Ahmed R. EL-Nahas
Ali Abdel Raheem
Ehab Rifat Tawfiek
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Saeed Bin Hamri
Dr. Sherif Mourad
Turki Al Essawi
United Arab Emirates
Vice-President of EUS
Consultant urologist in al Mafraq,
Sub-speciality : Uro-oncology
Special clinical interests : Renal and bladder cancer, laparoscopy, nephron-sparing surgery, complex open nephrectomy, Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP)
Research interests : Growth factors in urological cancer, prostate biopsy, predictive nomograms in uro-oncology
Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: British Association of Urological Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons of England, European Association of Urology, American Urological Association
Professional profile : Qualified Trinity College, Cambridge University 1998. Basic surgical training in Oxford 2000-2002, followed by a period of full-time laboratory research in urological oncology at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford which led to the award of an MD degree and election to the post of Royal College of Surgeons of England Hunterian Professor in 2006. Urological training in the Eastern Deanery 2004-2010- thorough training in general urology with particular expertise in holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) and subspecialty training in partial nephrectomy, complex open nephrectomy, IVC thrombectomy, laparoscopic nephrectomy, cystectomy and urinary diversion.
BA 1996, MB BChir 1998, MA 2000, MRCS(Eng) 2002, MD(Cantab) 2005, FRCS(Urol) 2008
Dr. Ervin Kocjancic
Ervin Kocjancic, M.D., Professor of Urology and Vice Chair of the department of Urology at University of Illinois, is a world-renowned expert in pelvic health, urinary incontinence, and reconstructive urology. He is Director of the Division of Pelvic Health and Reconstructive Urology in the UI Department of Urology, Program Director of Genito urinary reconstructive surgery and trans Health Fellowship.
Dr. Kocjancic has received numerous awards and citations for presentations, research, teaching, and clinical service, including the Urology Department’s Faculty of the Year Award in 2013. Also in 2013 he was named the Journal of Urology’s Reviewer of the Year in the Section for Female Urology, Urodynamics and Incontinence.
In addition to having presented more than 200 papers, talks, and abstracts internationally, Dr. Kocjancic has taught and practiced throughout Italy, where he did his medical, residency, and fellowship training. A graduate of the School of Medicine and Surgery in Trieste, he did residency training at the University of Milan, and is fellowship-trained in Female and Reconstructive Urology. Before coming to UI Urology, he taught and practiced urology in Udine, Novara, and Vimercate in Italy.
Active in promoting the practice and importance of urology worldwide, Dr. Kocjancic is involved in many international medical and service organizations. He serves on the editorial board of the International Urogynecology Journal, was chair of the Education Committee of the ICS International Continence Society and is Board member of International Neurourology Society.
Dr. Raed Almannie
Dr. Francisco Martins
United Arab Emirates
Francisco E. Martins is a Consultant Urologist who with a focus on male and female genitourinary reconstruction, particularly the complications of pelvic malignancies, minimally invasive treatment options for penile and urethral cancers, and Andrology. He obtained his Medical Degree at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon in 1983. He earned his title as Specialist in Urology by the Portuguese Medical Association, College of Urology, in 1993. He did temporary Urology residency training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard University in Boston (September – December 1991; Chair – Dr Jerome Richie), and research and clinical fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles (1993 –1994; Chair – Dr Donald G Skinner; Mentor – Dr Stuart D Boyd). His areas of major clinical and research interest are: Genito-urethral and Pelvic Trauma and Reconstruction, Vesicovaginal and Rectovaginal Fistula, Female Pelvic Medicine, Erectile Dysfunction, Urinary Diversion, and Penile and Urethral Cancer. He has been Consultant Urological Surgeon at Santa Maria University Hospital (2008-present date). In May 2017, he was elected to the GURS Board of Directors (Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons) and in October 2017 and September 2018 was granted Honorary Membership of the Hungarian Urological Association (HUA) and South African Urological Association (SAUA), respectively. In May 2019, he was elected President of the GURS (Society of Genito-Urinary Reconstructive Surgeons). He is member of several national and international societies and associations.
He is member of the first EAU (European Association of Urology) Guidelines Panel for Urethral Strictures. He is peer reviewer for several journals, including, Actas Urológicas Españolas, Advances in Urology, Biomed Research International, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, European Urology, International Urology and Nephrology, Journal of Men’s Health, Journal of Surgery, World Journal of Urology and Journal of Urology. He has presented and lectured at numerous national and international meetings, conferences and congresses and has published and co-authored over 60 articles in peer review journals, 7 book chapters and edited 3 books on erectile dysfunction, penile cancer and male genitourethral reconstruction as well as 2 Special Issues for Advances in Urology and Biomed Research International.
Dr. Ahmad Shamsodini
Dr. Shamsodini is working as senior consultant and head of department of urology in AlWakra hospital, part of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar. He is a faculty member in Weill Cornell medical college-Qatar as assistant professor. His main interest is in the field of Andrology reconstructive surgery and urethral reconstruction. He worked as head of Andrology unit in Hamad General 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, associate member of European genito-urethral surgery society .
