Trauma ECHO

Heartfelt condolences

With a heavy heart, we share the news of the untimely death of Dr. Isam Salih Osman on September 29, 2023. Dr. Osman was Head of the Vascular and Endovascular Department and Director of the Operating Room for King Saud Medical City in Riyadh, KSA. He was also President of the Sudanese Association of Vascular Surgeons and Country Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. May Allah bestow on him his mercy and forgiveness. 

In 2022, Dr. Osman was a leading subject matter expert in SAMA’s Surgery ECHO. After the war broke out, in partnership with the Sudan Association of Vascular Surgeons, he launched SAMA’s Trauma ECHO which recruited global experts in trauma from all over the world to share their experiences in managing trauma patients with the trauma surgeons in Sudan.

Background & Purpose

On April 15th, 2023, civil war broke out in Khartoum. Surgeons in Sudan are saving lives under extremely harsh conditions. There is a need to rapidly expand their knowledge in trauma management.

In partnership with the Sudan Association of Vascular Surgeons, Trauma ECHO trains Junior Surgeons in Sudan (and other low-resource settings) in managing patients with traumatic injuries in a war zone. It will be a case-based discussion with 20 mins for didactic by a global subject matter expert, 20mins for a learner in Sudan (and other low-resource settings), and 20 minutes for interaction and Q&A.


  • July 8th to December 16th 2023
  • Biweekly
  • 4 pm Central African time

Trauma ECHO in numbers

  • 11 sessions
  • 17 subject matter experts
  • 5 case presentations
  • 135 learners
  • 18 countries

In-Person Learning Sites

Dr. Bushra Ibnauf Center for Learning – Port Sudan, Sudan

Map of Learners

Talks on YouTube

Subject Matter Experts


Dr. Isam Osman

  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon
  • Chair of Vascular Surgery, King Saud Medical City
  • Clinical Service Line Lead for Vascular Services, Riyadh First Cluster
  • Director of Operating Room Administration, King Saud Medical City
  • Clinical Service Line lead for Operating Rooms, Riyadh First Cluster
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FRCS, FRCS (Gla)
  • Vascular and General Surgery Specialization
  • Passed away on September 29th 2023

Dr. Sharfuddin Chowdhury

  • Consultant Trauma Surgeon
  • Chairman of Trauma Surgery, King Saud Medical City,
  • Director of Trauma Center, King Saud Medical City,
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Qualifications: MBBS, FCS(SA), MMed, PhD
  • General Surgery and Trauma Surgery Specialization

Dr. Ayman Nasr

  • Consultant Surgeon, Trauma Unit, King Fahad Hospital of the University
  • Assistant Professor, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
  • Head of Examination, Evaluation and Competency Committee,
    Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Fellowship Program of General Surgery (IAUF-GS), Khobar, Saudi Arabia
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Acute Care and Resuscitation (JACResus)
  • President, Human Resuscitation Organization (Human Resus)
  • Course Director & National Lead, European Trauma Course (ETC), Sudan & Saudi Arabia
  • Educator Committee, European Trauma Course Organization (ETCO)
  • Educator & Course Director, European Resuscitation Council (ERC)

Dr. Wisam Al-Issawi

  • Consultant in Neurosurgery
  • Assistant Professor
  • Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
  • MBBS, FRCSC (Ed)
  • Trained in McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Dammam, KSA

Dr. Omer Abdulrahim

  • Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon
  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh, KSA
  • Assistant Professor, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Waleed Alqurashi

  • Associate Consultant in Neurosurgery
  • Deputy Program Director
  • Neurosurgery Residency Training Program
  • King Saud Medical City
  • Riyadh, KSA

Dr. Abdelbasit Ali

  • Consultant and Head of Department
  • King Saud Medical City
  • Riyadh, KSA


Dr. Nassir Mansour

  • Consultant in Neurosurgery,
  • Mt Carmel Healthcare
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Complex Cranial, Oncology, and Skull Base Fellowship, Indiana University, Goodman Campbell Brain & Spine under Dr Aaron Cohen-Gadol
  • Neurosurgery residency, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Dr. Mamoun Nabri

  • Consultant General/Trauma Surgery
  • Chair of Trauma Committee
  • Head of Trauma unit
  • King Fahad Hospital of University
  • Ass. Professor, IAU, Faculty of Medicine
  • Fellowship Trained:
  • Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
    Ryder Trauma Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital,
  • Miami, FL, USA

Dr. Yassar Hashim

  • Consultant in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care
  • Assistant Professor
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • MBBS, University of Khartoum
  • T32/NIH research fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA
  • General Surgery residency and a Trauma/ Critical Care fellowship, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Dr. Osama Alsaied

  • Marshfield, USA

Dr. Ayman Eltayeb Ahmed

  • Consultant in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Wisconsin
  • MBBS, University of Khartoum
  • American Board of General Surgery
  • American Board of Vascular Surgery

Dr. Omer Ismail

  • Consultant
  • General surgery/ trauma critical care
  • MBBS, University of Khartoum
  • Mercy One Des Moines

United Kingdom

Dr. Husam Bella

  • Consultant
  • Burns, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Russell’s Hall Hospital
  • Birmingham, UK

Dr. Tarig Barakat

  • Consultant
  • Consultant Vascular Surgeon
  • North Wales, UK

Dr. Shahd Nour

  • Speciality Registrar
  • Burns, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Russell’s Hall Hospital
  • Birmingham, UK


Dr. Ileana Lulic

  • Ileana Lulic, MD, FERC
  • Consultant in Anaesthesiology, Reanimatology, and Intensive care medicine
  • Clinical Hospital Merkur, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Consultant in development and training
  • European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Educator
  • ERC ALS Science and Education Committee
  • European Trauma Course (ETCO) Education Committee


Dr. Naeem Toosy

  • Consultant & Head of Department, Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Sharjah
  • MBChB, FRCS (Ed), MSc Surgical Sc, FFSEM (Ireland)
  • CCT in Emergency Medicine from London, UK with experience in pre-hospital Helicopter Emergency Medical Service
  • Sharjah, UAE

Dr. Amira Siyam

  • Consultant Anesthesiologist
  • Anesthesiology Residency Training Program Director
  • Director of Anesthesia Operations
  • Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi
  • Graduated University of Maryland Medical School
  • Anesthesiology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio
  • Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Yasir Suliman

  • Senior Consultant in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
  • Chief of Vascular Surgery Division
  • Burjeel Medical City, Abudhabi, UAE
  • American Board Certified in Vascular Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Special Interest: Limb Salvage, Peripheral Endovascular Revascularization, Vascular Hemodialysis Access

Case (Spoke) Presenters

Dr. Alaa Yousif Yagoob Mohammed

  • Surgical Resident
  • Sudan

Ahmed Modawi Bakheet Jabraldar

  • Surgical Resident
  • Sudan

Dr. FatimaElzhra AbdElmuneem Basheer Ali

  • Surgical Resident
  • Sudan

Best Case Presentation Award

Alaa Mohammed, MBBS, MRCSI