Dr. Redha Souilamas, MD, PhD, is the Chair of Thoracic Surgery in the Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Souilamas held several roles at European based hospitals. Most recently, Dr. Souilamas was an Attending Physician in the Thoracic Surgery Department at Erasmus Hospital, Brussels, Belgium. Prior to that, he served as the Director of the Lung Transplant Program for Cystic Fibrosis at European Georges Pompidou Hospital, Paris, France.
He has also held several other roles, including Program Committee Member and Local Organizer for the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 2009 Meeting, Paris and has been a Founding Member and Teacher in the French Multi-Organ Donation and Retrievement School (École Francophone du Prélèvement Multi-organe, EFPMO) since 2010. He also served as the Director of the Student Program Exchange between Paris-Descartes Medical School and Columbia University Medical School between 2007 and 2013.
In 2009, Dr. Souilamas traveled to the US as a Visiting Professor to the Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplant Department at Columbia University Hospital, New York City.
Dr. Souilamas received his medical degree in 1986 from the University of Algiers Medical School, Algiers, Algeria. He went on to complete his residency at Pierre et Marie Curie Medical School University and a fellowship in Thoracic Surgery at Laennec Hospital, Descartes Medical School University, both in Paris, France. He later went on to receive a PhD in Medical Ethics and Lung Transplantation, with an interest and studies of ethical aspects in organ donation and transplantation fields.