Previous Dean

Prof. Dr. Wael Nabil Abdel Salam

Previous Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of

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  • Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria. Since 25/11/2019 till Jan 2022.
  • 2016-Present Head of University Hospitals Sector, Alexandria University.
  • 2015-Pressent Professor of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University.
  • 2014-Present Board Member Egyptian Society of Laparoscopic Surgery.
  • 2012-2015 Secretary of General Surgery Department Council, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University. Ipsum
  • 2009-2015 Assistant Professor of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University.
  • 2004-2009 Lecturer of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University.
  • 1998- 2004 Assistant Lecturer of General Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University.
  • 1995-1998 Resident of General Surgery, Alexandria University Hospitals, Alexandria University.
  • 1994- 1995 House Officer, Alexandria University Hospitals, Alexandria University.


  • 1986-1992
    MBBCh, Alexandria University.
  • 1998
    Masters in Surgery, Alexandria University.
  • 2004
    MD in Surgery, Alexandria University.


Egyptian Medical Syndicate Trophy 2015.

Research Experience

Clinical Fellow at Vicenza Hospital, Padova University


Vol.48 No. 1 January, 2006

Non-operative management of stable patients with abdominal stab wounds: is it feasible in Egyptian patients? The Alexandria Medical Journal.

Vol (3) Dec. 2006

Laparoscopic management of patients with suspected acute appendicitis: a prospective study. Alexandria Journal of Hepatogastroenterology.

Vol 25, No 2 April, 2006

Non operative management of blunt hepatic and splenic injuries. A prospective study Egyptian Journal of Surgery.

2009 Apr 1;19(2):125-7

Vel pharetra nisi. In est tortor, tempor eget libero in, bibendum condimentum augue.

2007 Jun 1;11(3):239

Bessa SS, Katri KM, Abdel-Salam WN, Abdel-Baki NA. Early results from the use of the Lichtenstein repair in the management of strangulated groin hernia. Hernia.

Vol. 49 No.2 April 2007

Laparoscopic totally extra peritoneal (TEP) repair for inguinal hernia. A new horizon. The Alexandria Medical Journal.

Bull.Alex.Med, December 2007; Vol.43 No.4: 925 – 938

Study of both Ghrelin hormone and TNF- α in patients with inflammatory bowel disease; their relation to the degree of activity. Bull.Alex.Med.

Bull.Alex.Med.44 No.1,2008

Laparoscopic gastric bypass in the treatment of morbid obesity.

Bull.Alex.Med, April 200

Laparoscopic splenectomy in patients with Immune Thrompocytopenic Purpura.

The Egyptian Journal of Surgery. 2014 Apr 1;33(2):125.

Bekheit M, Katri K, Abdel-Salam W, Abdelbaki TN, Sgromo B, Catheline JM, ElNagah GA. Technical tips associated with reduction in leak rate after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: lessons to learn from a nested case-control study.

Egyptian Journal of Surgery. 2011 Oct;30(4).

Katri K, Nabil W, Sharaan M, El Kayal ES. Leakage in bariatric surgery: a 10-year experience.

2012 Jul 1;22(6):550-5

Bessa SS, Katri KM, Abdel-Salam WN, El-Kayal ES, Tawfik TA. Spinal versus general anesthesia for day-case laparoscopic cholecystectomy: a prospective randomized study. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques.

Alexandria Journal of Medicine. 2013 Mar 1;49(1):29-33

Bekheit M, Katri KM, Nabil W, Sharaan MA, El Said A. Earliest signs and management of leakage after bariatric surgeries: single institute experience.

2014 Aug 1;28(8):2406-11

Bekheit M, Katri K, Ashour MH, Sgromo B, Abou-ElNagah G, Abdel-Salam WN, Catheline JM, El Kayal ES. Gender influence on long-term weight loss after three bariatric procedures: gastric banding is less effective in males in a retrospective analysis. Surgical endoscopy.

Obesity surgery. 2013 Oct 1;23(10):1604-10

Bekheit M, Katri K, Ezzat T, Abdel Salam WN. Rejecting the demise of vertical-banded gastroplasty: a long-term single-institute experience.

2013 Mar 1;23(3):220-4

Abdel-Salam WN, Bekheit M, Katri K, Ezzat T, El Kayal ES. Efficacy of intragastric balloon in obese Egyptian patients and the value of extended liquid diet period in mounting the weight loss. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques.

Obesity surgery. 2014 Jun 1;24(6):968-70

Bekheit M, Abdelsalam WN, Sgromo B, Catheline JM, Katri K. Is conservative management for gastric perforation secondary to intragastric balloon possible? Case report and review of literature.

Surgical endoscopy. 2015 Nov 1;29(11):3047-64

Bekheit M, Khafagy PA, Bucur P, Katri K, Elgendi A, Abdel-Salam WN, Vibert E, El-Kayal ES. Donor safety in live donor laparoscopic liver procurement: systematic review and meta-analysis.

2016 Mar 1;12(3):714-6

Abdelbaki TN, Abdelsalam WN, ElKayal S. Management modalities in slipped gastric band. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.

Obesity surgery. 2016 Jul 1;26(7):1505-10

Bekheit M, Abdel-Baki TN, Gamal M, Abdel-salam W, Samir M, ElKayal E, Katri K. Influence of the resected gastric volume on the weight loss after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Professional Memberships

Member of ESS (Egyptian Society of Surgeons).
Member of ESLS (Egyptian Society of laparoscopic Surgeons).
Member of group of laparoscopic surgeons of ESS.
Member of Alexandria Endoscopy Association ALEXEA
Member of ESBS (Egyptian Society for Bariatric Surgery)
Member of EAES (European Association for Endoscopic Surgery

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