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Introduction of Dr. Tahir Yunus

Dr. Tahir Yunus is the founder of ALSA, and also its team lead. He founded ALSA in the year 2008. Dr. Tahir yunus education background is quite strong and convincing as a Surgeon.

His Educational Background

Dr. Tahir Yunus education is all from renowned medical institutes not only from Pakistan, but also from USA and Saudi Arabia.

MBBS from KEMU (Year 1995-2000)

Dr. Tahir Yunus Education Career as a medical practitioner started as he graduated and attained a degree in MBBS from King Edward Medical University Lahore.

  • USMLE Certification (2000-2001)

He has completed his USMLE certification in the year 2000-2001 and successfully started working in the USA as a certified Medical practitioner and polished his skills and expertise more.

  • General Surgery Residency ( Year 2002-2008)

And then moved to William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Michigan USA, and from there, he completed DABS that is the American Board of Surgery Certification and become a resident in surgery and refined his expertise and skills.

Evercare Hospital Lahore

Dr. Tahir Yunus has experience as a Consultant in Advanced Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal and Bariatric surgery.

Surgical Experience

Dr. Tahir Yunus’s surgical experience is of ten years, and he also holds post-board certifications related to surgery of ten years minimum.

Cases Operated

He has performed more than 2000 general and over 1000 bariatric surgery cases, and over 95% ratio of the clients are of laparoscopic surgery.

  • Percentage of Bariatric surgeries Annually

Every year Dr. Tahir Yunus’s surgical experience rises with operating 250 bariatric cases( 50 % sleeve, 40% gastric bypass and 10% revisional bariatric surgeries)

  • Percentage of Laparoscopic surgeries Annually

150 laparoscopic general surgery cases every year (complex abdominal wall hernias, colorectal, upper gastrointestinal, spleen, adrenal, gall bladder)

  • Expert Faculty Member

• As an expert Faculty, Dr. Tahir Yunus has trained surgeons and helped establish a bariatric center at the National Guard hospital in Jeddah.
• Dr. Tahir Yunus’s surgical experience also includes his several live surgeries demonstrating primary and revision surgeries to International audiences at various meetings.

Expert Panel Member

Dr. Tahir Yunus has also participated as an expert panel member for many bariatric surgery conferences, including IFSO global meeting, EMEA bariatric surgery conference.

Dr Tahir Yunus’s Administrative Skills and Experience

As Chair of surgery

Administration, management, recruitment, and strategic planning of 7 sections under the Department of surgery including general, bariatric, thoracic, urological, vascular, pediatric, and plastic surgery with over 60 physicians.

As Chair of Committee

Supervised the management and planning for the Operating rooms, CSSD, Day surgery unit, PACU, and Pre-anesthesia clinic. Strategic planning for operating room expansion, developing day surgical unit, the introduction of robotic surgery.

Healthcare Quality Improvement Experience

Dr. Tahir Yunus Administrative skills and experience also includes his participation in the American College of Surgery NSQIP and MBSAQIP.

Surgeon Champion for NSQIP since 2013 and MBSAQIP since 2019

Dr. Tahir Yunus administrative skills has been improved more by completing over 15 hospital-wide and surgically relevant critical improvement projects with a direct impression on patient safety, quality of care delivery, the efficiency of care delivery systems, which witnessed a 28% increase in surgical volume from the years 2014 to 2016 with progressively increasing annual volume till 2019.

  • Contributions

Dr Tahir Yunus administrative skills has contributed a lot to the field of Bariatric and Laparoscopic surgery. He keeps with him many success stories from his clients, whom he has assisted in making major changes in their lives.

  • Chairman of Surgery in at International Medical Centre Jeddah

For 10 years, Dr. Tahir Yunus has given services of weight loss and bariatric surgery at International Medical Centre Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and he remained there as a Chairman of surgery for more than five years. And being there, he has performed more than 2000 advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgeries. He was a renowned expert in this field.

  • Projecting his Research Work

Dr. Tahir Yunus Surgical experience lead him to present his research work on many International and National platforms for generating awareness regarding Bariatric and Laparoscopic surgery and also mentoring other surgeons and medical staff regarding this field as a Senior Member of Surgery Panels.

His Professional Qualifications

Diplomat American Board of Surgery (2019)

Dr. Tahir Yunus is also a diplomat at the American Board of Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital, Michigan.

  • American Board of surgery ( October 2008)

Dr. Tahir Yunus become the part of the American Board of Surgery for his efforts, skills and expertise in Surgery in year 2008.

  • Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery (2002-2008)

Dr. Tahir Yunus got admission in the University of California, San Francisco, in Fresno, California, to subspecialize in the field of Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal and Bariatric surgery. With Dr. Kelvin Higa and Keith Boone and Abdelrehman Nimeri.

  • Fellow of American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (2019) (2002-2008)

Regarding his efforts, skills and expertise to provide the best quality care, he is also a fellow of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (FASMBS).

  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons

Dr. Tahir Yunus education also includes is also the fellow of the American College of Surgeons, which is also a big sign of his contributions and expertise for the bariatric surgery field.

  • Member of Pakistan Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society

He is a life member of Pakistan Metabolic and Bariatric surgery society ( PSMBS). He has remarkable contributions to the arena of Bariatric surgery in Pakistan.

  • Postgraduate Diploma ( 2014- 2015)

Dr. Tahir Yunus education includes Postgraduate diploma in Healthcare Management from the American University of Cairo.

  • Mini-MBA ( October 2016) ( 2014- 2015)

Dr. Tahir Yunus skills also include knowledge about the management and business world as he holds a Mini-MBA from the London school of business and finance.

  • American Board of Obesity Management ( February 2019)

Last but not the least, Dr. Tahir Yunus education also includes his training in the medical management of obesity and is certified as an expert by the American Board for Obesity Management (ABOM).

Dr. Tahir Yunus

Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon