr. Kandil co-authored multiple academic book chapters tackling male infertility disorders and is actively engaged in medical research within the field of andrology and have published a manual called ‘The Male: Pearls of Hope in Male Infertility’. Finally, he runs a male reproductive health awareness page called Rujoolah and a men’s health-related blog called Male’s Venue.

Jawad Feghali

Jawad Feghali
Genito Urinary Surgeon  

Keserwan Medical Center 

Dr Jawad Feghali MD, MSc, FECSM is a Genito Urinary surgeon; Licensed physician in Lebanon and New York. Currently practicing at Keserwan Medical Center jounieh Lebanon.

Trained by Leading Experts in USA, Europe, and Asia in two subspecialties Endourology and Sexual Medicine; Holder of a Masters degree In Biological and Medical Science; Fellow of the European Board of sexual medicine.

Dr Feghali has performed the First Laser-MiniPCNL in Lebanon and First Dynamic contrast Enhanced ultrasound for Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Punction in MENA region; Dr Feghali was among the first urologists in the Middle East to introduce LISWT for treating ED. Expert in Minimal Invasive Surgical treatment for kidney stones and Prostate diseases; Expert in penile implant placement and Low Intensity extrashock wave Therapy (LISWT) for treating Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Speaker in local and international medical congresses and conferences. Publisher of new ideas about Low Intensity Shock Wave Therapy (LISWT) for ED; and new surgical techniques for treating kidney stones and Prostate diseases

Dr Feghali is a board member of the MESSM and an active member in multiple international societies ( American Urological Association; European Association of Urology; Endourology Society; International, European, and Middle East Society of Sexual Medicine.

Dr Feghali is eager to increase awareness in the new medical and surgical treatment and prevention for patients with kidney stones, Prostate Diseases, and Erectile Dysfunction in The Middle East.

Dr Feghali’s motto: “No patient with ED and acceptable Heart Function is Untreatable”

Manaf Al Hashimi

Manaf Al Hashimi
Consultant Urologist – Head of Department of Urology

Burjeel Hospital 
United Arab Emirates

Fellow of European Committee of Sexual Medicine, Fellow of European Board of Urology, Fellow of Iraqi Board of Urology and fellowship course in the Institute of Urology, University College London Hospital, UK.

Dr. Manaf is also a member of prestigious medical associations related to his field such as European Society of Urology, International and European Society of Sexual Medicine, and the Emirates Society of Urology.

Dr. Manaf has more than 19 years’ of experience in his field and specializes in the treatment of different urinary conditions with special interest in Endoscopic surgeries and Andrology.

Dr. Manaf is a pioneer in sexual medicine certification and is an expert in the treatment of sexual dysfunction, male menopause, male infertility (using micro- dissection testicular sperms extraction, sperm aspiration and microscopic varicocelectomy), female incontinence (using the minimally invasive procedures like TOT, TVT slings and Urodynamic tests).

He is active member of scientific committees of Emirates Urology Conferences, member of men health committee of Emirates Urology Society, member of Arab School Committee of Andrology and speaker in many Urology conferences and meetings.

Mohamed Arafa

Mohamed Arafa
Professor of Andrology, Faculty of Medicine

Cairo University 

Dr Mohamed Arafa graduated from Cairo University Medical School in 1996. After he finished his Internship in Kasr ALAini Hospital, Cairo University, he joined the Andrology Department as a resident then he joined the medical staff in the Andrology Department. He is now working as a Professor of Andrology and STDs, Cairo University. From 2004 till 2011 he worked as the Head of Andrology and STDs in Dr Fakhry and AlRajihi Hospital in AlKhobar. Since 2011 he is working as Senior Consultant Urology/Male Infertility, Hamad General Hospital, Qatar. He is appointed as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urology, weill Cornell medicine – Qatar. He is recently appointed as Adjunct Assistant Scientist in the American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

During his profession in Andrology Dr Arafa has shown great interest in male infertility diagnosis and treatment. He has respectable experience in Andrology laboratory procedures, including routine and advanced semen analysis and sperm cryopreservation. His surgical skills extend to cover all Andrology surgeries, especially microsurgical procedures (testicular biopsy, varicocelectomy, vasoepididymostomy and vasovasostomy).

Dr Arafa is a reviewer for a number of International Journals dealing with Andrology. He was an Ordinary Director in the Middle East Society of Sexual Medicine (MESSM) Board of Directors and the Chief Editor of MESSM Newsletter. He is a fellow of the Multidisciplinary Joint Committee on Sexual Medicine in 2012.

The research activities of Dr Arafa include more than 100 published articles in international peer-reviewed journals and many book chapters. His research covers all domains of Andrology mainly genetics and proteomics of male infertility, oxidative stress in semen, sexual dysfunctions and late-onset hypogonadism.

Mohamed ElKhouly

Mohamed El Khouly
Specialist Urologist & Andrologist
Prime Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mohamed El Khouly is a European Board-certified Urologist. Graduating from Alexandria University in Egypt, he received his MBBCh degree in 1994. He completed his post-graduate training at Al Mansoura Urology & Nephrology Center between 1996 and 1998. In 2002, he got his Master’s degree in Urology from Cairo University in Egypt. The veteran medical doctor also underwent an advanced robotic and laparoscopic training at the Eminent Hospital in Malaysia.

Dr. Mohamed obtained his fellowship from the European Board of Urology (FEBU) in 2006, followed by the clinical endourologist fellowship from Heidelberg University in Germany in 2008. He is a member of the American Urological Association (AUA), the European Association of Urology (EAU), and the Emirati Association of Urology.

