Retired plastic surgeon, wife murdered in Yemen

PSN Staff
10/22/2012 at 10:00AM

An online report posted on Yemeni American Net has announced the death of retired plastic surgeon and Maliniac Fellow Ali Seif, MD, and his wife, Mariam, in Aden, Yemen. The Oct. 13 post, signed by Raheed Abud Side, MD, reports that Dr. Seif and his wife were murdered by Mariam's brother, who currently is in police custody after his capture and subsequent confession.

Dr. Seif, who turned 80 in September, practiced in Edinburg, Texas, for several years. He had retired to Yemen after transitioning to ASPS Life Member in 2007. He and Mariam were scheduled to travel to the United States this week, according to Dr. Side's post. Dr. Seif became an ASPS Active Member in 1974, and a Maliniac Fellow in 1999.

Details on the crime remain sketchy. PSN will attempt to provide additional information in the near future.