Vice President of EMINS
Consultant and Head of Neurology Department
Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Abubaker Al Madani
Dr. Abu Baker Al Madani completed his undergraduate certificate in 1997 from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In Gothernburg University, he was involved in teaching and contributed in research study with Dr. Anders Hamberger in neuroprotective agents in acute stroke. Then, he completed his Canadian Royal College in Neurology (FRCPC) in 2009.
Dr. Madani had his residency at the University of Toronto which is ranked number 1 in Canada by Royal College of Canada, and ranked number 4 in the whole North America by American Academy of Neurology. He was personally involved in regional stroke program and he was involved in at least 500 stroke cases and 80 TPA cases. In his residency he also did one whole elective year which involves EEG, research, pathology and nerve conduction studies. By finishing the residency, he was able to manage neurological cases as general neurological cases as general neurologist in 2007. He has his fellowship in neuromuscular subspecialty from 2007 to 2009.
Mediclinic City Hospital
Dr. Abdulwahab Roman
Dr. Roman is a German-board-certified neurologist. Dr Roman worked till June 2021 as a senior consultant neurologist and deputy head of the Vogtareuth Epilepsy Center, which is one of the most famous and comprehensive epilepsy centres in Germany. He played an instrumental role there in the development of the EEG video monitoring unit and the presurgical epilepsy diagnostics programme for adults.
His expertise in this field also includes early diagnostics and treatment of all kind of encephalitis and episodic non-epileptic disorders like syncope, sleep disorders, psychogenic disorders and movement disorders (such as tics, restless leg syndrome and dystonia). Dr Roman was also the head of the multiple sclerosis program and the clinical supervisor of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) laboratory at Schoen Hospital Groupe in Bavaria, Germany.
Dr. Roman is adept at diagnosis and treatment of all types of pain disorders like headaches, backaches and peripheral pain disorders owing to his dedication and long duration of work at the certified Vogtareuth Pain Center in Germany. His clinical expertise also involves the diagnosis and management of all types of dizziness and vertigo, stroke, nerve palsies and dementia providing of the most effective and state-of- the- art therapy strategies.
Dr. Roman has been awarded many prestigious certifications and qualifications in Germany in the fields of epilepsy (epileptology plus qualification, presurgical epilepsy evaluation and operative epilepsy treatment qualification), multiple sclerosis and CSF diagnostics (CSF specialist qualification), stroke management and ultrasound diagnostics (DEGUM qualification) and neurophysiology, like EEG (EEG certificate and EEG Training Authorisation).
Those qualifications are highly valued and have been awarded by the most renowned German neuroscience societies after accomplishing intense training, acquirement of profound knowledge and fulfilment of specific criteria. Having Dr Roman in our physician's team guarantees the provision of the best healthcare for our neurology patients.
Specialist Neurologist, Head of Department
Saudi German Hospital Dubai
Dr. Ahmed Moussa
Dr. Ahmed Moussa, holds a Master Degree in Neurology and a Master Degree in Psychiatry (Egypt) and holds an MD Degree in Neurology since 2011.
His area of interest falls under all types of headaches, Neck and Low back pain, Epilepsy and Seizures, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Dementia and poor Cognitive functions, Multiple Sclerosis, Acute Stroke, Cerebral hemorrhage, and Parkinson Diseases.
Consultant & Chief of Neurology Division
Al Ain, UAE
Dr. Ali Mohamed Hassan
Dr. Ali Hassan is Consultant and acting chief of neurology division, Tawam Hospital. After graduation from Assiut University in South Egypt, he had his further training in the residency program in the university hospitals which has more than 2000 beds and a highly advanced neurology department. He completed his master degree in neuroscience in 2003 and Medical Doctorate in neurology from Al-Azhar University in 2010. Dr. Ali has a long experience in neurology service in different Middle East teaching and tertiary hospitals. He worked for Ibn Sina teaching hospital, Sirt, Libya, then he joined King Fahad Military hospital in Jeddah for three years and in 2011 he joined Al Ain hospital then in 2017 he joined Tawam hospital.
He has many researches especially in the stroke, vascular neurology, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, etc.
His main interests are stroke, headache, neuroimmunology and neuromuscular disorders. He has special training in EEG and epilepsy in Case Western university hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio.
He has many presentations in local and international conferences.
Consultant Neurologist and Neurosonologist
Head of Neurology Department
Mediclinic City Hospital
Dr. Alessandro Terruzzi
Dr. Terruzzi is currently the Head of Neurology Department at Mediclinic City Hospital, and Clinical Lead and Head of Mediclinic Comprehensive Stroke Center at City Hospital, in Dubai (UAE).
