Learning and Career Development in Neurosurgery: Values-Based Medical Education (Hardcover)
Ahmed Ammar, MBChB, DMSc, FICS, FACS, has been a Professor and Consultant Neurosurgeon at the KFHU, Dammam University since 1987. He graduated from the Medical School in 1977 and started his Neurosurgery training program at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden in 1979. He subsequently moved to Japan's Shinshu University, where he completed his doctorate in Neurosurgery in 1984. This was followed by a fellowship at the Dept. of Neurosurgery, Pittsburgh University, USA, in 1989.He is an educator, he shared in writing the first Neurosurgery Training Program in Saudi Arabia in 1987, since that time he wrote at least 6 fellowships training programs in Saudi Arabia and other countries. He wrote the first Head Trauma Protocol for MOH, SA 2013, and has published over 150 manuscripts in international journals and chapters in 14 books and 3 books. He was editor of the books "Ethics in Neurosurgery Practice", and Hydrocephalus published by Springer in 2014 and 2017.Prof. Ammar has a special interest in pediatric neurosurgery. His current scientific research focuses on the long-term outcomes of mild head trauma (in progress), the long-term outcomes of hydrocephalus (finished) and the Wide Genome for Epilepsy (in progress). He has also designed and patented four neurosurgical instruments and been recognized with the following awards: the Life Time Achievement in Medicine/ Neurosurgery Award, Venous International Foundation, 2016, Walter E Dandy Neurosurgical International Society Award, 2015, Saudi Neurosurgical Society Medal of Appreciation 2014, and the Saud Neuroscience Society Appreciation Award 2009. He has 8 patents from USA, Egypt and other countries.