Dr. Moustafa Momtaz Elsawy ( MD, PhD, MSc, MBBCh)
Dr Elsawy is currently a Consultant of Urology and Genito-Urethral Reconstructive surgery at Alexandria University Hospitals. He is also a Senior lecturer at the Urology department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Egypt. His sub-speciality involves adult Urethral and Genital Reconstructive surgery (Urethroplasty, Redo Hypospadias, Penile curvature, Penile Implants and AUS) Dr Elsawy completed his Urology training (2010) and obtained his doctorate (2018) and master (2012) degrees from University of Alexandria. He was promoted a scholarship in 2014 from the Egyptian government to complete his Doctorate degree in the UK. He then completed a 3 year Clinical/Research Fellowship in Reconstructive Urology from the Institute of Urology, University College London Hospitals (2015-2017). He was supervised by Professor/ Anthony R Mundy and Miss/ Daniela E Andrich. Since 2018 he works as a full time reconstructive urologist in several hospitals in Egypt. His academic work involves teaching basic Urology to the undergraduate as well as postgraduate students and supervision on several master and doctorate thesis. He was also the organizer of Urethroplasty workshop Urethro-Alex in 2018 and 2019. He has several publications, oral presentations, abstracts and posters in numerous national and international journals and conferences. Dr Elsawy is an active member and participant in several Urological societies and associations including AUA, EAU, SIU , EAU and ISORU.
Dr. Riyadh Almousa
Riyad Almousa currently works at the Department of Urology, King Fahad Specialist Hospital. Riyad does research in Andrology, Urology and Oncology.
Dr. Hashim Hashim
Prof. Hashim is a Consultant Urological Surgeon, Honorary Professor of Urology and Director of the Urodynamics Unit at the world-renowned Bristol Urological Institute. He has a sub-specialist interest in female, functional and reconstructive urology. He is an Associate Editor of Neurourology and Urodynamics and BJUI Compass journals and has published extensively in the field. He is a committee member of the European Section of Female and Functional Urology and chair of the International Continence Society mesh complications working group. He was the first person in the world to implant the smallest sacral nerve stimulator (Interstim™ Micro System).
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Iyad has completed his MBBS, MS (Urology) and PHD. He had attended several international conferences and workshops.
His special interests are Endo Urology, Stone disease, Prostate enlargement, Uro-oncology, Male infertility and erectile dysfunction, Endoscopic treatment of Kidney, urethra, bladder stones, CRIRS, Tigid URS with laser lithotripsy for urinary stones; Endoscopic procedures like TURP, TURP vaporization and internal optical urethrotomy. He handles erectile dysfunction and male infertility and management of uro-oncology cases. He has membership in several societies like Member of Emirates Urological Society, Member of European Association of Urology, Member of American Urological Association, Member of Society International d’ Urologie (SIU) and Member of Middle East Fertility Society.
United Arab Emirates
Dr. Rishikesh Pandya completed his MBBS, MS (General Surgery) and MCh in Urology from the University of Mumbai and Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in Urology from the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India.
He has a Fellowship in Uro-Oncology from the University of Toronto, Canada where he worked for 4 years gaining clinical and surgical expertise in the field of Uro-Oncology. He worked at the Elisabethinen Hospital in Linz, Austria where he did his Fellowship in Laparoscopic Urology thus developing expert surgical skills in laparoscopic technique for urological diseases including cancers of the urinary system like the prostate, kidney, bladder, etc.
Dr. Pandya got certified as Robotic Urological Surgeon in 2013 at the Rosewell Park Cancer Centre, Buffalo, USA. He has the credit of initiating the laparoscopic program and doing the first laparoscopic radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer in the capital city of Accra, Ghana (West Africa) in early 2012. In the interim years while travelling he developed an extensive multi-centric, multi-hospital group based urological practise based in Mumbai India with his focus being more towards Uro-Oncology along with urinary stone work and other aspects of urology.
As Uro-Oncologist he promotes and practices early detection and management of cancers of the urinary system (kidney, bladder) and reproductive system for the males (prostate gland, testes, etc). Performs surgeries including laparoscopic or robotic assisted laparoscopic and conventional open surgeries. As an Endourologist Dr. Pandya specialises in treatment of urinary stones by performing various minimally invasive surgical procedures like Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (PCNL) Ureteroscopy (Flexible and Rigid) and also use of lasers in different situations.
Some highly specialised advanced surgeries that he performs are Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy, Laparoscopic Partial / Radical Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Cystectomies with Neobladder reconstruction.
He has presented at multiple conferences and remains involved in chapters and multiple articles and continues to contribute passionately towards conducting awareness program for removing the fear of cancer and managing one’s own health.
Dr. Francesco Cappellano
Consultant Urologist and Neurourologist
Head of Urology Dept. - FAKEEH UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL,DUBAI
United Arab Emirates
I'm a European qualified Senior Consultant Urologist and Neurourologist with an outstanding scientific and clinical background gained during more than 25 years experience in Italy, USA and Netherlands. Currently Director of Pelvic Care Center in Abu Dhabi, I'm the only physician in the Country performing Pulsed Radio Frequency procedures on peripheral nerves for Chronic Pelvic Pain and Neuromodulation of pudendal and sacral nerves for urinary and fecal dysfunctions.
