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  • Ali Dodge-Khatami, MD, PhD

       Dodge-Khatami, Ali

    Phone: (601) 984-5489
    Fax: (601) 984-5972


    Dr. Ali Dodge-Khatami, a specialist in cardiovascular surgery from Switzerland, has joined University of Mississippi Medical Center faculty as a professor of surgery.

    After having premedical studies at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, from 1985-86, Dodge-Khatami earned the Swiss Federal Diploma of Medicine at the University of Geneva, Switzerland in 1991. He had residency training in thoracic surgery, neurosurgery, emergency medicine and general surgery from 1991-93 at the Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve, Switzerland, and in general surgery and cardiovascular-thoracic surgery from 1993-96 at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland. He then had fellowship training in cardiovascular-thoracic surgery at RUSH-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Ill., from 1996-98 and congenital cardiac surgery at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill., from 1998-99.

    Dodge-Khatami served as senior registrar at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London, England, from 1999-2000 before joining the faculty of the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam as a cardiothoracic surgeon. In 2003, he received the PhD from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, based on clinical and animal laboratory research on tracheal reconstruction and healing.

    In 2003, he joined the University Children's Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland, as a staff cardiovascular surgeon committed to congenital heart disease, and in 2008, he became professor of cardiovascular surgery, chief of pediatric cardiac surgery and head of the Program for Congenital Heart Disease, University Heart Center, at the University of Hamburg-Eppendorf School of Medicine, Germany.

    An active member of several professional organizations, including the Swiss Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Dodge-Khatami has authored or coauthored more than 90 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and six book chapters. A reviewer for several professional publications, he has presented at professional meetings across Europe and the United States.

    Dodge-Khatami has gone on humanitarian missions for the development of pediatric and congenital heart surgery in Georgia, Macedonia, the Russian Federation, Honduras, Vietnam, the Ukraine and Libya.

    Education and training

    University of Neuchatel, SwitzerlandPremedical Studies
    University of Geneva Medical SchoolMD
    Hopitaux Universitaires de Geneve

    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois
    Surgery Residency
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisCardiovascular/Thoracic Residency
    Rush Presbyterian - St. Luke's Med. Ctr.Fellowship
    Children's Memorial HospitalResearch Fellowship

    Professional Societies

    Swiss Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
    European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
    Society of Thoracic Surgeons
    Netherlands Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
    Association for European Paediatric Cardiologists
    World Society for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery 
    German Society for Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery
    American Society of Echocardiography