Dr. Aaron Han

Adjunct Professor, MBRU | United Arab Emirates

Dr Han is adjunct Professor at MBRU School of Medicine. He is Vice President of Emirates Pathology Society and the first Deputy International Commissioner of the College of American Pathologists for the UAE. He practices pathology and was involved in establishing the American Hospital Dubai clinical affiliation with Mayo Clinic. He is passionate about quality and patient safety in healthcare.

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Dr. Ahmad Abou Tayoun

Director of the Genetics Laboratory at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital; Associate professor of genetics - MBRU | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ahmad is Director of the Genetics Laboratory at Al Jalila Children’s. He completed his doctoral studies (PhD) at Dartmouth College in the USA followed by a fellowship in molecular diagnostics at Dartmouth Medical School. In 2013, he joined Harvard Medical School where he completed his clinical molecular genetics fellowship and, in 2015, became board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). Dr. Abou Tayoun is a fellow of the American College of Medical Genet [...]

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Dr. Anil Bankar

PhD Medical Tourism Vice President| Business Intelligence, Global Medical Services. United States of America. | United Arab Emirates

Dr Anil Bankar, is the Vice President of Business Intelligence for Global Medical Services. Dr. Bankar has diverse work experience in health and medical tourism, including consulting, strategic planning, research, teaching, and training. As an active and practicing Professor specializing in medical tourism, Dr. Bankar has affiliations with, Gulf Medical University UAE, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Institute of Clinical Research India, Global Healthcare Network, Web Med Central [...]

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Dr. Ashraf El Houfi

Consultant ICU Dubai Hospital | United Arab Emirates

Graduate of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine (Nov. 1984), with honor, Master Degree in Chest Diseases with a Critical care sub-specialty 1989 MRCP (UK) November 1997 and awarded FRCP (London) 2008. European Diploma of Intensive Care Medicine 2012 Currently, Consultant ICU Dubai Hospital. Examiner for the Royal College of Physician “UK”, Professor of Medicine Dubai Medical College, Chairman of the infection Control Committee Dubai Hospital.

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Dr. Azad Moopen

Founder Chairman & Managing Director | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Azad Moopen is an Indian Physician-turned Entrepreneur / Philanthropist based in Dubai. He passed his MBBS with Gold Medal and MD from the Government Medical College, Calicut and did his DTCD from Delhi University, India. In 1987. He is the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, a public listed company in Indian Stock Exchange. Dr. Moopen has earmarked large part of his personal wealth for charity through Aster Volunteers (www.astervolunteers.com) for healthcare [...]

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Dr. Charles Alessi

Chief Clinical Officer, HIMSS | United Kingdom


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Mr. David Hadley

Chief Executive Officer | United Arab Emirates

He is a recognised leader within the healthcare field known for crafting the requisite strategic vision to achieve business goals, global team-building and development. David Hadley is the Chief Executive Officer for Mediclinic Middle East, which is owned by Mediclinic International, one of the world’s leading private hospital groups. He has worked for Mediclinic International since 1993, and has enjoyed many positions throughout the company which enabled him to successfully command positio [...]

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Dr. Eldaw Suliman

Adviser at the Strategy and Governance Department in DHA | United Arab Emirates

Dr Eldaw Suliman holds a PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in USA in Population and health economic and works currently as an adviser at the Strategy and Governance Department in Dubai Health Authority. Dr. Suliman has over 20 years of experience in the field of strategic planning for healthcare health policies and research. He led several research projects as a consultant for the World Bank, The UNICEF, the UNFPA, The Futures Group, USAID and the Population Council Internationa [...]

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Mr. Fred Butler Jr.

MBA MPH Principal, The Butler Group | USA

Fred Butler Jr has led improvements in the healthcare delivery system for more than 20 years. He is a national leader in generating results in the key areas of health promotion and disease prevention, clinical and operations management, population health, and the effective use of health information systems and knowledge management. Mr. Butler earned his Master of Business Administration, Master of Public Health, and Bachelor of Arts degrees from The George Washington University’s School of Bus [...]

