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Dr. Adel Tash

Dr. Adel Tash

Adult Cardiac Surgeon, Advanced Heart Failure Surgeon
Senior Consultant
Adult Cardiac Surgeon, Advanced Heart Failure Surgeon
English, Arabic
25+ years

Brief Profile

Dr Adel Tash is a Senior Adult Cardiac surgeon with almost 20 years of experience practicing Cardiac Surgery. He is a renowned expert in Adult Cardiac Surgery with a particular interest in complex, high-risk procedures, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and Advanced Heart Failure Surgery using different short-term and long-term devices to support the heart and lungs. He pioneered using ECMO “Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenators” and was the first to implant a fully implantable LVAD “Left Ventricular Assist Device” in the Kingdom. He is also well versed in the field of valvular heart disease, with excellent outcomes in Mitral and Aortic valve complex repairs and doing those surgeries with minimal access. He also established Heart Transplant services and Heart Failure device therapies at the Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre at the Military Hospital in Riyadh, KSA.

He is a leader in the field of cardiac care. Aside from being a senior consultant Cardiac Surgeon is the director general of the National Heart Centre and the general supervisor of cardiac centers at the Ministry of Health in KSA. He is leading, establishing, and operating in many cardiac centers around the kingdom. If you are looking for an experienced surgeon who can perform the spectrum of Advanced Adult Cardiac Surgery and Advanced Heart Failure Surgery dealing with the most complex disease, then Dr. Tash would be the surgeon of choice. 

Dr. Tash trained at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, the Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre at the Military Hospital in Riyadh, and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Core Competencies

  • Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting – On-Pump and Off-pump specialized in total arterial revascularization 
  • Minimally invasive Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Complex Valvular Heart Disease Repair and Replacement 
  • Complex Mitral Valve Repair
  • Aortic Valve Repair using the Ozaki technique
  • Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Surgery of the Ascending Aorta and Aortic Arch
  • Hybrid Procedures 
  • Infective Endocarditis 
  • ECMO insertion
  • LVAD implantation using the minimally invasive approach 
  • Re-operations for both CABG and Valvular Heart Disease
  • Combined surgeries 
  • Saphenous vein and radial artery endoscopic Harvesting
  • Surgical ablation for Atrial Fibrillation


  • Saudi Board in Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital Riyadh KSA, 1997
  • Advanced Adult Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2009
  • Advanced Heart Failure Surgery Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada 2009