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Ahmad Yousef Al-Saftawy

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: Poland
  • Gender: Male
  • Born in: 1976
  • Age: 47
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Ahmed Yousef Al-Saftawy, a surgeon living in Poland of Palestinian origin from Gaza City, is considered one of the most famous surgeons who contributed to the first successful arm transplant in Poland and the third in Europe.

his life
Born in Doha - Qatar, in 1976, after completing his studies, he moved to Poland for university studies. He studied medicine since 1994 in Poland, then completed his specialization in general surgery, then obtained a doctorate in hand surgery, specializing in limb transplantation, especially the upper ones. He was among the The medical team that performed the first arm transplant for a Polish soldier whose hands were amputated as a result of an explosion. The donor of the arms was a Polish woman who donated them after her death. This operation is considered the first successful arm transplant in Poland and the third in Europe. Dr. El-Saftawy and the medical team he works with have performed eight hand transplants of this type so far.

Achievements and Awards

The Polish President awarded Dr. Ahmed Yousef El-Saftawy the Polish Silver Medal of Honor for his excellence in multi-tissue organ transplantation and reconstructive surgery in February 2014.


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