Moheb A. Rashid is a Swedish Citizen. Born to Genuine Egyptian lovely parents – Om Hashem &Abdelhay – of a famed family called Rashid (Rashid city, Rashid branch of the Nile River & Rashid/Rosetta stone) with a history of more than 3000 years. Brought up and educated with strong fundamental values full of liberty and responsibility. Studied Medicine in Egypt, then moved directly after graduation to Sweden following a short stay in Canada and USA. Dr Rashid has 30 years of experience and practices mainly in Cardiothoracic surgery, including pediatric cardiac surgery and heart&lungs transplantations, vascular surgery and trauma surgery in the biggest university hospitals in Scandinavia including Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg, Lund University Hospital, and Copenhagen University Hospital. Dr Rashid obtained his doctorate degree in Cardiothoracic trauma in a Scandinavian perspective from the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University, Sweden. He has also significant experience and practices in gastrointestinalsurgery, neurosurgery, breast & endocrine surgery. He is well experienced in VATS (thoracoscopic surgery) laparoscopic surgery and endoscopies. Dr. Rashid has extensive international (most Scandinavian) clinical work, extensive clinical research with significant publications. Also he has been acting as a guest reviewer for top several scientific surgical journals and member of several international scientific societies over 2.5 decades of time.
Dr Rashid, is the Founder and President of the World Society for Cardiothoracic Trauma (www.wsctt.com), and he is the Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Cardiothoracic Trauma (www.jctt.org).The complicated multi-injured and the critically ill trauma patient particularly with heart, lung, or aortic injury is his thing to fix.
Dr Rashid pioneered surgical procedures in the heart, chest, vascular and trauma surgery:
• Developed a technique for how to operate on a ruptured heart (aneurysm) without heart lung machine) on the beating heartin patients in extremis. World’s first survival of its kind.
• Described a new method to drain the pericardium with tamponade safely.
• Developed a technique for how to insert and fix a chest tube safely in trauma and elective adult and pediatric cardiothoracic surgery.
• Described a new mechanism in chest trauma (the thoracic Contre-Coup mechanism).
• First to describe a new pathognomonic sign for the extrapleural bleeding in chest trauma.
• Initiated a nomenclature for an ill-defined sort of thoracic bleeding and how to treat it.
• First to use VATS ( thoracoscopic surgery) in association with resuscitative thoracotomy in bilateral massive chest trauma.
• First to perform VATA (video assisted transumbilical appendectomy) in complicated appendectomies in children in Sweden.
• First to perform thoracoplasty as a part of definitive surgery after thoracic damage control surgerywith successful resuscitative thoracotomy in massive trauma with damaged chest wall.
• Developed a new and safe minimal invasive operation for varicose veins (Rashid’s operation).
• A preacher for the use of non-conventional procedures for cardiovascular catastrophes (Rashid’s Maneuver).