First WCM-Q alum to join Aspetar as orthopedic surgeon specialized in sport medicine

First WCM-Q alum to join Aspetar as orthopedic surgeon specialized in sport medicine

Dr. Khalid Al-Khelaifi, who graduated in 2008, became the first WCM-Q alumnus to join Aspetar as an orthopedic surgeon specialized in sports medicine when he took up his new post in 2018. Dr. Al-Khelaifi, who also specializes in knee and shoulder arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery, and in upper and lower extremity general trauma, completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. At McGill, Dr. Al-Khelaifi was one of the chief residents in the orthopedic surgery department and a member of the Resident Teaching Committee. He completed a fellowship in sports orthopedics at Henry Ford Hospital (Wayne State University), in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Dr. Al-Khelaifi is currently involved in many clinical and basic science research projects and has presented at many international orthopedic conferences. He is a member of several medical societies and associations, including the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Canada.


Orthopedic Sport Medicine Fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA (Wayne State University)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Certificate of Completion of Fellowship
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada
McGill University Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar: Graduated with a degree of Doctor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar: Program for Pre-medical Education

Career Achievements:

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
Member of Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA)
Member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sport Medicine (AOSSM)
Alumni member Of Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar
Co-editor at Aspetar Sports Medicine Journal
Platinum Award winner at Qatar’s Education Excellence Day, 2008. Awarded by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar.
Qatar Science Day Award, presented to the most outstanding student in the country in the sciences. The award was presented by His Highness Sheikh Abdulla Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, former Prime Minister of Qatar.