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

2023-2024 Visiting Professor

April 22-23, 2024

Matthew Eagleton, MD

Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) 

Robert R. Linton, MD Professor of Surgery in the Field of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in Harvard Medical School

Lecture: "FEVER for FEVAR"
Grand Rounds: "Married in Medicine"

2022-2023 Visiting Professor

May 22-23, 2023

Kellie R. Brown, MD

Professor of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
The Medical College of Wisconsin

Lecture: "Management of concomitant Carotid and Coronary Artery Disease: A Milwaukee Legacy."
Grand Rounds: "Challenges to the Health of Surgery and Strategies for Survivial."


2021-2022 Visiting Professor

May 30-31, 2022

Malachi G. Sheahan III, MD
Professor and Chair, Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery
Louisiana State University

Lecture: "Unstack the deck- The random design of our healthcare work environment and its contribution to burnout"
Grand Rounds: "How to be a doctor at the end of the world"

2020-2021 Visiting Professor

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 Professor

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