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Dr. Ahmed Alkaram

Title: Urologist and Transplant Surgeon
Company: Salem VA Medical Center
Location: Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Ahmed Alkaram, Urologist and Transplant Surgeon at Salem VA Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in urology practice and surgery.

Hailing from Iraq, Dr. Alkaram obtained a Doctor of Medicine from the School of Medicine at the University of Baghdad in 1995, where he completed a urology residency and board certification in 2002. He additionally served a fellowship in laparoscopic urology with the European Institute for Tele-Surgery in Strasbourg, France in 2012 as well as subsequent fellowships in andrology, GU prosthesis and urethral reconstruction; female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery; and abdominal transplant in the United States from 2013 to 2018. Dr. Alkaram has gained valuable expertise in the field as the head of information and foreign affairs for the Iraqi League for Medical Professions and as a physician and medical director of international relief missions for Qatar Red Crescent, for which he has volunteered on relief missions in Niger and the India-Pakistan area and trained 60 doctors for their ACLS and BLS certifications.

From 2004 to 2016, Dr. Alkaram provided superior care as a staff urologist with Hamad General Hospital in Dota, Qatar; Private Sector Polyclinic and Surgical Specialty Hospital in Baghdad; Al Mazroui Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and attending urologist with the Yas Healthcare Medical Centre in Abu Dhabi, among numerous other assignments. He then excelled from 2016 to 2018 as a fellow urologist with the Organ Transplant Center at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa and as a urologist and transplant surgeon with the Salem Veterans Administration Medical Center in Roanoke from 2018 to the present. To commemorate his accomplishments, he was recognized as a Top Urologist and Transplant Surgeon via Top Doctors in 2021. As a career highlight, Dr. Alkaram is most proud of providing urological services at Salem VA Medical Center and founding a urology department in a new hospital in Abu Dhabi. In the coming years, he hopes to open a center of excellence for urological cancer treatments at Salem VA Medical Center.

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