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Dr. Dhafer Kamal

Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at the Bahrain
Defence force Royal Medical Services,
Associate Professor of Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland Medical University of Bahrain.

Dr. Dhafer Kamal is a consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon at the Bahrain Defence force Royal Medical Services, and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland - Medical University of Bahrain. He is the president of Bahrain Vascular Association and the immediate past president of the Gulf Vascular Society. Doctor Kamal is the ATLS course director in the Kingdom of Bahrain. He has several scientific paper publications and is a reviewer for Annals of Vascular Surgery and the Annals of Vascular Diseases.

Doctor Kamal graduated from the Arabian Gulf University and successfully completed residency in General Surgery at McGill University (1998-2003)followed by Vascular Surgery fellowship at University of British Columbia (2003-2005). He is Board Certified in General Surgery as well as in Vascular Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.

After completion of his training, Dr Kamal re- joined the Bahrain Defence Force Royal Medical Services Hospital, and started the vascular surgery service. Shortly thereafter he established an Endo-Vascular program.

Achievements at the level of the Kingdom of Bahrain:

  • First Elective Endo-Vascular Repair of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (EVAR)
  • First Emergency EVAR for Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • First Endo-Vascular Repair of Traumatic Thoracic Aortic Rupture (TEVAR)
  • First Endo-Vascular Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (Vascular Surgery + Interventional Cardiology team)
  • The first to perform Hybrid procedures (open combined with endovascular) for Critical Limb Ischemia
  • The first to perform Hybrid procedures for treatment of Deep Venous thrombosis and Occlusions
  • The first to start Endo-Venous LASER Ablation (EVLA) for varicose veins and Chronic Venous Insufficiency