Professor Haj-Yahia is not just an internationally distinguished heart surgeon, he is also CEO and Dean Emeritus of An-Najah National University Hospital. He is a Professor (Honorary Chair) at the University of Bristol, in England, and a Professor (Visiting Chair) at the University of Glasgow, in Scotland.
He is the former director of transplant surgery in Glasgow and led the team who performed the first artificial heart/LVAD in Scotland. Professor Haj-Yahia has particular talent and expertise in complex heart failure surgery, heart and lung transplants, mechanical circulatory support and artificial heart surgery and is a pioneer in the application of biotechnological and medical device innovations into clinical practice.
With extensive experience in setting up advanced academic medical institutions and modern university teaching hospitals under the most challenging circumstances and environments, Professor Haj-Yahia has gained the respect and admiration of many health care and hospital leaders and doctors. He is particularly praised for his guidance and assistance in setting up advanced heart failure programmes worldwide and cross the Middle East in particular.
The visionary Professor brings to the MIAT a wealth of international connections in the healthcare system, medical devices and biotechnology industry, as well as management and leadership experience and, above all, a proven record of credibility and reliability.