Prof. Mousa A. R. Khoursheed has been a professor of surgery in the department of surgery and the faculty of medicine at the Kuwait University, Safat, since 2014. He completed his surgical board certification in 1990 with the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow and was inducted into fellowship in Glasgow’s Royal College that same year. In 2014, he achieved the rank of professor at Kuwait University. He is primarily a general and bariatric surgeon.
He completed his graduate medical studies at Kuwait University, earning a bachelor of medicine and surgery degree in 1984. He began his medical internship rotation in 1985 and filled several roles between 1985 and 1989, including assistant registrar in general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, urology, and anesthesia and intensive care at the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital, and surgical oncology at the Kuwait Cancer Control Center. He served as a registrar at the Ibn Sina Hospital, both in the organ transplant department (December 1989–January 1990) and the neurosurgery department (May–July 1990). He also served as registrar in the cardiothoracic surgery department at the Chest Disease Hospital (February–April 1990). He furthered his training with a one-year research fellowship at the University of California, San Diego, Medical Center beginning in 1992 and was a senior registrar in general surgery at Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool, U.K., September 1993–April 1994. Following that, he held another senior registrar appointment with the specialized unit for hepatobiliary and laparoscopic surgery at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland (April–December 1994).
In Kuwait, he has risen steadily through the surgical ranks and was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor in 1999, a position he held until his current promotion in 2014. Throughout his 30-year career, Professor Khoursheed has continuously worked to ensure the implementation of quality programs within the Kuwait medical systems, helping to optimize patient outcomes.
He helps organize courses at home and abroad and served as president of the Kuwait Surgical Society from 2013 to 2017. He is currently a member of 13 national and international societies. Since 2017, he has been a member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) Bariatric Endoscopy Committee and has served as chair of the Membership Committee of the IFSO’s Middle East and North Africa Chapter. He has been a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) since 2013 and has been a member of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract’s International Relations Committee since 2019.
Professor Khoursheed has greatly influenced the national and international bariatric communities with his many offerings to the peer-reviewed literature and extraordinary contributions to the field of general, bariatric, and metabolic surgery in his country. These efforts span clinical, research, and surgical quality work, and he is described by one ACS Fellow as “one of the Middle East’s most prestigious thought leaders and teachers in the field of general, bariatric, and metabolic surgery.” He has greatly impacted the quality of surgical education, clinical care, and surgical outcomes within the Middle East region.