About Us



Dr. Ali Al Dameh

Professor Of Surgery
Consultant Surgeon (Harvard Medical School)
Chief Of Surgery (Dubai, UAE )

Dr. Ali is a consultant Surgeon experienced in upper gastrointestinal and thoracic surgery who deals with the investigation and management of diseases of the lung, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, gallbladder and biliary tree.

Dr. Ali is an experienced open, thoracoscopic and laparoscopic surgeon and endoscopist. He offers weight loss surgery, cancer Surgery, surgery for reflux disease, gallstones as well as laparoscopic and open hernia repair. He also performs upper GI endoscopy.


Beside Surgery, for weight loss, Dr. Ali performs surgeries for tumors of the lung, mediastinum, esophagus, stomach, large and retrosternal thyroid cancers. Dr. Ali is UAE leader for complex thoracic cancer. He is a member of the American Society of Surgical Oncologists.

Dr. Ali Is Certified in Surgery, Thoracic Oncology, and Thoracic Surgery. He received his advanced thoracic surgical education in Harvard Medical School, Boston USA at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Following that he completed an Advanced Fellowship in minimally invasive Thoracic and Foregut Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

He was mentored by US leaders in their field of Thoracic Surgery who followed the tradition of pioneers in their fields, including Dr. Pearson in Toronto, Luketich in Pittsburgh, Orringer. He has closely worked with Dr. Sugarbaker the late President of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Scott Swanson a world leader in VATS surgery and Dr. Steve Menzer, an expert in Lung surgery and Esophagectomy in North America. His main interest includes lung cancer, esophageal surgery, video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), GERD, hiatal hernia, lung transplantation, minimally invasive visceral cancer surgery and thoracic oncology.

Dr. Ali is a Fellow member of the Royal Australasian & American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgery, Member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, Member of The American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and Member of the Society for the Surgery of the Alimentary Tract.

Dr. Ali obtained his surgical certification and experience in the USA ( Harvard Medical School Boston), Australia and New Zealand over a 20 year period.

Degree :  MD, MBCHB, FRACS, FACS, Harvard Medical School. Boston / USA
Specialty :  General Surgery, Upper GI Surgery, Bariatric and Thoracic Surgery, Cancer Surgery
Experience : 22 years.
(Chief of Surgery, Chair of Department AI Zahrah Hospital Dubai, UAE.)


  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Australia & New Zealand)
  • American College of Surgeons
  • The Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Society of the American Alimentary gastrointestinal Surgeons
  • Member of RACS section of Surgical Oncology (Australia)
  • Fellow of European Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • Fellow of American Society of Thoracic Surgeons


  • General Surgery and Complex Redo surgery ( Hernia, Acid Reflux and hiatal Surgery , gall bladder)
  • General Thoracic Surgery ( Lung and Esophaeal Surgery)
  • Weight Loss Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology (Surgery for Liver, Soft Tissue – sarcoma- and Adrenal Cancers)
  • Tracheal and Air way surgery
  • Surgery for Abdominal Wall and Hiatal ( Acid Reflux) Hernia
  • Minimally Invasive Robotic & Laparoscopic Surgery