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Dr. Harris Eyre

Co-Founder- PRODEO Institute, San Juan Capistrano, California | USA

Originally from Northern Australia, Harris is on a mission to improve Brain Health outcomes. That is, improved access, screening, diagnosis, treatment and prevention for brain health disorders across the lifespan including ADHD, autism, depression, addiction, bipolar, dementias and brain injury. He is an alumnus of Forbes 30 Under 30 and the Fulbright Scholar program. He was awarded the 2020 Innovation Award from the Australian American Chamber of Commerce and HP. Harris is seeking to reduce [...]

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Dr. Hatem Al Ameri

Manager-Department of Medical Education and Examination, Licensing and Medical Education Division, Department of Health | United Arab Emirates


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Prof. Homero Rivas

Associate Dean - Innovation and the Future, College of Medicine, MBRU | United Arab Emirates


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Dr. Humayun Chaudhry

DO, MS, MACP, MACOI President and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards, Euless, Texas | USA

Dr. Humayun J. Chaudhry is President and CEO of the Federation of State Medical Boards (U.S.) and Secretary of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities, which he chaired from 2016 to 2018. He is a graduate of New York University, New York Institute of Technology and Harvard University. He trained in Internal Medicine at NYU-Winthrop Hospital, New York, and then served as a hospital DIO and then Assistant Dean and Chair of Medicine at NYIT. He became Health Commissioner for [...]

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Ms. Maria Georga

Specialist in the International Health Tourism Market - Regional Manager | USA

Maria D. Georga is a Health Tourism professional, IMTJ article contributor and International Speaker. She is the Regional Manager of LaingBuisson dealing with its international business sector. The company is a leading company in Health Tourism and has a long & deep expertise in Medical Travel Consultation & Solution projects, International Surveys, Web Media Marketing, Medical Tourism Conferences and Workshops. LaingBuisson though is widely known for www.TreatmentAbroad.com the main gate for [...]

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Ms. Melanie Endicott

Sr. Director of International Education & Training - AHIMA | USA

Melanie Endicott is Senior Director of International Education & Training for AHIMA International. She has developed education and conducted training around the globe on health information management (HIM) topics such as medical coding, clinical documentation integrity (CDI), and health data analytics. Prior to joining AHIMA in 2004, Ms. Endicott served as the program director and lead instructor of Spokane Community College and was a health information analyst at a large acute care hospital i [...]

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Mr. Mohamed Mostafa

Chief Executive Officer, PDC CRO | United Arab Emirates

Mohamed is a pharmacist by education and has a strong passion to clinical research via support on getting patients the right access to new treatments. He is a certified GCP holder from Royal College of Physician United Kingdom and Certified Clinical Project Management. Mohamed has been working over the past 13 years in pharmaceutical and CRO industry both in commercial and clinical operations fields, having strong knowledge and experience in all phases of clinical trials from Phase I to Phase I [...]

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Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany

Chief Executive Officer | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mohaymen Abdelghany is a Harvard educated highly accomplished Senior Physician Executive with 25+ years of global experience that reflects achievements across public and for-profit health systems. He graduated from Harvard and INSEAD executive leadership programs and holds 2 masters in anesthesia and healthcare management. His diverse expertise is within clinical, managerial, consulting, healthcare quality, technology and business. He is an outstanding healthcare leader of cross-functional [...]

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Dr. Nabila Saeed

Head Aeromedical Section, General Civil Aviation Authority | United Arab Emirates

Dr.Nabila AlAwadhi is the head of Aeromedical section at General Civil Aviation Medicine. Dr Nabila is the first Aeromedical Inspector in the UAE and is recognised as the founder of the section.

