Weesam Al-Khatib, M.D. Visiting Professorship

The Weesam Al-Khatib Education Endowment Fund has been established by the Al-Khatib family in memory of Stanford  Vascular Surgeon Dr. Weesam Al-Khatib. Dr. Al-Khatib, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 34 from a rare form of cancer, was a Clinical Instructor of Vascular Surgery.  He tended to patients at both Stanford Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. Dr. Al-Khatib was a consummate surgeon, scholar, mentor, and friend, and he is sorely missed by his colleagues, family, and friends.

Throughout most of his terminal illness, he continued to care for his patients and teach residents. His contributions made a significant impact to resident education within the Division of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery.

In honor of Dr. Al-Khatib's dedication to excellence in education and patient care, his family has established an endowed education fund to memorialize his legacy in the Division of Vascular Surgery. This fund will support an annual  academic lecture series broadly to vascular science and graduate medical education.

Stanford News Article on Dr. Al-Khatib's passing in 2012.

2021 Tribute Video to Dr. Al-Khatib

Weesam Al-Khatib, MD Visiting Professorships

2020-2021 Visiting Professors

April 5-6, 2021

Wei Zhou, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Professor, Surgery
University of Arizona
College of Medicine

Lecture:  "Carotid Disease adn Cognitive Function"
Grand Rounds:  "Embracing a limb salvage team"

2019-2020 Visiting Professor

April 27-28, 2020

 Matthew W. Mell, M.D., M.S.
Pearl Stamps Stewart Professor in Surgery
Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery
Medical Director, UC Davis Vascular Center
University of California Davis

Lecture: "The Intersection of Health Research, Health Policy and Vascular Disease" 
Grand Rounds: "The Road Not Taken"

2018-2019 Visiting Professors

April 1-2, 2019

Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor and Lewis B. Saltz Chair
Department of Surgery
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Lecture:  “The Anatomy of a Successful Manuscript”
Grand Rounds:  “Accreditation of Surgical Subspecialties Quality Programs: An Idea Whose Time Has Come!”

Watch Dr. Sidawy's Grand Rounds Lecture here
Inagural Weesam Al-Khatib Visiting Professorship