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Dr. Ahmed Moatassem

Dr. Ahmed Moatassem is an internationally renowned eye surgeon who is the founder and medical director of the LASIK Centers Medical Group Inc.; a professional corporation dedicated to providing world-class laser vision correction procedures as well as comprehensive multi-subspecialty eye care in various cities in the Middle East. He completed his residency and fellowship training in USA where he worked as an eye surgeon for few years. He was also the pioneer in introducing Implantable contact lens surgery as well as laser cataract surgery and lately the first IntraLASIK procedures in Egypt and Middle East.

Ahmed M. EL-Moatassem Kotb,
MD, PhD, FRCS (Ed), ICO, MBChB, M.Sc.
ahmedelmotasem@yahoo.com
+971501055250
+2010-1825-800

Dr. Moatassem has been invited by many countries in the Middle East to give training courses on Eye Laser Surgery (PRK, LASIK, & IntraLASIK) to local optometrists and medical doctors.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  1. Phaco-Refractive Surgeon
    Medical Director
    Phaco-Refractive eye surgeon
    Dubai, UAE

  2. Chief of glaucoma and cataract surgery
    Margabi Eye hospitals
    Abha, Saudi Arabia

  3. Chief of glaucoma and cataract surgery
    Margabi Eye hospitals
    Tanta, Egypt

  4. Assistant Professor-Ophthalmology Consultant Phaco-refractive surgeon
    Department of ophthalmology,
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT

  5. Lecturer-Ophthalmology
    Consultant Phaco-refractive surgeon
    Department of ophthalmology,
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT

  6. Chief ophthalmology department
    Mouwasat Hospital, Saudi Arabia

  7. Locum Ophthalmology consultant
    AL-Noor Hospital, UAE

  8. Clinical/Research fellow
    Cornea and Refractive Fellowship
    McDonald eye associates, AR, USA

  9. Associate Lecturer in ophthalmology
    Department of ophthalmology,
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT

  10. Internship / Residency (Ophthalmology)
    Department of ophthalmology,
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT

COURSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Intralase certificate course and license, AMO, October, 2009
Intacs certificate course and license, Medical International, October, 2009
ICL, TICL certificate course and license, Medical International, Nov, 2009
Egyptian ophthalmic Society/ Cairo, Egypt, Annually from March1996-2002
ALCON Phacoemulsification Course and wet laboratory, 2000
American Academy of ophthalmology/ Dallas, Texas, October 2000.
International Society of Refractive surgery / Dallas, Texas, 2000.
American Society of cataract and refractive surgery/ San Diego/ 2001
Refractive surgery, present and Future, Arkansas, USA, 2000.
LASIk complication identification/ Arkansas, USA, 2000.
A one year research-clinical fellow at the McDonald eye Associates
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, 2000-2001.

EDUCATION

  1. USMLE-step 2/ 218-89

  2. USMLE-step 1/216-88

  3. FCRS: Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK

  4. Part-1: ICO exam, Miami, Florida, USA

  5. Part-2: FCRS (Edinburgh), UK

  6. PhD (Dual supervision USA & Egypt)
    McDonald eye Associates & Ain-Shams University
    AR, USA & Cairo, Egypt

  7. Medical Doctor in ophthalmology

  8. M. Sc. Oph: Master degree of Science in Ophthalmology
    Department of ophthalmology,
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT

  9. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (M.B., B.Ch. with Honor)
    Faculty of Medicine,
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT

  10. GCE: (General Certificate of Education)
    University of London, United Kingdom

PRACTICE INTEREST

Refractive Surgery Intralase, LASIK, PRK, PTK, AK, and mini RK; Multi-focal 'Array' intra-ocular Lens implantation; phakic IOL, ICL, TICL
Keratoconus Management, Cross linking, TICL, Intacs implants
Anterior segment Surgery, small incision local Phacoemulsification
Medical and surgical management of Glaucoma, including subscleral traeculectomy with Mitomycin C
Low myopia managements with Intacs (ICRS), as well as with Intarase, & LASIk.
High myopia phakic IOL implantation, ICL and TICL
Medical Retina including diagnosis, investigational tools as well as laser TTT
MEDICAL LICENSURE
Dubai Health Authority License (DHO) 8/2008
Saudi Medical Council ( consultant) 12/ 2007

Singapore Medical council

10/ 2003

General Medical Council of UK certified

3/ 2002

Egyptian Medical Syndicate member,

1996

Egyptian Society of Ophthalmology                            

membership

1996       
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS MEMBERSHIP

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

(FRCSEd)

Egyptian ophthalmic society

(EOS)

Egyptian Society of cornea and cataract surgery

(ESCC)

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery

(ASCR)

The International Society of Refractive surgery

(ISRS)

Middle East African Council of Ophthalmology

(MEACO)

International Council of Ophthalmology

(ICO)


REFERENCES

 
  • Tarek youssef, MD, FRCS
    Ophthalmologist at Chaleur Regional Hospital Centre,
    North-East Health Network
    1750 Sunset Dr, Bathurst, NB E2A 4L7,
    Canada. Phone: (506) 549-1180, Fax 506-544-2034
    taay@wlei.com, tyoussef@nbnet.nb.ca

  • James Edward McDonald, MD
    Director of McDonald Eye Associates
    Associate Professor, University of Arkansas
    3318 North Hills Blvd
    Fayetteville, AR, USA
    Phone: 479 521 2555 Fax: 479 521 6761
    mcdonaldje@mcdonaldeye.com

  • Ahmed Abdel Basset Sallam, MD, FRCS,
    Vitreo-Retinal Fellow, Gluocestershire Hospitals
    Address: 19 Murvagh Close, Cheltenham, GL53 7QX
    Tel: ++44 (0) 7886191340
    Email: ahmedsallam11@yahoo.com

  • Hussein Shaker El-Marqabi, MD
    Professor of ophthalmology department
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT
    Phone: +202-2848807 +202-2560304

  • Omar Rashid, MD
    Director of ophthalmology department
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT
    Rashed@gega.net

  • Tarek AL Mamoun, MD FRCS
    Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology.
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT
    Phone: +2010-1615925

  • Mahmoud Hamdi, MD
    Professor of Ophthalmology Department
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT
    Phone: +202-5735688

  • Hassan El Samma, MD
    Professor of ophthalmology department
    Ain Shams University,
    Cairo, EGYPT
    Phone: 002010-1121110

AWARDS & HONORS

POSTGRADUATE:
McDonald Eye Associates Fellowship in clinical and research, USA
Resident of the year awards (1998)
Highest score with excellence in the Master degree in Ophthalmology
UNDERGRADUATE:
GCE (General Certificate of Education, University of London, UK)
One of the highest ten scores in Egypt to be eligible for medical school (7As)
Medical school:
Grade: Excellent with Honor.
Top of my Class (Class of 800 Students)


RELATED SPECIAL SKILLS
Training: Intensive training in many investigative ophthalmologic tools including, ultrasonography visual field, Electrophysiology, and orbital CT.
Teaching Experience in college teaching in Ophthalmology.
Refractive Surgery training: at a private center with Dr. Tarek Salah one of the best Refractive surgeon in Cairo.
Editor: Reviewer and editor for the BJO ( British journal of ophthalmology) and MEJO ( Middle east journal of ophthalmology)

INTERESTS & ACTIVITIES
Sports: Swimming, Squash and Tennis.
Reading books: history books
Hiking & fishing
Writing for the University newspaper

LANGUAGE
English (Fluent written and spoken)
Arabic (Fluent written and spoken)




 

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