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June 2011 • 3
Bad health does not discriminate between the genders. Whether a patient is male
or female, viruses and debilitating conditions will take little heed. And yet there is
still a difference in the way that men and women approach their own health. In
most cases, as our feature on Men’s Health week this month considers (page 12),
females tend to take a much more considered and engaged view of their own
bodies - whereas men can often be guilty of ignoring problems until they become
too advanced to address.
Elsewhere, we consider the role of blood donations (page 22) in ensuring the
world’s population is safe in an emergency, we look at the phemomenon that is
abdominal obesity and hear about the options for men who are facing the onset of
baldness (page 30).
We also hear how crucial it is to raise awareness over rheumatoid arthritis (page
34) and reveal the story on one little girl whose confidence has been restored by the
surgeons at Moorfield Eye Hospital Dubai (page 36).
Dr Ayesha Abdullah
Executive Director
Dubai Healthcare City
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03 Inside view
A letter from the Executive Director of
Dubai Healthcare City
04 News
Find out what’s happening in health
around the world and locally
12 Fear factor
Men are often backwards when coming
forwards for healthcare – but the medical
community is hoping to change that
18 Central belt
Weight around your waist can be a sign
that serious health problems are on the
way
22 Paint the world red
We would all benefit from a blood
donation if we need it – but do we all
make the contribution we should?
26 Safe breaks
Just because it’s relaxing doesn’t mean
it’s good for you – so take care when you
holiday this year
30 Hair today, gone tomorrow
Losing your hair can be hard to deal with,
but you can get help
34 Centers of excellence
One DHCC doctor calls for more expertise
in rheumatoid arthritis
36 Artificial intelligence
How Moorfield Dubai helped one little girl set her sights
on the big screen
38 Time to refuel
Men might not always take health problems seriously
enough, but many do love to exercise. So this salmon
and asparagus supper is the perfect, healthy way to
stock up after a monster gym session
40 Health directory
A guide to health professionals based at Dubai
Healthcare City
CONTENTS
2 • June 2011
36
30
18
Men are often backwards when coming forwards
for healthcare – but the medical community is
hoping to change that
Fear factorFear factor
June 2011
Paint the world red
We would all benefit from a blood
donation if we need it – but do we all
make the contribution we should?
Central belt
Weight around your waist can be a
sign that serious health problems
are on the way
NEWS
4 • June 2011
The government of Dubai has announced a restructure of its
flagship health facility with HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein,
wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,
appointed to the task of re-aligning Dubai Healthcare City to create
an internationally renowned site and center for integrated medical
services.
Princess Haya will now function as Chairperson of the newlycreated
Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), which will review
the health city’s organizational structure, financial resources
and regulatory framework. The new legislation also defines the
authority’s responsibilities and activities within the free zone, as well
as its licensing procedures.
Since its inception, DHCC has become home to two hospitals, over 90 outpatient medical centres and diagnostic laboratories
with over 2000 licensed professionals, occupying 22 million square feet. At the very heart of the City lies the Mohammed Bin
Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Centre, the core of academic research and patient care.
“The process of restructuring Dubai Healthcare City is a huge responsibility, one that I am extremely honored – and grateful
- to be entrusted with by HH Sheikh Mohammed,” said Princess Haya. “His original vision was to create a platform that would
position DHCC as a reliable and credible partner to the international healthcare community. He meant for this project to be
an investment that embodies His commitment to the service of His people and His country, whereby real estate would be a
component that complements its sustainability, but never at the heart of its operation. HH Sheikh Mohammed considers the
delivery of quality healthcare a benchmark for the development of Dubai”.
In this new role, Princess Haya has already initiated communications with key stakeholders such as Harvard Medical School
(HMS), who has been a strategic partner since 2004 and was instrumental in developing DHCC’s original strategy and framework
for its regulatory structure. HMS also served as a key player in taking steps to fill the research gap by establishing the Dubai
Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (DHFMR).
Dubai Healthcare City Authority
announcement
Last April saw the 2nd British University in Dubai Health
Informatics Symposium, which was supported by the Ministry of
Health and Dubai Health Care City.
The symposium involved sessions from renowned
international researchers and practitioners as well as progress
reports of projects on healthcare systems supervised by
researchers from UAE and UK.
It is a part of the British Council funded PMI2 Connect
Research Project on Context-Aware Multimedia Information
Systems for E-Health Decision Support, which is led jointly
by the Department of Computer Science at Liverpool Hope
University and the Faculty of Informatics at The British University
in Dubai.
Informatics Symposium supported by
healthcare community
NEWS
6 • June 2011
NEWS
June 2011 • 7
Scientists now believe that it could be a single gene that is passed on by
mothers that determine whether or not children will be obese. The gene, linked
to type 2 diabetes, affects the behaviour of other genes found in fat in the body
and helps to manage weight.
Scientists believe that if they can control it they will be able to find better treatments for obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
They examined 20,000 fat genes in biopsies.
Dubai business leaders discuss China
opportunity
Last month saw the meeting of the Dubai Business Opportunity Forum in
China, which looked to discuss how the emirate could engage more directly
with the world’s second biggest economy.
For the past decades, China has gradually shifted from a well publicized
target for foreign capital, to the source of investment.
China saw its investment overseas surpassing USD 32 billion last year and
the flow of outbound direct investment from China will increase. 30 April saw
adults and children from various walks of life.
Chinese government are encouraging Chinese enterprises to take part in
global competition and promoting their overseas investment and this group
will look at how to capitalize on this.
TECOM, DHCC’s parent company, was represented at this forum by Marwan
Abdulaziz and others.
Childhood obesity all in
the genes
Public health expert launches Dubai
masters degree
Walk for Autism a success
In an interactive talk on 19 May at Dubai Healthcare City, Dr Michael Rip, Director, Program in Public Health, Michigan State
University, explored one of the central challenges facing the profession of public health today: how to train practitioners to
embrace critical thinking in their analyses and subsequent prevention policies.
Rip used the example of Dr John Snow’s revolutionary causal analysis of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London, England. Dr
Snow proved that fecally-contaminated drinking water was responsible for the outbreak. By simply removing the handle from a
public pump-well, the cholera outbreak disappeared.
To demonstrate the adverse outcomes of flawed logic and analyses, Dr Michael Rip also reviewed the May 1977 fire that
destroyed the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Kentucky and killed 164 people.
Finally, Rip launched the Masters in Public Health Program that is offered by Michigan State University in Dubai. The program
provides students with the opportunity to obtain a Masters degree in Dubai from a prestigious and globally recognized US
university on a part-time basis over a period of two years.
The program will begin in October 2011 in a blended learning format. All core classes will be taught on a face-to-face basis,
with electives offered online. The program aims at closing a region-wide gap for qualified public health professionals who are
needed to manage pressing regional health challenges such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, as well as new
infections and environmental contaminations.
30 April saw adults and children from various walks of life
across the Dubai community come together to participate in
the 2 km ‘Walk for Autism’ that took place at the Zaabeel Park
in Dubai.
Teams included Emirates Airlines and Dnata which had the
highest number or participants, Park Regis Kris kin hotel, Abela
and Co. Kempinski Hotel-Mall of Emirates,American hospital ,
Al Noor Center for Special Needs and Mc Donalds.
Organised by the Child Early Medical Intervention Centre
and supported by Dubai Healthcare City, the initiative marked
the autism awareness month and aimed to provide an
opportunity for autistic children and their families to be a part
of mainstream society. It also demonstrated solidarity and hope
for the treatment of autism.
‘Walk for Autism’ offered a plethora of fun-filled activities for children and included a performance by Dubai Drums, dance,
music , magic show, bouncing castles, face painting, clowns games and raffle draws. The venue also hosted a bazaar, painting
exhibition, a health and safety exhibition, in addition to a medical and dental corner and food corner.
Samsung Medical Center part of Index holdings organized a health drive by conducting Blood pressure check and BMI for the
participants at the walk.
Dr. Hibah Shata Dental Clinic and Dr. Nicolas and Asp Medical centers conducted Oral Hygiene campaigns for the children.
A controversial blood test that shows, in relative terms, how fast a person is ageing is to go on sale in the UK later this
year. Scientists believe it is a significant step towards being able to predict how much longer you have to live.
The American drug regulator has put further
restrictions on blockbuster drug Avandia,
ensuring the diabetes drug will no longer be
available at local pharmacies. Patients who have
a prescription for it will have to get it by mailorder
from specially approved pharmacies.
NEWS
8 • June 2011
NEWS
June 2011 • 9
British researchers believe they may have made a breakthrough in the control of blood sugar levels.
The latest research into the concept of an artificial pancreas for the
management of type 1 diabetes showed that it is possible to improve blood
sugar control and reduce the risk of dangerous low blood sugars overnight.
An analysis of available data showed that the overall time that plasma
glucose levels were in target “increased by a median 28%” when using the
artificial pancreas, said the study’s lead author Roman Hovorka, a principal
research associate at the University of Cambridge.
“This study is more good news, and we’re seeing an evolution of more and
more sophistication in this closed loop study,” said Kowalski. “What we’re
doing now is pressing these systems in real situations with the goal of getting
to the next step of testing at home,” he added.
Dubai Healthcare City’s Sharif Eye Centers last month teamed up
with Emirates Airline to help raises awareness about vision-related
problems.
The leading ophthalmology institution conducted free eye
examinations for the faculty and students Emirates Aviation
College. Sharif Eye Centers also provided medical information as
well as advice on vision-related health and safety measures.
This initiative is not the first that the medical institution has
conducted: on previous occasions, it has visited a group of schools
and held eye exams, firm in the belief that periodic eye checkups
are essential for everyone.
These visits affirm Sharif Eye Centers’ commitment to raising
the level of medical awareness among all members of society.
The management promises to continue visiting many different
community facilities in the future.
Scientists make artificial pancreas
breakthrough
Sharif Eye Centers
help screen Emirates’
staff
Coffee consumption
linked to lower
prostrate cancer risk
A new study that followed almost 50,000 individuals has claimed
that men who are heavy coffee drinkers are at lower risk for
prostate cancer.
The research, which was conducted by Harvard scientists,
followed 47,911 men who periodically described their coffee
consumption.
The researchers found
that those who consumed
six or more cups a day
were almost 20% less
likely to develop prostate
cancer over two decades
than those who drank
none.
A woman in the
United Kingdom has
received widespread
media coverage for
apparently being
‘allergic’ to electricity.
The individual says
she cannot use an
electric kettle, keeps
her washing machine
in a concrete outhouse
and cannot have
neighbours with
wireless internet
because of the impact
of surrounding
electricity on her
health.
DHCC moves to improve dialogue
Dubai Healthcare City last month held the first of what will become recurring meetings between its business partners and service
providers such as Emco, government service, registration & licensing and the Center for Healthcare Planning & Quality. The
meetings will be aimed at serving and understanding the needs of DHCC partners and residents will be given the opportunity to
raise issues directly with the representatives of each DHCC Service Providers.
A chemical that is linked to cancer has been
found to be present in numerous baby products
made with polyurethane foam, including nursing
pillows, car seats and highchairs. The chemical
acts as a flame retardant.
Ground-breaking spinal cord technology has allowed a young man that is paralyzed by an injury to his spinal cord to
regain the ability to stand for short periods, take steps with help and move his legs and feet at will, with the help of an
electrical stimulator implanted in his lower back.
NEWS
10 • June 2011
A dietary supplement given to pregnant women at high risk of
pre-eclampsia can reduce the likelihood of the disease occurring, a
recent study says.
Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition where abnormally high
blood pressure and other problems develop during pregnancy,
but researchers writing for the British Medical Journal, claim
the presence of an amino acid and antioxidant vitamins in the
supplement helps to combat abnormally high blood pressure.
More than 600 women took part in the study in Mexico City,
however experts believe that more research is still needed on the
effect of the supplement.
Dubai Healthcare City, has announced the launch of a 156-page guidebook titled ‘Patients beyond Borders: Dubai Edition’, as part
of its participation at Arabian Travel Market 2011 .
Dr Ayesha Abdullah, Executive Director of DHCC, said: “Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is proud to announce the publication
of Patients Beyond Borders: Dubai Edition, in collaboration with Healthy Travel Media. The 156-page guidebook, which will be
published in English and Arabic for international distribution, offers an in-depth overview of JCI-accredited hospitals, selected
health travel agents, accommodations, and essential medical travel information in Dubai.”
The industry’s leading travel and tourism exhibition, ATM 2011 opened on 2 May and ran until 5 May at the Dubai International
Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dubai Healthcare City showcased its various components at the dedicated UAE pavilion for the
medical tourism sector that was introduced at Arabian Travel Market 2011.
During the event, Dr Ayesha Abdullah was invited as panellist for a discussion on ‘Medical Tourism in the Middle East’. Inviting
the views of experts and thought leaders, the session examined the key challenges faced by medical tourism and offer advice on
ways to develop the sector effectively.
