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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 60


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DOI: 10.4103/1319-8491.289584

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Daghistani KJ. Obituary. Saudi J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004;6:60

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Daghistani KJ. Obituary. Saudi J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg [serial online] 2004 [cited 2023 Mar 27];6:60. Available from: https://www.sjohns.org/text.asp?2004/6/2/60/289584

After a prolonged struggle with illness Dr. A wad Marei Al-Serhani’s body had been defeated; he died one month ago. The loss of such a colleague who is both loved and admired has profoundly saddened the ORL community both in Saudi Arabia and abroad. Dr Al-Serhani was forty five years old.

He was born in the Northern Province of Saudi Arabia in 1959. He was awarded his M.B.B.S. in 1984 from King Saud University, Riyadh. He joined the ENT training programme of King Saud University and obtained his DLO in 1987. From 1988 to 1991 he worked and trained in the Postgraduate Training Programme in the ENT Department in “Kilinkum Barme” Wuppertal, W. Germany which is the academic teaching hospital of “Heinrich-Heine Universitat” in Dusseldorf, Germany. He was awarded the Arz for HNO in 1991.

Dr Al-Serhani started his academic career when he joined the ENT Department at the Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University as a senior registrar and assistant professor in 1991. He became consultant in 1993 and associate professor in 1997.

In addition to his academic and teaching duties, Dr Al-Serhani held numerous administrative posts. He was chairman of the Department of ENT at King Saud University from 1996 to 2003. He held the post of Chief of Medical Staff in King Abdulaziz University Hospital in Riyadh for a period of four years. Among the numerous committees he chaired was the Residency Training Committee for the KSU fellowship. He was the president of the Saudi Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Society from 2001 to 2004, and chaired the Scientific Board of the Saudi ORL-H&N fellowship programme.

Dr Al-Surhani actively participated in numerous local, national, and international courses, conferences, and symposia. He was an indispensable member of the editorial board of this journal where he worked tirelessly for the continuity and success of this publication.

Throughout his short but fruitful life, Dr Al-Serhani earned the love and admiration of his patients, students, and colleagues. Those who came in contact with him were deeply struck by his immaculate manners, kindness, and honesty. On matters of principles, he never compromised. He won the respect and loyalty of those who worked with him. I had the honour and good fortune to have been one of them.

Dr Awad Marei Al-Serhani will be sadly and profoundly missed by all those who knew him and whose lives were touched by him.


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