QUALIFICATIONS: French Board of Nephrology "Certificat d'Etudes Speciale of Nephrology (CES)"
Doctor of Medicine (MD), Aleppo University
Aleppo, Syria 1981
French Board of Nephrology (CES)
Academy of Paris, Rene Descartes University, France 1986
University Diploma of Ultrasound 1988
Reims University, France
University Diploma of Immunology and Clinical Immunology
Saint Ettiane University, France 1989
Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) 2004, Re-Certified 2010
Chief Medical Officer at Home Hemodialysis Company "HHD Home Care", Al Ain - UAE
Consultant Nephrologist at The Heart Medical Center, Al Ain, UAE
Clinical Professor of Medicine, CMHS UAEU
Chronic kidney disease
Acute kidney injury
PUBLICATIONS ( # of):
38 Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals
35 Oral & Poster Presentations in International Conferences
Entisar Al Hammadi
Consultant Paediatrics Nephrologist for Dubai Hospital
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Entisar Al Hammadi
Dr. Entesar is a true veteran Pediatric with over 16 years of experience both in local and international medical institutions. Started her career back in 2000 at al Qasmi Hospital as an intern, she went on to establish herself as an ambitious self motivated pediatric resident at the hospital till 2005. Driven by her insatiable thirst for knowledge and career development within the pediatric realm, Dr. Entesar traveled across the globe to Halifax, Canada, to continue her successful residency endeavor. Soon enough, Halifax's renowned Dalhousie University made her its chief pediatric resident between 2007 - 2008, followed by a Pediatrics Nephrology fellowship in Hospital for sick Children, Toronto Canada , July2008-Sept2010, and was named chief fellow of Pediatrics nephrology fellows in 2009 - 2010.
Equipped with her newly acquired knowledge, Dr. Entesar returned back to her home country and resumed work in Al Qasimi Hospital in 2010 as a General Pediatrician and Pediatrics Nephrologist, in addition to heading the Accident and Emergency Dept between 2010-2011. Her excellence at her field carried her to new heights as she now Heads the Pediatrics in Dubai Hospital in addition to her role as theDirector of Pediatrics Arab Board in DHA since Sept 2014, consultant pediatrician and consultant pediatrics nephrologist and Head of pediatrics nephrology department in DHA, and Head of kidney center and medical co director of AL Jalilah children hospital.currently working as consultant pediatrics nephrologist and director of pediatrics arab board in DHA
Dr. Entesar academic history is equally impressive. A Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from Jordan University of Science and Technology, She also achieved the American board of pediatricians, Canadian board of pediatrics and Masters in health care management in Royal college of Surgeons in Ireland, Dubai Campus. through her career, she attended tens of international conferences, and was head speaker at many high level medical gatherings locally and globally. She strongly believes in passing the knowledge to new generations, so she tutored 4th year medical students in Sharjah University Medical School, and also worked in Dubai woman college in Dubai.
Swedish certified in clinical Immunology
American certified ML Immunology
PhD degree in clinical Immunology
Publications in international journals (76 papers)
Chair of Department
Clinical Imaging Institute - Chief Medical Officer
Al Ain Hospital
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Dr. Alkoteesh undertook his higher specialist training in Radiology at University Hospital of Wales in UK in 1997. He has worked in many wellrecognized Internationalhospitals: Prince Philip hospital in Wales; Cork University Hospital in Ireland and King Fahad National Guard Hospital (KAMC) in Riyadh;KSA,Sheikh Khalifa Medical city SKMC-Cleveland in the UAE; Alain Hospital and Tawam/John Hopkins Hospital.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR)UK since 1999, andmember of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE).He is a HAAD Examiner for Diagnostic and interventional Radiology and a member of SEHA Radiology council in the UAE. He is holder of the European Board in Interventional Radiology EBIR.
He has special interests in vascular intervention', Carotid and Aortic stenting; hepatobiliary;TIPS, Arterial and venous embolization,TACE, Tumour Radiofrequency ablation; urological Interventional procedures; uterine fibroid embolization; Breast interventions and diabetic foot salvage interventional procedures.
Dr Alkoteesh has performed more the 10000 interventional radiology procedures in the UAE during the last seven years including TIPS procedure in 4y old child;and also he has more than 30 publications under his belt.He has been invited as an expert IR speaker in more than 50 national and international conferences.
Dr. Alkoteesh served as the chief of Interventional Radiology at Sheikh Khalifa Medical city between 2007-2010 where he also established and managed the Radiology Residency Program.He set up the residency program in 2009 and took the challenge to train the UAE junior doctors to become the Radiologists of the future.
