Top Covid-19 lung transplant surgeon to lead new Abu Dhabi organ centre

SourceThe National

A second organ transplant unit will open in Abu Dhabi to serve patients seeking life-saving treatment.

Burjeel Medical City will carry out heart and lung operations in a partnership with India’s Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (Kims) Hospitals.

The new unit will be led by Dr Sandeep Attawar, who recently performed 12 double lung transplants on patients with end-stage Covid-19 damaged lungs.

“In the initial phase, we will be concentrating on setting up the infrastructure for heart and lung transplants,” said John Sunil, chief executive of VPS-owned Burjeel Hospitals.

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