Professor Ossama Al-Mefty, MD, FACS


Ossama Al-Mefty

Dr Ossama Al-Mefty is one of the best-known figures in the world of neurosurgery, especially for his excellent surgical result as well as pioneering work in the field of skull base surgery. Al-Mefty’s Meningiomas monograph is a neurosurgical classic.

Dr Al-Mefty graduated from the university of Damascus Medical School and trained in neurosurgery at the West Virginia University Medical Center. He held faculty positions at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as well as in a number of hospitals in the USA. He was a chairman of neurosurgery departments at Jackson VA Medical Center (1986-1991) and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Hospital (1993-2009). In 2010 Dr Al-Mefty recruited as faculty at the Children’s Hospital and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, teaching hospitals of the Harvard University.

Dr Al-Mefty is highly respected among his patients and peers, receiving numerous awards, including Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors (2002 – 2012), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 – 2012) and Patients’ Choice Award (2008 – 2012) and the Olivercona Medal. Dr Al-Mefty is a sought-after lecturer. He has been invited as a visiting professor by many universities and neurosurgical department around the world and there is hardly any international neurosurgical meeting without Dr Al-Mefty as an invited speaker.

Written by Thomas Santarius