As part of it’s long term goal of making Soba University Hospital a Regional Center of Excellence in surgery, SAMA is delighted to sponsor world experts in Pediatric Surgery to participate in the Sudanese Association of Paediatric Surgeon’s Second Annual Conference which includes Soba Hospital’s Fifth Pediatric Laparascopic Surgery Workshop.

Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery Workshop in Soba University Hospital

November 1st & 2nd 2015

Sudanese Association of Paediatric Surgeon’s Second Annual Conference

November 3rd and 4th 2015


Abdalla Zarroug, MD, FACS, FAAP

Main Workshop Conductor
Division Chief,

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery
Sidra Medical & Research Center
Doha, Qatar

Dr. Abdalla Zarroug has more than 15 years’ experience conducting minimally invasive pediatric and fetal surgery in the USA. Most recently, he was Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Dr. Zarroug received his undergraduate degree at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA and his medical degree from Cornell (Weill) University Medical College, New York, NY.
He completed his General Surgery Residency and NIH funded Research fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; and his Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Zarroug’s interests include fetal and neonatal minimally invasive surgery. He also has an in interest in pediatric robotic surgery and volunteerism in war-torn areas. He has also pioneered multiple minimally-invasive procedures.

Dr. R Maximillian Cervellione

Consultant Paediatric Urologist
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer
School of Medicine, University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Mr Cervellione initially trained as a Paediatric Surgeon in Verona, Italy and moved to the UK in 2002 where he completed his paediatric surgical training with Mr Adrian Bianchi and Mr David Gough. In 2005, he was appointed as Senior Paediatric Urology Registrar and in 2007, he was appointed as Consultant Paediatric Urologist. In 2009, Mr Cervellione took a sabbatical which allowed him to work with Professor John Gearhart as a Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Urology at the John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, United States. He returned to his full time Paediatric Urology job in Manchester in 2010.
Mr Cervellione is nationally commissioned to provide the Bladder Exstrophy Service in Manchester which is one of only 2 centres in the UK for the treatment of this complex congenital malformation. Mr Cervellione has published over 50 papers in the main urological and paediatric surgical journals and he has presented over 60 abstracts all around the world. He is a regular reviewer for the Journal of Urology, British Journal of Urology and Journal of Paediatric Urology.

Dr. Mettu Reddy, MBBS, MS (Surgery), DNB, FRCS(Edin), PhD(UK)

Senior Consultant in Liver Surgery & Transplantation
Global Hospital,
Chennai, India

Dr. Reddy completed his medical school and training in General Surgery in India and then went on to acquire higher training in liver surgery and liver transplantation in centres in the United Kingdom. He was awarded a PhD for research work in Transplant Immunobiology in the UK and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal college of Surgeons in General Surgery & Transplantation.
His current appointment is as Senior Consultant in Liver Surgery & Transplantation at Global Hospital, Chennai, INDIA. His clinical areas of interest are Pediatric and Adult liver transplantation and Pediatric liver tumors. His research interests are the biomechanics of liver regeneration and ischemia reperfusion injury.
Dr. Reddy has authored/co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 5 book chapters including the chapter on Pancreas in the latest edition of Gray’s anatomy along with Professor Mohamed Rela.


In addition to a half day of didactics, the program includes one and half days of Interactive Laparoscopic Surgical Procedures at the Paediatric Surgery Theatre Complex in Soba University Hospital, with Live Transmission to the Seminar Room, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Noura Centre.