Nadey S. Hakim is a British-Lebanese transplant surgeon and author. With over 30 years as a surgeon, Hakim has performed over 2,000 transplants. He was part of the team of surgeons that performed the world's first hand transplant in France.
Hakim earned his MD from Paris Descartes University in 1984. He did his surgical training at Guy's Hospital, and received his PhD in small bowel transplantation from University College London. His Gastrointestinal Fellowship was at the Mayo Clinic and his Multi-organ Transplant Fellowship was at the University of Minnesota.
Hakim began the first Pancreas Transplant Program in South East England. In 1995, Hakim performed the first pancreas transplant in London at St Mary's Hospital. The world's first hand transplant was performed in September 1998 by a team of surgeons including Hakim. The operation, done in Lyon, France, took 14 hours. Hakim also took part in the first double arm transplant.