Dr. Terruzzi graduated from, and underwent Specialist training in Neurology, at the University of Medicine and Surgery of MilanoBicocca in Italy, where he also obtained a 2nd level Master Degree in Cerebrovascular Diseases.
He was working at the Neuroscience Department of Manzoni Hospital as a Stroke Neurologist, where he was the former Director of the Headache Center, before moving to Dubai in 2017 as Consultant Neurologist.
He is also a well trained Neuro-sonologist, expert in ultrasound doppler investigation of the carotid and vertebral arteries and transcranial eco-colour doppler.
Since 2019 he collaborates with the Mohamed Bin Rashid University as Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Terruzzi’s primary interests are the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and cerebrovascular disorders.
MBRU, Private Practice
Dr. Deeb Kayed
Dr. Deeb Kayed is an American Board Certified Neurologist (1997) and Clinical Neurophysiologist (1999) with a particular interest in headaches.
Dr. Kayed graduated magna cum laude from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1986. He then graduated from St George's University School of Medicine in 1990.
He completed his residency training in Adult Neurology at Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA in 1996 where he also served as Chief Resident. He next completed a Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia in 1997 followed by a Fellowship in Advanced Clinical Neurology - Child Neurology at Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia in 1998.
Dr Kayed relocated to The UAE in 2000 and served as a Consultant Neurologist at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain where he was also Head of the Division of Neurology. At the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, UAE University, Dr. Kayed served as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor.
Dr.Kayed relocated to Dubai in 2005 where he has been working in private practice. He is an Assistant Professor at the MBRU School of Medicine. His practice is currently located at The Integrated Rheumatology & Arthritis Centre in Dubai Health Care City. He is an Independent Doctor, Consultant Neurologist, at The Mediclinic City Hospital Dubai in Dubai Health Care City. Dr Kayed's primary interest is in the management of patients with headaches, in particular migraine.
Professor of Neurology
Mediclinic Parkview Hospital
Dr. Derk Krieger
Dr. Krieger is a very experienced neurologist with special interests in cerebrovascular disease, stroke, headache, neuromuscular and movement disorders, neuroimmunology, brain plasticity and interventional rehabilitation procedures.
Prior to moving to Dubai he was Professor of Neurology and Chairman of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark and was Associate Professor of Neurology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for 10 years until 2008. He continues to hold an adjunct professorship at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Dr. Krieger studied in Germany and then undertook his Fellowship in Neurocritical Care from Tufts University in Boston, USA. He held several academic positions at UT Houston and Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio. He is a Fellow of the European Stroke Organization and a Fellow of the American Heart Association and remains actively involved in clinical research and teaching.
Professor of Neurology
Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Jihad Inshasi
Prof. Jihad Inshasi is a Consultant Neurologist at Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), and a Professor of Neurology at Dubai Medical College (DMC/DHA). He developed and currently directs the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and established the Dystonia Clinic at Rashid Hospital/DHA.
Prof. Inshasi is the Head of the Scientific Committee and a Founding and Board Member of the Emirates Neurology Society (EMINS/EMA). With the EMINS Board Members, he has organized numerous neurology meetings, particularly in the field of multiple sclerosis. He is founding and executive board member of the MENACTRIMS. He is also a Founding Member, and ex-President of the Emirates League against Epilepsy (ILAE).
Prof. Inshasi has authored and co-authored many scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals. He has participated as principle and leading investigator in phase 2, 3 & 4 drug trials and has conducted an array of research projects in the field of multiple sclerosis.
Prof. Inshasi is a member of several local, regional and international associations, societies and advisory boards committees. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) and a Fellow of the European Academy of neurology (FEAN).
Dr. Khalid is a renowned Neurologist, currently working at Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital in Dubai, associated with the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system of complex, Neuro system mostly
Central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord
Peripheral nervous system: all other neural elements, such as eyes, ears, skin, and other "sensory receptors"
Dr. Khalid specializes and treats disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, such as:
Cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke
Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis
Infections of the brain and peripheral nervous system
Movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease
Neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and
Dr Khalid Al-Saffar is a Specialist in the Department of Neurology at the Medcare Hospital Al Safa. He completed his basic MBChB, then a Diploma in Medicine and a Degree in Internal Medicine from Baghdad University in Iraq.
He is a member of the Faculty of Medical College at Baghdad University.
