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Zohair Yousef Al-Halees

BRIEF PROFILE:

Dr. Zohair Al Halees earns worldwide recognition as one of the leading cardiac surgeons, performing over twelve thousand major heart operations in both pediatric and adult patients in Saudi Arabia, in the Middle East, in the USA, Canada and other European countries as well as Yemen, India, Pakistan and Iran.

Dr. Al Halees has been the Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases which, in 2003, evolved into a Heart Center (previously known as King Faisal Heart Institute) of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. At present, he is appointed as the Advisor for Cardiovascular Services to the Chief Executive Officer of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center for both Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

He traveled extensively, having been invited as a guest speaker and session chairman to over 200 local and international conferences and symposiums, in addition to performing live transmission cases in the USA, Canada, Italy, India, Pakistan and other institutions within the Kingdom. He has pioneered several humanitarian cardiac surgical missions together with the KFSH&RC team that serviced the needy children in Pakistan, Morocco, Yemen and Iran.