Posted on August 14, 2017

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is welcoming a host of visiting consultants from various medical specialties during the month of August.

The visits are part of the organization’s effort to provide patients with additional access to international experts and to continue to enhance the quality of healthcare services in its hospitals. The visiting consultants are as follows:

  • Dr. Helmuth Billy, a highly-experienced Bariatric and Metabolic Specialist from Ventura Advanced Surgical Associates in Thousand Oaks, California, will visit from 11 to 19 August. Dr. Billy is also the Director of the Center for Bariatric Surgery at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, California, USA;
  • Dr. Gert Van Assche, a Gastroenterology expert and ‎Head, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at University Hospitals Leuven in Leuven, Belgium will visit from 16 to 19 August;
  • Dr. Michel Onimus, a French Orthopedic Surgery Specialist will visit from 16 to 23 August. Dr. Onimus has regularly visited HMC since 1999;
  • Dr. Chris Langrish, a Consultant Intensivist and Anesthetist from Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in England will visit from 21 to 23 August;
  • Dr. Ali Kindawi, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon from Freeman Hospital in Newcastle, England will visit from 28 August to 3 September. Dr. Kindawi was previously employed as a Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at HMC’s Heart Hospital.

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. Visits from international consultants enable patients to benefit from the convenience of world renowned specialists here at home while sparing them the need to travel abroad. 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