With a rich experience of over forty years, Dr Al-Saffar has practised in many prestigious hospitals in Iraq and the Middle East.
He specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles such as strokes, epilepsy, headaches and Alzheimer's. He has successfully treated patients with disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord and nerves like multiple sclerosis, migraine, demyelinating disease, benign intracranial hypertension, painful diabetic neuropathy, neurological complications due to hypertension and other medical illnesses including central nervous system infections. Among the different techniques and procedures that Dr, Al-Safar uses, the most common ones are VEP (Visual Evoked Potential, NVC (Nerve Conduction Study), and EEG (electroencephalogram).
Dr. Maria Junaidi is a neurologist practicing in Rashid Hospital, Dubai for the past eight years.
She is a graduate of the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan and completed her post graduate training from the same institute.
She holds a fellowship in vascular neurology and is one of the founding members for MENA stroke organization.
She is also an avid researcher and has a number of publications in international peer reviewed journals.
Adult Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist
Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Mohammed Saidam
Dr. Mohammed Saidam completed his Bachelor degree in Medicine at Al Basra University, Iraq. He then went on to do a two year internship with the King Hussein Medical Center and Ministry of Health. He subsequently received the certificate of complete training in Neurology and the certificate of higher speciality in medicine with specialization in Neurology.
Following this, he became a professor and research assistant in the Neuroscience department at King Abdullah University Hospital, College of Medicine of Jordan University of Science and Technology.
He is a board certified adult neurologist by the Jordanian Medical Council and a board certified adult neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist. From 2011-2014 he worked in Saudi Arabia and from 2014-2020 he was a senior adult neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist in a private
hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE, prior to joining Mediclinic.
Al Zahra Hospital
Dr. Mona Thakre
Dr. Mona Thakre is a well experienced Neurologist with more than 20 years of experience to her credit in UAE and India. She had her basic MBBS and MD in medicine from Nagpur University, India and DM and DNB in Neurology from Bombay Hospital, Mumbai University, India.
She has completed her Speciality Certificate in Neurology from Royal college of Physicians (UK) and is a Fellow of American Academy of Neurology(FAAN).
She has worked in Government hospital Rashid hospital as Senior Specialist for 10years and since last 7 years as Consultant and Head of Neuroscience department at Al Zahra Hospital which is a tertiary care hospital in Dubai.
She is the elected Board member of Emirates Neurology Society. Her areas of interest: Multiple Sclerosis ,Headache Stroke, Epilepsy and Movement disorders.
She is an active researcher and has numerous presentations in local and international conferences. She has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals.
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Mustafa Shakra
Dr. Mustafa Shakra is a Consultant Neurologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has particular interest in inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system. He runs the clinic of Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson’s Disease at SKMC.
Dr. Shakra has graduated medical school from Damascus University in 1992 and received his main training in general internal medicine and neurology subspecialty in major university hospitals.
He carries MD, MSc, MRCP and FRCP in medicine and neurology and additionally he has authored and co-authored many articles in in the field of neurology.
Sheikh Shakbout Medical City
Professor, Khalifa University
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Prof. Naji Riachi
Prof. Naji Riachi recently joined Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City as Consultant Neurologist and Khalifa University College of Medicine as Clerkship Director of Neurology and Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Riachi was previously Tenured Full Professor and Chair of Department of Neurology at the Lebanese American University and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research at LAU School of Medicine in Beirut, Lebanon.
After a 4 years Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, he completed his Residency in Neurology at the University Hospitals of Cleveland, then a two-year Fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Cleveland Clinics Foundation. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry and the American Board of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. He is founding member and past President of the Lebanese League Against Epilepsy and a member of several scientific societies.
He participated in several clinical studies, gave more than 300 lectures regionally and internationally, and authored 70 peer reviewed publications and book chapters.
Head of Scientific Committee Consultant Neurologist Sheikh Shakbout Medical City Professor, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Al Qassimi Hospital
Dr. Pournamy Sarathchandran
Dr. Pournamy Sarathchandran is presently working as a Consultant Neurologist at Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah. She previously worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, SrichitraThirunal institute, India
She did her M.D. in General Medicine from JIPMER in 2009 and D.M. in Neurology from Srichitra Thirunal institute of medical sciences and technology in 2012
She was endowed with gold medals for medicine and neurology during her residency.
She has presented research papers and posters in various national and international conferences and has publications in international journals.
Senior Specialist Radiologist
Dr. Shaikh Sayeed Iqbal
Dr. Shaikh Sayeed Iqbal is a Senior Specialist Radiologist, currently working at Rashid Hospital in the Radiology Department.