He has been the chief of Interventional Radiology at Alain Hospital since 2010 when he came to establish the interventional Radiology Department andhas been the Chairman of Radiology since 2012.
Dr Alkoteesh was appointed in 2013-2014by SEHA as the Regional Chairman of Clinical Imaging department of Both Tawam and Alain Hospitals to lead the Radiology integration in the Eastern region of Abu Dhabi Emirates.
He has been editorial board members and reviewer of Cardio-Vascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) Journal (CIRSE's official journal) since 2013 and a Member of editorial advisory board for AuntMinnie Middle East since 2014.
Dr Alkoteesh has built one of the best Interventional Radiology unite in the Middle East and managed to win the following prizes:
Winner of Arab Health Award for Excellence in IR Imaging and diagnostics 2012.
Excellence in Teaching Award 2013-2014 Adjunct Clinical Faculty, FMHS UAE University.
Golden SEHA Award in TE-Project 2014 on Diabetic foot management
Dr. Loai is a Consultant and head of pediatric nephrology department at Dubai Hospital. He is part of the medical team that provides DHA Pediatric Nephrology services - extending these services to the Northern Emirates as well.
Dr. Eid has done pediatric residency in The Brooklyn Hospital Center/ Weill Cornell Medical College, New York and obtained the American Board of Pediatrics in 2010. He completed his fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology from the Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington DC in 2013, and obtained certification from the American board of Pediatrics Nephrology in 2014. Additionally, he obtained Master of Science in Health Science (MSHS) - Clinical & Translational Research - from George Washington University in 2013.
He is serving as a lecturer and examiner at Dubai Medical College; he is adjunct Instructor in Pediatrics at The George Washington University.
He has published articles in well-known International journals. He has participated in several national and international conferences in both posters and presentations. Among others, he is a member of the International Pediatric Transplant Association, International Pediatric Nephrology Association, the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Professor of Medicine at Dubai Medical College,
Consultant physician & Nephrologist and
Director of Al Rukhaimi Polyclinic
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Dr. Mona Alrukhaimi is Professor of Medicine at Dubai Medical College, United Arab Emirates, Consultant physician & Nephrologist and Director of Alrukhaimi Polyclinic and Ex-Head of Medical and Renal Department, Dubai Hospital.
She is the current President of the Emirates Medical Association Nephrology Society, ISN Council (2011-2017), chair of ISN-GO Middle East Committee, and the leader of the KDIGO Implementation Task Force for the Middle East & African Regions. She is a Member of the Governing Board of the Arab Society of Nephrology & Renal Transplantation. She is the first female Nephrologist and Internist in UAE. Graduated from the University of Kuwait in 1983 and subsequently received her MRCP (UK) in 1989, FRCP Edinburg - 2001 and FRCP London - 2005
Dr. Alrukhaimi has actively organized World Kidney Day activities in the UAE since 2006 and the past five rounds of the ISN Update Course in Nephrology. She played an active role in the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism and continues to be an active member of its custodian group. She is a member of the Steering Committee for Women in Transplantation under TTS. She is regular Examiner at the Royal College of Physician of UK.
Consultant Physician, Nephrology and Renal
Medical Subspecialty Institute
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Dr Nizar Attallah attendedmedical school at the University of Jordan in Amman - Jordan. After finishing a rotating internship in Jordan, he moved to the United States. He finished residency training in Categorical Internal Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan (USA). Subsequently, he finished a fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension then a fellowship in kidney transplantation at the same hospital.
He thenjoined the Department of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation at Henry Ford Hospital as a transplant nephrologist where he was managing all aspects of renal diseases with heavy concentration on patients with kidney and/or pancreas transplants, resistant hypertension and chronic kidney disease. He was heavily involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows. He was also a clinical assistant professor in Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan (USA).
After working in Michigan for 2 years, hemoved to Louisville, Kentucky (USA) in July 2008 to join Nephrology Associates of Kentuckiana as a medical co-director of kidney transplantation and home dialysis. He also became a clinical associate professor in University of Kentucky School of Medicine.Heestablished a resistant hypertension clinic and expanded the home dialysis services in the area. He helped improve and expand the kidney transplant services in the city.
In August of 2014, he moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE to join Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi(CCAD) and has been practicing there since then.He helped establish a new multi-organ transplant center at that hospital and support the kidney transplant services at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. He also established a resistant hypertension clinic at CCAD and establish and expand ICU nephrology services.
