Emirati surgeon

UAE national Dr Ahmed Kazim, one of the pioneer surgeons of the country who began his career as a doctor in 1955 and later established orthopaedic services in Dubai, was presented honorary fellowship and award of merit by the International College of Surgeons UAE Section for his contribution to the field of healthcare in the country, at an impressive ceremony in Dubai.

By (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Tue 24 Apr 2012, 9:57 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:59 PM

Dr Ali Al Numairy, World Vice-president of International College of Surgeons and President of the UAE Section, during the ceremonial speech, said :

“The International College of Surgeons UAE Section is honoured to offer the honorary fellowship with all its privileges as an expression of thanks and appreciation to Dr Ahmed Kazim’s support to the medical community in the UAE.”

In addition, for recognition as a pioneer surgeon, Dr Ahmed Kazim was selected for the Award of Merit as distinguished surgeon by the International College of Surgeons UAE Section’s Board of Directors, comprising Dr Ali Al Numairy, President; Dr Faruq Badiuddin, Vice-President; and Dr Abdul Kareem Al Fahim, General Secretary. The award was bestowed to him by Dr Shaikh Saoud bin Kayed Al Qasimi in the presence of board members. Pioneer surgeons of the UAE, Dr Husain Al Redha and Dr Sayed Jafar were also present.

Dr Ahmed Kazim started his carrier in 1955 as a casualty officer in Trinidad after his MBBS from Bombay University.

In 1958, he obtained FRCS from Edinburgh and in 1960 FRCS from England and returned to Trinidad as senior orthopaedic surgeon.

He started his practice in Dubai in 1977 as specialist orthopaedic surgeon in Rashid Hospital.

Soon after, he was promoted to consultant orthopaedic surgeon and the head of surgical department. He was moved to Dubai Hospital after opening of the orthopaedic department there and was the head of the department until he retired in 2004.


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