The UAE has strongly established itself as one of the top destinations for medical tourism in the Middle East with Dubai driving
the demand for global standard healthcare services, against cost-competitive destinations such as Thailand and India.
Supplement could
reduce risk of preeclampsia
Medical tourism handbook for Dubai
launched
12 • June 2011 June 2011 • 13
MEN’S HEALTH MEN’S HEALTH
Fear factor
Men are often backwards when coming
forwards for healthcare – but the medical
community is hoping to change that
For many men, the scariest prospect when
visiting a doctor is finding out there is
nothing wrong with you. What, after all,
will a trained physician think when you
present yourself to them with a host of
complaints and the find that you are, in fact,
perfectly healthy? Well, they’d probably be
quite relieved – after all, doctors prefer
healthy patients to desperately sick ones.
Nevertheless, there remains something of
a social stigma for men about visiting a
doctor. Whether or not it is founded on a
sort of false bravado, or a fear of what
someone could tell them, men remain far less
likely to communicate any problem they may
be experiencing to a medical professional
Men’s health and cancer
According to recent figures, men are almost 40%
more likely than women to die from cancer. A
study by National Cancer Intelligence Network
(NCIN) and Cancer Research UK together found
that men are 16% more likely to develop the
disease in the first place. After excluding breast
cancer and cancers specific to one or other sex
from the analysis, the difference is even greater -
with men being almost 70% more likely to die
from cancer and over 60% more likely to develop
the disease. “Men have a reputation for having a
‘stiff upper lip’ and not being as health-conscious
as women,” says Professor David Forman,
information lead for the NCIN. “These results
could be a reflection of this attitude, meaning men are less likely to make lifestyle changes that could reduce their risk of the
disease and less likely to go to their doctor with cancer symptoms. Late diagnosis makes most forms of the disease harder to
treat.”
than a woman. In fact, a recent study in the
UK by the Men’s Health Forum (MHF), a
group set up to raise awareness of men’s
health, found that men in Britain go to the
doctors 20% less than women, not because
they are in better health, but because they
feel ‘’put off by doctors’’.
Dr Ian Banks, the head of the MHF,
points out that: “Women have higher
consultation rates for a wide range of
illnesses, so the gender differences cannot be
explained simply by their need for
contraceptive and pregnancy care.’”
The situation is much the same all over
the world, argues Dr Naeem Tareen from
Dubai Healthcare City’s American Heart
Center. “It is true that man try to ignore
many symptoms and seek medical advice
very late,” he says.
And while it may not a serious problem to
most men – indeed, it is a source of humor
for a lot of male groups – this aversion to
medical professionals can have grave
consequences. “Not coming to visit a doctor
when you believe you are ill can be very
dangerous,” explains Tareen. “Men are slow
to talk about symptons – particularly patients
with heart disease, many times they have
chest pains which they tend to ignore and
think that it is muscular pain or indigestion
and by the time they come to the doctor it is
too late. Either they had a heart attack or
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“Women have higher consultation rates for a wide range of illnesses,
so the gender differences cannot be explained simply by their need for
contraceptive and pregnancy care”
developed damage to the muscles.”
As an experienced physician that has
worked all over the world, Tareen speaks
with authority when he states that this is a
problem for males around the globe. “In my
30 years of practice both in US and the last 3
years in UAE, I have noticed that the male
pattern is the same of not seeking medical
advice on time,” he explains. “For instance,
when it comes to abdominal obesity – where
belly fat is caused by sedentary habits, lack of
exercise, and high caloric food – I always see
patients when it is very late on,” he says. “By
looking at the abdominal fat, I as a
cardiologist can predict risks of heart disease
and metabolic problems namely high
cholesterol, high triglycerides, and diabetes.”
Which is why, this June, the Men’s Health
Forum is running its annual campaign to
recognize Men’s Health Week, this year
between the 13th and 19th of June – and this
“Men are slow to talk about symptoms – particularly patients with heart
disease, many times they have chest pains which they tend to ignore and
think that it is muscular pain or indigestion and by the time they come to the
doctor it is too late”
Men’s health and mental health
While there are many groups established to support females with mental health problems, there are relatively few counterparts
for men. But mental health is not a condition that discriminates between the genders – and indeed a recent survey found that
about 2.7 million men in England currently have a mental health problem like depression, anxiety or stress. Previous research
from the mental health group Mind found that 37% of men are feeling worried or low with the top three concerns being job
security, work and money. Despite men and women experiencing mental health problems in roughly equal numbers, men are
much less likely to be diagnosed and treated for it and the consequences of this can be fatal – the Men’s Health Forum has long
highlighted that 75% of all suicides are by men. “It is well established now that men and boys have specific mental health
needs,” said MHF chief executive Peter Baker.
MEN’S HEALTH MEN’S HEALTH
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year the focus is on the power of the internet
in encouraging men to look after themselves
better. The theory goes that men care just as
much about their health as women do –
however, they find it much more difficult to
discuss problems they’ve been experiencing
“In my 30 years of practice both in US and the last 3 years in
UAE, I have noticed that the male pattern is the same of
not seeking medical advice on time”
face to face. For obvious reasons, then, there
is a strong argument for interacting with
men through the internet.
“We know that men are enthusiastic users
of wide range of new technologies – online
systems, mobile phone applications, social
networking, gaming, etc.,” explain the
organizers of the week. “We want to harness
this interest in new technologies to develop
health services, information and products
that engage men so they take action to
improve their health.”
Contact:
American Heart Center
Bldg. no. 64, 1st floor
Tel: 04 437 0670
MEN’S HEALTH MEN’S HEALTH
Indeed, there is growing evidence that
information and services provided through
the internet and other technologies is
making a positive impact on men’s health
outcomes. In the UK, according to official
figures from the National Statistics, 37% of
men used the internet for health information
in 2009, up from 31% in 2008.
To build on this success, Men’s Health
week will see the launch of a smartphone
‘app’ to help disseminate information in a
non-confrontational style. Moreover, the
week will be used to promote the wide range
of new technologies now available to
improve men’s health. “By developing new
materials for men to use on the internet,
their mobile phones, etc. we hope to
encourage service providers to seize these
new opportunities to reach men effectively,”
says the organizers. “If we can encourage
more men to access health information on
the internet and mobile phones then we
believe that new technologies will help to
improve men’s health literacy and lifestyles as
well as encourage better self-care and more
appropriate use of services. At a time of
financial restraint, investment in new
technologies that improve health outcomes
are an attractive and economical option for
government as well as commercial
organisations.”
Indeed, DHCC has been playing its part
by launching its iPhone application, which
allows men (and women) to find specific
doctors and clinics online - so hopefully
healthcare won’t be as scary as it once was for
men.
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ABDOMINAL OBESITY ABDOMINAL OBESITY
“When I talk about this condition normally
comes to my mind two big facts: the fast
food and the sedentary life”
materialized as a condition, explains Dr
Christina Bautista from The German Clinic
at Dubai Healthcare City. “When I talk
about this condition normally comes to my
mind two big facts: the fast food and the
sedentary life,” she says. “Local fat is mainly
fatty deposits in specific areas of the body.
Generally it is present in abdominal area,
sides, hips, thighs and back. This type of fatty
deposits hardly ever disappears with physical
activity or diets.”
Regardless of what type of fat you
develop, the immediate cause of obesity is
net energy imbalance – as in when the
human body consumes more usable calories
than it expends, wastes, or discards via
elimination. “The fundamental cause of
obesity is not well understood, but is
presumably a combination of the organism’s
genes and environment,” says Bautista. “In
humans, central obesity is correlated with
overeating and a sedentary lifestyle.
Hypercortisolism, such as in Cushing’s
syndrome also leads to central obesity. Many
We all carry weight in places that we wish
we didn’t – but there’s fat that is unsightly,
and there is fat that is downright dangerous.
Indeed, there is a whole school of thought
that subscribes to the belief that obesity
around the waist is the most dangerous type
of fat deposits you can build up. Known as
abdominal obesity, the condition has been
strongly linked to the incidence of
cardiovascular disease.
The idea is that visceral fat, also known as
organ fat or intra-abdominal fat, is located
inside the peritoneal cavity, packed in
between internal organs and torso, as
opposed to subcutaneous fat which is found
underneath the skin, and intramuscular fat
which is found interspersed in skeletal
muscle. An excess of this sort of fat is
typically referred to as a ‘pot belly’, or a ‘beer
belly’ – and even though it does not
necessarily sound serious, such a buildup
where the abdomen protrudes excessively is a
serious medical problem around the world.
It is a sign of the times that this has
Weight around your waist
can be a sign that serious
health problems are on
the way
Central belt
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“Because fat in the midsection contains the greatest amount of cortisol
receptors, fat is created and stored in the midsection, specifically in fat cell
deposits deep in the abdomen”
“When preventing or treating abdominal obesity
it is vital to perform adequate aerobic exercise and
eat a healthy diet”
other areas as well as cellulite that’s worse
than before, non-invasive Mesotherapy for
fat loss and body contouring is an option.”
As a technique, mesotherapy involves the
injection of a customized mixture of
vitamins, amino acids, homeopathic
medication and medications, placed just
millimeters under the skin into the
problematic area through a series of tiny and
pain, re-growing hair, smoking cessation,
controlling anxiety but most commonly,
treating cellulite, toning the skin and weight
loss.”
prescription drugs can also have side effects
resulting in obesity.”
But why is fat around the midriff such a
problem? “Because fat in the midsection
contains the greatest amount of cortisol
receptors, fat is created and stored in the
midsection, specifically in fat cell deposits
deep in the abdomen,” explains Bautista.
“Normally when a person comes to our clinic
for this fact they usually need to start doing
some diet plus exercise, but in other cases we
can also see women with small belly but they
are in perfect weight.”
In these instances, Bautista says she takes
the cases very seriously indeed. “If I have a
man or women with this condition normally
they have very big bellys and the problem
here is that they have a big risk of heart
attack, hypertension, insulin resistance and
diabetes mellitus type 2, as this fat is
normally intrabdominal. Here is when the
belly comes to be really risky.”
Recent research from Bautista’s home
country of Spain has found that there are
some particular genes in our bodies that
make us more likely to develop fat around
this area. But there is still plenty that people
can do to ensure they do not become victims
of the condition. “When preventing or
treating abdominal obesity it is vital to
perform adequate aerobic exercise and eat a
healthy diet,” she says. “It can prevent central
obesity, and losing weight via these methods
is the main way to reverse the condition.”
But there are ways in which modern
medicine can lend a helping hand, says
Bautista. “For those who find liposuction ‘too
much’, or those who have already had
liposuction, and now find fat depositing in
Contact:
German Center for Neurology &
Psychiatry
Bldg. no. 64, Block A,
2nd floor , 2006, Tel: 04 429 8578
www.gnp-dubai.com
German Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8346
www.germanclinic-dubai.com
almost painless microinjections in order to
deliver healing or corrective treatments. Over
the course of approximately 10 sessions, it is
possible to block our ability to store fat and
stimulates our ability to burn it up.
“Mesotherapy has a wide variety of uses,
depending on the needs of the patient,” says
Bautista. “Its varied uses include fighting
infection, relieving muscle spasms, arthritis
ABDOMINAL OBESITY ABDOMINAL OBESITY
Obviously the best way to avoid abdominal obesity is to avoid obesity in the first
place – but what can you do when you start to feel the pounds piling on? The last
thing you should do, argues DHCC’s Jared Alden, who works at the German
Center for Neurology and Psychiatry, is go straight onto a crash diet. “We have all
heard about dieting – there seems to be a new diet every month – in fact, there
are over 300 diets on the market at any given time,” says Alden. “For all these
diets I do not see many people getting thinner. Many have a history of losing
weight on diets only to put the weight back on again. Most would agree that this
yo yo dieting damages our health and slows our metabolism.”
Likewise, although diet pills sometime appear to deliver miracles, they can be
dangerous. “I see many people trying this without proper medical advice and
without proper supervision,” says Alden. “Even those that go to a doctor don’t
often tell the health professional their entire medical history nor do they tell other
healthcare providers they might see that they are taking diet pills. This can have
unknown consequences. Don’t treat yourself like a lab rat. Get proper medical
supervision.”
The only way, then, to keep the weight off for good is adopt a balanced
approach – to food and to life. “Let go of the expectation that something other
than you is going to solve this problem,” says Alden. “No diet or person or plan is
going to do it for you. Information alone is not going to make you thin. Develop a
moderate plan of eating that you can do in the real world. Don’t go from one
extreme to the other. Start with one
small thing and then don’t move on
until you can do it with some
consistency. Not perfection but
consistency. For example, give up
sugar in your coffee. When that
habit is stable go for another
change.“
The key is to teach yourself,
through action, how to eat in a
moderate, healthy way that can carry
you through life. “Don’t starve
yourself for a family event of beach
season,” says Alden. “Your new skills
will naturally have the side effect of
you losing weight.”
