Ahmed Ammar

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
University of Damam
Consultant, King Fahd University Hospital
Saudi Arabia

Professor and Consultant Neurosurgeon, KFHU, Dammam University since 1994.

Born in Egypt on March 24, 1953, graduated from the Medical School in 1977. Started my Neurosurgery training program in Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden in 1979. Then Moved to Japan, Shinshu University to obtain the Doctorate in Neurosurgery in 1984.  Fellowship, Dept of neurosurgery Pittsburgh University , USA, 1989.

Fully involvement in busy neurosurgical service, operated till more than 6000 neurosurgical patients. Special interest for pediatric neurosurgery

Dedicated educator shared in writing 3 fellowship training programs in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Gulf States, involved in teaching, supervising training medical students, neurosurgical residents, and neurological science trainees.

Wrote first head Trauma Protocol for MOH, SA 2013

Published over 100 manuscripts in International journals

Published chapters in 7 books

Editor of ”Ethics in Neurosurgery Practice”  book published by Springer ( September 2014)

Editor of “Hydrocephalus- what we know and what we still don’t know” by Springer 2017

Presented over 500 talks in national and international scientific meetings.

He described and named special neurological and neurosurgical condition in children which was published in Journal of Neurosurgery

Described two neurosurgical procedures, for the first time.

Current Scientific research

  1. The long outcome of mild head trauma (in progress)
  2. The long outcome of hydrocephalus. (Finished)
  3. Wide Genome for Epilepsy (in Progress)


Obtained 5 patents

Designed as well 4 neurosurgical instruments.


  1. Life time achievement in Medicine/ Neurosurgery Award, Venous International Foundation, 2016
  2. Walter Dandy Neurosurgical international Society Award, 2015
  3. Saudi Neurosurgical Society Medal of appreciation 2014
  4. Saud neuroscience Society Appreciation Award 2009

Membership of International Societies

Member of Ethics, Bye Laws , standards of resident training and education committees of WFNS

General Secretary of the International Society for Neurosurgical technology and instruments invention (ISNTii)