Dr. Algawahmed is a graduate of King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia where he obtained his medical degree in 2004. He joined a local orthopaedic residency program in Riyadh for 2 years before moving to Canada and joining the orthopaedic residency program at McMaster in 2007. As a PGY1 trainee, Dr. Algawahmed recorded a high score of the 89% percentile in the annual OITE exam, this being the highest score ever achieved by a McMaster trainee at the time. In 2009, he won the Nigel Colterjohn Junior Resident Research Award for best project, and in 2012, he was awarded 1st place for Best Presentation in the annual Orthopaedic Research Day.
After obtaining his FRCSC, Dr. Algawahmed moved to Vancouver to join the Hand and Upper extremity fellowship at the University of British Columbia. During his time in Vancouver, Dr. Algawahmed joined the St. Paul’s Hospital Hand group led by Dr. Thomas Goetz. In July 2013 Dr. Algawahmed returned to Hamilton to join the Upper Extremity group as a clinical fellow in Shoulder and Upper Extremity Reconstruction.
Dr. Algawahmed’s research focuses on Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses. His work was published in 2010 in the Sarcoma Journal and presented at the 2010 Musculoskeletal Tumor Society Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Current projects include working on a reliability study with St. Pauls’s group with a focus on Watson’s classification as well as a literature review on clavicle fractures with the Upper Extremity group at McMaster University.
Outside work, Dr. Algawahmed enjoys playing soccer. He was the head of Sports Activities Committee in Qateef Regional Social Services Center in Saudi Arabia from 2004 until 2007. During medical school, he was a team captain and won 4 trophies in 4 consecutive years in intermural soccer. He also enjoys traveling; his favorite spots include Malaga, Istanbul and Malaysia.