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WORLD BLOOD DAY WORLD BLOOD DAY
“It is thought that 95% of people rely on the blood donations of the
remaining 5% for the world’s supplies”
If there’s one thing that unites every human
on this planet, it’s our dependance on the
red stuff: blood. Quite simply, we can’t live
without it. Whether going in for a serious
operation, or getting involved in a massive
accident, there is a chance that you will have
to depend on a blood transfusion to stay
alive – and the overwhelming chance is that
you will be receiving the benefit of someone
else’s charity.
It is thought that 95% of people rely on
the blood donations of the remaining 5% for
the world’s supplies – and clearly that is a
situation that cannot go on forever. Which is
why, on 14 June this year, countries
worldwide will celebrate World Blood
Donor Day, holding events to raise awareness
of the need for safe blood and blood
products and to thank voluntary unpaid
blood donors for their life-saving gifts of
blood.
This year’s theme is ‘More blood, more
life’ and the World Health Organization will
be looking to continue with the progress it
has made over the past decade. Today, over
60 countries around the world have blood
transfusion services based entirely on
voluntary blood donation – a figure that has
leapt up from 39 in 2002. Clearly it is still
some way short of the the 2009 Melbourne
Declaration, which calls on all countries to
achieve 100% voluntary unpaid blood
donation by the year 2020 – but it is certainly
making serious progress. Paint the
world red
We would all benefit from a blood donation if we need
it – but do we all make the contribution we should?
2011 World Blood Donor Day objectives:
• Create wider awareness of the vital role of blood transfusion in saving lives
and improving the health of millions of people each year.
• Motivate more individuals to become regular voluntary unpaid blood donors
to ensure sufficient stocks of blood to meet national requirements, even in
emergency situations.
• Recognize regular voluntary unpaid donors as public health role models; it is
because they lead healthy lifestyles and are regularly screened that they are
able to donate blood regularly.
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“Blood is a rich product which can be broken down into many parts. Its main
components are red cells, platelets and plasma, and the plasma itself contains
a variety of proteins”
WORLD BLOOD DAY WORLD BLOOD DAY
Facts about blood:
• Blood is a rich product which can
be broken down into many parts.
Its main components are red cells,
platelets and plasma, and the
plasma itself contains a variety of
proteins
• All of these substances have
different uses and patients will
need different components
depending on their own blood type
and on their condition. For
instance, an anaemic person will
only require red cells, while a
haemophiliac needs clotting factors
from plasma
• Red cells last only 35 days and
platelets only 5 days, so a regular
supply of fresh blood is vital
• Just one half litre of donated blood
can help save as many as three
people’s lives
• There are four main blood types: A,
B, AB and O. AB is the universal
recipient and O negative is the
universal donor
• Blood centres often run short of
type O and B blood.
Blood donation around the world
• China: In the People’s Republic of China
voluntary blood donation went from
45% of donations in 2000 to 91.3% in
2004 – which was seen as one of the
true global successes of blood donation
• Malaysia, China and India: All three of
these countries reached 100% screening
of donated blood for HIV by the year
2000
• Cuba, Suriname: While 100% voluntary,
unpaid blood donation is usually found
in high income countries in the
Americas region, Cuba and Suriname,
both low-income countries, represent
the exceptions as they have introduced
100% voluntary donation since they
created their national blood transfusion service
• Bolivia: In Bolivia, the establishment of a national blood programme and concerted media campaigns run by the
government have brought the rate of voluntary, unpaid donations from 10% in 2002 to 50% today
• South Africa: South Africa has had 100% voluntary, unpaid donation since it established a national blood service. With
HIV prevalence of 23.3% in the adult population, only 0.02% of its regular blood donors have contracted HIV.
Karl Landsteiner
Each year World Blood Donor Day takes place on the 14th of June because of
one man: Karl Landsteiner. An American biologist and physician of Austrian
origin, Landsteiner is noted for having first distinguished the main blood groups
in 1901, having developed the modern system of classification of blood groups
from his identification of the presence of agglutinins in the blood, and having
identified, with Alexander S. Wiener, the Rhesus factor, in 1937, thus enabling
physicians to transfuse blood without endangering the patient’s life. With Erwin
Popper, he discovered the polio virus, in 1909. In 1930 he received the Nobel
Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He was awarded a Lasker Award in 1946
posthumously.
26 • June 2011 June 2011 • 27
BACKACHE
Just because it’s relaxing doesn’t mean it’s good for you
– so take care when you holiday this year
There are many causes of back pain, but few
are quite so unexpected as a vacation. After
months of hard work and toil, most of us
see our holidays as a means of letting our
body relax. But breaking from our daily
routine – even for just a week – can create
significant problems for our body, explains
Charles Jones of Dubai Healthcare City’s
California Chiropractic & Sports Medicine.
Indeed, at this time of the year, when
others are relaxing, Jones and his colleagues
typically experience a rush of activity at the
clinic, with some statistics suggesting that
one in three people suffers from back pain
whilst on holiday.
“While vacations are good for us, beware
of the health hazards - a combination of
suitcases, sleep and sunloungers can play
havoc with your spine,” he says. “There are a
number of potential pitfalls both before and
during your vacation which can lead to back
pain. All too often we injure ourselves as the
body is out of its usual routine; just picking
up a suitcase the wrong way or sleeping in a
different bed in an awkward position can
result in pain.”
However, booking your dream holiday
does not necessarily mean you will be having
to also book yourself in for some back
treatment, too. With a little forward
planning many pitfalls can be avoided,
explains Jones. “Before you go, make sure you
pack correctly and think about your suitcase
selection,” he says. “Choose wisely and buy
the lightest case possible that has wheels.
Hard cases sometimes weigh a lot even with
nothing in them.”
A typical mistake is to try and attempt to
BACKACHE
Safe
breaks
“While vacations are good for us, beware of the health hazards - a
combination of suitcases, sleep and sunloungers can play
havoc with your spine”
Summer surprises – shop, but not until you drop…
Even if you’re not going away this summer, there are still plenty of ways in which
you can cause a problem for your body – and excess shopping is a particularly
unfortunate way to pick up an injury. In Dubai, the Summer Surprises festival is a
time to hit the malls and have a really good shopping-fest, picking up loads of
bargains and generally stocking up. However, it is all too easy to get weighed
down with those great purchases and if you don’t take care of yourself, all the
money you saved may end up being spent on fixing that irritating back pain.
Charles Jones, again, has some words of wisdom for the ardent shopper.
“Shopping can be like heavy exercise – particularly during the sales,” he says.
“Stress levels are up, and we put pressure on our backs and muscles as we strain
to avoid other people whilst carrying too many bags and purchases.”
So to ensure you stay safe during this year’s Summer Surprises, make sure you
follow Jones’ top tips for shopping safety:
• Distribute the weight of shopping bags evenly, take bags back to the car on
a regular basis and take regular breaks
• Carrying large light items can be worse than carrying small heavy items
– avoid contorting your body into
unaccustomed positions in order to
accommodate those larger items
• A weight held at arm’s length can
have the effect of being up to seven
times heavier so always carry heavy
loads close to the body
• Don’t lift and twist when putting
purchases into the car – face the
direction of the car
• Take a break when shopping
• Make the most of home deliveries
– they will come to you and save
you the stress and strain!
• Make sure you stay hydrated too
- you’ll need to replace potential
lost fluids with plenty of water.
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“If possible, take two light suitcases rather than one so you can distribute the
weight more effectively – and push, don’t pull!”
“When you get to your hotel and find the bed too hard, use a blanket or ask
hotel staff for an extra duvet to put between you and the mattress”
Contact:
California Chiropractic & Sports
Medicine Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block A 2nd floor
Tel: 04 429 8292
www.CaliforniaChiropracticCenter.com
as much as possible into one large suitcase
– especially if one member of the family
believes they can carry an unfeasible amount
without harming themselves. The secret, says
Jones, is spread the load as much as possible.
“Two cases are definitely better than one,” he
says. “If possible, take two light suitcases
rather than one so you can distribute the
weight more effectively – and push, don’t
pull! Many wheeled cases encourage you to
pull the case handle from behind but this
makes the upper body/back twist. Instead,
push the case in front of you.”
Another classic mistake for those intent
on working every last moment up until they
leave for their holiday is to neglect to get
enough sleep before travelling, says Jones.
“Travelling when tired increases your chances
of injury, so make sure you sleep well the
night before a flight and avoid rushing
around.”
When you’re actually on the flight it is
vital to stay as hydrated as possible. It is
important to stick to soft drinks, rather than
alcohol, as becoming dehydrated can
aggravate muscle pain and leave you
regretting it later. Likewise, while on the
flight make sure you do the recommended
exercises to ensure that your circulation is
maintained. “You will be restricted to your
seat for most of the flight but avoid stiffness
by doing shoulder shrugs, buttock clenches
and foot circles,” he says.
Once off the plane, it is important to get
moving again as soon as possible. As
tempting as the ‘travelators’ may look after a
long flight it is better to give them a miss.
“Get your joints moving quickly after a flight
and walk through the terminal rather than
opting for the easy option of a moving
walkway,” says Jones. Another practical tip
that Jones offers is to tie a ribbon round your
bag to ensure that it is easily identifiable.
Losing your bag is not going to lead to back
pain, but picking up someone else’s bag could
– especially if it is far heavier than you were
expecting and you have to haul it off a
carousel at an awkward angle.
Once you’ve navigated the airport
successfully, it is time to get some rest and
recover from the travils of the flight – but
don’t just flop down, close your eyes and
hope for the best. “When you get to your
hotel and find the bed too hard, use a blanket
or ask hotel staff for an extra duvet to put
between you and the mattress,” suggests
Jones. “Firm beds are not always best, but it
is easier to make a hard bed softer than a soft
bed harder.”
Now, it’s time to enjoy yourself – but
there’s still a couple of hazards to take into
account if you want to enjoy a pain-free
BACKACHE BACKACHE
holiday. “If you are heading to the sun
lounger in search of that perfect tan, try not
to lie on your tummy with your back and
neck arched back to read a book,” says Jones.
“Put the book on the floor and read over the
edge of the sun bed as this should allow you
to have your head and neck in a more neutral
position. Also, if keeping in shape is on your
holiday agenda, ensure you have a full
induction to the hotel gym equipment, just
as you would at home.”
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Losing your hair can be hard to
deal with, but you can get help
show that this condition may affect
self-esteem or cause anxiety and depression,”
says Hurbas. “It causes psychological stress
and loss of self-esteem due to change in
appearance.” To examine this phenomenon,
Hurbas did a study in 2005 which included
140 patients with androgenetic alopecia (100
males and 40 females). “I aimed to
investigate the existence of depression and
anxiety in patients with androgenetic
alopecia,” he says. “The study was shown
depression level in female patients was
higher than that of healthy females and male
patients. However, anxiety level was not
different than that of healthy female group
and males. Depression and anxiety in male
patients were not significantly high. As a
H air today, gone tomorrow
HAIR LOSS HAIR LOSS
dihydrotestosterone, on the hair follicles
(roots) of genetically susceptible individuals,”
he explains. “The AR gene have been
identified in people with this condition. The
genetic susceptibility may be inherited from
either the mother (which is most likely) or
father.”
The typical pattern of male baldness is a
common one and begins at the hairline. The
hairline gradually recedes to form an ‘M’
shape. The existing hair may become finer
and shorter. The hair at the crown also begins
to thin. Eventually the top of the hairline
meets the thinned crown, leaving a horseshoe
pattern of hair around the sides of the head.
Understandably, this process can feel
demoralizing for individuals. “Many studies
Transplant: Where the surgeon
moves non-sensitive hairs from the
back of the head to the top. This is
best for men whose hair loss is
limited to the front of the scalp.
Factors that determine whether a
person is a suitable candidate
include age, hair colour, the nature
of hair loss, and whether the hair
type is straight or curly.
Scalp reduction: A technique that
is most suitable for men with a
small, well-defined bald spot on the
top of the head.
Flap-surgery: Involves making the
part of the scalp that still contains
hair larger. This is a possibility in
cases of hair loss over a small area.
What are my options?
For many men, there could be no worse
thing, Going bald, or ‘losing your hair’ is a
traumatic experience – but one that is
exacerbated by modern attitudes to pattern
baldness. But there is no reason to live in
fear of this condition, argues Dr Burcu
Barutcuoglu Hurbas, a specialist
dermatologist at Dubai Healthcare City’s
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
Hospital.
Clearly, recognizing baldness is fairly
straightforward – but what actually is it?
“Androgenetic alopecia is a common form of
hair loss effecting both men and women,”
says Hurbas. “It is also known as male
pattern baldness and female pattern
baldness” Despite affecting both sexes, the
condition is more common among one than
the other. “Androgenetic alopecia is more
common in men and affects 40% of men and
25% of women by the age of 40 years,” he
says. “It can start as early as a person’s teens
and risk (it can begin anytime after puberty)
increases with age; more than 50% of men
over age 50 have some degree of hair loss. In
women, hair loss is most likely after
menopause.”
