Dr. Haitham Handhal Shareef
Dr. Shareef is currently visiting us from Nasiriyah, Iraq where he practices neurosurgery and spinal surgery at Thi Qar University. Dr. Shareef attended University of Basra College of Medicine in Iraq and has been practicing medicine for 13 years now. While in the United States, Dr. Shareef seeks to learn about advanced spinal fixation and minimally invasive surgical techniques. Upon returning to his home city of Nasiriyah, Dr. Shareef hopes to be able to open a spinal surgery clinic within his current hospital because Iraq lacks adequate spine care centers. When he is not busy treating patients, Haitham enjoys playing soccer and traveling the world. Haitham has very much enjoyed exploring all that Colorado and the greater United States has to offer during his stay with us.