Abdullah Shehab Emirates Cardiac Society Emirates Medical Association Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Abdullah Shehab
Dr. Abdullah Shehab has 22 years of experience in Internal medicine, cardiology and interventional cardiology and medical education. Currently, he serves as the General Secretary of Emirates Cardiac Society and Vice President of Gulf Intervention Society. He is a Fellow of royal college of physicians UK, American college of physician, European society of cardiology, American college of cardiology, American society of cardiac intervention and fellow of the American heart association. Professor Shehab is the Chief Editor of Emirates Medical Journal and also serves as Editor in many other regional and international journals. Dr. Shehab has published 149 paper in Medline. His research interest includes: Heart failure, Coronary artery disease, Dyslipidaemia, Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Cardiac intervention, Cardiac imaging, Screening for cardiac disease in sport players, cardiovascular disease in pregnancy.
Akshaya S. Bhagavathula Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Akshaya S. Bhagavathula
Dr. Akshaya Bhagavathula obtained his Pharm D with honors from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India and fellowship of infectious diseases from Mandela children hospital, South Africa. He is an author of over 100 articles and books, as well as presented his research in several international conferences. He is also an editorial member of several high impact international journals. Currently, he is doing his research with Professor Abdullah Shehab to understand the gender disparities in cardiovascular risk factors and developing a new risk reduction scale for the secondary prevention of CVD in UAE population at UAE University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Al Ain, UAE.
Dimitri P. Mikhailidis Department of Clinical Biochemistry University College London (UCL) London United Kingdom Biography
Biography of Dimitri P. Mikhailidis
Dimitri P. Mikhailidis graduated from the University of London (BSc, MSc, MB,BS and MD) and is Academic Head, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Royal Free Hospital campus, University College London Medical School. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Belgrade, Serbia and at two universities in Saudi Arabia. His research interests are dyslipidaemias and thrombosis. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath), Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine (FFPM) and American College of Clinical Pharmacology (FCP). He has 22,093 citations on the ISI index, Core Collection (H-factor 64).
Manzoor Ahmed Emirates Radiology Society Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Manzoor Ahmed
Dr. Manzoor Ahmed is an experienced Diagnostic Neuro-radiologist with more than 15 years of experience. Dr. Ahmed got his medical degree from Khyber Medical College, Pakistan in 1995 and later, trained in Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA in Diagnostic Neuro-radiology in 2003-2004. He is currently working in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Dr. Ahmed is a passionate teacher and participant in academic activities. He has been involved as a speaker and organizer in multiple national and international meetings in the Gulf region. His special interests are in Diagnostic neuroradiology, Acute Stroke Imaging, Multiple Sclerosis and Head & Neck Imaging. His publications reflect his passion for neuroradiology. On the non-interpretive side, he is an ardent advocate for appropriateness in imaging. He believes “Radiology harbors much more potential than just images”.
Mona Al-Rukaimi Emirates Nephrology Society Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Mona Al-Rukaimi
Prof. Mona Alrukhaimi is a Professor of Medicine at Dubai Medical College, United Arab Emirates, Consultant physician & Nephrologist and Director of Alrukhaimi Polyclinic and Ex-Head of Medical and Renal Department, Dubai Hospital. She is the current President of the Emirates Medical Association Nephrology Society, Ex-Vice-president of Arab society of Nephrology & Renal Transplantation and the leader of the KDIGO Implementation Task Force for the Middle East & African Regions. She is the first female Nephrologist and Internist in UAE. She graduated from the University of Kuwait in 1983 and subsequently received her MRCP (UK) in 1989, FRCP Edinburg - 2001 and FRCP London – 2005. She has received various prestigious awards, including the Ministry of Education Award, UAE (1976) and many other awards.
Faraz Khan Emirates Hematology Society Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Faraz Khan
Dr. Faraz Khan is presently serving as a Consultant Hematologist and Medical Oncologist at the American Hospital in Dubai. He is also a board member for the Emirates Hematology Society. He completed his postgraduate medical training from the University of Connecticut, USA and is triple US Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. Dr. Khan worked as a Consultant Medical Oncologist/Hematologist at PEI Cancer Treatment Center, Canada, where he also served as a primary investigator for the clinical trials in Hematologic diseases.
Hamda Khansaheb Emirates Family Medicine Society Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Hamda Khansaheb
Dr. Hamda is a Consultant Family Physician in Dubai Health Authority. She is the Head of Medical Research Section in the Medical Education and Research Department and the Vice-President of the Emirates Family Medicine Society in the Emirates Medical Association. She is also the Vice-Chair of the MRCGP[INT] Exam Board and a member in the Dubai Scientific Research Ethics Committee.
