Dr. Mariam Almarashda

Consultant – General & Thoracic Surgery
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Dr. Mariam Almarashda is a Consultant Surgeon in the Thoracic Surgery Division at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Almarashda holds the title as the first Emirati thoracic surgeon in the region. She has nine years of experience in the field and completed her General Surgery training before pursuing her further training in Thoracic Surgery. She also holds various prestigious leadership positions as an educator, namely as the Program Director of the ACGME-I Integrated General Surgery Training program in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. She is the Chair of the Surgical Scientific Committee of the National Institute for Health Specialties (NIHS) on the Emirati Board, and was the Deputy Chair of Academic Affairs at the Tawam Hospital up until the beginning of 2022.

She is an Arab Board of Health Specialization (ABHS) certified General Surgery physician, and has completed a clinical fellowship in esophageal and lung cancer from Vanderbilt University, USA.

Doctor can help with

  • Lung Cancer screening
  • Minimal invasive Lung cancer Surgery
  • Management of Lung nodules
  • Chest wall tumor resection and reconstruction
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Mediastinal tumors
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Chest wall and Rib Trauma
  • Airway and Esophageal stenting
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pleural effusion
  • Empyema

Memberships

  • STS - The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
  • The Chest Wall Injury Society – (CWIS )
  • Emirates Thoracic Society (ETS)
  • ESTES - European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery
  • ESTS- The European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Surveyor Committee in United Arab Emirates’ National Institution of Health Specialties (NIHS)
  • Chair, Surgery Scientific Committee in United Arab Emirates’ National Institution of Health Specialties (NIHS)
  • External Examination of Arab Board of Health Specializations in General Surgery
  • Member, Internal Reviewer Committee, Certification for Residency Programs, (ACGME-I)

Licences & Certifications

  • Clinical Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal and Lung cancer Vanderbilt University, TN, USA
  • Arab Board of Health Specializations (ABHS) in General Surgery

Training & Work Experience

  • Chair, Surgical Scientific Committee of National Institution of Health

    Specialties (NIHS) of Emirati Board, UAE

  • Deputy Chair, Academic Affairs

    Tawam Hospital, UAE

  • Program Director of ACGME-I

    Integrated General Surgery Program, Abu Dhabi

  • Associate Program Director of ACGME-I

    Integrated Surgical Residency Program, Abu Dhabi

  • Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

    SSMC, UAE

  • Consultant Thoracic Surgeon

    Tawam Hospital, UAE

  • Clinical Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal and Lung cancer

    Vanderbilt University, USA

  • Consultant General Surgeon

    Tawam Hospital, UAE

  • Specialist General Surgeon

    Tawam Hospital, UAE

  • Resident of the UAE Integrated General Surgery Program Training for Emirates of Abu Dhabi

    Tawam Hospital, UAE

Education

  • Clinical Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal and Lung cancer Vanderbilt University, TN, USA

  • Arab Board of Health Specializations (ABHS) in General Surgery

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (MBBS) United Arab Emirates University, UAE

Awards & Recognitions

  • Surveyor Committee in United Arab Emirates’ National Institution of Health Specialties (NIHS)

  • President of Moazzara - Emirates Association for Cancer Support, UAE

  • Outstanding performance, Program Director, Integrated General Residency Program, UAE

  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-I (ACGME-I), UAE

  • Achievement of Reaccreditation, Integrated General Surgery Residency Program

    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-I (ACGME-I), UAE
  • Best Oral Presentation Award, Factors affecting mortality in chest trauma patients

    1st International Conference Trauma Management & Critical Care, UAE
  • Award of Excellence - Best Organized Workshop, Second Scientific Conference for Medical Students in the GCC Countries

    United Arab Emirates University, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UAE
  • Best Thematic Poster Presentation, First Scientific Conference for Medical Students in the GCC Countries

    Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain
  • Award of Scientific Achievement

    Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi