Houssam Younes | Vascular Surgeon

Houssam Younes

Chairman, Department of Vascular Surgery, Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

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Biography

Personal History

Dr Houssam Younes, MD, is based in Abu Dhabi, where he currently works as chairman of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Academic History

Dr Houssam Younes received his medical degree from Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey. He then completed his surgical training at Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Medical Branch where he held significant leadership roles and was awarded the Golden Scalpel and the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, recognising his outstanding and exemplary residency. He most recently completed his vascular surgery training with the Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center.

Career Overview

Dr Houssam Younes is currently chairman of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Younes was a vascular surgeon and assistant professor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. During his tenure, he treated a wide spectrum of complex vascular diseases utilising new, minimally-invasive endovascular surgery technologies, including image-guided and catheter-based therapies and traditional open surgery techniques. He also served as a teaching faculty member at medical school, as well as general and vascular surgery residency programs.1

Dr. Younes’ clinical interest lies in complex endovascular therapies and hybrid approaches with the aim of treating a wider range of vascular diseases using a minimally-invasive approach. His research interests include limb salvage, dialysis access and endovascular surgery outcomes. He has presented multiple national presentations and has authored numerous published articles. His knowledge and proficiency in vascular surgery is recognized by receipt of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery Peter Samuel’s Award, the Allastair Karmody Finalist Award and the Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellow Award.2

Career Timeline

  • MLT, American University of Beirut
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Cerrahpasa School of Medicine, Istanbul University
  • 2006 - 2008: General Surgery Residency Program, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2008 - 2009: Research Fellow, Vascular Surgery, Houston Methodist Research Institute
  • 2009 - 2012: General Surgery Residency Program, The University of Texas Medical Branch
  • 2012 - 2014: Fellow, Vascular Surgery, Houston Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center
  • 2014 - 2016: Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine
  • 2014 - 2016: Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • 2014 - 2016: Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon, Houston Methodist
  • 2014 - 2016: Medical Director, Limb Salvage Program and Wound Care & Hyperbaric Therapy Clinic, Houston Methodist West Hospital
  • 2016 - 2019: Assistant Professor of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 2019 - Present: Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Chairman of Vascular Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Recognition

  • 2011: The Golden Scalpel Award, UTMB
  • 2013: Allastair Karmody Finalist Award, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • 2014: Fellow's Research Award, Texas Society for Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • 2014: Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery
  • 2014: Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • 2016: Diplomate of the American Board of Vascular Surgery

Areas of Speciality

  • Limb salvage
  • Dialysis access
  • Endovascular surgery outcomes
  • Complex endovascular therapies

Sources

  1. https://www.clevelandclinicabudhabi.ae/en/find-a-doctor/pages/houssam-younes.aspx
  2. https://www.doximity.com/pub/houssam-younes-md

Keywords

Limb salvage, Dialysis access, Endovascular surgery outcomes, Complex endovascular therapies