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Muslim doctors

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This is a sub-article to Muslim scientists and a parallel article to Islamic medicine.
A Muslim doctor is a doctor that professes Islam and/or is engaged in Islamic medicine.


Dr Mohammed Rela

Dr. Mohamed Rela, is an Indian surgeon known for his expertise on Liver transplantation, Hepatopancreatobiliary. He is one of the World's top liver transplant surgeons from the King's College Hospital, London. He made his name in the Guinness Book of Records in 2000. He is now the Head of the Department for Institute of Liver, Pancreas diseases and Transplantation, Global Hospitals & Health City Group in Chennai.



[edit] Background

Rela was born in Mayiladuthurai, a small town in Tamil Nadu, India. He was a student from the Kalakshetra School, Chennai and got his MBBS (in 1980) and MSStanley Medical College, Chennai. Later he went to the United Kingdom in 1986 and got another MS from Edinburgh and then became an Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1988. degree from the

[edit] Career

After getting an FRCS, he has worked in various hospitals in UK before joining the King's College Hospital. In 1994, he joined the KCH (where the first liver transplant was done in 1989) and became actively involved in the liver transplant surgeries. At the KCH, he pioneered the split liver transplantation technique, which involves the division of a healthy donor organ to help transplant it to two patients. While he is now affiliated to Global Hospitals & Health City in Chennai, he still works at King's College Hospital, in UK.
He also has special interest towards Whipple procedure (also known as Pancreaticoduodenectomy) with PVR (Portal Vein Resection) which is usually done for patients with Pancreatic Cancer either in locally advanced stage or advanced stage. He has written a number of scientific articles and papers on his areas of interests which includes Liver transplantation, Complex Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic surgery and more.

[edit] Achievements

  • Dr. Mohamed Rela has so far performed more than 1200 liver transplant surgeries [1].
  • In Dec 1997, a team led by him has done a successful liver transplantation for a five-day-old girl [2], which made him an entry into the Guinness Book of Records in 2000. [3] [4]
  • In Mar 1999, ha carried out the first living related Liver Transplant on a patient with acute Liver Failure in the UK. 18 Month old Luke Bettelley was given just 48 hours to live before the operation. [5]
  • In Jun 2003, he has successfully done a liver transplant for a four-and-a-half-year-old girl from Ahmedabad, Pranali Bhat, suffering from a terminal stage liver disease, at the Global Hospital, Hyderabad. [6] [7]
  • In Aug 2003, he was a part of a team from King's College Hospital, London which did liver transplant(s) six times for a patient to save her life by performing a bone marrow transplant. [8]
  • In Aug 2004, a team led by him has successfully conducted the liver transplantation for a five-year-old Pakistan girl, Batul Hasan, at the Global Hospital, Hyderabad. [9] [10]
  • In Sep 2009, a team led by him has successfully done the split liver transplantation (first of its kind in India), at the Global Hospital, Chennai. The liver was split during the retrieval operation into a smaller left lobe for transplanting a young girl and a larger right lobe for transplanting an older woman with end stage liver disease. [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

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Dr Khalid Hameed

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Khalid Hameed, Baron Hameed, CBE DL, is currently the Chairman of Alpha Hospital Group, as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the London International Hospital. Prior to this, he was the Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Cromwell Hospital in London. He hails from Lucknow, India.
He chairs the Commonwealth Youth Exchange Council. He is a Board member of the British Muslim Research Centre, and also the Ethnic Minorities Foundation. He is an Executive member of the Maimonides Foundation and a Trustee of The Little Foundation. Dr Hameed supports various charities and was awarded the Sternberg Award for 2005 for his contribution to further Christian - Muslim - Jewish Relations. He has received several national and international honours from various countries including the United Kingdom. He is a Governor of International Students House; President of The Little Foundation; Chairman of The Woolf Institute of Abrahamic Faiths, and is Chairman of the Friends of the British Library.
He is involved with interreligious matters and lectures on this subject.
He was appointed by Her Majesty the Queen as the first Asian High Sheriff of Greater London for the year 2006-2007. This office is 1,000 years old and is the second oldest office in the country after the monarchy.
In February 2007, it was announced by the House of Lords Appointments Commission that he will be made a life peer and will sit as a Crossbencher. The peerage was gazetted on 27 March 2007 as Baron Hameed, of Hampstead in the London Borough of Camden. He was also named British Asian of the year 2007.
He was awarded Padma Bhushan, "third in hierarchy of civilian awards" by the Government of India in 2009. He was the chief guest at Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2010 held in New Delh


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