“For the situation in my country made me a man in every sense and I was able to achieve what you dreamed it despite the difficult circumstances in which we live. I wish to live in peace.”
I have followed Hussein Najim’s FB page for a couple of years now. I first knew of him from working with Brian Forsberg, CCP on several Iraqi pediatric articles, as well as some collaboration with world famous pediatric heart surgeon, Dr. Bill Novick.
Hussein is also an active participant in the perfusion Facebook group- Perfusionists of Iraq.
I have always been struck how people in war torn areas conduct their professional lives, and surely feel that it takes tremendous courage just to get up sometimes, and get to work- not knowing for certain- that there will be a home to come back to- or worse- a hospital to go to.
So if you are ever unnerved, because it looks like it might be a long hard day- just put yourself into someone else’s shoes- and just maybe- the day won’t be so tough, and the coffee might taste better.
I just want you to write about how you got into perfusion, how your program started up, the types of cases you do, the types of equipment you us, and how difficult it is to run a heart program with so much political and military drama surrounding you on a daily basis.
I admire the Iraqi people and their courage after so much has happened. I think you would have a great perspective.
Thank you … I work in a surgical operating room since 2000 and in 2010 began working in the Department of perfusion open-heart surgery and I am now perfusionist chief in Najaf center for heart surgery.
Hello my name is Hussein Najim am 36 years old I work in the center of Najaf for heart surgery I have trained in Ib n al-Bitar center for heart surgery Baghdad and was able to work well has also helped me to work with the US medical team that visited our center more than once led by Dr. Novick ICHF, who gave me the motivation and success in my work a great success. Now we are working well, ongoing and we were able to hold all the complex heart surgery … we use in most of the operations at the US medtronic company supplies ..ongana of lack of equipment and the need to participate in conferences and meetings to get high experience and get recognized I was able to train two people with me to work They are now working well.
For the situation in my country made me a man in every sense and I was able to achieve what you dreamed it despite the difficult circumstances in which we live. I wish to live in peace.
Thank so much for you interested. ..if you need more information I am ready. .God bless you!
Perfusionist Najaf Cardiac Center
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