Mr Samier achieved his primary medical qualification from
Baghdad in 1991. He undertook surgical training at the
gastrointestinal unit of the internationally acclaimed Academic
Medical Centre (AMC), Netherlands.
After completing further training in France and Switzerland, Mr
Samier moved to the UK to undertake a fellowship in bariatric and
gastrointestinal surgery in Newcastle.
He has since become a surgeon at the South West Bariatric
Surgery Group in Taunton, recognised as a Centre of Excellence in
bariatric weight-loss surgery, before moving to Darlington to begin
surgery at the Darlington Memorial Hospital.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community