Dr. Ebtihaj Al Anizi

Dr. Ebtihaj completed her MBChB from the Basra University Medical College, Iraq in 1985. Subsequently she received her Professional Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Baghdad Medical College. Dr. Ebtihaj completed her Master’s Degree in Obstetrics & Gynecology from Dubrovnik, Croatia in 2011.

She has obtained her Diploma in advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasound from Ian Donald School of Ultrasound. Dr. Ebtihaj worked in different hospitals in Iraq and Jordan before moving to UAE in 1997 and continued her practice in government & private hospitals within Sharjah Dubai and Abu Dhabi. She also undertook a Clinical teaching role in Dubai medical college for girls.


  • Antenatal care for normal and high-risk pregnancy
  • Management of normal, instrumental and operative deliveries including complicated cases
  • Laparotomy for ectopic, ovarian cyst; and in assisting oncology cases and laparoscopic surgeries
  • Management and treating of gynecology disease and hormonal disturbances
  • Cervical colposcopy and hysteroscopy
  • Early detection, screening and management of cervical cancer
  • Family planning and contraception counselling and management
  • Counselling and management of infertility

Dr. Adel Abdallah Salama Wassef

Dr. Adel Salama Wassef has over 30 years of experience in the field of Cardiac health and well-being. Dr. Adel completed his MBBCH in 1983 from Cairo University, Egypt, and subsequently did his MD in Cardiology in 1991 from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. In his earlier assignment, Dr. Adel was the Head of the Cardiology and Coronary Care Unit Department in the Ministry of Health, Ibrahim Bin Hamad Obaidallah Hospital, and Saif Hospital, RAK, UAE from 1993 to 2020. He was also a Professor of Internal Medicine at the RAK Medical and Health Science University (RAKMHSU) from 2008 to 2020.

Dr. Adel is a member of the Emirates Cardiac and Medical Association, Gulf Heart Association, and a member in several hospital committees such as the Coronary Care Committee, and Continuous Medical Education Committee.

Areas of Expertise

  • Chest Pain
    • Ischemic Heart Disease Angina, Myocardial Infarction
    • Post Angioplasty F/U
    • Post ABG F/U
    • SOB & Swelling Of LL
  • SOB on exertion or at rest
    • (Heart Failure)
  • Hypertension with or without complication essential or Secondary Palpitation
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Thromboembolism (Calf Muscle Pain) DVT, Precaution of Stroke, Pulmonary Embolism
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease
  • Congenital Heart Disease (Murmur) – Children >3y >10kg
  • Regular Cardiac check up

Dr. Samer Doughan

Dr. Samer has over 25 years of experience in the field of General & Colorectal Surgery and has performed over 1500 proctology cases, 800 colon and rectum resections and more than 5000 clinic/minor surgery procedures.

Dr. Samer completed his MD and his General Surgery training at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. Thereafter in 1995, he, moved to the UK to pursue 4 year fellowship in Gastrointestinal & Colorectal Surgery and obtained his MRCS and FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. He also completed all the necessary requirements to be on the Specialist Register of the GMC.

Dr. Samer holds extensive experience of working in the UK with reputed hospitals such as East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT), Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital (QEQM), East Sussex Hospitals, West Hertfordshire Hospitals, Watford & Mount Vernon Hospitals. In 2015, he moved back to Lebanon and joined AUBMC where he help develop the colorectal unit, which became a tertiary colorectal referral center not only for Lebanon but for the entire region.

Dr. Samer is an accomplished general, colorectal & laparoscopic surgeon and has won many accolades including a Clinical Excellence Award from the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust (EKHUFT) and was also awarded General Townsley Fellowship by the Medway National Health Service (NHS) Trust. Dr. Samer has several research papers and articles published in peer review journals to his credit and is author of a book chapter on “Rectal Cancer”.


  • Hernia Surgery (Open/Laparoscopic)
  • Gall Bladder Surgery
  • Haemorrhoids Surgery including Ligation (HAL) /Laser (HLP)/ Raffaelo
  • Complex Fistula Surgery including LIFT, Advancement FLAP, FILAC, VAAFT
  • Anal Fissure Surgery including Botox Injection
  • Pilonidal Surgery (Open, Laser, Endoscopic)
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer Surgery (Open, Laparoscopic, Robotic)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Surgery (Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis)
  • Surgery for complicated Diverticular Disease
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction (medical and surgical therapy)
  • Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery

Dr. Deepak Sharma

Dr. Deepak completed his bachelors and masters in Ophthalmology from the prestigious Government Medical College, Punjab, India. Additionally, he did fellowships in Cataract Surgery from Shankar Nethralaya, Chennai, Cornea and Refractive Surgery from Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore, and DSEK training from LV Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad. He worked as a consultant in several reputed hospitals in India before moving to UAE. In the past, he was associated with NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda and NMC Royal Hospital, DIP. Dr. Deepak has more than 16 years of rich clinical experience in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive surgeries with many “First” to his credit.

He did the first limbal stem cell transplant surgery, accelerated corneal cross linking, bilateral multilayered Amniotic membrane transplantation in Acute steven Johnson syndrome in his previous organization.


  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction and Stem Cell Transplant
  • Refractive Surgeries including PRK, FEMTO Second LASIK, ICL, Refractive IOL
  • Advanced Management of Keratoconus and other Ectatic Disorders
  • Corneal Surgeries including Corneal Transplant Like DMEK, DSEK, FEK, DALK, PKP
  • Cataract Surgeries
  • Medical and Surgical Management of Glaucoma

Languages spoken English, Hindi and Punjabi

Dr. Anil Kopuri

Dr. Anil completed his MBBS from The TN Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India and thereafter worked as a Senior House Officer in Pediatrics & Neonatology at several hospitals in the UK. He later did his specialist training in Pediatrics from Oxford Deanery. Following this, Dr Anil did National Grid Training Programme in Neonatal Medicine at reputed tertiary neonatal units at Oxford and London. He worked as a Clinical Research Fellow at University of Oxford with Wellcome Trust funded research of using 3-D ultrasound in preterm infants, and is a D.Phil candidate. He obtained Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (Neonatal Medicine) from General Medical Council, London.

