In Turkey, Liver Transplant Program was started by Dr. Mehmet Haberal and his team in 1970 by performing experimental liver transplantation studies on animals. After the transplant legislation was passed in 1979, Dr. Haberal’s team performed:
In Saudi Arabia and in the Arab world, the first deceased-donor liver transplant was performed in 1990 in the Armed Forces Hospital in Riyadh.
In Egypt, living donor liver transplant (LDLT) was first performed in 1991 by the surgical team at the National Liver Institute (NLI), Menoufeya University.
In Iran, the first liver transplantation was performed in Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz, by S. Ali Malek-Hosseini and his team in 1993.
Presentation: Living liver transplant program, John Fung, USA
Live Q&A with John Fung, USA
Presentation: Establishing a deceased donor transplant program, Malek Husseini, Iran
Live Q&A with Malek Husseini, Iran
Masterclass closing remarks