Specialty Surgery Language(s) Spoken English; Arabic Joined Kelsey-Seybold November 2021 Accepting New Patients? Yes BiographyProfessional Background Dr. Saif Hassan is a board-certified general surgeon who earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Baghdad College of Medicine in Iraq in 2006. He completed a transitional internship year at Jordan University Hospital in 2007 and then had the opportunity to come to the United States where he participated in clinical research at Baylor College of Medicine as a Research Postdoctoral Fellow until 2011. He completed his General Surgery internship in 2012 and his General Surgery residency in 2016 at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is also certified in the DaVinci robotic surgery system. Prior to joining Kelsey-Seybold in 2021, he was a General Surgery associate at Surgical Group of The Woodlands. Professional AssociationsDr. Hassan is a member of the Montgomery County Medical Society, the Harris County Medical Society, and the J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society. He’s a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.Hobbies and InterestsDr. Hassan enjoys traveling and fishing, is an avid basketball and soccer player, and is a billiards enthusiast.Fun Facts The best advice Dr. Hassan has ever received is “Do not hurt anything that has a name.”The most exotic/interesting place he has lived is Haditha, a small town in Iraq where his parents are from.Not everyone knows this about Dr. Hassan, but he writes Arabic poetry.As a child, he always wanted to be a surgeon. Growing up in a war-torn country made him interested in helping people, and he found that surgery was the fastest way to have a positive impact on the lives of people in need.