Dr Sayeed holds MD in Diagnostic Radiology and has completed FRCR ( UK ) in 2007.
He has 25 years of extensive experience in Diagnostic Radiology with special interest in Neuro-Radiology and Emergency Radiology. He is one of the pioneer of Neuro-Radiology unit in Rashid hospital. Speaker at various National and international conferences.
Dr. Sayeed is part of clinical researches in department and has publications in various peer reviewed journals.
Ras Al Khaimah Hospital
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE
Dr. Sweta Adatia
Dr. Sweta Adatia is a young and dynamic Neurologist currently medical director at RAK hospital in UAE. She has over 13 prizes and gold Medals in Medicine and Neurology.
She is a stroke fellow from university of Calgary, Canada. She has completed her management course MBA from university of Cambridge, UK.
She was offered the brightest minds in Cambridge – scholarship for pursuing the MBA. In the summer 2021 she was invited to work with defeat NCD UN for launching NCD care funding program for 90 LMIC (Low and medium income countries).
She has over 50 publications in various medical journals. She is highly scientific and till date has touched over 50,000 lives. She has two books and couple of chapters in stroke and Neurology. She is specialized in treating Strokes and Migraines.
She herself suffers from migraine and hence understands the agony of these patients.
She has worked in over 5 continents serving patients. She is an excellent speaker, coach and trainer. She is invited on TEDx. She is the founder of Mybraindesign, a 21st century tool mapping the brain preferences to the ideal career path for high school students and adults.
She is the author of the book – Future Ready Now, a cutting edge Neuroscience based exploration of the career options. She has delivered over 200 workshops in various schools and colleges on the same topic.
Department Chair, Neurology
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Syed Irteza Hussain
Dr. Syed Irteza Hussain, MD, is the Department Chair of Neurology in the Neurological Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Hussain is a Consultant Neurologist with seventeen years of experience. After completing his medical degree from the prestigious Aga Khan University, he underwent extensive postgraduate training in the US. He is American Board certified in Neurology, Vascular neurology, Neurocritical Care and Neuroendovascular surgery.
Upon completion of his postgraduate training, he joined Michigan State University as an Assistant Professor in 2009, where he helped establish a 24/7 Neurointerventional Surgery Service and Fellowship Training Program. In addition to his procedures, Dr. Hussain had an integral role in the Management of Acute Stroke and critically ill neurological patients in the Hospital.
Subsequently, in 2011 he assumed the Medical Directorship of the Stroke Program at Michigan State University and its affiliate Sparrow Health system. In this administrative role, he supervised multiple successful joint commission recertifications of the Primary Stroke Center and subsequently became the first in Michigan to become a JC certified Comprehensive Stroke Center. Recognizing his services, he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014 and awarded the Physician Leader of the Year award in 2015 by his institutions.
Dr. Hussain lives in Abu Dhabi with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys traveling with his family, listening to music and football.
Dr. Tania Tayah
Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital
Adjunct Professor of Neurology
Khalifa University, Chief Medical Officer
Chair of the Neurology Department
American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology (ACPN)
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Taouﬁk Alsaadi
Dr. Alsaadi is a Chief Medical officer and the Chair of the Neurology Department at the American Center of Psychiatry & Neurology (ACPN). He was trained in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of California San Francisco and was a research fellow in Epilepsy there. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology and by the American Board of Neurology in Clinical Epilepsy.
Before joining ACPN, Dr. Alsaadi was the Chief of the Neurology Department at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City for 11 years. He previously held a position as an associate Professor of Neurology and the Director of the Adult Epilepsy Program and the Clinical Research Program at the University of California Davis. His research has focused on conducting drug study trials for new antiepileptic drugs for patients with epilepsy, quality of life in patients with epileptic and non-epileptic disorders, migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, neuropsychiatric co-morbidities. Dr. Alsaadi has been honored with several prestigious awards for his work in the field of epilepsy. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Northern California Epilepsy Foundation and on the membership committee of the American Epilepsy Society.
He has previously served as the President of the Western Clinical Neurophysiology Society in the United Sates and as the Vice President of CEMA (Commission of the Eastern Mediterranean Affairs). He is currently the President of the Emirati League against epilepsy. He also serves at the Editorial Board for BMC Journal of Neurology and Journal of Neurosciences. He has authored and co-authored more than 65 papers and book chapters and has served as a peer-reviewer for more than 15 scientific journals.