Posted on December 06, 2017

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) welcomed a notable South Korean delegation to the second Qatar – Korea Medical Forum at HMC’s Medical Education Center for bilateral educational talks focusing on Hepatobiliary Surgery.

Members of the Asan Medical Center’s (AMC) Hepatobiliary team included a multi-disciplinary group of physicians and nurses led by Prof. Ki Hun Kim, Chief of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation at AMC. They were joined by HMC clinicians from the respective surgical teams.

Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Director of Medical Education at HMC, explained that this is a continuation of collaboration between both healthcare systems, which began during the first successful Qatar-Korean medical forum which took place in November 2016. “We are delighted to have moved forward with this partnership that has seen our two organizations explore areas of collaboration in medical care. Staff from HMC and the Asan Medical Center (AMC) have planned and performed complex surgical procedures together. We look forward to continuing to share ideas and developing more ways to improve the care we give to patients in Qatar,” said Dr. Al-Khal.

HE Mr. PARK Heung-kyeong, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Qatar said: “I would like to say with appreciation that the second medical forum took place with the strong support from the Qatari side, particularly HE Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health and Managing Director of HMC. I hope this forum will provide a good momentum for further cooperation in professional training and patient treatment between Korea and Qatar, as the first forum brought about the full recognition of Korean specialist licenses by the Qatari government.”

HMC and AMC are renowned medical institutions and are committed to expanding the important field of transplantation. The collaboration between these two excellent healthcare organizations will benefit patients in both nations. “We are grateful to HE Mr. PARK Heung-kyeong, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Qatar, for his vision and interest in promoting bilateral ties between both healthcare providers and encouraging professional knowledge sharing,” added Dr. Al-Khal.