There are several genetic and environment
factors that can lead to the development of
the condition, explains Hurbas. “It is caused
by the affect of androgens (male hormones)
particularly an androgen called
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“Many studies show that this condition may affect self-esteem or cause
anxiety and depression”
Contacts:
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital
Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
German Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8346
www.germanclinic-dubai.com
powerful mesotherapy cocktail that is done
by some inyections at the clinic. This
improves the quality of the hair and in some
cases people can get more hair and of course
try to stop the fail of it. This treatment is the
most famous one, as we put our patients
under this treatment with an established
protocol, and using this techniques and the
products at home they can really see an
improvement.”
“It can start as early as a person’s teens and risk (it can begin anytime after
puberty) increases with age; more than 50% of men over age 50 have some
degree of hair loss. In women, hair loss is most likely after menopause”
conclusion, androgenetic alopecia supports
depressive psycho-pathology more in women
for depression.”
Indeed, it is a common myth among
people that baldness is simply linked to a
person’s age, says Dr Cristina Bautista from
DHCC’s German Clinic. In fact, no matter
what age you are when it occurs, it has a
serious impact on an individual’s sense of self
worth. “The consequence of hair loss can be
diminished self-confidence and self-esteem,”
she says. “Hair loss can limit your ability to
enjoy life to the fullest.” However, attitudes
are changing, claims Bautista. “In the past,
baldness was often seen as something
unfortunate or undesirable,” she says.
“However, this attitude has changed over the
years and nowadays a clean-shaven head is
usually considered both fashionable and
attractive.”
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a
derivative or by-product of testosterone and
testosterone converts to DHT with the aid
of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha-reductace,
which is held in the hair follicle’s oil glands.
“While the entire genetic process of male
pattern baldness is not completely
understood, scientists do know that DHT
shrinks hair follicles, and that when DHT is
suppressed, hair follicles continue to thrive,”
says Bautista. “Hair follicles that are sensitive
to DHT must be exposed to the hormone
for a prolonged period of time in order for
the affected follicle to complete the
miniaturization process.”
Today, with proper intervention this
process can be slowed or even stopped if
caught early enough, claims Bautista. “In the
aesthetic and cosmetic medical practice, your
well being and cosmetic goals come first.
Minoxidil – a solution that you
apply directly to the scalp to
stimulate the hair follicles. It slows
hair loss for many men, and some
men grow new hair. The previous
degree of hair loss returns when you
stop applying the solution.
Finasteride 1mg –a prescription pill
that inhibits the production of the
male hormone dihydrotestosterone.
Like minoxidil, you are more likely to
have slower hair loss than actual
new hair growth.
Medical treatments:
The two main drugs
used to treat male
pattern baldness
That’s why all treatment options are
presented to you, including non-surgical hair
loss therapies if the case warrants. Our
purpose is to educate you thoroughly, help
you establish realistic goals and expectations
as well to set you on your way to achieving a
natural-looking hair line for life.”
Indeed, Bautista says that it is her belief
that no-one should suffer any lack of
confidence or distress from losing their hair.
“With our special cocktail of mesotherapy
and then the ultra-refined hair
transplantation techniques you can have
fuller hair and have a natural hair line that is
indistinguishable from the one you were
born with,” she says. “The first option we
offer men in this cases is to start using some
medications in lotions and campus with
minoxidil and also finasteride, plus a
HAIR LOSS HAIR LOSS
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EXPERT PROFILE
“Genetics may play a role in having more severe disease in the UAE, but
because of the fact that we have few rheumatologists, our waiting lists are
long, and thus early intervention is usually not the case in the majority”
EXPERT PROFILE
damage in some patients.”
The key to good outcomes, as with many
conditions, is early intervention. “As long as
patients are seen within the first three to six
months of disease onset, it’s possible to halt
the progression of disease, and may even talk
about setting a target on when to stop
treatment all together,” he says.
“Unfortunately I still see patients who have
been suffering for years with the disease –
and not only from the UAE, but also patients
coming from Morroco, Sudan, Iraq, Kuwait,
Syria, Pakistan and many of our neighboring
countries.”
But the country also needs more
specialists and specialist facilities, argues Al
Shehhi. “We need more rheumatologists and
specialized arthritis centers like the one we
have established in Dubai that only deals
with Arthritis patients. We need more
funding for education, patient support for
those who can’t afford treatment.”
And if he gets all that, hopefully the
statistics won’t look so frightening any more.
When it comes to rheumatoid arthritis,
there are some pretty scary statistics out
there. Based on its incidence in the US,
there could be as many as 80,000 patients in
the UAE. But the crucial word there is
‘could’ – because the really scary thing about
rheumatoid arthritis, explains Dr Waleed Al
Shehhi, a consultant rheumatologist at
Dubai Healthcare City’s Sulaiman Al
Habib Medical Center, is that almost 65%
of patients that suffer from the disease
receive no treatment – either because they
don’t realize they have it, or they don’t
believe it can be treated.
“Patient education is vital, and a lot of my
colleagues all over the UAE and in the Gulf
countries are playing a huge part in
education,” explains Al Shehhi. But there is a
long way to go, he says – and the first step is
to try and improve the information available
to physicians in the country. “Rheumatoid
arthritis has an annual incidence of
approximately 0.2 per 1,000 in males and 0.4
per 1,000 in females,” he explains. “So as it
seems it’s at least 2 times more common in
females than is the case in males. Moreover, a
prevalence of 0.5–1% is reported in diverse
populations worldwide, although a greater
prevalence has been reported in certain
native Americans and the disease is reported
to be absent in parts of rural Africa. As we
have no proper data collection in the UAE,
however, we’re not sure.”
A lack of awareness about the diseases
also means that individuals can often fear
that they could lose their job or be
discriminated against at work when it comes
to promotions or raises if they admit they
have the condition. “That social impact on
lost productivity translates to billions of
Contact:
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical
Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
dollars in lost productivity in rheumatoid
patients as they’ll take more often sick leaves
and light duties,” explains Al Shehhi. “Also it
has psychological impact on social relations
such as being at risk of divorce or being
dependent on others,” he explains.
Rheumatoid arthritis typically affects
people between the ages of 18 and 45 –
although Al Shehhi says that he has seen
patients as young as two months and as old
as 90 years in his clinic. He believes that the
condition is increasingly becoming a big
problem for the region, although it is difficult
to get the data to substantiate this, he admits.
“Genetics may play a role in having more
severe disease in the UAE, but because of the
fact that we have few rheumatologists, our
waiting lists are long, and thus early
intervention is usually not the case in the
majority,” he says. “Also, a lot of the
musculoskeletal specialties outside
rheumatology are seeing huge number of
patients, so patients end up maltreated and
get referred when the disease has done
“Patient education is vital, and a lot of my
colleagues all over the UAE and in the Gulf
countries are playing a huge part in education”
One DHCC doctor calls for more expertise in
rheumatoid arthritis
Centers of
excellence
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Contact:
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 429 7888, www.moorfields.ae
PATIENT PROFILE
“On each visit, Olivia would sit in front of me whilst I painted the artificial
eye to correspond with her natural eye”
had given her lost eye “to someone as a gift”.
Olivia’s enduring bravery and positive
attitude changed her family’s perspective and
other natural siblings followed.
Having heard about instances where
Moorfields Dubai had successfully fitted
artificial eyes for other patients in the UAE,
though, Olivia’s father decided to visit the
clinic. Olivia already had an orbital implant
(plastic eyeball) fitted and so the priority was
to have an ocularist create an artificial eye –
like a large contact lens – to sit on the
eyeball, and then for the eyes to move
together as naturally as possible. “Everyone
at Moorfields is delighted with the results
and the effect that it will have on Olivia and
her family,” explains Geelen.
Olivia’s family has been so moved by
Olivia’s experience that they have created a
five minute film as a medium about the
situation to help other visually impaired
people: “We have already produced a short
five-minute film on blindness and hope that
this will inspire others the way that Olivia
has inspired everyone around her,” says
Olivia’s mother.
And one would imagine it won’t be the
last movie that Olivia plays a part in
producing.
PATIENT PROFILE
“We were concerned about whether Olivia’s eye condition was genetic and
even adopted a second child rather than risk putting another child through
the same trauma as Olivia”
How Moorfield Dubai helped one little girl set her
sights on the big screen
diagnosed with a malignant tumor in one eye
and by the age of two, following unsuccessful
and stressful chemotherapy treatment, the
decision was made to remove the eye. It was
a traumatic time for the family and only the
start of a long journey to find the best
possible cosmetic solution.
“We were concerned about whether
Olivia’s eye condition was genetic and even
adopted a second child rather than risk
putting another child through the same
trauma as Olivia,” says Olivia’s mother,
Nisha.
When the family returned to the UAE,
despite her tender years Olivia attempted to
comfort her mother by explaining that she
Artificial
intelligence Olivia Joseph Xavier has always dreamed of
being a film director. After losing her eye to
a cancerous tumor at the tender age of
two-years-old, though, that ambition
appeared to be nothing but a dream.
Because despite having healthy vision in
one eye, years of chemotherapy and
unsightly prostheses left her confidence
shattered and Olivia didn’t want the world
to see her – let alone show the world her
vision as a filmmaker.
That is, until she visited Dubai Healthcare
City’s Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
(MEHD) – one of the premier destinations
in the region, and her parents started to
interact with Paul Geelen, an ocularist based
at MEHD: “Olivia came to the hospital for
five short visits to allow us to create the
perfect matching artificial eye,” he explains.
“On each visit, Olivia would sit in front of
me whilst I painted the artificial eye to
correspond with her natural eye.”
Originally from Kerala, but now living in
the UAE, Olivia is currently in the 8th
Grade of Our Own Indian High School in
Dubai. Her successful experience with
DHCC’s expert artificial eye makers has
encouraged her family to devote time and
energy to telling her story with the hope of
inspiring others with debilitating eye
problems.
The story of Olivia’s journey to Moorfields
Dubai began at an early age when she
needed to return to India from her home in
the UAE for tests on her eyes. She was
38 • June 2011
Method:
Heat your oven to 200°C. Combine the butter and brown sugar
in a bowl and microwave until they melt together. This should
only take about 30 seconds. Remove the mixture and stir in the
honey, soy sauce and mustard.
Toss the asparagus with half the oil, grate in the Parmesan
and season to taste. Place the spears in a baking dish and roast
until al dente. Before moving to the next step bundle your
sweaty kit into the washing machine and start the cycle. You
may want to wash your hands after.
Time to refuel
Men might not always take health problems seriously
enough, but many do love to exercise. So this salmon
and asparagus supper is the perfect, healthy way to
stock up after a monster gym session
RECIPE
Heat the remaining oil in a pan over a high heat. Season the
fillets and add to the pan, flesh side down. Cook until browned
for 3-4 minutes. Turn them over, brush on half the honeymustard
mixture and place in the oven. Bake until the salmon is
firm and flakes easily – about 5 minutes.
Remove the fillets from the oven and brush them with more
honey-mustard mixture. Plate them up with the asparagus and
serve. This should make 4 servings.
