Safwan A.Taha is Consultant Bariatric and Metabolic Surgeon, Medical Director and Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center at Mediclinic Airport Road Hospital, Abu Dhabi; UAE.
He is designated as Master Surgeon in Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation.
He graduated in Medicine in 1983, with honors, from Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq, where he eventually became Professor of Surgery, with distinction, on 2000.
He then pursued an international career and trained in laparoscopic and bariatric surgery in the USA and France. He obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow, Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, Specialization Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery from Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg; France and the Certificate of the Arab Board of Surgery.
He is an international speaker and has more than 36 published papers.
Safwan Abdulrahman Taha(Research Area)
Surgical management of weight regains following bariatric surgery, surgical management of bariatric surgery complications, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery and Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery.
Lynnette Ferguson obtained her DPhil.(Oxon.) from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, working on DNA damage and DNA repair, using yeast as a model system. After her return to her home country, New Zealand, she began working as part of the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC), using mutagenicity testing as a predictor of carcinogenesis. In the year 2000, she became a full Professor and was invited to establish a new department at The University of Auckland, Nutrition & Dietetics. Since that time, she has split her appointment 50/50 between the ACSRC and The University of Auckland. She has recently been investigating the interplay between genes and diet in the development of chronic disease, with particular focus on inflammatory bowel disease and prostate cancer. She has supervised more than 40 students and has more than 400 peer-reviewed publications. Professor Ferguson serves on the editorial boards of several major cancer-related journals.
Lynnette Ferguson(Research Area)
Gene-diet interactions in the development of chronic disease, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Colorectal cancer, Prostate cancer