Dr. Waleed Salah Khalifa

Consultant, Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery
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Dr. Waleed Salah Khalifa, MSc., MB.BCh., F.R.C.S., is a consultant neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

With two decades of extensive experience, Dr. Khalifa is adept at treating a wide variety of neurosurgical cases. He possesses a fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in Neurosurgery (F.R.C.S.). In addition to a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree, he also completed a residency program in neurosurgery and a master’s degree in neurosurgery at Zagazig University in Egypt. Outside of his medical practice, he has a keen interest in education, teaching and research. Additionally, he has spoken at numerous national and international conferences.

Doctor can help with

  • Spinal surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Neurotrauma and spine trauma
  • Neuro-oncology, including brain tumors, metastatic brain tumors and masses or lesions
  • Brain pathologies
  • Pediatric neurosurgery and hydrocephalus
  • Peripheral nerve surgery
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgery emergencies


  • Member - The Royal College of Surgeons of England (M.R.C.S.E.), UK
  • Member - World Federation of Neurological Surgery (WFNS)
  • Member - North American Spine Society (NASS)
  • Member - Pan Arab Society of Neurosurgery
  • Member - The Egyptian Society of Neurological Surgeons (ESNS)
  • Member - Kuwait Society of Neurological Surgeons (KSNS)
  • Member - Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society
  • Fellow, The Royal College of Surgeons of England in neurosurgery (F.R.C.S.)

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed neurosurgery consultant, Department of Health (DoH), Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Global Neuro comprehensive diploma in neurotrauma
  • ArabSpine course diploma

Training and work experience

  • Consultant, neurosurgery and spine surgery

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Assistant professor of neurosurgery

    Gulf Medical University, UAE


  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in neurosurgery (F.R.C.S.)

  • Master's degree (MSc.) in neurosurgery

    Zagazig University, Egypt
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB.BCh.)

    Zagazig University, Egypt
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