Source: www.menshealth.co.uk
Ingredients:
• 1 tbsp butter
• 1 tbsp brown sugar
• 1 tbsp honey
• 1 tbsp soy sauce
• 2 tsp Dijon mustard
• 450g asparagus
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 50g Parmesan
• Salt and pepper
• 4 salmon fillets
HEALTH DIRECTORY
40 June 2011
HEALTH DIRECTORY
June 2011 • 41
All practitioners listed are located
at Dubai Healthcare City
ALLERGY & IMMUNOLOGY
Bassam Hasan Mahboub
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
ANESTHESIOLOGY
Mohamed Abokoffa
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Sylvie Catherine Balquet
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Celeste Barrow
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Piet Bekaert
Belgium Medical Services
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
5th floor, Tel: 04 362 4711
Monica Cotet
BR Medical Suites
Building No. 64, Block B 2nd Floor
2031-2033, and 4th floor 4005 & 4013
Leon Du Preez
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Hanna Gattner
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Beena Gauba
Imperial Healthcare Institute
Bldg. no. 27 Block A, 1st floor
Tel: 04 439 3737
Junus Thwahir Harris
Sagar Day Surgical Center
Bldg No. 64, Block F, 1st floor, 1027
Tel: 04 4343966
Sadik Kodakat
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Kavita Mordani
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Mansour Nadhari
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Ziad Nesnas
Belgium Medical Services
Bldg. no. 27 Block B, 5th floor
Tel: 04 362 4711
Moufid Shawa
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64
Block E, 2nd floor, Tel: 04 437 0606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Salim Taher Sherllalah
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Khaled Tibar
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
CARDIOLOGY (INTERVENTIONAL)
Fahad Baslaib
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
Sang-Chol Lee
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Seung Woo Park
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454
www.smcindex.ae
Naeem Khan Tareen
American Heart Center
Bldg. no. 64, 1st floor
Tel: 04 437 0670
CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
Asad Al Sabbah
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Muhammad Ali
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
CLINICAL CARDIAC ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY
Alawi Alsheikh-Ali Al Braik
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
COUNSELOR
Jared Alden
German Center for Neurology & Psychiatry
Bldg. No. 64, Block A
2nd floor, 2006, Tel: 04 4298578
www.gnp-dubai.com
Eman Amari
The Art of Family Consultation Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block C
2nd floor, 2013, Tel: 04-4230777
Marisa Lobo Biddappa
Child Early Intervention Medical Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block B
2nd floor, 2010, Tel: 04 423 3667
www.childeimc.com
Jaison Garner
Child Early Intervention Medical Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block B
2nd floor, 2010, Tel: 04 423 3667
www.childeimc.com
Catheirn Minch
Child Early Intervention Medical Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block B, 2nd floor, 2010,
Tel: 04 423 3667, www.childeimc.com
Kennon Rider
German Center for Neurology & Psychiatry
Bldg. No. 64, Block A, 2nd floor, 2006
Tel: 04 4298578, www.gnp-dubai.com
DERMATOLOGY
Anwar Al Hammadi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Suad Abdalla Lutfi Ali
Dr Suad Lutfi Dermatology and Laser Clinic
Bldg. no. 27, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8488
Mine Burcu Barutcuoglu
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Fadi Gebran Haddad
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Samer Kudsi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Carol Lecart
Belgium Medical Services
Bldg. no. 27 Block B, 5th floor
Tel: 04 362 4711
ENDOCRINOLOGY
Khalid Mohammed AlGhofailli
Abuhamour Medical Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor, Tel: 04 363 5353
Omar Oqlah Hussein Dhaimat
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Amel Bushra El-Tayeb
The Diabetes and Endocrine Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block A, 1st floor
Tel: 04 375 2344, 04 375 2345
Naji Torbay Khoury
Weight Care Clinic, Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 363 5395
Kwang-won Kim
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Iyad Ksseiry
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Bahaeldeen Laz
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Rita Nawar
Weight Care Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block A 2nd floor
Tel: 04 363 5395
FAMILY MEDICINE
Hanan Al Hammadi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
Basmah Othayeb Al Rowaily
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Firas Bassam Amawi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Gordon Robert Bland
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Mona Cherif
Belgium Medical Services
Bldg. no. 27 Block B, 5th floor
Tel: 04 362 4711
Andrew Devine
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Delphine DuPuis
Symbiosis Healthcare
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 2nd floor, 203
Tel: 04 362 4955, www.medicentres.org
Anees Fatima
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Jack Fernandes
Health Call, Bldg. no. 27, Block B
5th floor, Tel: 04 363 5343, www.health-call.com
Rola Ali Hassan
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Fatima Ibragimova
Health Call, Bldg. no. 27, Block B
5th floor, Tel: 04 363 5343
www.health-call.com
Zoukhra Ibragimova
Health Call, Bldg. no. 27
Block B, 5th floor Tel: 04 363 5343
www.health-call.com
Tasnim Aamir Khan
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Sabine Lavalou
ISIS-The French Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C&D, 3rd floor, 3016
Tel: 04 429 8450, www.isisclinicdubai.com
Mavluda McDonnel
Health Call, Bldg. no. 27, Block B
5th floor, Tel: 04 363 5343
www.health-call.com
Zohreh Safai
Dubai Bone & Joint Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 1st floor
Tel: 04 423 1400, www.dbaj.ae
Katharina Maria Van Steijn
Belgium Medical Services, Bldg. no. 27
Block B, 5th floor, Tel: 04 362 4711
GASTROENTEROLOGY
Adnan M. Abu Hammour
Abuhamour Medical Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor
Tel: 04 363 5353
Sameer Abdul Raheim Al Awadhi
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454
www.smcindex.ae
Saeed Salem Ali Mohamed Al Shaikh
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Peter Barrow
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Wael Dahhan
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Jae J. Kim
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454
www.smcindex.ae
Rahul Anand Nathwani
Abuhamour Medical Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor, Tel: 04 363 5353
Poong-Lyul Rhee
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Tareck Saleh
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
GENERAL PRACTICE
Firas Al Waheb
HealthExcel Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 6th floor
Tel: 04 363 5330, www.healthexcel.ae
Antonio Armani
Alvi Armani, Bldg. no. 27
Block D, 1st floor, Tel: 04 362 4939
www.alviarmani.com
Sara Armani
Alvi Armani Bldg. no. 27, Block D
1st floor, Tel: 04 362 4939
www.alviarmani.com
Muna Ahmed Mohamed Bassay
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
James Bradstreet
Child Early Intervention Medical Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block B, 2nd floor, 2010
Tel: 04 423 3667, www.childeimc.com
Joerg Birkmayer
Institute for Biophysical Medicine
Building No. 72, 2nd floor, 207
www.ifbmdubai.com
Majdi Saleh El Halik
Dr. Majdi El Hailk Pediatric Rehabilitation
Center, Bldg. No. 64, block E, Grd. floor
Tel: 04 439 2339
Bernhard Fischer
Aesthetica Clinic
Bldg. no. 39, 2nd floor Tel: 04 429 8533,
www.aestheticaclinic.com
Philip Furstenburg
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Chaouki Ghamlouche
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center Bldg.
no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Nizamuddin Gulsha
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Shakeel Ismail
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Humayoon K. Karembankkal Adaka
Sagar Healthcare and Diagnostics
Bldg. No. 64, Block C&D
1st Floor, 1015, Tel: 04 434 3966
www.sagarhospitals.in
Imtiyaz Khan
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Patricia Kilian
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Basel Kret
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Radha Lachhiramani
Imperial Healthcare Institute
Bldg. no. 27 Block A
1st floor, Tel: 04 439 3737
Sinem Larsen
Aesthetica Clinic
Bldg. no. 39, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 429 8533
www.aestheticaclinic.com
Sebastian Michel
Alvi Armani, Bldg. no. 27
Block D, 1st floor, Tel: 04 362 4939
www.alviarmani.com
Cristina Mures-Bautista
German Clinic, Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8346
www.germanclinic-dubai.com
Zubin Marzban Nalladaru
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Vinod Kumar Kesavan Namboorthri
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.comm
Nasir Nawasreh
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Mandraki Shurong
Emirates Integrated Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27, Block B
4th floor, 407, Tel: 04 362 4740
Irshad Suleman Valli
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Johannes Van Dijk
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Margaretha Van Spronsen
Health Call, Bldg. no. 27, Block B
5th floor, Tel: 04 363 5343
www.health-call.com
Shefali Verma
Symbiosis Healthcare
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 2nd floor, 203
Tel: 04 362 4955, www.medicentres.org
Shefali Verma
Sagar Healthcare and Diagnostics
Bldg. No. 64, Block C&D
1st Floor, 1015, Tel: 04 434 3966
www.sagarhospitals.in
Vijay Chander Vinod
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
GENERAL SURGERY
Kamal Abusin
Abuhamour Medical Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor
Tel: 04 363 5353
Alya Saif Al Mazrouei
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Annett Al Hamadi
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Ziad Almazam
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Faisal Badri
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Diethart Wolfram Bayer
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
Khalid Hameed
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Shahreyar Hashemi
California Chiropractic and Sports Medicine
Center, Bldg. no. 64
Block A 2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8292
www.CaliforniaChiropracticCenter.com
Syed Ateeque Hussain
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Faisal Ikram
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Hourya Kazim
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Richard Reyes
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Tahsin Waheb
HealthExcel Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 6th floor
Tel: 04 363 5330, www.healthexcel.ae
Gabi Mikhail Wazz
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY
Andreas Kopp
German Clinic, Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8346
www.germanclinic-dubai.com
HEMATOLOGY
Mahir Al-Hilali
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Ahmad Al Rustumani
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
INTERNAL MEDICINE
Zyad Alrais
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Nada Al Hashemi
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Hanspeter Michael Augustin
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B, 3rd & 4th floor, 302
& 404, Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
Lynn Eckert
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Amer Helbaoui
ISIS - The French Pediatric Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C&D, 3rd floor, 3016,
Tel: 04 429 8450, www.isisclinicdubai.com
Hyung Jin Kim
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Saiyada Mirza
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Knut Martin Pfeifer
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B,
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
Hassan Saradith
Abuhamour Medical Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor
Tel: 04 363 5353
Ji Hyun Yang
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
HEALTH DIRECTORY
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HEALTH DIRECTORY
June 2011 • 43
INTERVENTIONAL CARDIOLOGY
Zuhair El Tayeb Ahmed
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Fahad Baslaib
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Caspar Boerner
German Heart Center-Bremen,
Bldg. no. 39, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 362 4797
Nikolaos Byron Kalliatakis
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Klaus Thomas Kallmayer
German Heart Center-Bremen
Bldg. no. 39, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 362 4797
Hans Helmut Lange
German Heart Center-Bremen
Bldg. no. 39, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 362 4797
Talab Majual
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Rajeshkumar Raipancholia
Heart First Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block A, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 429 8298
Beate Wild
German Heart Center-Bremen
Bldg. no. 39, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 362 4797
Naji Yazbek
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
MICROBIOLOGY
Handan Celiloglu
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Horst Guenter Maxeiner
MEDLAB, Bldg. no. 27
Block A, 7th floor, Tel: 04 362 2960
www.medlab.ae
MIDWIFE
Monica Gerteud Alberts
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Wilhelmina Brandt
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Mahnaz Golshan
Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center
Bldg. no. 39, 2nd floor, 211, 212
Tel: 04 360 4040, www.my-baby.net
Kistammah Govindasamy
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Masoomeh Navabi
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Saintini Scaria
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Selander Pritam Singh
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Jane Faith Stewart
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Annalize Theron
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Naomi Tuapati
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Suzanne Van Der Merwe
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Titilia Vunidakai
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Elmaree Wentzel
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
NEONATAL-PERINATAL
MEDICINE
Abdulazeem Abdallah
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Fadil Yousef Anad
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Nadeem Ahmad Khan
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Rima Mounla
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Amal Zubani
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
NEPHROLOGY
Mustafa Jamal Ahmed
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
NEUROLOGY
Muhammad Majid Al-Kaylani
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Abubaker Al Madani
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Ali Hosseinkhah
German Center for Neurology & Psychiatry
Bldg. No. 64, Block A, 2nd floor, 2006
Tel: 04 4298578, www.gnp-dubai.com
Deeb Maxwell Kayed
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Hartmut Herbert Kollikowski
German Center for Neurology & Psychiatry
Bldg. No. 64, Block A, 2nd floor, 2006
Tel: 04 4298578, www.gnp-dubai.com
Mohammed Mezaal
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Elena Rajda
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY
Walter Bini
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Whan Eoh
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Amr Mohamed Sarwat
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
NUTRITION
Rula Abu Ghazaleh
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Hala Hussein Ibrahiem Abu Taha
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Caroline Kanaan
Advanced Nutrition Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor
Tel: 04 362 2982
Sandra Mikhail
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Nadiah Moussavi
Abuhamour Medical Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor
Tel: 04 363 5353
Souzan Najm
Advanced Nutrition Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor
Tel: 04 362 2982
Rana Mohd Shehadeh
Advanced Nutrition Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor
Tel: 04 362 2982
Dana Wehbi
Weight Care Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 363 5395
OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
Badr El Din Ibrahim Ahmed
Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center
Bldg. no. 39, 2nd floor, 211-12
Tel: 04 360 4040, www.my-baby.net
Rihab Awad
Mitera Clinic, Bldg. no. 64, Block C
5th floor, Tel: 04 363 5464
www.miteraclinic.com
Yuliya Burmagina
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Elsa Maria De Menezes-Fernades
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Mohamad El Kalyoubi
DHA-Dubai Gynaecology and Fertility Centre
(DG&FC), Bldg. 64, Block D, 1st floor
Tel: 04 439 3800
Ibrahim Elrahman
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Soraya Farah
Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center
Bldg. no. 39, 2nd floor, 211-12
Tel: 04 360 4040, www.my-baby.net
Raja Haqqi
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Najat Adel Hazimeh
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Karl Heinz-Broer
German Clinic, Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8346
www.germanclinic-dubai.com
Mohamed Ibrahim
Mitera Clinic, Bldg. no. 64, Block C
5th floor, Tel: 04 363 5464
www.miteraclinic.com
Muhammad Jaber
German Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8346
www.germanclinic-dubai.com
Grace Jacobs
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Gaby Michel Khayata
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Andreas Kopp
German Clinic, Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8346
www.germanclinic-dubai.com
Ji Soo Lee
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Eun Young Lee
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Wael Madkour
DHA-Dubai Gynecology and Fertility
Center (DG&FC), Bldg. 64, Block D
1st floor , Tel: 04 439 3800
Liselotte Mettler
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B, 3rd & 4th floor, 302
& 404, Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
Aspasia Michalopoulou
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Afshin Pour Mirza
Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center
Bldg. no. 39, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 360 4040, www.my-baby.net
Amir Nasseri
N9ne Medical Institute
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 1028
Tel: 04 449 9944, www.9medical.com
Nirmala Raghunathan
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Farideh Safai-Elahi
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
Wael Musa Sammur
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
Rosalie Sant
Primavera Medical Centre
Bldg. no. 64 Block A, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 375 4669, After hrs: +971 50 5530 116
www.primaveraclinic.com
Saoussen Sayhi-Kouteich
Belgium Medical Services
Bldg. no. 27 Block B,
5th floor, Tel: 04 362 4711
Azizunnisa Shaikh
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Munna Tahlak
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Helina Zghebeth Taylor
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center Dubai
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Mohamed Wafa
Dr. Wafa Gyn & Fertility Centre
Bldg. No. 64, Block A, 3rd Floor, 3002
Tel: 04 4377520
Hena Zaheer
DHA-Dubai Gynecology and Fertility
Center (DG&FC), Bldg. no. 64
Block D, 1st floor, Tel: 04 439 3800
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
Abdalla Jamal Abdallah
Dr. Majdi El Hailk Pediatric
Rehabilitation Center, Bldg. No. 64
block E, Grd. floor, Tel: 04 439 2339
Stuart Carter
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Jennifer Nelson
Child Early Intervention Medical Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block B, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 423 3667, www.childeimc.com
Gurkamal Punia
Child Early Intervention Medical Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block B, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 423 3667, www.childeimc.com
Lisa Tough
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
OPTHALMOLOGY
Walid Mohamed Abdalla
Magrabi Eye Hospital -
Outpatient Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor Tel: 04
437 0606, www.magrabihospitals.com
Mohamed Abdel Halim
Magrabi Eye Hospital -
Outpatient Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, Tel: 04 437 0606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Ahmed Hassan Ali
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 4370606, www.magrabihospitals.com
Imran Ahmed Ansari
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 429 7888, www.moorfields.ae
Safwan Al Bayati
Imperial Healthcare Institute
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 1st floor
Tel: 04 439 3737
Ammar Fouad Issa Al-Jashaami
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Abdulsalam Al Naqi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Walid Al Turki
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, 2038, Tel: 04 437 0606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Mustafa Ibrahim Aly
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, 2038, Tel: 04 437 0606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Mohammad Anwar
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, 2038, Tel: 04 437 0606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Edmondo Borasio
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 429 7888, www.moorfields.ae
Christopher Randall Canning
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 429 7888, www.moorfields.ae
Giorgio Cusati
Imperial Healthcare Institute
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 1st floor,
Tel: 04 439 3737, www.imperialhealth.org
Tamer Eliwa
Sharif Eye Centers
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
1st floor, Tel: 04 423 3664
www.sharifeyecenter.com
Ahmed El Khashab
Magrabi Eye Hospital -
Outpatient Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, Tel: 04 4370606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Tamer Mohamed El Raggal
Laser Eye Care and Research
Bldg. no. 27, Block B, 4th floor
Tel: 04 362 2955, www.lazer_i.com
Ahmed Fouad El Sawaf
Laser Eye Care and Research
Bldg. no. 27, Block B, 4th floor
Tel: 04 362 2955, www.lazer_i.com
Samir Georges Farah
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Malika Fakhratova
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Vinod Gauba
Imperial Healthcare Institute
Bldg. 27, Block A, 1st floor
Tel: 04 439 3737
www.imperialhealth.org
Mohamed Hesham Aly
Magrabi Eye Hospital -
Outpatient Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, Tel: 04 437 0606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Tarek Ibrahim
Magrabi Eye Hospital -
Outpatient Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 4370606, www.magrabihospitals.com
Mustafa Ibrahim Aly
Magrabi Eye Hospital -
Outpatient Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 4370606, www.magrabihospitals.com
Christian-Peter Kleczka
Laser Eye Care and Research
Bldg. no. 27, Block B, 4th floor
Tel: 04 362 2955, www.lazer_i.com
Bertram Richard Meyer
Laser Eye Care and Research
Bldg. no. 27, Block B, 4th floor
Tel: 04 362 2955, www.lazer_i.com
Renata Puertas
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 429 7888, www.moorfields.ae
Sharli Qanawati
Sharif Eye Centers
Bldg. no. 27, Block D, 1st floor
Tel: 04 423 3664, www.sharifeyecenter.com
Nael Hani Radi
Magrabi Eye Hospital -
Outpatient Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, Tel: 04 4370606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Prasan Madhukar Rao
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Anupama Prasan Rao
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Zahra Rastegar
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 429 7888, www.moorfields.ae
Clare Judith Roberts
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 429 7888, www.moorfields.ae
Seyed Sajjadi
Laser Eye Care and Research
Bldg. no. 27, Block B, 4th floor
Tel: 04 362 2955, www.lazer_i.com
Anwar Hamdan Sajwani
Laser Eye Care and Research
Bldg. no. 27, Block B, 4th floor
Tel: 04 362 2955, www.lazer_i.com
Hassan Salim
Magrabi Eye Hospital -
Outpatient Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 4370606, www.magrabihospitals.com
Gianandrea Sciscio
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Bldg. no. 64 Block E, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 429 7888, www.moorfields.ae
Khaled Walid Sharif
Sharif Eye Centers
Bldg. no. 27, Block D, 1st floor
Tel: 04 423 3664, www.sharifeyecenter.com
Shahid Aziz Sheikh
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Ashraf Mohamed Shoukry
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 4370606, www.magrabihospitals.com
Gurdeep Singh
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Hisham Hamdy Soliman
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 4370606, www.magrabihospitals.com
David Tsang Tse
Magrabi Eye Hospital -
Outpatient Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, Tel: 04 4370 606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Alain Philippe Telandro
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 4370606, www.magrabihospitals.com
Rima Bitar Vollmer
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Pramod Warhekar
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
OPTOMETRIST
(EYESIGHT CALIBRATION)
Osama Khalil Abdel Hafiz
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 4370606, www.magrabihospitals.com
Francoise Abi Nader
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Suni Ashish
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Enaida Esteban
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 4370606, www.magrabihospitals.com
Juliet Jose
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Irene Sophia Joseph
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Lina Jouha
Sharif Eye Centers,
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
1st floor, Tel: 04 423 3664
www.sharifeyecenter.com
Derakani Kumar
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 429 7888, www.moorfields.ae
HEALTH DIRECTORY
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HEALTH DIRECTORY
June 2011 • 45
Seeji Mathew
Moorfields Eye Hospital
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 429 7888, www.moorfields.ae
Sheila Pua
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 437 0606, www.magrabihospitals.com
Heily Santos
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, Tel: 04 437 0606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Ruth Sarah George
Imperial Healthcare Institute
Bldg. no. 27 Block A
1st floor, Tel: 04 439 3737
John Steile
Magrabi Eye Hospital - Outpatient Surgery
Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, 2038, Tel: 04 437 0606
www.magrabihospitals.com
Eden Vergara
Magrabi Eye Hospital -
Outpatient Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, 2038, Tel: 04 437 0606
www.magrabihospitals.com
ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Murad Awam Abdunabi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Saeed Ali Althani
Abuhamour Medical Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor
Tel: 04 363 5353
Ali Al Belooshi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Eisa Rashed Al Hemrani
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
John Charles Bouillon
California Chiropractic and
Sports Medicine Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block A 2nd floor
Tel: 04 429 8292
www.CaliforniaChiropracticCenter.com
Zbigniew J. Brodzinski
Dubai Bone & Joint Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 1st floor
Tel: 04 423 1400, www.dbaj.ae
Khaled Mabrouk Faraj
Abuhamour Medical Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor, Tel: 04 363 5353
Karsten Denner
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
Gert Graebner
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
Nabil Hamdan
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Shah Alam Khan
Dubai Bone & Joint Center,
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 1st floor
Tel: 04 423 1400 www.dbaj.ae
Christina Kabbash
Dubai Bone & Joint Center,
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 1st floor
Tel: 04 423 1400 www.dbaj.ae
Ashok Kumar
Dubai Bone & Joint Center,
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 1st floor
Tel: 04 423 1400 www.dbaj.ae
Achim Ernst Hermann Lueth
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
William D. Murrell
Dubai Bone & Joint Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 1st floor
Tel: 04 423 1400, www.dbaj.ae
Harikrishna Nallapati
BR Medical Suites
Building No. 64, Block B 2nd floor
2031-2033, and 4th floor 4005 & 4013
Tel: 04 4392305
Michael Opitz
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Michael Steijn
Dubai Bone & Joint Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 1st floor
Tel: 04 423 1400, www.dbaj.ae
Gerald Zimmermann
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B, 3rd & 4th floor
302 & 404, Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
OTOLARYNGOLOGY (EARS,
NOSE, THROAT)
Ayman Al Fraihat
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Abdul Aleem
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Mohammed Al Hammadi
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 4297777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Markus Hambek
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B, 3rd & 4th floor
302 & 404, Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
Firas Ahmad Hamdan
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital
Bldg. no. 73, Tel: 04 423 7600
www.aacsh.com
Edmon Pierre Khoury
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital
Bldg. no. 73, Tel: 04 423 7600
www.aacsh.com
Stephanus Petru Kloppers
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Hafsa Mohamed
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 4297777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Marc Mueller-Nieberg
The E.N.T. Clinic Dr. Marc Mueller
Bldg. no. 64, Block B, 3rd floor, 3001
Tel: 04 4458585, www.drmarc.ae
Joachim Spaeth
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
PATHOLOGY
Hala Abdelaziz
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Johann Arnold
MEDLAB , Bldg. no. 27, Block A
7th floor, Tel: 04 362 2960
www.medlab.ae
Amar Das Gupta
Super Religare Laboratories International
Bldg no. 64, Block A, 1st floor
1007-1008, Tel: 04 4483100
www.srlworld.com
Aaron Han
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Veronique Jacomo
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Michael Louw
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Kuosai Mansuore
MEDLAB, Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 7th floor
Tel: 04 362 2960, www.medlab.ae
PEDIATRIC
Alya Zia Ahmad
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Eltaif Elssir Ahmed
BR Medical Suites
Building No. 64, Block B 2nd floor
2031-2033, and 4th floor 4005 & 4013
Tel: 04 4392305
Taref Al Abed
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Abdellatif Abdel Wahab
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Hassan Al Dhahrabi
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 4297777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Zakieh Awni Zohdi Al Jaioussi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Sameer Al Sajwani
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 4297777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Kathrin Christine Foehe
ISIS - The French Clinic
Al Razi Bldg. no. 64
Block C&D, 3016, Tel: 04 429 8450
www.isisclinicdubai.com
Zainab Malik
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Pierre Majdalani
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 4297777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Marie-louise Omer
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Marie-France Petermans
Belgium Medical Services
Bldg. no. 27, 5th floor, Tel: 04 362 4711
Nawar Tayara-Sayed
ISIS - The French Clinic
Al Razi Bldg. no. 64
Block C&D, 3016, Tel: 04 429 8450
www.isisclinicdubai.com
Rajeshree Singhania
Singhania Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block A
1st floor, Tel: 04 429 8498
www.singhaniachildernsclinic.com
Joanne Talabani
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Thomas Troester
ISIS - The French Clinic
Al Razi Bldg no 64, Block C&D
Clinic 3016, Tel: 04 429 8450
www.isisclinicdubaicom
Shweta Uppal
Super Religare Laboratories (SRL)
Bldg no. 64, Block A
1st floor, 007-1008 Tel: 04 4483100,
www.srlworld.com
PEDIATRICS - PULMONOLOGY
(RESPIRATORY)
Talal Farha
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Pierre Ernest Majdalani
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Nawar Tayara-Sayed
ISIS - The French Clinic
Al Razi Bldg. no. 64, Block C&D, 3016
Tel: 04 429 8450, www.isisclinicdubai.com
PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION
MEDICINE
Heakyung Kim
Dr. Majdi El Hailk Pediatric Rehabilitation
Center, Bldg. No. 64, block E, Grd. floor
Tel: 04 439 2339
PEDIATRIC SURGERY
Mamoun Al Marzouqi
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 4297777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Patrick Balquet
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
PHYSICAL THERAPY
Susan Al Shaghana
Dr. Majdi El Hailk Pediatric Rehabilitation
Center, Bldg. No. 64, block E, Grd. floor
Tel: 04 439 2339
Isam Ali Al Mikhi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Hamza Amayreh
Dr. Majdi El Hailk Pediatric Rehabilitation
Center, Bldg. No. 64, block E, Grd. floor
Tel: 04 439 2339
Laleh Astaneh
Physiocare, Bldg. no. 64
Block B, 2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8560
www.physiocare.ae
Shiela L Banas
Dubai Bone & Joint Center,
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 1st floor
Tel: 04 4231400, www.dbaj.ae
Neasa Kathleen Barry
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Mildred Castillo
SportsFit, Bldg. no. 27
Block A, 6th floor, 604
Tel: 04 428 1455, www.sportsfit.net
Heind Choueiri
Dubai Bone & Joint Center
Bldg. no. 64 Block F, 1st floor
Tel: 04 4231400, www.dbaj.ae
Jennifer Crabbe
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Zarin Dumasia
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Meredith Edlund
The Physio Center, Bldg. no. 49, 4th floor
Tel: 04 4370570, www.physiocentre.ae
Kerstin Sigrid Eisinger
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B, 3rd & 4th floor
302 & 404, Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
Amy Ellis
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Anh-mai Faujour
Belgium Medical Services
Bldg. no. 27 Block B, 5th floor
Tel: 04 362 4711
Georgette Farah
Clessidra, Tel: 04 423 3663, Bldg. No. 64
Block D, 2nd Floor, 2020, www.clessidra.ae
Anne-Elisabeth Filere
ISIS - The French Clinic
Al Razi Bldg. no. 64, Block C&D, 3016
Tel: 04 429 8450, www.isisclinicdubai.com
Nichola Stacey Fletcher
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Christine Jennifer Forbes
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Karen George
SportsFit, Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 6th floor
604, Tel: 04 428 1455, www.sportsfit.net
Gisha George
Dr. Majdi El Hailk Pediatric Rehabilitation
Center, Bldg. No. 64, block E, Grd. floor
Tel: 04 439 2339
Virginia Kelly
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Anas Khalaf
Dr. Majdi El Hailk Pediatric Rehabilitation
Center, Bldg. No. 64, block E, Grd. floor
Tel: 04 439 2339
Maricel Mendoza
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Kate Joan Mills
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Beverly Ann O’Sullivan
SportsFit, Bldg. no. 27
Block A, 6th floor, 604
Tel: 04 428 1455
www.sportsfit.net
Nenita Pescador
SportsFit, Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 6th floor
604, Tel: 04 428 1455, www.sportsfit.net
Wendy Pollock
California Chiropractic Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block A, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 429 8292
www.CaliforniaChirpracticCenter.com
Anil Prsad
Dubai Bone & Joint Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 1st floor
Tel: 04 423 1400, www.dbaj.ae
Rincy Sam
SportsFit, Bldg. no. 27, Block A
6th floor, 604, Tel: 04 428 1455
www.sportsfit.net
Mercy San Jose
California Chiropractic Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8292
www.CaliforniaChirpracticCenter.com
Michaela Scevkova
Dr. Majdi El Hailk Pediatric Rehabilitation
Center, Bldg. No. 64
block E, Grd. floor, Tel: 04 439 2339
Therese Stjernberg
The Physio Centre
Bldg. no. 49, Tel 04 437 0570
www.physiocentre.ae
Vaughan Thomas
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Craig Peter Valentine
Symbiosis Healthcare
Bldg. no. 27, Block A
2nd floor, 203, Tel: 04 362 4955
www.medicentres.org
Deirdre Van Zyl
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Josefina Wahlind
SportsFit, Bldg. no. 27
Block A, 6th floor 604
Tel: 04 428 1455, www.sportsfit.net
Megan Waite
Physiocare, Bldg. no. 64, Block B,
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8560
www.physiocare.ae
Beena Sanjiv Walawalkar
Symbiosis Healthcare
Bldg. no. 27, Block A
2nd floor, 203, Tel: 04 362 4955
www.medicentres.org
Laura Jane Woods
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
PLASTIC SURGERY
Marwan Al Zourouni
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
David Raymond Broadway
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Steven Hopping
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Dany Ibrahim Kayle
Majestic Aesthetic Clinic
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 7th floor
Tel: 04 369 4922, www.drkayle.com
Najm-Us-Saqib Khan
Biolite Skin Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block B
3rd floor, 3009, Tel: 04 3752122
www.biolitedubai.com
Yasser Khattab
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Florencio Quiogue Lucero
London Center for Aesthetic Surgery
Bldg. no. 64, Block E,
4th floor, 4017, Tel: 04 375 2396
Fax: 04 429 8534, www.lcas.com
Ludger Meyer
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Massimiliano Marcellino
London Center for Aesthetic Surgery
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
4th floor, 4017, Tel: 04 375 2396
Fax: 04 429 8534, www.lcas.com
John Aaron Millard
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Riad Roomi
HealthExcel Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 6th floor
Tel: 04 363 5330, www.healthexcel.ae
Nader Saab
CCE - Dr Nader Saab Clinic
Bldg. no. 27, Block C, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 363 5466, 050 5153350
www.nadersaab.com
Iaonnis Salivaras
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Wolf-Gunter Steinmetz
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Zulfiqar Tunio
Tunio Aesthetics
Bldg. No. 64, Block F
2nd Floor, 2034, Tel: 04 4494 001
www.liasc.com
Maurizio Viel
London Center for Aesthetic Surgery
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
4th floor, 4017, Tel: 04 375 2396
Fax: 04 298534, www.lcas.com
Roberto Viel
London Center for Aesthetic Surgery
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
4th floor, 4017, Tel: 04 375 2396
Fax: 04 298534, www.lcas.com
PODIATRY
Timothy Fisher
Dr Sobeh’s Clinic, Bldg. no. 27
Block A, 7th floor, Tel: 04 362 4833
www.healthexcel.ae
Caterina Riera Obrador
Dubai Bone & Joint Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 1st floor, Tel: 04 423
1400,www.dbaj.ae
PROSTHETIST
Sebastian Giede
German Limbtech
Bldg no 64, Block C 6th floor
Tel: 04 363 5331
www.limbtech.ae
Michael Muellenheim
German Limbtech,
Bldg no 64, Block C, 6th floor
Tel: 04 363 5331, www.limbtech.ae
PSYCHIATRY
Rakhshanda Bashir Hassan
Symbiosis Healthcare, Bldg. no. 27
Block A, 2nd floor, Tel: 04 362 4955
www.medicentres.org
ILSE Horacek
German Center for Neurology & Psychiatry
Bldg. No. 64, Block A,
2nd floor, 2006, Tel: 04 429 8578
www.gnp-dubai.com
Hartmut Herbert Kollikowski
German Center for Neurology & Psychiatry
Bldg. No. 64, Block A, 2nd floor, 2006
Tel: 04 429 8578, www.gnp-dubai.com
Gregor Kowal
Clinic for Health and Medical Care
Building 64, Block B , 3th floor, 3006
Tel: 04 457 4240, www.chmc-dubai.com
Shujaat Nathani
Health Call, Bldg. no. 27, Block B
5th floor, Tel: 04 363 5343
www.health-call.com
Hany Shafy
The Art of Family Consultation Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block C
2nd floor, 2013, Tel: 04-4230777
Muhammad Tahir
Health Call, Bldg. no. 27, Block B
5th floor, Tel: 04 363 5343
www.health-call.com
PSYCHOLOGY
Lavina Ahuja
Symbiosis Healthcare
Bldg. no. 27, Block A
2nd floor, 203, Tel: 04 362 4955
www.medicentres.org
Vivian David
Stepping Stones Center for Autistic
Spectrum Disorder,
Bldg. no. 64, Block A,
5th floor, 5001 Tel: 04 363 5433
www.steppingstonesca.com
Martin Kramar
German Center for Neurology & Psychiatry
Bldg. No. 64, Block A, 2nd floor, 2006
Tel: 04 4298578, www.gnp-dubai.com
Jessica Rioas
Child Early Intervention
Medical Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block B
2nd floor, 2010, Tel: 04 423 3667
www.childeimc.com
HEALTH DIRECTORY
46 June 2011
HEALTH DIRECTORY
June 2011 • 47
Andrea Tosato
The Art of Family Consultation Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block C
2nd floor, 2013, Tel: 04-4230777
PULMONARY DISEASE
Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al-Majed
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Pierre Ernest Majdalani
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Asif Sattar
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
RADIOLOGY (X-RAY)
Usama Albastaki
Samsung Medical Center, Bldg no 27
Block B, 1st floor, Tel: 04 449 5454
www.smcindex.ae
Jassem Alhaammadi
Dubai Bone and Joint Center
Bldg. no. 64 Block F
1st floor, 1020, Tel: 04 423 1400
www.dbaj.ae
Ammanulla Bolia
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Priyadarshini Chaudhary
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Alexandra Antonia Magdalini
Economacos
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Mohamed El Rayes
Dubai Bone and Joint Center
Bldg. no. 64 Block F
1st floor, 1020, Tel: 04 423 1400
www.dbaj.ae
Sllke Juliane Gelep
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Boo Kyung Han
Samsung Medical Center
Bldg no 27, Block B, 1st floor
Tel: 04 449 5454, www.smcindex.ae
Margaret Linny Austin
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
ViKrant Malhotra
BR Medical Suites
Building No. 64, Block B 2nd Floor
2031-2033, and 4th floor 4005 & 4013
Jameel Ahmed Nazeer
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Mohamad Moussa Pacha
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Mustafa Shehab
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Souzan Shehab
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Wolfgang Friedrich Wilhelm
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Falah Al-Khatib
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
REPRODUCTIVE
ENDICRONOLOGY / INFERTILITY
Awatif Juma Al-Bahar
DHA-Dubai Gynecology &
Fertility Center
Bldg. 64, Block D, 1st floor
Tel: 04 439 3800, www.dgfc.ae
Mira Bajirova
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
RHEUMATOLOGY
Waleed Al Shehhi
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
Bassel Fayez Darwish
Health Call, Bldg. no. 27, Block B
5th floor, Tel: 04 363 5343
www.health-call.com
Gamal Hamed Ibrahim
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
SPEECH PATHOLOGY
Deborah Miriam Arin
Stepping Stones Center for Autistic
Spectrum Disorder,
Bldg. no. 64, Block A,
5th floor, 5001 Tel: 04 363 5433
www.steppingstonesca.com
Jawdat Sarsak
Dr. Majdi El Hailk Pediatric Rehabilitation
Center, Bldg. No. 64, block E
Grd. floor, Tel: 04 439 2339
Haidar Ali Wreidan
Stepping Stones Center for Autistic
Spectrum Disorder,
Bldg. no. 64, Block A,
5th floor, 5001 Tel: 04 363 5433
www.steppingstonesca.com
SPORTS MEDICINE
Saeed Ali Al Thani
Abuhamour Medical Center
Bldg. no. 39, 1st floor
Tel: 04 363 5353
John Charles Bouillon
California Chiropractic and Sports
Medicine Center, Bldg. no. 64
Block A 2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8292
www.CaliforniaChiropracticCenter.com
William Murrell
Dubai Bone and Joint Center
Bldg. no. 64 Block F
1st floor, 1020
Tel: 04 423 1400, www.dbaj.ae
THORACIC SURGERY
Obaid Mohammed Al Jassim
The City Hospital, Bldg. no. 37
Tel: 04 435 9999, www.thecityhospital.com
Andre Wessels
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
UROLOGY
Fahmi Abu Shawish
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Semir Ahmad Al Samarrai
Professor Al Samarrai Medical Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block D, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 295 1119
Jen Erik Altwein
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27, Block B, 3rd & 4th floor
302 & 404, Tel: 04 362 2929
Dimitrios Borousas
BR Medical Suites
Building No. 64, Block B 2nd Floor
2031-2033, and 4th floor 4005 & 4013
Niels Buchholz
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Mohamed El Howairis
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
Osama Jaber
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Ashraf Aly Kamel
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
Faisal Khokhardi
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Konstantinos Konstantinidis
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Ibrahim Nasserddine
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Martin Josef Petsch
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
Zuhair Hadi Sikafi
