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Sports Surgery Training Centre


Aspetar’s Sports Surgery Training Centre (SSTC) is the first leading centre of its kind in the region, creating a centre for sports surgery that will allow the sharing of skills, experience and knowledge not only regionally, but internationally.

Our primary focus is to achieve our organisation’s mission to be a leader in sports medicine and education, and the SSTC is a unique opportunity to do this by developing and implementing the newest surgical techniques, to both enhance premium sports surgical care for athletes and patients, and increase knowledge globally.

With state of the art facilities, including 5-10 fully equipped surgical stations, ultra-modern arthroscopic towers, and a biometric security system the SSTC offers a real time surgical training programme that teaches the techniques of advanced sports surgery to surgeons from around the world. This programme includes live surgery simulations, cadaveric workshops in the wet lab, sawbones in the dry lab, video demonstrations, and anatomical education.

The SSTC also facilitates presentations, lectures and debates, with the use of a built-in sound system, LED lighting, audio and visual links, wi-fi access, and live streaming capabilities.

With personal protective equipment available on-site, full access to scrubs, lockers, changing rooms and showers, as well as Aspetar restaurants, plays a vital part in positioning Aspetar as a world-class research facility.

In October 2016 Aspetar, in collaboration with the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS and the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), successfully organised the region’s first world-class Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Master Class. Taking place at the SSTC, the course was attended by 40 surgeons from five continents of the world, who trained for two full days using surgical anatomical specimens.

  • Dr. Robert Smigielski- Warsaw, Poland- Anatomist


  • Dr. Freddie Fu- Pittsburgh, USA
  • Dr. Philippe Neyret- Lyon, France- ISAKOS President
  • Dr. Willem Mare van der Merwe – Cape Town, South Africa
  • Dr. Ali Alblooshi – Dubai, UAE
  • Dr. Guillermo Arce- Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dr. Sivaraman Arumugam- Nagar, Chennai, India
  • Dr. Nader Darwich- Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr. Matteo Denti- Monza, Italy
  • Dr. Marcin Edward Domzalski- Lodz, Poland
  • Dr. Joao Duarte Espregueira- Mendes- Porto, Portugal
  • Dr. Michael Elias Hantes, Larisa, Greece
  • Dr. Jacques Ménétrey- Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dr. James Robinson- Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr. Peter Verdonk- Zwijnaarde, Belgium
  • Dr. Nader Darwich- Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr. Karim Bouattour- Sousse, Tunisia
  • Dr. Moncef Ben Abid- Tunis, Tunisia
  • Dr. Slim Mourali- Bizerte, Tunisia
  • Dr. Shareef Al Dbabseh- Abu Dhabi, UAE


  • Professor Niek Van Dijk- Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Professor Jean Brilhault- Tours, France
  • Dr. SR Sundararajan- Tamil Nadu, India


  • Dr. IPS Oberoi- New Delhi, India
  • Dr. Ghassan Khoury- Riyadh, KSA
  • Proefessor Joo Han Oh- Seoul, South Korea


  • Dr. Charles Brown- Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Dr. James Robinson- United Kingdom


  • Dr. Alfred Khoury- Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr. Mohammed Al Bluwi- Dammam, KSA
  • Dr. Raid Abdullah Abutalib- Madina, KSA
  • Dr. Dinsahw Pardiwala- Mumbai, India
  • Dr. Majid Al Yamani- Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr. Abdullah Alzahrani- Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr. Abdulaziz Al Qahtani- Riyadh, KSA
  • Dr. Hussain, Al Gawahmed- Riyadh, KSA

Special Visits

  • Eric Chevallier- France -French Ambassador to Qatar
  • Dr. Uğur Erdener – Turkey- International Olympic Committee Vice President

1 2016 Oct 13 15 ISAKOS, ESSKA ISAKOS Symposium & Workshop Series: Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Master Class
2 2016 Oct 28 29 Smith & Nephew NAF SPM Intermediate Knee Arthroscopy Course
3 2016 Nov 10 12 Smith & Nephew Combined Foot & Ankle Train-the-Trainer Course
4 2016 Dec 9 10 Smith & Nephew Shoulder Arthroscopic Master Course
5 2017 Jan 6 7 Smith & Nephew Knee Review- Video Filming
6 2017 Feb 3 4 Smith & Nephew Intermediate Cadaveric Knee Arthroscopy Course (KSA/MENA)
7 2017 Feb 24 25 Smith & Nephew MENA: Intermediate Shoulder Arthroscopy Course