During my career I provided excellent healthcare in general urology and mostly in Neurourology and Functional Urology, supported by a sound scientific production and authoring several books. I'm specialized in diagnosis and treatment of lower urinary tract disorders related to nervous system conditions ( Parkinson, MS, stroke, peripheral neuropathies involving urinary system) , performing more than 800 neuromodulation procedures with permanent implants of electronic devices on sacral and pudendal nerves for urinary and fecal incontinence and chronic pelvic pain. Minimally invasive therapy for urinary incontinence ( male e female) is my speciality. Skilled in Neurourology and Functional Urology procedures with an emphasis on the most advanced therapies in urinary incontinence , chronic pelvic pain, sacral roots and pudendal nerve neuromodulation.
Expert management of conventional urological diseases and related surgical procedures.
I developed innovative techniques for peripheral and pudendal nerve blocks with drugs and botulinum toxin (therapy of non responsive chronic pelvic pain) under neurophysiological guidance.
Twenty years experience in complex Urodynamics studies ( 2nd and 3rd level) and peripheral nerve stimulation.
Professor of Urology, Ain Shams University - Abbassia- Cairo - Egypt
Head of Voiding Dysfunction Unit
Chairman of Katameya Clinic for Medical Services (KCH) - New Cairo - Egypt
Chair ICS Committee for Developing World
He obtained his MD thesis at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. With special interest in Lower Urinary Tract Disease, Overactive Bladder, Female Urology, and Neurostimulation.
Head of the Unit of Voiding Dysfunction and Director of Post-Graduate Training in Urology Department, Ain Shams University.
He is the founder and director of a number of health care projects and hospitals and heavily involved in master plans, total solution hospital management including financial and medical supervision.
Professor Mourad is the Chairman of Board of Katameya Clinic for Medical Services and Katameya Clinic Hospitals.
Professor Mourad just finished his term as the General Secretary of the International Continence Society (ICS) based in Bristol – United Kingdom, and he is currently the Chair of the ICS Developing World Committee and on the Global Philanthropic Committee for the support of Developing World.
He is Founder and President of the Pan Arab Continence Society and African Fistula and Continence Society.
He is Director and Tutor for the Bristol Urological Institute’s Middle East Courses.
Professor Mourad is on the Steering Committee of eLUTS 2019 and 2020.
Past Board Member of the Egyptian Urological Association (EUA).
Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Congress of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms of the Societe International de Urologie (SIU), Marrakesh 2010.
On the scientific committee of the Societe International de Urologie (SIU) 2017 – 2018 – 2019.
Member the Taskforce of pelvic Floor Reconstruction of the FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics).
Currently conducting surgical and educational missions in Africa helping in the treatment of Obstetric Fistulae and training African Doctors how to manage the possible complications. He is the director of the ICS workshops for Surgery of Vaginal Fistula.
On the Editorial Board of Neurourology and Urodynamics Journal, The Chief Editor of Arab Journal of Voiding Dysfunction and is a reviewer for the British Journal of Urology, International Urogynecology Journal, Neurourology and Urodynamics Journal, Advances in Urology, Urologia Internationalis, and several regional journals.
Conducting a well established training course of Urogynecology in Egypt and receiving trainees of urologists and gynecologists from many countries.
A Guest Speaker, Chairman and Moderator in many regional (Arab) and International events including Asian, European and American scientific meetings.
Active Member of the AUA, EAU, ICS, ICI, SIU, IUGA, FIGO, ICUD, AFFCS, ISOFS ISSM, EUA, AAU and others.
Prof Ahmed Hammady, graduated from Sohag University Hospital in Egypt 1995, where he started his residency in Urology department. After he got his Bachelor Degree in Urology, he joined SLK Kliniken: Klinikum am Gesundbrunnen in Heilbronn, Germany and completed clinical fellowship training in the field of Laparoscopic surgery and minimally invase surgery in 2004 after which he got his MD Degree in Laparoscopy and minimally invasive urologic surgery. He is now Professor of Urology and minimally invasive surgery in Sohag university hospital and Secretary of laparoscopy section in the Egyptian Urologic Association. In 2017, he was designated as Secretary general and Course Coordinator in the Arab School of Urology (ASU)
Chief of Pediatric Urology Unit Ibn Sina Hospital
Minimal invasive and Renal Transplant surgeon
Head of Endourology divisionPSMMC,Riyadh
Director of the Urology joint program,central region
Vice President of Saudi urological association
Ali Abdel Raheem
Uro-oncology Consultant King Saud Medical City
Dr. Ali is a urology consultant specializing in uro-oncology, robotic and minimally invasive surgeries. He graduated from the urology department at Tanta University, Egypt. Dr. Ali completed several clinical and research fellowships in the field of uro-oncology, robotic, and neuro-urology subspecialties at USA, Austria, and South Korea. He participated the team that developed the new Korean robotic surgical system “REVOI” in human.
Dr. Ali is the author of over 40 peer-reviewed publications, several book chapters, and over 60 abstracts at national and international meetings. He is a reviewer in different international peer-reviewed urology journals. He has been an invited speaker in different national and international urology conferences. Currently, Dr. Ali is involved in numerous clinical trials, feasibility, and safety studies of new robotic technology, and HRQoL outcome researches
Consultant Urologist Acting Head of Surgical Department Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital
Professor of Urology and Consultant Pediatric Urologist
King Saud University Medical City ,College of Medicine, King Saud University and Dallah Hospitals.
