Karim Ahmad Sarhane

Dr. Karim Ahmad Sarhane Specialist General Surgeon

Years of Experience : 12

Nationality : Lebanon

Languages Known : Arabic, English, French

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Dr. Karim Ahmad Sarhane is an MD MSc graduate from the American University of Beirut. Following graduation, he completed a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University (Maryland, USA) in peripheral nerve surgery. He then completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Toledo (Ohio, USA), followed by a year of additional training in plastic surgery (with a concentration on peripheral nerve surgery) at Vanderbilt University (Tennessee, USA). He then joined Burjeel Royal Hospital in September 2022 (after spending a total of 10 years in the USA). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Sarhane is a Surgeon-Scientist who combines clinical care with scientific research to deliver the best possible outcomes to his patients. He is published in top-ranked bioengineering, neuroscience, and surgery journals. He holds a patent for a novel Nanofiber Nerve Wrap that he developed with his colleagues at the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology and the Johns Hopkins Department of Neuroscience (US Patent # 10500305, December 2019). He is the recipient of many research grants and research awards, including the best basic science paper at the Johns Hopkins Surgery Research Symposium, the basic science research grant prize from the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, the Research Pilot Grant Prize from the Plastic Surgery Foundation, and a Scholarship Award from the American College of Surgeons. He has authored to date 49 peer-reviewed articles, 11 book chapters, and 48 peer-reviewed abstracts, and has 29 national presentations. Dr. Sarhane is recognized by colleagues for his commitment to medicine, his superior surgical skills, his compassionate care, and his innovative mindset. He strives to advance surgical care through excellence in research, education, clinical care, and service. He is proud to offer the patients of the UAE the entire gamut of general and laparoscopic/robotic surgery. He is also one of the pioneer surgeons to perform migraine surgery (a new and highly effective therapeutic modality for patients suffering from intractable migraines). His areas of expertise include,

  • Robotic surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Migraine surgery
  • Thyroid/parathyroid surgery
  • Breast surgery (including oncoplastic and implant-based reconstruction after mastectomy)
  • Surgery of the colon, rectum, and anus
  • Hernia repair surgery (including complex re-operative surgery)
  • Upper gastrointestinal surgery (including anti-reflux procedures and hiatal hernia repair)
  • Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
  • Skin cancer surgery
  • Abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Panniculectomy
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Carpal and cubital tunnel release
  • Trauma surgery
  • Surgical critical care

Awards & Achievements

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery