Rehan Saif

Dr. Rehan Saif Director Transplant Surgery for Burjeel Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplant Program, Clinical Lead HPB Surgery, Consultant General Surgery

Years of Experience : 15

Nationality : United Kingdom

Languages Known : English, Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Telugu

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Dr. Rehan Saif is an experienced Consultant General and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary/Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeon (Liver/Pancreas/Kidney) at Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi. He completed his MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from JJM Medical College, India. His interest in HPB/GI Surgery and abdominal multi-organ transplantation led him to the United Kingdom, where he spent 12 years gaining further Specialist higher surgical training with a national training number leading to CCT (UK). He is the UK and European Board-certified HPB and Abdominal Multi-Organ Transplant Surgeon. He has also completed numerous fellowships in minimally invasive robotic HPB/GI surgery, complex liver surgery, and transplantation. In his previous post, Dr. Rehan was integral to a large multi-center abdominal transplant program that has completed close to four hundred liver transplants and numerous pancreas and kidney transplants in South India. He is also one of the few surgeons to have performed major robotic liver and pancreatic-biliary resections in India. With more than 15 years of experience in the field, Dr. Rehan is an expert in all aspects of hepatic-pancreato-biliary disease and abdominal multi-organ transplantation—liver, pancreas, and kidney transplantation. His areas of special interest include the management of hepatocellular carcinoma, complex gallbladder and biliary cancers, benign and malignant pancreatic disease, and minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) HPB/GI surgery. A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Dr. Rehan also has an active research interest with a research degree from Newcastle University, UK, and has published several scientific articles in leading international peer-reviewed journals.

Awards & Achievements

  • European Society for Organ Transplantation Diploma (HESPERIS)
  • Post CCT Fellowship in HPB Surgery & Transplantation (Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Robotic HPB Surgery (UIC, Chicago, USA)
  • Fellowship in Liver Surgery & Living Donor Liver Transplantation (RCSEd Travelling Fellowship, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan)

Education & Training

  • MBBS
  • MS (General Surgery)
  • MRCS
  • CCBST (UK)
  • FRCS
  • FEBS (HPB Surgery)
  • UEMS (European Board of Surgery)
  • CCT (UK)


  • Liver transplantation (cadaveric and living donor)
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Minimally invasive (laparoscopic and robotic) HPB surgery
  • Complex liver surgery
  • Multimodality management of HCC
  • Surgery for portal hypertension
  • Surgery for pancreatic-biliary cancer
  • Management of acute and chronic pancreatitis


  • Founder Member Liver Transplantation Society of India (LTSI)
  • Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA)
  • International Laparoscopic Liver Society (ILLS)
  • International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS)
  • International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (IHPBA)
  • European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT)
  • Great Britain and Ireland Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (GBIHPBA)
  • Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (PSGBI)
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
  • Living Donor Liver Transplantation Study Group
  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)