Our Story

SALIZA Healthcare began its journey in 2010 with the aim of providing laparoscopic and Video assisted training to Indian Thoracic Surgeons. After successfully running a number of wet labs and sensing a need among the community for advanced training, we have expanded our vision to include courses dedicated to general surgeons, urologist, orthopaedic surgeons, ENT surgeons, Anaesthetist, Pulmonologist, and other healthcare professionals.

Prof Ali Zamir Khan is a leader in the field of minimally invasive and robotic thoracic surgery. He trained and worked in United Kingdom as a cardiothoracic surgeon for about 20 years before returning to India to start the Department of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Thoracic Surgery at Medanta-The Medicity in 2010. This is one of the premier multispecialty hospitals in India providing cutting edge tertiary care to patients. The minimally invasive program is one of the most successful programs in India.

His speciality interest is in robotic and video-assisted surgical management in the field of lung surgery (including cancer, tuberculosis, bronchiectasis and aspergilloma), mediastinal surgery (Thymectomy for myasthenia & thymoma and resection of mediastinal cyst and tumors), cosmetic chest wall surgery (pectus carinatum, pectus excavatum, sinus surgery), endobronchial surgery (lasering & stenting), diaphragm surgery (eventration, hernias and trauma), esophageal surgery (cancer, perforation, benign diseases) and sympathetic nerve surgery (hyperhydrosis, intractable Ventricular fibrillation), lung volume reduction surgery (emphysema).

Education is of high priority to Dr. Khan. To achieve this end, he has started a centre (SCALPEL) dedicated to training young surgeons from across the world in the field of minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery. He also lectures to undergraduate and postgraduate medical students.

Having a strong interest in academics and research, Dr Khan has published more than 100 original research papers and chapters, and delivered more than 150 invited lectures all over the world. He is an integral member of the ethics committee to approve research proposals.

He is a founder board member of Asian Thoracoscopic Education Program (ATEP) and the Indian Regent for European Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

He is also keen innovator having patented multiple surgical instruments which have been named after him. He has also designed various teaching modules for training.

He has received numerous awards and honours for his contribution in clinical and academic excellence.

Our Approach

We provide didactic lectures by renowned international faculty. These are followed by demonstration of surgical techniques. A hands on training session is then organised to ensure each candidate gets adequate training. The ratio of student to tutors is never more that 3:1. Adequate time is provided for any self study or practise. The teaching is modulated according to the training level of the candidates.

Lecture and teaching materials are provided in a pack for home study. All lectures are placed on an USB to take away.

Meet the Team

We are a team of  professionals who are dedicated to teaching and academics. We aim to bring innovative teaching techniques to surgical practise. We are constantly updating and introducing new teaching techniques and technology for the benefit of our students.

Dr. Ali Zamir Khan

Founder & CEO


Dr. Sanober Khan



Sahiba Dutta


B.Com, MBA

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