Iraqi physicians visiting the United States
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Jan. 5, 2004
Dr. Quraish Al-Kasir, president of the Society of Iraqi Surgeons, and his wife, Dr. Nahla Dawood, a gynecologist, attended the AMA Interim Meeting as guests of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. They are part of a group of six Iraqi physicians who are in the United States for nine weeks observing burn care, microscopic and endoscopic procedures, hand surgery and other reconstructive procedures. During their stay, the physicians also will travel to medical centers across the country as visiting clinicians. At the AMA meeting, Dr. Al-Kasir spoke with members of the AMA Surgical Caucus about the state of medical care and the physician community in Iraq.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/01/05/prbf0105.htm.