Professor HAMDAN ALHAZMI is a professor of Urology and a Consultant in Pediatric Urologist.
at King Saud University Medical City (KSUM) and College of Medicine in King Saud University, and
Consultant in Pediatric Urologist in Dallah Hospitals, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Prof. ALHAZMI obtained his MBBS degree in King Abdulaziz University. He pursued his education and acquired various certifications and diplomas (Saudi Board in Urology; Arab Board in Urology; Fellowship Pediatric Urology in Montreal Canada; Fellowship Laparoscopic Pediatric Urology, French Diploma of Pediatric Urology, French Diploma (AFSA) Pediatric Surgery, Diploma of Laparoscopic Urology, Diploma of Robotic Surgery, French Diploma of Laparoscopy in Pediatric Surgery in France; and Mini fellowship in Robotic Pediatric Urology in Chicago, USA).
Was the former Head of the scientific committee of pediatric urology fellowship program at Saudi commission for health specialties (SCFHS) in addition to the program director of pediatric fellowship program at KSUMC .He is now the head of pediatric urology section in department of surgery at KSUMC. Was the Deputy chairman department of surgery and Head of Staff and Demonstrator Support Unit in College of Medicine, King Saud University. He had multiples administration positions in college of medicine, SCFHS and ministry of health. He is now active member in the Saudi-French committee for Saudi doctors to be trained in France, surveyor for programs and institutional accreditations in SCFHS, surveyor with Saudi Central Board for Accreditation for Healthcare Institutes (CBAHI) and member of the Gulf Endoscopic Pediatric Surgery and Urology Group (GEPSUG). He had experience working as part-time or locum consultant pediatric urologist with the following hospitals: King Faisal Specialist Hospital and research center (KFSHRCRiyadh), King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), King Abdullah Specialist Children’s Hospital (KASCH-Riyadh), Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC) ,and Dr. Suliman Alhabib Hospitals.
He has his main interest in the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in pediatric urology (Laparoscopy and Robotic). He was invited as speaker and instructor in many hands on Minimally invasive workshops. He has published numerous research articles, attended more than 50 conferences, and presented in various conferences.
Head of urology division at Al-Adan hospital
Dr. Husain Alenezi graduated from medical school at the University College of Dublin (UCD), Republic of Ireland in 2004. After completing his residency training in urology with an honor degree in 2013, Dr. Alenezi joined his fellowship at London, Ontario, Canada in the field of Endourology, Laproscopic and Robotic surgery. In July 2016, he joined the urology division at Al-Adan hospital and Sabah Al-Ahmad Urology Center in Kuwait. The main practice of Dr. Alenezi is focused on complex stone disease and Minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic approaches to the upper and lower urinary tract. Dr. Alenezi is currently the head of urology division at Al-Adan hospital. Dr. Alenezi has authored several research articles and book chapters, with a particular interest on minimally invasive surgical techniques and new surgical innovations. Moreover, Dr. Alenezi is an active member of the Arab School of Urology (ASU) and has organized a number of educational meetings and workshops.
Head of Urology and Sexual Health Department at Cheikh Khalifa Hospital and Professor in Urology, University Mohamed VI of Health Sciences Casablanca, Morocco.
Professional, self-driven, disciplined, highly organized professor on urology with more than 24 years of progressively experience in Urology. More than 160 publications and 80 technical videos on “youtube” Price on the Research of the Medical School of Casablanca, 2011.
Author the first book on the Retroperitoneal laparoscopic treatment of the renal hydatic cyst, 2013. Award of the knowledge on endourology by Storz Company, 2013
Dr. Salah Nagla
Consultant of pediatric urology,
Previous fellowship at Bambino Gesu, Rome
Author of more than 20 international paper & abstract at the field of pediatric urology
Turki Al Essawi
Consultant Urologist, Advanced laparoscopic, Robotic & Endourologist. CEO, Bright Clinics (SA)
Beerlage has worked as a urologist at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital (Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis) in ’s-Hertogenbosch since 2001, where he was also a urology instructor for a number of years. Moreover, he was and will continue to be affiliated with Eindhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven) as a senior researcher. While based in ’s-Hertogenbosch, Beerlage supervised PhD researchers who as clinicians carried out research in close partnership with TU Eindhoven within the so-called Impulse Programme. From 1997 to 2000, Beerlage worked at Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc), where he obtained his PhD in 1999 with a dissertation titled ‘New aspects in diagnosis and minimal invasive treatment of prostate cancer’. He has also had training internships within the field of laparoscopy in Leeds, Innsbruck, Baltimore and Leipzig.
Beerlage is president of the Endourology Foundation Working Group, which promotes minimal invasive urology, including (robot-assisted) laparoscopy in the Netherlands. From 2007 to 2011, he was secretary of the Netherlands Association for Urology. For several years now, he has been closely involved in organising local and international conferences and courses and has extensive experience in demonstrating live surgery at these events.
Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Jordan,
an onco-urologist at Jordan University Hospital, and a visiting Professor at the Medical University of University.