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Mr. Rashid Alahmedi

COO, IntraX, Digital DEWA | United Arab Emirates

Highly-experienced and senior Technology & ICT executive, innovation enthusiastic, entrepreneurship and startup strategies. Currently, Rashid is leading InfraX, the ICT arm of Digital DEWA a subsidiary owned by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority - DEWA. Before that Rashid worked as Senior Director Special Projects & External Affairs with du in the UAE, after earlier roles with the company including Director of External Affairs and Director of Fixed Access Network Planning. Rashid skills and [...]

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Dr. Reem Al Gurg

Director and Assistant Professor Health Policy Strategy and Institutional Excellence, MBRU | United Arab Emirates


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Dr. Saif AlJaibeji

Chairman, Sehteq | United Arab Emirates

Saif Aljaibeji is Co-Founder & Chairman of Sehteq, a digital health insurance startup based in Dubai. Saif was the regional CEO at UnitedHealth Group. He worked with Aetna, Daman and AXA Green Crescent prior to that. He also worked as a policy maker at DHA and DGHR.

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Mr. Saleh Al Hashimi

Director, HEALTH FUNDING, DHA | United Arab Emirates


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Ms. Salma Jaouni

Chief Executive Officer | Jordan

Ms. Jaouni is the CEO of the Health Care Accreditation Council (HCAC) since May 2012, the Arab region’s only independent not-for-profit organization that aims at improving the quality of health and social care services and promoting safer care through accreditation and consultation. Ms. Jaouni has led HCAC into a regionally and internationally recognized institution, growing its impact on improving care and advocating for patient safety. Ms. Jaouni, other than managing HCAC, setting and drivin [...]

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Dr. Samir Said, M.D.

General Manager | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Samir Said leads the Connected Care and Healthcare Informatics at Philips, supporting Health Institutions with Innovative Solutions in their Digital Transformation journey to better serving patients. Before working at Philips, Dr. Samir was the General Manager, Health, Social Services, and Life Sciences for the Middle East and Africa at Microsoft Corporation. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2007, Dr. Samir spent 10 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry as General Manager at Eli Lilly a [...]

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Dr. Shahrukh Hashmi

Chair, Hematology Oncology at SSMC | United Arab Emirates

Shahrukh K. Hashmi, M.D., studies cancer survivorship and late effects of blood and marrow transplantation. This includes physical and psychosocial illnesses that result as a late effect of chemotherapy or radiation. The translational aspect of Dr. Hashmi's research focuses on the biology of aging in cancer survivors. Dr. Hashmi's interests also include development of novel agents for treatment of graft-versus-host disease.

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Dr. Shazya Lakadawala

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Shazya Rashid Lakadawala is a licensed Clinical Psychologist at Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and a Certified EMDR therapist. She obtained her master’s degree from India, and her doctorate from the United States of America. She has worked in India and in the U.A.E, both in the government and private institutes, and has more than 18 years of experience in the field of Clinical Psychology. Presently, Dr. Shazya leads and supervise the psychology team, and her core areas of [...]

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Prof. Tawfik A. M. Khoja

Family & Community Consultant, Prof. of Public Health | Saudi Arabia

Prof. Tawfik A. M. Khoja got his bachelor degree of medicine and surgery (MBBS) from King Saud University in 1982, Higher diploma as a GP in Family Medicine, same university in 1986. He is the fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP) since 1989 and the fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (FFPH) since 2003. He was awarded in June, 2003 the Professorial ship in health systems and quality (Adjunct Professor) from Oklahoma University, USA. He got the fellowship in medici [...]

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Dr. Walid Abbas Zaher

Chief Research Officer | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Walid Zaher, Chief Research Officer at Group 42 Healthcare the Abu Dhabi – based leading Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing company, is helping fulfill the UAE Leadership’s vision and commitment to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic by directing the world’s first phase III clinical trial of a COVID-19 inactivated vaccine. He is also an Associate Professor at UAE University. Dr. Zaher graduated with bachelors of medicine and surgery from Saudi Arabia with a residency training in [...]