Byoungkwon Kim Emirates Pathology Society Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Byoungkwon Kim
Dr. Kim is currently working as a consultant physician of Anatomic Pathology at H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (SKSH), Ministry of Presidential Affairs, Ras Al Khaima UAE. He graduated from College of Medicine, Seoul National University (SNU) in 1998 and completed training anatomic pathology at Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH) in 2003. He served as a pathologist and researcher in Armed Forces Hospital, Korea, clinical professor at SNUH, Korea and Gachon University Hospital, Korea, director of molecular pathology at GC Labs. His interests are in biomarker discovery and development, molecular pathology of solid tumor which can be found in 21 international publications and 2 international patents. He has an experience in leading a project, centralized HER-2 retesting program, in Korea and in global clinical trial of lung cancer with ROS1 translocation. His main interest is in applying molecular pathology test using next generation sequencing (NGS) technology.
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Yangchao Chen Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Sciences Chinese University of Hong Kong Shatin Hong Kong Biography
Biography of Yangchao Chen
Prof. Chen is a Principal Investigator at Cancer Biology & Experimental Therapeutics Theme, School of Biomedical Sciences, CUHK. He is also the Principal Investigator at Shenzhen Research Institute, CUHK at Shenzhen. He is actively involved in molecular biology of pancreatic cancer and liver cancer. He is also an active reviewer of multiple grant agencies and peer-reviewed journals.
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Khaled Abuhaleeqa Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Khaled Abuhaleeqa
Dr. Khaled Abuhaleeqa, MD, FRCSC, is presently serving as the Chief of Service at the Department of Ophthalmology Sheikh Shakhboot Medical City- Abu Dhabi, UAE (the largest Health Facility in the Country). He is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Consultant Ophthalmologist, specialized in plastic ophthalmic and reconstructive surgery. He earned his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1998. Dr. Abuhaleeqa received his Ophthalmology Residency Training at the University of Toronto. Academically, Dr. Abuhaleeqa attained the position of Residency Program Director for ophthalmology and Academic Affair Department Chair for many years. He is currently the General Secretary of the Emirates Society of ophthalmology and President of the ESO 2019 Conference.
Asim E. Ahmed College of Pharmacy Al Ain University Abu Dhabi campus Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Asim E. Ahmed
Dr. Elnour has received his PhD in School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast, N. Ireland-United Kingdom during the period of 2000-2004. Currently, he is working as Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy at Gulf Medical University. He also served as a researcher and research supervisor for assisting the PhD and MSc postgraduate students at several universities (25 Master students and 2 PhD students). He was honored as Editor of Medicine (Baltimore), Editorial board in many Journals and Regional editor. He is also serving as a reviewer in American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education-AJPE since 2008. He is former associate professor of Clinical Pharmacy, and Pharmacy Program Lead at Fatima College of Health Sciences, Al Ain-UAE and former adjunct Clinical associate professor in Pharmacology Department at United Arab Emirates University-UAEU. He has authored 100 research articles, Meta- analysis and Editorial Letters. He is a member of several professional and therapeutics committees like UAE University Ethics and Research Committee.
Mohammad Al-Olama Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Mohammad Al-Olama
Dr. Mohamed Al-Olama, is a consultant Neurosurgeon at Rashid Hospital, DHA, Dubai, UAE. He is the Vice President of Emirates Medical Association. Dr. Al-Olama is also serving as the president of Emirates Society of Neurological Surgeons and gulf neurosurgical society. He is the General Secretary of Arab Pediatric neurosurgical society.
Khalid A. Alnaqbi Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Khalid A. Alnaqbi
Dr. Khalid Alnaqbi is a Consultant and Head of Rheumatology and Immunology, at Al Ain hospital, UAE and he is also serving as the Vice President of Emirates Society for Rheumatology. He graduated from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University and he further completed his postgraduate residency training at the University of Toronto in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and then undertook a fellowship at the Spondyloarthritis Program. He holds multiple board certifications in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology (American Board of Internal Medicine, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, RCPSC). Dr. Alnaqbi pursued his academic interests by completing the Clinician Investigator Program with a thesis-based Master of Science (MSc). He has published in peer-reviewed journals and wrote a book chapter on ankylosing spondylitis. He is a journal reviewer in different prestigious scientific journals.
Bassam Barnieh Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Bassam Barnieh
Dr. BASSAM BERNIEH is presently serving as a Consultant Nephrologist at Mediclinic Al Ain Hospital, Consultant Nephrologist and Chief Nephrology at The Heart Medical Center, Al Ain, UAE, and Clinical Professor of Medicine, CMHS UAE University. He has been awarded a degree of MD from Aleppo University Aleppo, Syria in 1981. His clinical experiences include clinical nephrology, Systemic diseases, diabetic nephropathy, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, ICU nephrology, kidney transplantation, home hemodialysis, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and CRRT & TPE. He has contributed 43 papers in peer reviewed journals, and 36 oral and poster presentations at international conferences.
Khawla M. Belhoul Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Khawla M. Belhoul
Dr. Khawla M. Belhoul is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians UK, a consultant hematologist with extensive experience in benign hematology at Dubai Health Authority. She is also an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Medicine MBRU and Director of hematology fellowship program at DHA. Her clinical and research interests focus on hemoglobinopathies. Under her leadership, the Thalassemia Center received the DHA Best Customer satisfaction award in 2017, the Arab Health Award of Excellence in Patient Centered Care, Sheikh Sultan National Award of center of excellence in patient care in 2013, and the best research team award in DHA in 2016. Dr. Khawla has authored and co-authored several articles published in international peer-reviewed journals and was the key speaker in many national and regional conferences. She played a vital role in the establishment of emirates society of hematology and in the initiation of the emirates hematology conference and PATH conference.