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
VASCULAR AND
INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
Jaikishan Pahumal Mordani
The City Hospital
Bldg. no. 37, Tel: 04 435 9999
www.thecityhospital.com
VASCULAR SURGERY
Sabu Jacob
Sagar Day Surgical Center
Bldg No. 64, Block F
1st floor, 1027, Tel: 04 4343966
Ali Jawas
Vein Care and Surgery Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F, 2035
Tel: 04 434 3000
Mohamed Sheikh-Sobeh
Dr Sobeh’s Clinic
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 7th floor
Tel: 04 362 4833, www.healthexcel.ae
Manar Chikh Trab
Dr Sobeh’s Clinic
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 7th floor
Tel: 04 362 4833, www.healthexcel.ae
Complementary and Alternative
Medicine - CAM
MEDICAL DOCTOR OF CAM -
ACUPUNCTURE
Shurong Jiang Mandaraki
Emirates Integrated Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27, Block B
4th floor, 407, Tel: 04 362 4740
MEDICAL DOCTOR OF CAM -
AYURVEDA
Masachichi Padmakumara
Royal Ayurveda,
Al Razi Bldg no. 64 A 2001
Tel: 04 4428 1480
www.royalayurvedafz.com
Asha Vidanage
Royal Ayurveda, Al Razi Bldg
Bldg. no. 64 A, 2001
Tel: 04 4428 1480
www.royalayurvedafz.com
Palitha Serasinghe Vidanage
Royal Ayurveda, Al Razi Bldg,
Bldg. no. 64 A, 2001
Tel: 04 4428 1480
www.royalayurvedafz.com
CAM - AESTHETICS
Mona Mirza
Biolite Skin Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block B
3rd floor, 3009, Tel: 04 3752122
www.biolitedubai.com
DOCTOR OF CAM -
CHIROPRACTIC
Niveen El-Saleh
California Chiropractic and
Sports Medicine Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, 2007
Tel: 04 429 8292
www.CaliforniaChiropracticCenter.com
Charles Winning Jones
California Chiropractic and Sports
Medicine Center, Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor, 2007, Tel: 04 429 8292
www.CaliforniaChiropracticCenter.com
Gerald Nastasia Jr
California Chiropractic and
Sports Medicine Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block A, 2nd floor
Tel: 04 429 8292
www.CaliforniaChiropracticCenter.com
DOCTOR OF CAM -
HOMEOPATHY
Tabassum Inamdar
Dr Batra’s Homeopathic Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block E, 2nd floor, 2036,
Tel: 04 4343981, www.drbatras.com
Usha Khatri
Dr Batra’s Homeopathic Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, 2036
Tel: 04 4343981
www.drbatras.com
Shivani Sharma
Dr Batra’s Homeopathic Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block E
2nd floor, 2036
Tel: 04 4343981
www.drbatras.com
DOCTOR OF CAM -
NATUROPATHY (HERBAL
MEDICINE)
Daria Homayounfar
German Medical Center
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
3rd & 4th floor, 302 & 404
Tel: 04 362 2929
www.germanmedicalcenterdhcc.com
MEDICAL DOCTOR OF CAM -
OSTEOPATHY
Muhammed Aleem Mirza
Symbiosis Healthcare
Bldg. no. 27, Block A
2nd floor, 203, Tel: 04 3624955
www.medicentres.org
Celine Wolff
Belgium Medical Services
Bldg. no. 27 Block B
5th floor, Tel: 04 362 4711
CAM INSTRUCTOR - MASSAGE
THERAPIST
Susanna M Riveiro
California Chiropractic and Sports
Medicine Center,
Bldg. no. 64, Block A
2nd floor 2007, Tel: 04 429 8292
www.CaliforniaChiropracticCenter.com
Dentistry
DENTAL HYGIENIST
Ian Victor Aquino
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777
www.buDubai.ae
Ali Ghasemi
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Abir George Massouh
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Mustafa Musa
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777, www.buDubai.ae
Christine Fay Simpson
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
ENDODONTICS
Zuhair Zuhdi Al-Khatib
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Shami Mia Ahmed Chogle
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777
www.budubai.ae
GENERAL DENTISTRY
Homan Naeimi Akbar
DentCare Center International
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 2nd floor 205
Tel: 04 437 0111, www.dentcare.ae
Maen Al Khateeb
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Anila Ali
Tower Clinic, Bldg. no. 27, Block D
1st floor, Tel: 04 362 2939 / 04 3694 990
www.towerclinic.com
Zahra Al Jadidi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 4297 777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Mohamad Assoud
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 4297 777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Shehnaz Azhar
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 4297 777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Doaa Bedewy
American Medical & Dental Center
Bldg no.64, Block A, 1st floor
Tel: 04 374 8428
Dominique Caron
Versailles Dental Clinic
Bldg no. 64, Block A, 1st floor
Tel: 04 429 8288
Bita Craig
The Dental Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F 4th floor
Tel: 04 375 2175
www.the-dental-center.com
Pierre Michel Crignon
Versailles Dental Clinic
Bldg no. 64, Block A, 1st floor
Tel: 04 429 8288
www.versaillesdentalclinic.com
Mathieu Julien Gabriele
Hollywood Smile Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 423 3634
Dusko Gedosev
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Reinoudt Peter Geertsema
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Lina Hamdan
Hollywood Smile Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 423 3634
Stewart Harding
The Dental Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F 4th floor
Tel: 04 375 2175
www.the-dental-center.com
Zahid Hussain
The Dental Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F
4th floor, Tel: 04 375 2175
www.the-dental-center.com
Samuel Hyatt
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Huda Jawad
The North Carolina Dental Practice
Bldg. no. 25, 1st floor, 1006
Tel: 04 363 5328, www.ncdp.ae
Bertrand Larmoyer
Versailles Dental Clinic
Bldg no. 64, Block A, 1st floor
Tel: 04 4298288
www.versaillesdentalclinic.com
Ayesha Mohamed
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Joachim Mrochen
Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry
Bldg. no. 64 Block A
2nd floor, 2002
Tel: 04 429 8400
Rachid Najim
American Academy of Cosmetic
Surgery Hospital, Bldg. no. 73
Tel: 04 423 7600, www.aacsh.com
Patrick Naulot
Versailles Dental Clinic
Bldg no. 64, Block A, 1st floor
Tel: 04 429 8288
www.versaillesdentalclinic.com
Peter Neuman
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Mehran Nikou
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Yunson Denise On
Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry
Bldg. no. 64 Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8400
He Son On
Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry
Bldg. no. 64 Block A
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8400
Margarida O’Neill
Tower Clinic
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
1st floor, Tel: 04 362 2939
04 369 4990, www.towerclinic.com
Arshnoor Rajabali
The Dental Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F
4th floor, Tel: 04 375 2175
www.the-dental-center.com
Ahmadreza Arash Rajaei
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777, www.buDubai.ae
Munzer Ramahi
Drs Nicolas & ASP Dental Center
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302,303, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Flora Maria Miriallis Rissler
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Olaf Schenk
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
Peter Schletter
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
Masamitsu Watanabe
The North Carolina Dental Practice
Bldg. no. 25, 1st floor
Tel: 04 363 5328, www.ncdp.ae
Klaus Joachim Wiedhahn
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
Burcez Xavier Charles
Versailles Dental Clinic
Bldg no. 64, Block A, 1st floor
Tel: 04 429 8288
www.versaillesdentalclinic.com
Linda Zakkout
Tower Clinic
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
1st floor, Tel: 04 362 2939/04 369 4990
www.towerclinic.com
Mamduh Zaidan
Canadian Specialized Dental Center for
Orthodontics & Dental Treatment
Bldg. no. 64, Block B
3rd floor, 3019, Tel: 04 4281499
ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL
SURGERY
Anwar Alkhaja
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Kadhim Al Hamdani
Hollywood Smile Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C
3rd floor, 3018, Tel: 04 4233634
www.hscuae.com
Ahmad Al Zahaili
French Dental Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8218
Marc Michael Baltensperger
Drs Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Johan Christer Dahlin
Drs Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303
Tel: 04 362 4787,
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Richard Lebeda
Drs Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303
Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Jean-Francios Tulasne
French Dental Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8218
Feras Yabroudi
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303
Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
ORTHODONTICS
Jon Aartun
Drs Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303
Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
HEALTH DIRECTORY
48 June 2011
Hesham Mamdouh Amer
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Izdihar Al Chab
French Dental Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C
2nd floor, 2026
Tel: 04 4298218
Dani Al Khaldi
Drs Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Moza Almuhairi
DentCare Center International
Tel: 04 437 0111, Bldg no. 27
Block A, 205, www.dentcare.ae
Saif Abdulla Saeed Alwali
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
John Bennett
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Lana Dalbah
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777, www.buDubai.ae
Abdelhakim El Gheriani
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Firas Hamza
The Dental Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F
4th floor, Tel: 04 375 2175
www.the-dental-center.com
Firas Hamzeh
Hollywood Smile Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C
3rd floor, Tel: 04 423 3634
Firas Haj Ibrahim
French Dental Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8218
Edgard Irani
The North Carolina Dental Practice
Bldg. no. 25, 1st floor
Tel: 04 363 5328
www.ncdp.ae
Ahmad Muhammad Ismail
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
David Jones
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777
www.buDubai.ae
This directory is updated monthly. Please send any updates or changes to healthmatters@dhcc.ae
Osama Kojan
Canadian Specialised Dental Center for
Orthodontics and Dental Treatment
Bldg no. 64, Block C
3rd floor, Tel: 04 428 1499
Nabil Moukbil
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Gunter Neumann
Tower Clinic
Bldg. no. 27, 1st floor
Tel: 04 362 2939, 04 369 4990
www.towerclinic.com
Farzana Akhtar Rahman
The North Carolina Dental Practice
Bldg. no. 25, 1st floor
Tel: 04 363 5328
www.ncdp.ae
Guido Reinhart
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D, 3rd floor
Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
Abeer Islam Basunbul
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777
www.buDubai.ae
Manal Mohammad Al Halabi
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor, Tel: 04 424 8777
www.buDubai.ae
Khadija Al Suweidi
DentCare Center International
Bldg. no. 27, Block A, 205
Tel: 04 437 0111, www.dentcare.ae
Dina Samir Debaybo
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777, www.buDubai.ae
Foroogh Khadri
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Agnes Krychowski
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Mark Rosman
Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
PERIODONTICS
Giovanni Carlo Chiantella
Tower Clinic
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
1st floor, Tel: 04 362 2939
04 369 4990, www.towerclinic.com
Yasser Mohamad Khabbaz
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777
www.buDubai.ae
Bassam Mikheel Kinaia
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777
www.buDubai.ae
Amin Ur Rahman
The North Carolina Dental Practice
Bldg. no. 25, 1st floor
Tel: 04 363 5328
www.ncdp.ae
PROSTHODONTICS
Samer Al Nasser
French Dental Clinic
Bldg. no. 64, Block C
2nd floor, Tel: 04 429 8218
Maher Atassi
Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center
Bldg. no. 55, Tel: 04 429 7777
www.drsulaimanalhabib.com
Hamad Karimi
Drs Nicolas & ASP University College
Bldg. no. 27, Block D
3rd floor, 302, 303
Tel: 04 362 4787
www.dubaipostgraduate.com
Mohamad Koutrach
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777
www.buDubai.ae
Edward John Lynch
The Dental Center
Bldg. no. 64, Block F
4th floor, Tel: 04 375 2175
www.the-dental-center.com
Steven Michael Morgano
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777
www.buDubai.ae
Faysal Succaria
Boston Univ. Dental Health Center
Bldg. no. 34, Grd floor
Tel: 04 424 8777
www.buDubai.ae
Clinic and Hospitals: Abuhamour Medical Center (AMC) | Advanced Nutrition Center | Aesthetica Clinic | Alvi Armani | American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital |
American Heart Center | American Medical & Dental Center | Belgium Medical Services | Biolite | Boston University Dental Center/Institute for Education & Research | BR
Medical Suites | California Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Center | Canadian Specialized Dental Center for Orthodontics & Dental Treatments | CCE, Dr. Nader Saab |
Child Early Intervention Medical Center | Clessidra | Clinic for Cosmetic Dentistry | Clinic for Health and Medical Care | Dentcare International | DHA-Dubai Gynaecology &
Fertility Centre | Dr. Batra’s Homeopathic Clinic | Dr. Sobeh's Clinic | Dr. Suad Lutfi Dermatology and Laser Clinic | Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Center | Dr. Majdi El Hailk
Pediatric Rehabilitation Center | Dr. Wafa Gyn & Fertility Centre | Dubai Bone & Joint Center | Emirates Integrated Medical Centre | Fetal Medicine & Genetic Center | French
Dental Clinic | German Center for Neurology & Psychiatry | German Clinic | German Heart Center Breman | German Medical Center | Health Call | HealthExcel Medical
Center | Heart First Medical Centre | Hollywood Smile | Imperial Healthcare Institute | Institute for Biophysical Medicine | ISIS-The French Clinic | Laser Eye Care & Research
Center | London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery | Magrabi Eye Hospital – Outpatient Surgery Center | Majestic Aesthetic Clinic | MEDLAB Analytik Dubai | Mitera Clinic |
Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai | N9NE Medical Institute | Nicolas and Asp University College | Physiocare | Primavera Medical Center | Professor Al Samarrai Center | Royal
Ayurveda | Sagar Healthcare and Diagnostics | Samsung Medical Center | Sharif Eye Centers | Singhania Clinic | SportsFit | Stepping Stones Center For Autistic Spectrum
Disorders | Super Religare Laboratories | Symbiosis Healthcare | The Art of Family Consultations Center | The City Hospital | The Dental Center | The Diabetes and Endocrine
Center | The E.N.T. Clinic Dr. Marc Mueller | The North Carolina Dental Practice | The Physio Centre | The Weight Care Clinic | Tower Clinic | Vein Care and Surgery Center
| Versailles Dental Clinic | Tunio Aesthetics | German Limbtech Orthopaedic Technology | Al Manara Pharmacy | Bin Sina Pharmacy | Life Home Healthcare | Nakheel
Pharmacy | Panacea Pharmacy
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