Ali M Al Saffar

الوظيفة / المكانة: Fellow

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Qualification and Degrees

  • High school, British school of Kuwait - June 2001
  • Bachelor in Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University - June 2004
  • Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery, MBBCh, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University - June 2008
  • Saudi Evaluating Exam - 2009
  • Canadian Evaluating Exam, MCCE - 2014


Post graduate training and experience


  • Pediatrics, Farwaniya Hospital, Kuwait. Sept- Nov. 2008
  • General Medicine, Sabah Hospital, Kuwait. Dec- Feb. 2009
  • General Surgery, Sabah Hospital, Kuwait. Mar- May 2009
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternity Hospital, Kuwait. Jun- Aug 2009


Assistant Registrar in General Surgery, Amiri Hospital, Kuwait. Sept 2009- Sept 2010. I have been involved in taking care of surgical inpatients as well participate in on-calls. I was also given the chance to perform and assist in general surgical procedures.



  • General surgery resident, King Fahad University Hospital, Saudi Arabia. Started in October 2010.
  • Rotated in the fields of surgery including, pediatric surgery, vascular, hepatobiliary, minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, colorectal surgery, plastic surgery and cardiothoracic surgery, as well as rotations in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine.
  • Elected Chief resident for the academic year 2012- 2013.
  • Successfully completed my residency training and passed the certifying examination in December 2015.


Workshops and Courses

  • Basic life support (BLS) - 2009
  • Advanced trauma life support (ATLS) - 2011
  • Fundamental critical care support (FCCS) - 2011
  • Vascular access course - 2011
  • Basic surgical skills course - 2011
  • Advanced surgical skills course - 2012
  • Basic surgical skills course instructor - 2013
  • First Kuwait trauma conference - 2014
  • Fellowship in minimal access surgery (F-MAS), India- 2014
  • Diploma in minimal access surgery (D-MAS), India - 2014
  • Advanced surgical skills course instructor - 2014



  • Knowledge and preparedness of primary care physicians regarding Avian Flu. Conducted as part of community medicine required curriculum in 6th year medical school. Unpublished.
  • Ileocecal intussusception secondary to Diffuse B-cell lymphoma of the cecum: A case report. Presented as a research poster in University of Dammam poster day, publication pending.
  • Currently conducting a retrospective analysis of the changes in incidence and anatomic location of colon cancers over the past 10 years.


Recently joined the Colorectal surgery fellowship program of the SCHS.

Future prospective

  • My objective is to obtain a fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery to further extend my experience and allow me to perform advanced Colorectal and complex anal procedures with confidence and safety.
  • I also have great enthusiasm in the fields of research with a firm belief that research is the cornerstone of medical advancement.