Raad Usama Al Mehdi

Dr. Raad Usama Al Mehdi Consultant and Head of Bariatric Surgery

Years of Experience : 30

Nationality : Iraq, Australia

Languages Known : Arabic, English, Spanish, Malay

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Dr. Raad Usama Al Mehdi has more than 30 years of experience in surgery. He is a Senior Consultant and Head of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery at Burjeel Medical City. He holds the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He also holds a Master’s in Clinical Immunology from the University of Baghdad. Before joining BMC, Dr. Al Mehdi served in several positions in different countries, including Iraq, South East Asia (Malaysia and Singapore), Australia, and Oman. In Malaysia, he practiced as a Specialist Surgeon in General and Cardiothoracic surgery. During his more than a decade stay in Australia, he went through official full training Fellowships in the fields of General Regional surgery in North Queensland followed by Advanced minimally invasive and Bariatric and Metabolic surgery at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. He held subsequently, the position of Director of Surgery and Associate Professor at Mackay–North Queensland for four years. The next phase was in the Sultanate of Oman, where he was Head of the Department of Surgery, then Head of the Upper GI and Bariatric unit for ten years at the biggest hospital in the country, The Royal Hospital in Muscat.  He also held the role of Assistant Program Director of the Omani Surgical Board (OMSB) for the same period. His last position was as a visiting Senior Consultant Surgeon at the Oman International Hospital in Muscat.

Research & Publications

  • Presentations in International Conferences (150+)
  • Abstracts and Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals (50+)
  • Editorial Board Member for International Journals: Hernia, Asian Journal of Surgery, Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Reviewer for Obesity Surgery, International Surgery, Oman Medical Journal, Sultan Qaboos Surgery, Journal of Pancreas
  • Head of Research Subcommittee at the Omani Surgical Board

Education & Training

  • MBChB
  • MSc (Baghd)
  • FICS
  • FRCS (Edinburgh)
  • FRACS ( Australasia)


  • Gulf Obesity Surgery Society ( GOSS) – Founding Member
  • Omani Obesity Surgery Interest Group – Founding Chair
  • Pan-Arab Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery (PASMBS) - Founding Member
  • Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AM)
  • Endo-Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia ( ELSA) - Governor
  • International College of Surgeons (ICS) – Governor 
  • Australia and New Zealand Gastro-Oesophageal Surgery Association (ANZGOSA)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA)
  • International Federation of Obesity (IFSO)
  • Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS)