Board of Directors - UOSSM International

Board of Directors

Dr. Anas Al-Kassem

Dr. Anas Al-Kassem is a Canada-based Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgeon. Educated at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and Baylor College of Medicine (Texas, USA), Dr Al-Kassem was the Trauma Team Lead at Ottawa Civic Hospital, Canada. A co-founder of UOSSM INT, Dr. Al-Kassem initiated the electronic data registry in Syria to advance patient care & research.

Dr. Ayham Al-Zoebi

Dr. Ayham Al-Zoebi is a Cardiologist with a private practice in Wermsdorf, Germany. He was also the Head of Cardiology at Christiaan Barnard-Klinik (Schmannewitz). A graduate of Uniklinik Leipzig, and he has taught at the University of Leipzig. Dr. Alzoebi is a co-founder of UOSSM International and is also Vice-president of UOSSM Germany.

Dr. Ramez Alzin

Dr. Ramez Alzin is a Paris-based Dental Surgeon. Educated in Damascus University, he specialized in Oral Implantology (University of Paris) & Periodontal Surgery (University of Marseille). Dr. Alzin is also a co-founder of UOSSM France. Dr. Alzin also serves as General Secretary of UOSSM International’s board.

Dr. Saleem Bachara

Dr. Saleem Bachara is a Netherlands-based medical analysis specialist with a focus on health insurance. Dr. Bachara is a co-founder and the head of UOSSM Netherlands.

Dr. Badreldin A. Bahrou

Dr. Badreldin A. Bahrou is a dental surgeon practicing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Bahrou graduated from Damascus University, with further post-graduate work in Lille University Medical School (France), where he was also an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Dr. Bahrou is a co-founder of UOSSM International, and a co-founder of UOSSM Turkey.

Dr. Tawfik Chamaa

Dr. Tawfik Chamaa is a co-founder & Director of Service Medical Junction – a multi-disciplinary medical group – in Geneva, Switzerland. He was formerly Director of Emergency Service for the Association des Médecins de Genève (AMG). Dr. Chamaa graduated from Geneva University, with postgraduate work in clinical ultrasound, hypnosis, obesity assessment & non-invasive aesthetics. Dr. Chamaa serves as a Spokesperson for UOSSM International.

Dr. Nizar Hammodeh

Dr. Nizar Hammodeh graduated in Dentistry from Damascus University and is a Maxillo-facial Surgeon based in London, UK. A co-founder of the Syrian British Medical Society (SBMS), Dr. Nizar is also a co-founder of UOSSM International.

Dr. Ghanem Tayara

Dr. Ghanem Tayara is a Birmingham, UK-based general practitioner with an interest in cardiology.  Dr. Tayara is also a co-founder of UOSSM, and he serves as UOSSM International’s Board Chair since 2014.

Dr. Ashraf Traboulsi

Dr. Ashraf Traboulsi is a Principal Scientist at Proctor & Gamble (P&G) in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA). He has a Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Traboulsi was a founding board member & President of the Ohio-based Syrian-American Foundation, and served on boards of the Institute of Youth Development and the Islamic Center in Cincinnati. 

Dr. Monzer Yazji

Dr. Monzer Yazji is CEO / Medical Director of the South Texas Diabetic & Metabolic Institute in Edinburg, Texas (USA). He is also a co-founder and current President of the Rio Grand Valley Diabetes Association in Texas (USA). A co-founder of UOSSM INT, Dr. Yazji has served on UOSSM’s board since 2012, and is the president of UOSSM USA.