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Ghannam Al-Dossari

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

Al-Dossari Heart & Lung Institute
AlsharqTower, 4270 Prince Mutaeb Street
Madinat Alumal
Alkhobar  34443
Saudi Arabia
+966 551777941 (alternative)
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic



Attending Cardiac Surgeon at KFSH and RC, 2002 to 2005.
Clinical Associate Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2005 to 2006.
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, SSH, 2006 to 2012.
Associate Professor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCSF, 2012 to 2015.
Professor & Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Director of the Heart Failure Program at UTMB, 2015 to 2019
Chair of the Cardiovascular Institute, Almoosa Specialist Hospital, 2019-Present
Chief of the Medical Staff, Almoosa Specialist Hospital, 2019 to 2021
President and CEO of Al-Dossari Heart and Lung Institute 2021-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
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Cardiac
  • Coronary disease
  • Electrophysiology/arrhythmia
  • Extracorporeal circulation
  • Heart failure
  • Mechanical circulatory assistance
  • Pericardium
  • Valve disease
  • Thoracic
  • Transplant
  • Aorta
  • Education
  • Professional Affairs