Dr. Najmedden (Naj) Attabib

Clinical Department Head

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Saint John Area

MD, MBBCH, FRCSC – Specialty: Neurosurgery

Dr. Najmedden (Naj) Attabib, a spine neurosurgeon, is a graduate of the Al Fateh University of Medical Sciences in Tripoli, Libya. He serves as the Clinical Department Head for Horizon’s Department of Clinical Neurosciences for the Saint John Area. In addition, he is currently the local principal investigator for the Rick Hansen Institute’s National Spinal Cord Injury Registry and co-investigator for the Canadian Spine Society Registry. Dr. Attabib performed the first endoscopic spinal surgery in Canada.

  • Al Fateh, Tripoli University, Tripoli, Libya, 1994
  • Neurosurgery Training, University of Manitoba, 2007
  • Spine Surgery Fellowship Training, University of Calgary, 2008
  • University Teaching Certificate, University of New Brunswick, 2011

  • Minimal invasive and endoscopic spine surgery
  • Cervical spine trauma
  • Spinal motion preservation including disc arthroplasty
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord tumours