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Ghannam Al-Dossari

Ghannam A. Al-Dossari, MD, MSc, MBA, ACHE.

University of Texas Medical Branch
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
301 University Blvd
Galveston, TX  77555
United States
409-771-6575 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Attending Cardiac Surgeon at KFSH and RC (August 2002- June 2005).
Clinical Associate Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation(2005- 2006).
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, SSH 2006 to 2012.
Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon at SSH from 2006 to 2012.
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCSF from 2012 to 2015.
Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Director of the Heart Failure Program From 2015 to Present

Other Interests

Percutaneous Valve Therapies
Percutaneous Valve Replacement
Arrhythmia Surgery
Ventricular Assist Devices and ECLS
Thoracic Organs Transplantation
Health Information Management Technology


Right Heart Failure 

Pulmonary Hypertension

Stem Cell Therapy

Medical Devices Innovation

Additional Educational Information

University of Texas, UTSWMC, Dallas, Cardiothoracic Residency 1999-2001.
Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
University of Minnesota, General Surgery Program 1994-1999.
Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery.
University of Minnesota, Cardiovascular Research 1991-1994.
Robotic Assisted Surgery Training, George Washington University 2007.
King Saud University Medical School (MD) 1988.

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Thoracic
  • Aorta
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Disease
  • Education
  • Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Heart Failure
  • Mechanical Circulatory Assistance
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pericardium
  • Professional Affairs
  • Thoracic Guidelines
  • Transplantation
  • Valve Disease