Mohammad Abufaraj is an Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of Jordan, an onco-urologist at Jordan University Hospital, and a visiting Professor at the Medical University of University. Dr. Abufaraj pursued his fellowship training in urologic oncology at the Medical University of Vienna. He's been working on translational research in urothelial carcinoma of the bladder and upper tract to design personalized therapeutic strategies. Dr. Abufaraj has a particular interest in clinical outcomes and biomarkers research. His research interest also includes cancer epidemiology and public health policies. Dr. Abufaraj authored and co-authored more than 115 peer-reviewed articles in internationally renowned Urology, Oncology, and Public Health journals with dozens of meeting abstracts. He's an active member of various academic societies and grants reviewer for numerous organizations. Dr. Abufaraj is the Arab Journal of Urology Co-Editor, the Current Opinion in Urology editorial board member, and an active reviewer in more than 15 international journals.
Ahmed Abdurrahman Ahmed Shokeir
M.Sc., (Urol), M.D. (Urol), Mansoura: Ph.D. (Urol) Netherlands, Fellow of European Board of Urology (FEBU)
Professor of Urology, Urology & Nephrology Center, Editor-In-Chief,
Arab Journal of Urology,
Director of Center of Excellence for Genome and Cancer Research,
Head of Institutional Review Board (IRB) of Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University,
Director of Urology and Nephrology Center,
Chairman of department of Urology, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
Academic and Professional Qualifications
Mr Chris Harding is a Consultant Urological Surgeon at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He trained at the University of Cambridge, Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge, Kings College London and Freeman Hospital Newcastle. He has a particular interest in bladder dysfunction, continence, neurourology, urinary tract infections and clinical research.
He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University and is the Chief Investigator for the ALTAR trial: a UK multi-centre study looking at non-antibiotic options in recurrent UTI and co-Chief Investigator for the PRIMUS study: a UK multi-centre trial looking at primary care diagnostics of LUTS. He is co-chair of the NIHR National Benign Urology group and Urology lead for the Department of Health Modernising Scientific Careers MSc course. He is current chair of the European Association of Urology Guidelines Panel for Female Non-Neurogenic Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and also immediate past Chairman of the executive committee of the British Association of Urological Surgeons Female Neurological and Urodynamic Urology subsection. He sits on the International Continence Society Urodynamics, Conservative Management of Male LUTS and Mesh Complications Committees.
John PFA Heesakkers, MD, PhD
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
John Heesakkers studied Medicine at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. He started his training in Urology in 1993 at the University Hospital Maastricht. In 1997 he successfully defended his thesis titled: ‘Dynamic Urinary Graciloplasty’ at the University of Maastricht. From 2000 to 2020 he was a full time staff urologist at the Department of Urology of the Radboud UMC and consultant at the Rehabilitation Clinic St Maarten in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He headed the Unit of Functional Urology and Neurourology. Since 2020 he is the chairman of the Department of Urology of the Maastricht UMC, the Netherlands. He chairs the Society of Functional and Reconstructive Urology, a body of the Dutch Association of Urology. John Heesakkers is an active member of the EAU, ICS, INUS, SIU and SUFU. Since 2019 het is the Treasurer of the ICS. He is a faculty member of the European School of Urology and of the Scientific Congres Office. He is reviewer of several major Urologic Scientific journals. He is the author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers and more than 10 book-chapters and books on urological topics.
Senior Lecturer, Functional Urology and Neurourology, Department of Urology, University Medical
Peter Rosier is currently the Medical Staff, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Urology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht The Netherlands.
In the days I started in the urology department as a young resident, there were some clinkcal phase 2 studies coming up within a few months for the treatment of BPH with 5AR, with alpha blocker, and for the treatment of an overactive detrusor with neuromodulation. The professor and chair of my department at the time thought that the indication and the effect of these treatments should be determined with objective criteria. Urodynamic testing was still moderately developed clinically for people without dysfunction due to neurological abnormalities, but applicable. I started, measuring bladder outflow obstruction, quantifying detrusor contraction, and quantifying detrusor overactivity. After a few years, I published a dissertation that resolved some of the controversies that existed at the time, in particular regarding the different parameters to quantify bladder outflow obstruction. But also through this work I saw how bladder contraction force and bladder outflow obstruction were related. I continued working in this area of research and continued to understand that it is very fruitful to listen to the patient and have a chat about her or his bother about the symptoms, but also understood that listening to the patient never can lead to a diagnosis of the pathophysiology that causes the symptoms, especially not in patients where initial treatment options fail.
Senior Consultant Urologist, GHP Urologcentrum Liljeholmen, Stockholm
Ahmed R. EL-Nahas
Consultant of Urology, Al-Amiri Hospital, Kuwait since 2017.
Professor of Urology, Urology and Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Egypt.
Publications: 109 international articles. 5 book chapters
Scopus h-index: 29. Total Citation: 2417
Editorial Board Member:
Arab Journal of Urology (since October 2016),
The Journal of Urology (since January 2018),
BMC Urology (since July 2019).
Reviewer in 21 international journals.
Organization of 58 courses and workshops
Egyptian Urological Association (EUA) since 2001, AUA since 2006, EAU since 2003,
Society of Endourology since 2007, Kuwait Urological Association (KUA) since 2017,
Arab School of Urology (ASU): Endourology and Research committees since 2018.