His main areas of interest include managing patients with resistant hypertension and improving outcomes of patients on home dialysis. He worked tirelessly to slow down the progression of chronic kidney disease and lower complications after kidney transplantation especially from long term exposure to immunosuppression.
During his career, he published several abstracts and papers in peer-reviewed journals on immunosuppressive regimens in kidney transplantation, renal artery stenosis and prevention of complications of chronic kidney disease.
Dr. Abouchacra is a graduate of University of Toronto and has board certification from the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Internal Medicine and Nephrology as well as American Boards certification in both. She also completed 2-year Clinical Research Fellowship sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation of Canada which served as thesis for Masters in Science (MSc) at Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Abouchacra is an active membership of Royal College of Physicians of Canada and College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN). She is also an affiliate member of the American Heart Association's "Kidney Council", member of the American Society of Nephrology as well as Emirates Medical Association of Nephrology.
She has extensive clinical experience in nephrology & internal medicine and has served as Chairperson of Nephrology Department at Tawam Hospital-JHMI. Currently she holds the title of Director of Outpatient services and is also the Chairperson for SEHA Urology & Kidney Disease Service Line Council. Dr Abouchacra is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) Al Ain, UAE and had previously served as the Chairperson of Academic Affairs Department at Tawam Hospital-JHMI. She is actively participates in teaching as well as research activities with numerous publications and scientific projects in peer reviewed journals.
Watfa Al Dhaheri
Tawam Hospital, Al Ain
Dr. Zafer Husami is consultant Nephrologist at Dubai Hospital, UAE.
Dr. Zafer is a graduate of Damascus University Medical School in 1988. Dr. Zafer traveled to USA in 1989 where worked as a research associate at Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan, USA and he performed an externship in Internal medicine at Wayne State University, Michigan, USA. He obtained ECFMG Certificate, Philadelphia, USA in 1991
He completed three years internship and residency training in internal medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Michigan, USA in 1994 and fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at Henry Ford Hospital, Michigan, USA in 1996.
Dr. Zafer has been practicing Nephrology since 1996. He joined a group of Nephrologists in Southeast Michigan covering several dialysis units with over seven hundred Hemodialysis patients and one hundred peritoneal dialysis patients and covering several hospitals for inpatient consultations including critical care Nephrology cases and CRRT.
Dr. Zafer was trained in Interventional Nephrology and in 2002 he obtained a certification in Interventional Nephrology by RMS lifeline and American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology. He performed over 3500 endovascular procedures for Hemodialysis vascular access including thrombectomy of AV fistula and graft, Fistulogram with Angioplasty and Stent placement for venous stenosis, Tunneled dialysis catheter insertion and exchange with obliteration of fibrin sheath. Dr. Zafer has been practicing Nephrology for the last five years in Dubai, UAE.
Dr. Zafer's interests include hemodialysis vascular access related problems, Adequacy of Hemodialysis treatment, CKD-mineral bone disease and Critical Care Nephrology.
Dr. Zafer has several presentations and publications and he lectured in several Nephrology Conferences.
Dr. Zafer has served as the head of Nephrology Department at Al-Salam Specialty Hospital, Damascus and Saudi German Hospital, Dubai. He also served as the medical director of several dialysis units.
Dr. Zafer is a member of the American Society of Nephrology and several other Nephrology societies.
Dr. Zafer is an American board certified in internal medicine and Nephrology. He has recently passed the American Board of Internal Medicine Re-certification Examination in Nephrology and he is participating in maintenance of certification MOC for the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Zafer is certified by The National Board of Physicians and Surgeons-USA in Internal Medicine and Nephrology.
Zubaida Al Ismaili
Deputy Chief Executive Officer at SEHA Dialysis
Services and Division Head Pediatric Nephrology
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Zubaida Al Ismaili
Zubaida Masoud Alismaili is a consultant pediatric nephrologist. She did her medical school at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain. She obtained the Canadian Board in pediatric and pediatric nephrology at McGill University (Canada). She also has the American Board of Pediatric.
Currently working as the deputy CEO at SEHA Dialysis Services (SDS), SDS is providing high quality dialysis Services to all end stage renal disease patients in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi. She is also the Division head of the pediatric nephrology division at SKMC which is providing all pediatric nephrology cervices including dialysis and kidney transplantation.
Her main interest is resident and public education, improving quality in dialysis and enhancing family engagement in patients with chronic diseases.