Before joining us, Dr. Anil worked as a consultant in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London covering in-patients in neonatal intensive care, neonatal surgical intensive care, (including infants born extremely premature), general neonatal follow-up clinics and neurodevelopmental clinics. Alongside, he also took the management responsibilities for the unit and was the Lead for North West London Neonatal Fellowship Program, Lead Clinician for neonatal database management for the unit, Lead Clinician for neurodevelopmental clinics for late preterm infants. Dr Anil has extensive experience in fixed wing neonatal air transfers. He is also an active academician, teaching and training medical students from Imperial College medical school, and junior doctors from North West London deanery of Health Education England (HEE). In UAE, he has worked part time at American Hospital, Dubai as a Consultant neonatologist.

Dr Anil is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, and is a member of British Association of Perinatal Medicine. He is registered with General Medical Council, UK & Tamil Nadu Medical Council, Chennai, India

Ms. Ketaki Sharad Karandikar

Ms. Ketaki has done her BPT, MPT-Neurosciences and Diploma in Yoga Teaching. She has extensive experience in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation, Pre and Post-operative Conditions, Spine cases, Neurological and General Post-operative conditions, CABG cases and Cardiac ICU, Geriatric PT & Obesity. Her special interest includes Neurological rehabilitation. She has also done certificate courses in Mulligans concept, Strain Counter strain reaction, Bobath Concept-Adult Hemiplegia, Neurodevelopmental Techniques (NDT), Proprioception and Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), Sensory Integration (SI), EMG and NCV, Vasa concept, Dry needling. Ms. Ketaki has worked with Wockhard Multispeciality Hospital, Dr.Gujrathi’s Clinic, Maharashtra and Spinex Clinic in Gujrat, India. Before joining Emirates Hospital Group, she worked for Sobeh’s vascular and Medical center in DHCC, Dubai.

Dr. Saira Mughal

Dr Saira completed her MBBS from Karachi Medical & Dental College and obtained her MRCP part 1 in 2018. Dr. Saira is an experienced General Physician and is proficient in management and treatment of all common and acute medical conditions. She specializes in overall health and well-being, diagnosis and treatment of chronic health conditions, infectious diseases, respiratory problems, hypertension, allergies, Diabetes management, Vaccinations and flu.

Dr. Ahmed Shehata

Dr. Ahmed completed his Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine, Al Azhar University, Cairo and went on to do this Masters in Pulmonary Diseases from Ain Shams University, Cairo. Dr. Ahmed obtained his MRCP Part 1 UK and MRCP part 2 UK in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Dr. Ahmed is a well experienced Pulmonologist with more than 15 years of experience in the area of Pulmonary Medicine spanning across UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.


  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  • Asthma (Adult and Childhood).
  • Pulmonary Function Testing (Spirometry, Lung Volumes, Diffusion Capacity).
  • Sleep Associated Breathing Disorders.
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD).
  • Pneumonia & other infectious diseases.

Dr. Linda Alhajwan

Dr. Dr Linda Alhajwan has over 14 years of experience in the field of Dermatology. Dr. Linda has completed her degree from Aleppo University – Aleppo, Syria
MBBS Specialist Dermatologist in Dermatology and Venereology, Ministry of Heath Syria – Damascus. She has started her career from Salamat Medical Center – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dermatologist and Aesthetics. She is practicing in Dubai since 2013. Prior to Emirates Hospital Group, Dr Linda has worked with Nice Care Medical Center, Medcare, Gargash hospital and Dr. Nicholas & Asp.

Clinical expertise:

  • Treating skin, hair, and nail diseases.
  • Botox and Fillers.
  • Mesotherapy.
  • PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma).
  • Laser Hair Removal, Skin Rejuvenation, Acne Scars, Vascular Lesion, Skin Tightening, Chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, Microneedling.
  • Thread Lifting.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of all skin hair nail disorder (eczema psoriasis vitiligo alopecia areata skin infections.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of skin growths skin biopsy and cryocuty and electrocautery.
  • Skin surgery for cystic lesions.
  • Treatment for wrinkles with Botox and fillers.
  • Treatment of hyperhidrosis by Botox.
  • PRP treatment for skin regeneration and hair loss and dark circles.
  • Treatment for acne scars post inflammatory hyperpigmentation And skin resurfacing.
  • Treatment for vascular disorder.
  • Slimming and cellulites treatment.

Languages: Arabic, English

Dr. Carlos Kalbakdij Sanchez MD, FEBOT

Dr. Carlos completed his Bachelor of Medicine from Universidad Central de Venezuela. Subsequently, he did his 5 years post-graduation residency in Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at Hospital Universitario La Paz, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. Dr. Carlos attended a rotation at the hand center of San Antonio, Texas, USA as well as a rotation at the Knee Department of the University College London Hospital, NHS.

Dr. Carlos has been working as an Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain at the Lower Limb Fractures, Orthogeriatrics and Polytrauma Unit; an AO Trauma fellowship host center where he also assumed a teaching role for training of future Orthopedic Surgeons. He has been performing more than 300 Orthopedic procedures yearly and has published several book chapters in his field.
Dr. Carlos is Fellow of the European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.


  • Lower limb fractures.
  • Partial hip replacement.
  • Total hip replacement.
  • Total knee replacement.
  • Knee arthroscopies.
  • Lower limb tendon injuries.