Honors and Prizes:
Egyptian Award for Scientific Excellence, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt 2017.
Mansoura University Encourage Prize, Mansoura University, Egypt 2014.
Mansoura Medical Prize, ASRT, Egypt 2013.
Abel-Hamid Shoman Prize for Young Arab Researchers in Medical Field, Jordan 2008.
Egyptian National Encourage Prize for Medical Science, ASRT, Egypt 2007.
Noor NP Buchholz
MBBS (D), MD (CH), FSSU (CH), FKNMG (NL), MFMLM (UK)
Dr. Noor Buchholz was trained in Germany, Switzerland and Australia. He has worked as a Consultant Urologist in Pakistan and in the Netherlands, and for 14 years in the United Kingdom where he was the Director of Endourology and Stone Services at the Royal London Hospital. In 2014, he has moved his practice to Dubai/ UAE.
Dr. Buchholz is a leading expert in minimally invasive urological surgery in general, and stone treatment in particular. He is a worldwide recognised expert in shockwave lithotripsy, the treatment of urinary stones, endourology and laparoscopy. He is also the world’s leading expert in the novel technology of permanent metal stenting of the urinary tract.
For more than 10 years, Dr. Buchholz has been one of only 46 trainers worldwide recognised by the International Endourology Society (IES) for Endourology and Stone treatment, and the first such recognised trainer in Europe by the European Board of Urology (EBU). He was awarded multiple grants and awards. He is author on more than 350 original articles in scientific journals and book chapters. He sits on the editorial board of many international urological scientific journals, and is a peer reviewer for many more.
Dr. Buchholz sat also on the board of the stone section of the European Association of Urology (eULIS-EAU) for 8 years, which is responsible for guidelines, training and standards in stone treatment, both in European and worldwide. He was member of the Board of Directors of the Societe Internationale d’Urologie (SIU). He is founder and chairman of Experts in Stone Disease (ESD) organising global scientific meetings.
Dr. Buchholz is the Founding Director of U-merge (Urology in emerging countries), a society that been created to promote medical and urological education and training in emerging countries to elevate the worldwide standard of urological care for patients. As such he organises teaching and training activities from one-to-one tutoring to major international conference.
Department of Urology and Chief,
Division of laparoscopic and robotic surgery at the Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital (MPUH),
Dr Arvind Ganpule is a postgraduate guide and examiner for urology trainees in India.He has 152 pubmed indexed publications to his credit in reputed peer reviewed National and International Journals .In addition, he has authored 23 book chapters and edited four books. He has contributed chapters to three important reference book in Urology namely Campbells Urology 12th Edition Chapter 95 Lower Urinary tract calculi, Hinmans atlas of Urology 8th Edition Chapter 146 Percutaneous endopyeloplasty and Smiths Textbook of Endourology chapter Imaging in Access ,Percutaneous renal access under ultrasound control 3rd Edition, Volume 1,Part 3, Chapter12 He was a lead investigator in the largest epidemiological study in India, investigating the natural history of BPH in western India. He has innovated a novel low cost retrieval bag in laparoscopy.(known as the Nadiad bag). He has two patents filed with Indian patent office.He is on the Editoral board of World journal of Urology(WJU) and Journal of minimal access surgery(JMAS).He has been on the editorial board of SpringerPLUS He was named the” Best national reviewer” for the Indian Journal of Urology(IJU) and the endourology society(Engineering section) in the year 2012 and 2015.,Dr Ganpule is a recipient of the prestigious MIUC scholarship of the of Urological society of India. He has also received the F1000 AFM travel Award and grant (For excellent post publication reviews) consecutively for three years (2012,13,14). He was named the AUA-USI(Chakravarty fellowship) scholar for year 2012. Dr Ganpule was conducting a AUA IC course on laproscopic donor nephrectomy for many years.
Ehab Rifat Tawfiek
Lecturer in Urology Department, El – Minia University Hospital
Nephrology University Hospital.
Prof. Tawfiek graduated from Minia University Medical School and continued as a resident, assistant lecturer same hospital. He subsequently received his doctorate in Urology from Minia University , Egypt. He spent two years Endourology Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson medical college Philadelphia USA (1995-1997). He worked as Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Professor of Urology Minia University.
s Prof Tawfiek was the President of Endourology Society, Egyptian Urological Asssociation (2014-2017). He is also now Director of Minia Urology and Nephrology University hospital. He was the Director of Minia University Specialty hospital (2006-2010).He is reviewer for several international Journals. He is also a member of ethical committee of Minia Medical college.
Prof. Tawfiek leads a research group in endourology topics being now The Head of Endourology unit Minia Urology and Nephrology hospital . He is Course Instructor at Egyptian Endourology Section (Egyptian Urological Association). and has published more than 23 peer reviewed original articles
Professor of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University Mohamed V
Dr. Mohammed Lezrek, M.D, Professor of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, University Mohamed V, Rabat Morocco. Certified Moroccan board of Urology 1999. Fellowship-Post-Residency in the Department of urology and Transplantation Edouard Herriot hospital, Lyon, France May 2001- May 2002. AFSA diploma of urology, at the university Claude Bernard Lyon, France May 2001-December 2001.
