Azzam Khankan, MD, PhD, EBIR is a consultant interventional radiologist at National Guard King Abdulaziz Medical City, Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Khankan received both undergraduate medical education and radiology residency training at Damascus University and its hospitals in Syria. Subsequently, he pursued a postgraduate education and advanced clinical training in interventional radiology at Osaka University and its hospital in Osaka, Japan where he earned his Degree of Philosophy in Advanced Medical Sciences. He served a research fellow at the National Cardiovascular Center in Osaka, Japan where he worked dedicatedly in biomedical research related to the role of interventional radiology in controlling/inducing angiogenesis in different diseases. Then, he completed additional clinical fellowship training in interventional radiology at McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada and in pediatric interventional radiology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Khankan is active in multiple aspects of interventional radiology and has been performing a wide variety of vascular and non-vascular interventions. He has a special interest in interventional oncology (hepatobiliary and lung) and embolotherapy. He is the author of numerous published abstracts and many peer-reviewed journal articles and he participated actively in the conferences of top European and American radiologic societies.