Dr. Mamdouh Dakhel Al-Ahmadi has been named chief of cardiovascular surgery of DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan. He joins the hospital from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center in Riyadhm, Saudi Arabia, where he served as deputy director of the heart center and head of the section of cardiac surgery.
“I am honored and humbled by this appointment,” says Al-Ahmadi. “I appreciate the confidence placed in me to assist in leading this department at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, which is so critical to children and families in the city of Detroit and southeast Michigan.”
The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is dedicated to providing high quality care to children and adolescents in a caring, efficient, and family-centered environment. It has more than 40 pediatric medical and surgical specialty services and draws patients from every Michigan county, 39 additional states, and 22 countries annually.
“Dr. Al-Ahmadi has tremendous pediatric surgical experience and extensive training,” says Kathy Donovan, CEO of the hospital. “He will make a great addition to our cardiovascular surgical team as he demonstrates the attributes that are valued by all of the staff at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.”
Al-Ahmadi obtained his general surgical training from George Washington University and then went on to complete his fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery from the University of Louisville and an additional fellowship in congenital cardiac surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“I am confident Dr. Al-Ahmadi will help lead our nationally ranked pediatric heart program to new heights and enhance our standing as the leader in providing the most advanced medical and surgical critical care available to pediatric heart patients in metro Detroit,” says Donovan.
The appointment is part of the ongoing commitment in continuing to enhance and grow the DMC heart program, where compassionate and high-quality care is delivered in a unique and collaborative environment.
The hospital has been serving the community for more than 130 years.