Mohsen Elmekresh

Mohsen Elmekresh
Professor of Urology, Head of Urology and Men’s Health
Mediclinic Middle East
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mohsen El Mekresh is a professor of urology and kidney transplantation in the Urology Centre, Mansoura University, Egypt. 1997 and 2003.

He moved to Abu Dhabi in 2008 and joined Mafraq tertiary care-JCI accredited- hospital.
Dr. El Mekresh established a state-of-the-art referral urology center in Mafraq Hospital and held the post of Chief of Urology ,Chair of Surgery and Chair of SEHA Urology Council between September 2008 and October 2018. Then he moved to Nation Hospital to establish The Urology and Men’s Health Center and to hold the CMO post.

Currently he is the Head of Urology and men’s health at Mediclinic Middle East
He is an author of numerous peer reviewed publications and is a reviewer and member of many international scientific committees and urologic associations.

Ross Knight

Ross Knight
Urology Consultant
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ross Knight graduated in medicine at St Thomas’ Hospital, London before earning his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of London. He went on to research at the Royal Free Hospital before completing his Specialist training on the North West rotation.

He was appointed Consultant Urologist at Glan Clwyd Hospital, North Wales. There he developed sub-speciality interests in Andrology and Endourology. We developed a Nurse Practitioner led Andrology teaching and support service for our patients, centralised Lithotripsy services and introduced Supine PCNL to the region.

Dr. Ross Knight was appointed Educational Supervisor for registrar training and Local lead for Urology, later taking the role of Clinical lead for Urology across the region.

After holding this post for 5 years he relocated with his family to work at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Ajman.

Salam Alhasani

Salam Alhasani
Consultant Urologist
Mediclinic Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Alhasani has almost 20 years of professional and teaching experience in the field of Urology. He is graduated from medical school at Al-Mustanseryia University, Baghdad / Iraq in 1998 with an honors degree. He acquired the Arab Board in Urology and the Jordanian Board in Urology in 2004. He acquired his MRCS (Dublin, Ireland) in 2006 and earned his Diploma in Laparoscopic Urological Surgery from France in 2009.

Dr. Alhasani is currently working in Mediclinic group as Consultant Urologist (Mediclinic Welcare, Mediclinic Parkview & Mediclinic City Hospitals). He is Professor of Urology in Dubai Medical College (DMC), and Mohammed Bin Rashid University (MBRU). He is known for his academic contributions throughout his career with many peer-reviewed papers and publications in the field of urology.

Dr. Alhasani is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (Dublin), a fellow of the International College of Surgeons and an active international member of the European Urology Association and Canadian Urology Association.


Shedeed Ashour
Consultant and Head of Andrology Department 

Dr. Erfan & Bagedo General Hospital 
Saudi Arabia 

Dr. Ashour was born and raised in Egypt. He graduated from Medical School, Cairo University, Egypt, 1988 and completed the residency-training program in Andrology, Sexology & STDs.

Dr. Ashour obtained a doctorate degree 1999 in Andrology, Sexology and STDs from Cairo University, Egypt. He is currently consultant and head of Andrology Department, Dr. Erfan & Bagedo General Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia since 2000. He is also a Professor in the department of Andrology, Sexology & STDs in Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

He is also the chairman of Jeddah Andrology Club for the last 10 years. Dr. Ashour’s publications included over 50 research articles in various medical journals, mainly in the International Journal of Impotence Research, Sexologies and the Journal of Sexual Medicine. He is also a member of the international society for sexual medicine (ISSM), ESM, MESSM, PASSM, MEFS and many others.

Vipan Bhatia

Vipan Bhatia
Consultant Urologist & Andrologist

Mediclinic Jowhara Hospital 
United Arab Emirates

SPECIAL INTERESTS- Male and female sexual health-low libido, Testosterone deficiency, erectile and ejaculatory dysfunction. Male and female infertility, Minimally invasive treatment of prostate disorders by Radiofrequency Thermotherapy & Holmium and Thullium Laser ,Penile Shock Wave Therapy for erectile dysfunction. Extra and intracorporeal shock wave therapy, Urinary incontinence, Voiding Dysfunction and Electromagnetic therapy for urinary incontinence.

• 122 papers presented in over 78 international and national conferences
• 104 lectures in approved CME programmes in UAE, GCC,India
• 144 published abstracts and articles in national and international journals and text books.
• Invited faculty ,reviewer and moderator in last nine Societe Internationale D Urologie Congresses
• Editorial board member and reviewer for major international Urology and Andrology journals.
• More than ten years of recognized teaching experience as academic faculty staff including Clinical Tutor in Kuwait University and Clinical Assistant Professor Urology in UAE University ,Al Ain.

Yasser Farahat

Yasser Farahat
Professor of Urology

Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Yasser Farahat currently serves as Professor of Urology at Tanta University-Egypt and a Clinical Tutor at Edinburg University, UK. He is a consultant urology at ministry of health UAE and Fellow of European Board of Urology (FEBU). He is acting as a senior consultant of urology at Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital (SKGH-UAQ), UAE.

His special interests & researches done include: minimally invasive surgery, endo-urology, reconstructive urology and Andrology. He completed his MD in 2004 at Tanta University, Egypt. He had been awarded a number of prizes including the best research and presentation at the first Eastern Mediterranean Meeting of European Association of Urology 2007 and the best research poster presentation at the 25th annual EAU Congress 2010.

He is also, a reviewer of a number of international journals. He has published over 30 international and local publications and has presented at 60 conferences worldwide.

Dr. Farahat is an active member of many international urological associations and societies including the, the European Association of Urology (EAU), the International Urogynecology Association (IUGA), Endourological Society and he is head of the scientific committee of Emirates Urological Society (EUS) and secretary general of Arab Association of Urology (AAU)

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