Year : 2014 | Volume
: 6 | Issue : 4 | Page : 395-
Dr. Abdullah Baker Fallatah 1943-2014
Advanced Medicine Center For Subspecialties, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Advanced Medicine Center For Subspecialties, Riyadh
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Abullah Baker Fallatah completed his medical school at the Medical College Bonn-University, Germany in 1973. After a successful Internship, he proceeded with the postgraduate training in Germany and graduated as a Facharzt of Urology in 1982. As a board certified Urologist Dr. Fallatah returned to Jeddah in 1982 and started establishing an organized urology service at King Fahad General Hospital. After 25 years of hard work and outstanding outcome, he retired in 2006. He spent most of the last 7 years of his life in hospital, due to severe chest illness and deceased on 16.4.2014.
Dr. Fallatah was one of the pioneer Saudi urologists, who established and promoted an organized and updated urological department in the country early eighties of the last century. Under his guidance and leadership up to date equipments and major urological procedures were introduced. Not only Dr. Fallatah established a complete urological service, but also he participated in initiating one of the successful major renal transplant centers in the western region, where he performed 300 renal transplants by himself. Dr. Fallatah helped also in establishing renal transplant programs in Al-Hada hospital in Taif and in Bahrain.
Education and training of residents was one of his favorites. His department was the back bone of residency training in the western region and nine residents were graduated during his leadership. He was a mentor for many urologists who worked with him. He also was a regular participant of the monthly urology club meeting in Jeddah and organized the 9 th national Saudi Urology Conference (SUC) in 1995. Since the initiation of the SUC in 1983, Dr. Fallatah attended and participated in all of them. He was the Co-Editor of the first three volumes of the SUC-Abstract proceeding books.
In addition to his excellent urological performance, Dr. Fallatah made a big share in postgraduate education, training, and research. With the demise of Dr. Fallatah, the Saudi urological community and patients have lost an outstanding urologist, educator and teacher. May Almighty God bless him.