Like many physicians, Dr. Sami Hamamji chose a career in medicine because
he has a sincere desire to help people get well. He believes in providing
the highest quality and most up-to-date medical and surgical care to his
patients in a caring and compassionate way.
Dr. Hamamji received his medical degree from St. Joseph University in
Beirut, Lebanon. A year after starting his general surgery residency at
Rizk Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon, he moved to Montreal, Quebec, where
he completed his internship and his general surgery training at the hospitals
of the University of Montreal, obtaining certification from the Royal
College of Surgeons of Canada. Later, he passed the American Board of
Surgery exam and became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Hamamji actively participates in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) at St. Joseph
Hospital which is honored to hold the designation as Comprehensive Center
for bariatric and metabolic surgery.
Today, Dr. Hamamji maintains an interest and expertise in a wide range
of areas, including laparoscopic bariatric surgery and advanced laparoscopic
surgery. He is an active member of the American Society for Bariatric
Surgery. Dr. Hamamji is also interested in cutting-edge technologies including
the use of robotics for minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Hamamji is fluent in French, Arabic and English. When he is not working,
he enjoys soft and classical music, contemporary authors and fine arts.