World's 100 Most Powerful Arabs 2014
Wed 26 Mar 2014 03:56 PM
Daoud Hanania

Designation: Heart Surgeon

Country: Jordan

Daoud Hanania has several firsts under his belt; he performed the first heart transplant in the Arab world at the King Hussein Medical Centre in Jordan in 1985 and the first kidney transplant in the Middle East in 1973.

He was director of the King Hussein Medical Centre between 1973 and 1976 and then served as head of the Royal Medical Services of the Jordanian Armed Forces until 1988. He has served as a senator in the country’s parliament for five terms, and was elected for a sixth term in 2011.

Hanania played a key role in the founding of the Arab Centre for Heart and Special Surgery.

Today, Hanania has a private practice. He sees patients regularly at the new Hanania Centre in Amman and performs cardiovascular surgery operations mostly at the Arab Medical Centre and the Khalidi Medical Centre and occasionally at the Islamic Hospital and the Amman Surgical Hospital.