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RCSI Bahrain welcomes a new Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Bahrain

The President of RCSI Bahrain, Professor Sameer Otoom, welcomed Professor Uwe Torsten, joining from Berlin, for his new role of Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the School of Medicine.

Professor Otoom commented, “We are delighted to welcome Professor Torsten to RCSI Bahrain. He is a great addition to the School of Medicine and the University as a whole, as he brings with him a wide-range of professional and academic expertise in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, which will be of great value to our students. RCSI Bahrain’s international outlook and transnational education shape our academic excellence and therefore, we look forward to Professor Torsten’s contributions to RCSI Bahrain and we wish him well in his new role.”

Professor Torsten was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the University of Berlin. This was followed by a postdoctoral grant from the German Research Foundation, and he was also a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Health in Berlin in Molecular Biology. In 2007, Professor Torsten obtained his Master’s in Business Administration- General Management – Dual Award from Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining RCSI Bahrain, Professor Torsten held numerous senior positions in hospitals, universities and quality assurance committees. These positions include Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital Benjamin Franklin, University of Berlin as well as being appointed to the University of Berlin Board of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Professor Torsten’s major achievements include holding posts as Member of The Quality Management Committee in the Berlin Board of Physicians, Commissioner on Preventive Medicine, Member of the Executive Committee of the German Cancer Society, as well as Volunteer Doctor at Battor and Accra University in Ghana.

With his vast clinical experience and research interests mainly being different types of gynaecological cancer, Professor Torsten is involved with treating oncology patients at the Bahrain Oncology Centre at King Hamad University Hospital (KHUH). Professor Torsten’s contributions also include clinical trials and follow-up studies in patients with gynaecological cancer with the European Society of Gynecological Oncology (ESGO), as well as the Pan-Arabian Society of Gynecological Oncology (PARSGO), where he is a representative for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

In addition to ensuring that students are equipped with the skills and knowledge in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology, Professor Torsten aims through his new role, to increase student involvement in scientific work and multi-disciplinary approaches, by offering enrolment and supervision over a variety of projects.