Dr. Ghassan, one of the giant shining stars of surgery, departed to heavens in the 30th November 2018. he was a graduate of Baghdad College of Medicine in 1971 and received the fellowship of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1981. He served in Basrah General Hospital until 2000 when he shifted to Baghdad to work in the Medical City Teaching Hospital as an active member in the Gastro-Enterology Department. During his stay in Basrah, he proved to be a distinguished surgeon, teacher and father for so many generations. He was a man of manners, very much respected by patients and colleagues.