Dr. Hassan grew up in Baghdad. Graduated from Baghdad College of Medicine where he received his medical degree. Living in Baghdad during the height of the war was very dangerous and caused Dr. Hassan many hardships, but he persevered and had a very successful academic career there. Due to safety concerns, Dr. Hassan was forced to relocate to Jordan, where he finished his internship at Jordan University Hospital.
He then got the opportunity to come to Texas to participate in a surgical course at Texas Heart Institute. After that he spent 2 years at Texas Children's Hospital as the Pokorney Clinical Research Post Doctoral Fellow of the Division of Pediatric Surgery, Michael E. Debakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine. There he wrote and published numerous studies that have been presented at local, national and international meetings. Dr. Hassan completed his general surgery training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX. Dr. Hassan was the first general surgery resident to graduate from UT San Antonio fully certified in robotic surgery.
Dr. Hassan’s interests are in general, advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. He treats diseases of the breast, abdominal organs, and hernias. He has special interest in laparoscopic and robotic procedures including: hernias, colon surgeries, anti-reflux procedures, gall bladder surgery, and appendectomies. Dr. Hassan is also interested in Endocrine surgery including adrenalectomy, thyroid, parathyroid, and breast surgery.
Dr. Hassan is married, is an avid basketball player, billiard enthusiast, and a fan of everything 'Texan'.