Co-chairman of the department of urology in the military Hospital Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco, since 1996, and then Chairman from March 2009 to March 2011. Voluntary work Promoting endourology and minimally invasive surgery in Morocco coaching young urologist in Morocco since February 2011 to present. Principally in the Department of Urology, Al Ghassani Hospital, Fes; and scientific advisor in the Department of Urology Military Hospital Moulay Ismail Meknes.
Special expertise in percutaneous renal surgery (PCNL), with development of proper techniques: PCNL in the split-leg modified lateral position, with many tips and tricks, Percutaneous renal displacement technique using the 18-gauge puncture needle. The vacuum technique using suction for percutaneous small fragment stone extraction. Changing the Amplatz sheath with a larger one during PCNL…Percutaneous endopyeloplasty using a laparoscopic needle holder through the nephroscope. Development of many simulation models: glove models for puncture, endourologic stone manipulation, TURP model with sheep kidney, nephron sparing surgery model with a veal kidney. Many tips, trick, and innovations of affordable urology, especially endourology.
Member of AMU (Moroccan Association of urology) since 1996, EAU 2009, SIU 2011, and Endourological society 2012. Endourology section Coordinator of ASU (Arab School of Urology) Since March 2018. Charmain of the Symposium of Affordable New technologies in Urology (SANTU) since 2016 to present, and co-organization of this session since 2013. Associate Editor and Editorial Review Board, Clinical Urology (J of AMU), since 2009. Reviewer in the Journal of Endourology +++, International Journal of Surgery and Medicine++; BioMed Research International; Asian Journal of Urology; Journal of Research in Nursing and Midwifery; Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences. Meeting Scientific comity: AMU meetings since 2007; SIU: 2010, 2012, 2014 to present. Co-organization of B2B Lithiasis joint session of AMU and SIU Agadir September 2017.
PCNL live surgeries, courses and/or hands on training: National hospital and Military hospital, Nouakchott 15-20 July 2019; Centre Médico-Chirurgicale d’urologie, Douala, 9-14 July 2019; 16th Annual Arab Association of Urology Conference, Casablanca June 2019; Marie Joseph Hospital, Johannesburg June 2019; 1st Urolithiasis Furum Doha, Qatar, 16 and 17 October 2018; the Hôpital General de Grand Yoff, Dakar, April 2018, and April 2017; the 2nd Endourology and Laparoscopic Congress of the Oriental region, January 2018; EUSC 2017 & 28th World Videourology Congress, Abu Dhabi November 2017; Valenciennes Hospital Centre, France, April 2019, November 2017, and November 2015; Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy Rabat, in Avicenne University Hospital Centre Rabat, 25 April 2016; 3rd Mediterranean and Gulf Urological Forum Annual Conference, Casablanca June 2014; AMU workshop in the University Hospital, Marrakesh June 2013; 8th congress of the German Arabic Association of Urology and European Arabic association of urology, Marrakech, May 2009.
Awards and Achievements: Thank you, Award for Course contribution, to the 1st Qatar Urolithiasis Forum, Doha, Qatar, 2018. SIU Academy Award for the Outstanding Educational video, during the 38th Congress of the SIU, Seoul 2018. Best video Award of AMU Congress Skhirat 2016. Merit Award of AMU Rabat 2015. The SIU’s Best Video Award: First Prize during the 34th Congress of the SIU Glasgow 2014. The Best Video Award: First Place, during the 3rd SANTU organized SIU Glasgow 2014. SIU’s Best video Award: runner-up video, at the 33rd Congress SIU Vancouver 2013. Best Moderated Poster Award at 2nd Symposium on SANTU during SIU Vancouver 2013. Thanks Award of the 24th world congress on Videourology 2013, Casablanca.
Presented multiple videos, Moderated Posters, Unmoderated Posters, presentations, invited talk, in national and international meetings.
More than 120 videos of tips and trick of Endourology in Youtube channel:
Yasser A. Noureldin
Assistant Professor of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Benha University
Dr Noureldin completed the urology residency training program at Benha University in Egypt. Following obtaining his Master and Doctorate degrees from Benha University, he completed Endourology Fellowship at McGill University in Canada. Furthermore, Dr Noureldin had Endourology Society Accredited Fellowship in Advanced Stone/Endo and a mini-fellowship in Thulium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate from Asklepios Hospital Barmbek in Hamburg. The research interests of Dr Noureldin include Endourology, SWL, Simulation, and Surgical Education. Dr Noureldin has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals and three book chapters in the Atlas of Laparoscopic and Robotic Urologic surgery, Surgeons As Educators, and Smith's Textbook of Endourology (4th edition). He also has an educational video in the Videourology entitled "How to use virtual reality simulators in assessment of endourologic/robotic skills of urology post-graduate trainees". Dr Noureldin won several prestigious scholarships, grants, and awards such as "Joseph Segura MD Scholarship in Endourology and Stone Management" from the American Urological Association, and "CUASF-SIU International Scholarship" from the Canadian Urological Association, and "European Urological Scholarship Program Scholarship" and the “The Best Scholar Award 2020 LAB” from the European Association of Urology, and “SIU Scholarship” form the Société Internationale d'Urologie. Furthermore, he won the best presentation during several national and international meetings such as the annual CUA and SIU meetings. Dr. Noureldin completed an American College of Surgeons (ACS) accredited Surgical Simulation Fellowship from the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr Noureldin serves as editorial board member for the World Journal of Urology and as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed international journals. Dr Noureldin is a member of several scientific societies such as AUA, CUA, EAU, SIU, EUA, ICS, and SLS. Currently, Dr Noureldin works as Associate Professor of Urology and Deputy Academic Director (Associate Dean) for Obour Campus of Benha University.
