Musculoskeletal (MSK) Subcommittee


The MSK Educational Subcommittee, consisting of esteemed professionals in the field of Musculoskeletal (MSK) Interventional Radiology (IR), passionately committed to advancing the practice within the Arab region. As a specialized branch of interventional radiology, MSK IR focuses on employing minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat a wide array of musculoskeletal conditions, including joint pain, spine disorders, bone tumors, and soft tissue injuries.


Our vision extends beyond mere advancement; we aspire to become the foremost authority in MSK IR education and practice throughout the Arab region. We envision a collaborative environment where practitioners have access to cutting-edge knowledge, innovative techniques, and comprehensive resources. Through this, we aim to foster a community of MSK IR professionals who continuously strive for excellence and contribute to the betterment of patient care and outcomes.


Our mission encompasses several critical objectives. Firstly, we seek to facilitate the development and dissemination of MSK IR knowledge and skills. This involves not only enhancing the proficiency of current practitioners but also nurturing the talents of future generations through targeted educational programs and initiatives. Furthermore, we are dedicated to fostering collaboration among MSK IR practitioners, both regionally and internationally. By creating avenues for networking, knowledge exchange, and interdisciplinary cooperation, we aim to cultivate a vibrant community united in its pursuit of excellence.

In addition to education and collaboration, we are committed to establishing standards of practice that reflect the unique needs and challenges of the Arab region. This involves not only adapting existing guidelines from international sources but also actively contributing to the development of localized guidelines tailored to our context. Through this endeavor, we aspire to elevate the quality of MSK IR interventions and enhance patient outcomes across the region.

Meet the Members

Meet the distinguished members of our committee, each bringing unique expertise and dedication to the advancement of MSK IR:

Dr. Refaat Salman
Head of Educational Committee

King Abdulaziz Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Mohamed Hamed
Kasr al Ainy – Cairo University
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Gamal Niazi
Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Salem Bauones
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia