UAE, 24 December, 2017 - The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) announced the details of the Visiting Doctors Program for January 2018 that provides their diagnostic, therapeutic and treatment services to Fujairah Hospital, Al Qassimi Hospital, Kuwait Hospital, Khorfakkan Hospital and Saqr Hospital as well as some primary health care centers. The areas of specialization covered under the program include cardiovascular surgery, chest surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular diseases, shoulder bone surgery, plastic surgery and obstetrics and gynecology.
As part of the program, Dr Thomas Modine will be visiting Al Qassimi Hospital on January 3 and 4, 2018. Dr Modine is a Consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon at the Pole de Chirurgie Cardiovascular Cardio Hospital in Lille, France. He obtained his PhD and Diploma of Specialized Studies in General Surgery from the University of Lille, France and completed his Masters in Surgical Science from the University of Paris XI. Dr Modine specializes in cardiovascular surgery.
Dr Anand Kumar, Head of the Department of Neurology at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, India, will be visiting Kuwait Hospital from January 7 to 11, 2018 as part of the Visiting Doctors Program. He graduated from medical school and trained in neurology in India. He subsequently completed courses and fellowships in Europe and the US. His areas of expertise include pediatric neurology, childhood epilepsy, learning disabilities and cerebrovascular disorders.
Dr Martha Howard, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at the Yale University School of Medicine, USA will visit Fujairah Hospital from January 7 to 10, 2018. She completed her medical graduation from the Brown University, USA and completed her residency in Internal Medicine from the Salem Hospital, Massachusetts. She later pursued a post graduate Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus from the Duke University Medical Centre. Dr Martha obtained a Clinical Fellowship in Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear infirmary as well. Her areas of expertise are Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Dr Nasu Kenya, the Co-Director of Cardiovascular Medicine and the Director of Catheterization Laboratory Toyohashi Heart Center, Japan; completed his medical graduation from the Nara Medical University and is a Fellow of American College of Cardiology. His areas of expertise include, Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics. Dr Kenya will be visiting Al Qassimi hospital on January 10 and 11, 2018.
Dr. Almantas Maleckas is the chief of Minimally Invasive and Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Hospital. He completed his General Surgery Residency and PhD at the Kaunas Medical Academy in Lithuania. His areas of expertise are Bariatric and Laparoscopic Surgery. He will be visiting Kuwait Hospital on 23 September 2017 and Saqr Hospital from 21-25 January 2018.
Dr Kei Yamada, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Kyoto Prefectural University of medicine, Japan, will be visiting MOHAP hospitals and PHCCs from January 22 to 25, 2018. He completed his medical graduation and PhD from Japan’s Kyoto Prefectural University of medicine.
Dr Deborah Proctor is the Medical Director for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program at Yale University in New Haven, USA. She completed her residency and fellowship at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA and her areas of expertise include IBD and Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). Dr Deborah will be visiting Khorfakkan Hospital on January 28 and 29; Fujairah hospital on January 30 and 31; and Kuwait hospital on February 1, 2018.
Dr Dominique-François Gazielly has more than 30 years of experience as an orthopedic surgeon with a focus on shoulder injuries. He completed his Orthopedics training in Lyon, France and subsequently specialized in conditions affecting shoulder joint through fellowships in Canada and the USA. He will be joining the orthopedics team at Fujairah Hospital on 28 January 2018 and Al Qassimi Hospital from January 29 to February 1, 2018.
Dr Hisham Seify is a Plastic Surgeon at the Newport Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates in the USA, will be visiting Khorfakkan Hospital from January 28 to February 1, 2018, as part of the Visiting Doctors Program for January 2018. Dr Seify completed his medical education from the Cairo University with honors in 1992 and pursued his post-graduate training, earning Master’s Degree, PhD and subsequently, board certification in plastic surgery. He completed his plastic surgery Fellowship at Emory University in 2005 before furthering his surgical training with a fellowship in Oculoplastic and aesthetic plastic surgery. His areas of expertise are plastic and reconstructive surgeries.
Dr Malek Nassar will be visiting Fujairah Hospital from January 28 to 31, 2018. Dr Nassar is attending in Fetal Medicine at Clemenceau Medical Center and the Director at the Clinique de Diagnostique Prenatal, Lebanon. He completed his medical education and Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Saint Joseph University, Lebanon. He later pursued a dual diploma in Fetal Medicine and obstetrical ultrasound at the University Rene- Descartes –Paris 5 and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelynes respectively.