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Mr. AlShereef Hamididden

Mktg. Director, BUPA | Saudi Arabia

Experienced Commercial & Marketing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the insurance & FMCG industry.

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Dr. Ali Singel

Consultant - Dermatologist, Dermalase Clinic | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Singel is a board-certified medical doctor who is highly-qualified with over 15 years’ experience in dermatology. He earned his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in Ireland in 1997. Dr. Singel continued to train in dermatology, laser and phototherapy before working in various hospitals throughout the UK, under several experts and pioneers in the most-advanced treatment of skin disease. He is also a specialist in anti-aging medicine. Dr. Singel – who is a [...]

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Mr. Brian de Francesca

CEO, Ver 2 | United Arab Emirates

Brian de Francesca is a Johns Hopkins educated expert in the use of digitalization and connectivity to improve healthcare quality, access and efficiency. Most specifically, in the use of platform technologies to increase, optimize and improve healthcare human resources – for which there is a significant global need. This has broad implications on healthcare staffing and facility design, development, number, location and the scope of services to be offered. Brian was first exposed to the trem [...]

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Mr. Jeffrey Kemprecos

Director Communications, Government Affairs & Market Access GSK-Gulf | United Arab Emirates

Jeffrey P. Kemprecos, BA, MA, MIBS, is Director of Communications, Government Affairs & Market Access at GSK, a globally-leading healthcare company. Mr. Kemprecos is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he leads GSK’s policy advocacy across a wide range of health and pharmaceutical industrial issues. The scope of this work includes healthcare reform, intellectual property and trade-related issues, access to innovative medicines and vaccines, and regulatory harmonization. Polic [...]

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Mr. Marwan Janahi

Managing Director, Dubai Science Park | United Arab Emirates

Marwan Abdulaziz Janahi is the Managing Director of Dubai Science Park, a vibrant and holistic science-focused community dedicated to serving entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinational enterprises operating in the life sciences, energy and environment sectors. Dubai Science Park is a member of the TECOM Group. Janahi has played an instrumental role in establishing Dubai Science Park as the region’s leading community for scientific research and innovation, attracting more than 350 companies and str [...]

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Dr. Mazin Gadir

Director at IQVIA Payer Provider Government Group | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mazin Gadir is also a Director at IQVIA Payer Provider Government Group and an External Advisor for healthcare government ministries and authorities with responsibility for Health strategy development, implementation, execution and Transformation. Prior to joining, Dr Mazin was a Senior Consultant at Dubai Health Authority, Organizational Transformation Office. Dr Mazin Gadir also worked in Healthcare Transformation Strategy and Digital Health Innovation at several companies, including Pr [...]

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Dr. Mohammad Al Awadhi

Business Development unit of Smart Cities | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mohammad Abdulla Al Awadhi comes from a high caliber business background with 20 years of business relationship management and development experience. Currently, he is leading the Business Development unit of Smart Cities within du that mainly focusing on managing one of its flagship projects “Dubai Pulse Platform”, which is considered the digital backbone of the emirates of Dubai and Silicon Park, which is the first smart district in the region. In addition, Dr. Mohammad has been appo [...]

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Mr. Rami Zahran

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer | United Arab Emirates

Rami Zahran is the Group Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of the Saudi German Hospital Group in KSA. He is responsible for the company’s Marketing, Communications, Digital and Events activities. He has been responsible for transforming the department completely since taking over the role and has been credited for a significant positive impact to brand awareness and equity, as well as an increase in financial performance of the business. Rami has 14 years of high-profile marketing ex [...]

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Dr. Samer Ellahham

Director of Accreditation in the Quality and Safety Institute | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ellahham is currently Cleveland Clinic Caregiver, Cleveland, US seconded as Senior Cardiovascular Consultant and Director of Accreditation in the Quality and Safety Institute in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He is the middle east regional chair, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, ISQua Expert, AHA Hospital Accreditation Science Committee, Member, European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Writing Group, Member, ex-Middle East Representative of the JCI Standards Subcommittee and American Col [...]

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