Prof. Imad N. KanaanSaudi Arabia
KFSH& Research Center Institution, Alfaisal University-college of Medicine
Current Position
to present Chairman Emeritus
to present Professor of Neurosurgery
to present Senior consultant skull base Neurosurgeon
Academic Experiences
- Professor of Neurosurgery
- Founder & Past Director of Alfaisal University Neuroscience Clerkship
- Director of KFSH & WFNS International skull base surgery fellowship
Professional Experiences
- Head section of Neurosurgery Past
- Chairman of Department of Neurosciences Past
- Program Director of Skull base & Neurovascular program
- Director of KFSH & WFNS International skull base surgery fellowship
Specialty & Expertise
see short biography
About Me
see short biography in attached file below:

Imad N. Kanaan, MD, FACS, FRCS, Ed, iFAANS
Professor & Chairman Emeritus
Senior consultant Neurosurgeon
• MD. 1976
• ECFMG 1985
• German Board of Neurosurgery, April 1985
• Visiting fellowship @University of Zurich, Radcliff Infirmary and BNI, 1984-1985.
• Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
• Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (F.I.C.S.)
• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon of Edinburgh (F.R.C.S. Ed)
• Award “Establishment and promotion of Department of Neurosciences @ KFSH& RC” 2003
• Award “Founding member of Epilepsy surgery and Program, KFSH&RC” 2003
• Founding member of Neurosurgery fellowship training program in KSA since inception 1990’.
• Direct the KFSHRC Neurovascular service 1995-2012
• Award “Pioneer Physician Employee KFSH & Research center” 2005
• Award “senior distinguished Consultant Neurosurgeon, KFSH&RC” 2006
• Recognition “Pioneer Neurosurgeon Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” March 2010
• Honorary international member to the Japanese Society of Neurosurgery 2015
• Special Award “Arab-Spine modules Diploma” 2016
• KFSH & RC Riyadh “Diamond Award” for Innovation and patient care
• World academy recognition among the world best 16 neurosurgeons who care. 2016
• Honored gold medal “Trophy” from the Saudi Association of Neurological Surgeons 2017
• Gold medal & Honorary member “South East European society of Neurosurgery 2018
• Received the “WFNS Medal of Honor” 2023
• Professor of Neurosurgery @ Alfaisal University, Riyadh-KSA
• Director of advanced Neurosciences Clerkship, Alfaisal University, College of Medicine 2012-2020
• Director of WFNS & KFSHRC International Skull Base Fellowship since inception
• Chairman of Department of Neurosciences, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & RC,(R) 2011-2020
• Senior distinguished Consultant Neurosurgeon 2006-present
• Director of KFSH& Research Center Brain Tumor & Brain-Suite facility Program 2016-2020
• President AOISBS (Asian Oceanian Skull Base Society), 2006-2008
• WFNS skull Base Training Committee since inception-2018
• WFNS Neuroanatomy committee “chairman” 2017-2022
• Diplomat to the American Academy of Neurosurgeons
• Diplomat to German Academy of Neurosurgeons
• Diplomat to World Academy of Neurosurgeons as active member 2013
• President of ACNS (Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2018-2020,
• ACNS honorary president & executive member 2020-Present
• Honorary President of Middle-east Stereotactic Neurosurgery Society 2017
• Ambassador to the World society of Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery.
• Founder & Honorary President of International Academy of Neurosurgical Anatomy 2022
• Chairman of “WFNS Scoville Award committee” 2022-2026.
• President-Elect World Academy of Neurological surgeons. 2022-2024
• President of the World Academy of Neurological Surgeons 2024-2026.
• Active and distinguished member of more than 35 Societies and organizations
• Academic contribution: Member of editorial board at 11 International Journals, 145 publications, 15 Book chapters, presented more than 300 scientific papers and abstracts@ international conferences, directed several international courses in collaboration with WFNS, ACNS, CAANS, EANS, SSNS, and promoted WFNS & IANA successful International educational webinars.

Thirty-five years of experience as senior consultant Neurosurgeon, with expertise in the field of Micro-neurosurgery, Skull- Base and Vascular Surgery, Pituitary and Endoscopic surgery as part of minimally invasive intervention. Launched & directed the neurosurgery residency-training program, introduced and promoted complex skull-base approaches & minimally invasive neurosurgery in the region. Chaired the department of Neurosciences at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center for more than 10 years. Hold the academic position of full- Professor in Neurosurgery, college of Medicine @ Alfaisal University. Launched and directed the advanced Neurosciences clerkship for the past eight years. Served at different leadership positions. These include head section, deputy chair & director of residency training program and director of KFSH&RC skull-base and neurovascular program. Mentored a large number of residents who became leader in the field in their regional sites and positions. Nominated as President and honorary President of several societies or academies. Have major contribution & interest in teaching young generation of neurosurgeons worldwide. Launched a successful WFNS Neuroanatomy educational webinars and courses. Received national and international awards and recognitions for strong academic contribution that include a wealth of scientific publications, presentations with a distinct leading role as active member of several societies and organizations, WFNS committees and a member of the editorial board for several International Journals.
Social status: Married to Dr. Huda (obstetrician) and having 2 daughters (Faten & Nadia) both receiverd their Master degree in art & design from Parsons school of art and design “New School” in New York.