Chief of Surgery Department & Head of Urology Section: Hazm Mebaireek General Hospital/ Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar.
- Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology: Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar.
- Associate Professor of Urology: College of Medicine, Qatar University.
Morshed Salah MD, PhD, has completed his qualifications and training in Hungary. He has 60 publications, more than 100 presentations. He has 26 impact factor, 512 citations and his – Index is 13. Dr. Morshed is a member of the Endourology Committee of the Arab School of Urology.He is a member of several urological societies. He is Editorial board member and reviewer of several international scientific journals.
Prof. Olivier Traxer is currently Professor of Urology at the University of Paris 6th (Pierre et Marie Curie) and works in Tenon Hospital (academic hospital). After training in general urology in Paris, Professor Olivier Traxer did a research fellowship at Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas, Dallas, Texas (under the supervision of Professors Charles Y.C. Pak and Margaret Sue Pearle) to specialize in endourology and kidney stone management, which represent his main fields of interest.
As an endourologist, his main goal is to improve the knowledge on urinary stone disease and endourology, to optimize the quality of treatment given to patients, and to promote the role of his specialty in that field. Professor Olivier Traxer is responsible in Tenon Hospital Urology Department (University Hospital, University Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6) of the minimally invasive surgery section.
Ahmed El Nahas
Director of Robotic Urologic Surgery.
Department of Urology, University Hospital RWTH Aachen (DE)Technische Universität München
I graduated from the faculty of medicine at the Technical University of Munich in Germany. I completed my urology residency at the department of urology at the university-associated Klinikum Harlaching in Munich and was awarded an MD degree from the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich. I completed a 2-year EBU accredited endourology and stone fellowship in London and a 18 month fellowship in robotic assisted urological surgery and complex pelvic surgery in Bristol, UK. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Urol), the European Board of Urology (FEBU) and of the German Society of Urology.
I have published a number of scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, authored several book chapters and given numerous presentations to learned societies within my specialty. I also peer review articles for a variety of scientific urological journals.
My research is focusing on surgical treatment options for high-risk bladder and prostate cancer and I have been a Consultant Urological Surgeon in the Freeman hospital in Newcastle, UK from July 2014 to July 2016. In August 2016 I have joined the Department of Urology of the RWTH Aachen as Head of Robotic Surgery and have since established a comprehensive high-quality robotic surgery program.
Professor of Urology Consultant Endo-Urology & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Sheikh Khalifa Hospital, UAE
EUS Head of Scientific Committee
Chairman of Arab School of Urology
United Arab Emirates
Saeed Bin Hamri
Consultant Urology and Advanced Endo-Urology
National Guard Health Affaires
Head of Saudi Endourology Group
Dr. Bin Hamri did his full residency program in Paris universities hospitals since 2006.
He was nominated Chef de clinic (Academic staff) of Urology & Endo-urology at Pierre and Marie
Curie University (Paris 6) in 2011. His main interest was in Minimal Invasive Uro-surgery, Flexible
Ureteroreno-scopy and Laser therapy. He is a founding member of International PETRA
(Progress in Endourology Technology Research Association) as well as a member of Saudi, Arab,
European, American and world Endourology Societies.
Dr. Bin Hamri (AlQahtani) is the Head of Saudi Endourology Society, he contributed in the field of Endo-urology in several Peer- review Journals (French & English), also participated in many bilingual international conferences presenting more than 500 scientific presentations, obtaining national and international prizes. He was honored in 2011 for his participation to develop new products in Endo-urology & laser lithotripsy.
He is certified trainer for Endourology (Flexible URS , Laser , Prostate Therapy & MIP) for several companies in Middle East as in French as English courses.
Urology and Endourology Consultant
Deputy Urology Department & Resident Training Program Director
Dr. Wissam Kamal completed his residency training in urology , obtaining Saudi Urology Board in 2011, Dr. Kamal joined his fellowship at Patras, Greece with Prof. Evangelos Liatsikos in the field of Endourology, Obtaining an International Endourology Society fellowship in advanced stone disease in 2016. The main practice of Dr. Kamal is focused on complex stone disease including prone and supine PCNL, Endoscopic Combined Intrarenal Surgery, flexible and semi-rigid Ureteroscopy.
Dr. Kamal is currently the deputy of urology department, the resident training program director and the head of the institutional review board committee at King Fahad hospital. Dr. Kamal is also the head of Urolithiasis steering committee for the Saudi Endourology Group. He has authored several research articles and book chapters. Moreover, Dr. Kamal has been an invited speaker and live surgeon in many local and international urological conferences and symposiums. He has organized a number of educational meetings and workshops.
Associate Professor of Urology,
Sohag University Hospital,
MCI Middle East
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 311 6300
Fax: +971 4 311 6301