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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.

He was awarded Honorary Professorships from Lyon University (2005), Ricardo Palma University, Ba┼čkent University, University of São Paulo (2007) and was visiting professor at several institutions worldwide including Harvard University and the Cleveland Clinic. Hakim was also appointed the first recipient of the Max Thorek Professorship of Surgery. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Transplantation Surgery at Imperial College London.

Hakim was surgical director of the West London Renal and Transplant Centre at Hammersmith Hospital. There, he pioneered a kidney transplant technique using a record breaking 2.5cm cut.

Hakim runs a private practice in
Harley Street. Additionally, he is an advisor on transplant issues to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Hakim has edited 23 surgical textbooks and served as the 35th World President of the International College of Surgeons. He was awarded the Bailiff Grand Cross Order of St John of Jerusalem in 2010. Hakim is vice president of the Royal Society of Medicine. In January 2016, President Francois Hollande appointed Professor Hakim to the rank of Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur. He was elected Vice President of Conservative Health April 2016.