Dr. Sammy Al-Benna is a UK Board Certified Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon with a special interest in hand and wrist surgeries, plastic & cosmetic surgeries, aesthetic surgeries, peripheral nerve surgeries and complications of plastic surgery. He has over 17 years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He was last associated with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi as Consultant Plastic Surgeon where he performed numerous plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries and managed major trauma and burn cases.
He graduated in 1997 from University of Edinburgh and completed his Clinical Surgery in general at the Hammersmith Hospital. In 2000, he was awarded MRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and AFRCS from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
In 2001, Dr. Sammy was awarded a Research Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England to perform research at the University of Glasgow, from where he was awarded his PhD in 2007. In 2010, he was awarded a bursary from the University of Oxford to study Nanotechnology. In 2011, he completed his Specialist Training in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the BG University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Bochum, the Bergmannsheil is the world's oldest and also the largest emergency hospital. In 2011, he was entered on the Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery of the Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe in Germany and later the General Medical Council Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery in the United Kingdom.
He was General Secretary of the European Plastic Surgery Research Council from 2009-2014. An avid educator enjoys teaching and supervising scientists, medical undergraduates and health care professionals. His formal teaching positions include Course Director at Institute of Surgery and Innovation, Clinical Attachment Supervisor at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi and Senior Scientific Member of Laboratory for Molecular Oncology and Wound Healing at Ruhr University Bochum amongst many others.
During his exceptional career in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr Sammy has performed numerous plastic surgeries and aesthetic surgeries. He has published comprehensively within the Plastic Surgery Literature throughout his career and has presented his work internationally at plastic surgery conferences. He is renowned for his research work on various subjects and his work has been cited in over 1700 studies since 2011.
Dr. Sammy speaks Arabic and English.