Mohaned Egred Freeman Hospital and Newcastle University Newcastle upon Tyne United Kingdom Biography
Biography of Mohaned Egred
Dr Egred is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at the Freeman Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University, UK. He is a high volume operator and a specialist in complex coronary interventions, chronic total occlusion and the use of adjunctive devices such as Laser, Rotablation, and intravascular imaging in addition to valves intervention. He is an educator, physician trainer and a proctor in multiple complex coronary interventions including chronic total occlusion, LASER, Rotablation, left main stem bifurcation, and IVUS and conducts regular training courses and proctorship around the globe. He is a regular faculty member and live case operator of many international educational meetings. He has over 80 papers, articles, reports and over 70 abstracts and oral presentations. He is a member of the British Cardiac Society and the British Cardiac Intervention Society, the Royal College of Physicians UK, the European Society of Cardiology, and the European Association of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. He served until recently as the clinical and educational section editor of the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and is a regular reviewer for major international journals.
Emadeldin Ibrahim Emirates Respiratory Infection Group Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Emadeldin Ibrahim
Emadeldin Ibrahim is the Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at the Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Alexandra Faculty of Medicine, Egypt. He also serves as the Consultant Pulmonologist, at the AlZahra Hospital, UAE. Dr. Ibrahim received his doctoral degree in Pulmonary Diseases (Ph.D.), Alexandria University, Egypt in 2002. He has received several awards and honor in recognition of his excellence in the field of pulmonary medicine. Dr. Ibrahim has published several peer-reviewed articles in prestigious journals including Chest and Critical Care Medicine.
Iftikar A. Jan Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Iftikar A. Jan
Dr. Iftikhar Ahmed Jan has been serving as a Professor of Pediatric Surgery since 2005. His qualification includes FRCS, FRCSEd, FACS, FEBPS and FCPS. He has contributed more than 70 research publications & made hundreds of presentations in national and international conferences. He has been recognized with distinguished Surgeon Award 2019 by DHA, SEHA, Best 100 employees award in 2019, Best 1000 employees award in 2018 and other awards. His skills and expertise are in Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery, Thoracoscopic Surgery, General Pediatric Surgery, Pediatric Endourology, Neonatal Surgery, Pediatric GI and airway endoscopies.
Rajesh Kumar Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Rajesh Kumar
Dr. Kumar has more than 13 years of clinical experience in the field of Neurosurgery. He completed his MBBS in 2002 from Pakistan and started his fellowship training at Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Karachi in 2004. In 2007, he started Neurosurgery training at Agha KHAN University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan and was awarded as best graduating neurosurgery resident by faculty in 2011 and was promoted to Instructor Neurosurgery in 2012. He completed his FCPS (Neuro Surgery) in 2011 from College of Physicians and surgeons Pakistan and European fellowship of neurosurgery (FEBNS) in January 2018 and MRCPS (Glasgow) in 2020. He also worked with many prestigious intuitions including Agha Khan University Hospital, National Medical Centre and Liaquat National Hospital & Medical College in Karachi. Prior to joining Zulekha Hospital Dubai, he worked as a Specialist Neurosurgeon at Rashid Hospital, Dubai for 4 years. He was elected as General Secretary of the Emirates Society of Neurosurgical Surgeons and is also a member of the World Spinal Column Society, North American Spine Society , AO spine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, American College of Surgeons and Emirates Medical Association. He has presented multiple papers in national and international conferences and has chaired many sessions. Presently, he is involved in nursing education and undergraduate medical education.
Godfred A. Menezes RAK Medical and Health Sciences University Ras al Khaimah United Arab Emirates
Hyo J. Park Emirates Pathology Society Emirates Medical Association Dubai Dubai United Arab Emirates Biography
Biography of Hyo J. Park
Hyo Jin Park, M.D., Ph.D. is a consultant pathologist at Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital (SKSH). She is affiliated to Seoul National University (SNU) Hospital in Korea as a clinical assistant professor. Dr. Park received M.D. degree from SNU, College of Medicine in 1998 and her Ph.D. from SNU, College of Medicine in 2010 with the thesis of “T cell development in genetically engineered mouse”. After undertaking an internship at SNU Hospital, she did her residency in pathology at the same hospital. From 2011, as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Pathology Department at SNU Bundang Hospital, her research and clinical activity is focused on endocrine, bone/soft tissue pathology, immunology and molecular pathology. She has worked at Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital, pathology department from 2015 in which genetic test on solid tumor using next generation sequencing was implemented successfully under supervision of Dr. Park. She has published a number of articles in SCI journals.
Rania F. Zaarour Department of Biomedical Sciences Thumbay Research Institute for Precision Medicine (TRIPM) Ajman United Arab Emirates
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Cristina Deocareza Secretary Emirates Medical Association Dubai United Arab Emirates