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Experimental and Clinical Transplantation

Society Information

Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation


Antoine Barbari (Lebanon)

Mohammad Ghnaimat (Jordan)

Immediate Past President
Refaat Kamel (Egypt)

Vice President
Hassan Argani (Iran)

Mohamed Hani Hafez (Egypt)

Esra Baskın (Turkey)


Iran Representative
Saman Nikeghbalian (Iran)

Iraq Representative
Ala Ali (Iraq)

Turkey Representative
Gokhan Moray (Turkey)

Mid Asia Representative
Fariz Babayev (Azerbaijan)
Rehan Mohsin (Pakistan)

North Africa Representative
Habchi Khadidja (Algeria)
May Hassaballah (Egypt)

Eastern Mediterranean Representative
Ammar Raiy (Syria)
Hiba Barghouthi (Lebanon)

Saudi Arabia & Gulf States Representative
Ahmed Alqallaf (Kuwait)
Saeed Mohammed Alghamdi (KSA)


The Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT) was initially founded in Turkey under the leadership of Professor Mehmet A. Haberal in 1987, in compliance with Turkish Civil Code regulations. The Society was subsequently incorporated and registered with the Bern, Switzerland Chamber of Commerce in June 1988 as a nonprofit international scientific Society. The boundaries of the regions defined in the original bylaws were extended to include neighboring mid-Asian countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan and countries of the Former Soviet Republic) in accordance with the resolution accepted at the Third General Assembly, which was held in Tunis in December 1992.

MESOT became an affiliate member of The Transplantation Society (TTS) in August 1990 at their General Assembly meeting held during the congress of the TTS in San Francisco. In January 1992 MESOT became associated with Transplantation Proceedings and the proceedings of MESOT meetings have been published regularly in the Journal since that time. Briefly, the purpose of MESOT, as stated in the Society's by laws, is:

  1. To promote and encourage education, research and cooperation in the field of organ transplantation between medical centers in Middle Eastern, North African and neighboring mid-Asian countries for the purpose of advancing the art and science of transplantation, and to serve the patients of this region through the application of new knowledge and advances in the transplantation of organs for the treatment of human disease.
  2. To create a scientific forum for discussion of all problems related to the field of transplantation, including medical, social and legal aspects.
  3. To collaborate with existing public and private organizations to promote and encourage research and clinical applications related to transplantation, and to participate and assist in the coordination of efforts or the formulation of programmes by all physicians, agencies, health personnel and scientists which will promote the donation of organs.
  4. To encourage meetings, symposia and congresses, and to prepare and distribute publications and announcements in order to fulfill the above objectives.

Experimental and Clinical Transplantation is the official Journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. For further information about MESOT, please contact:

MESOT Headquarters

Taskent Caddesi No:77, Bahcelievler, 06490 Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +90 (312) 212 7393
Fax: +90 (312) 215 08 35