Posted on March 09, 2018

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) will welcome a number of visiting consultants from various medical specialties during the months of March and April.

The visiting consultants are as follows:  

  • Dr. Michel Onimus, a French Orthopedic Surgery Specialist and faculty member at the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics, Franche Comté University, Besançon, France, will visit from 8 to 12 March. Dr. Onimus has regularly visited HMC since 1999;
  • Dr. Ahmad Hafez Mohammed Nassar, a laparoscopic surgery specialist and Director of Laparoscopic Surgery Ltd. in Glasgow, Scotland, UK, will visit from 10 to 16 March;
  • Dr. Nicholas Barrett, a critical care medicine consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London, England, UK, will visit from  12 to 14 March and again from 27 to 29 March;
  • Dr. Gideon Hirschfield (pictured), Senior Lecturer and Consultant Hepatologist with the University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, and a specialist in the field of gastroenterology, including autoimmune liver disease, will visit from 31 March to 6 April;
  • Dr. Claudio Vicini, a specialist in otorhinolaryngology, audiology, and neurology and a Professor of Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery who is based in Forlì Cesena, Italy, will visit from 15 to 19 April;
  • Dr. Filippo Montevecchi, a specialist with expertise in otolaryngology, head, and neck surgery who is based in Forlì Cesena, Italy, will visit from 15 to 19 April; and
  • Dr. Jeffrey Marks, a general surgery specialist and Program Director, General Surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, will visit from 26 to 29 April.

Other experts are scheduled to visit throughout the year as part of HMC’s focus on hosting highly-respected physicians and surgeons from around the world. Hosting visiting international consultants who are experts in their field is in line with HMC’s commitment to providing specialized medical services to the people of Qatar. Members of the public wishing to book an appointment with one of the visiting consultants are advised to discuss this option with their physician. If your doctor agrees that an appointment with a visiting consultant is appropriate, they will provide a referral.

For more information, and the full listing of visiting consultants, visit