Prof. John Rees


Professor John Rees is Professor of Medical Education and was Dean of Undergraduate Education at King's College London School of Medicine, London, UK. He was a Consultant Physician In general and respiratory medicine at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation Trust, UK, Censor at the Royal College of Physicians and vice chairman of Lewisham University Hospital Trust Board.

He is an MRCP Paces examiner and chair and was a member of the MRCP Part 1 Board. In addition he has been an external examiner on undergraduate and postgraduate examinations in the University of the West Indies, Sudan, Somaliland and Sri Lanka and helped with medical school evaluation in Zimbabwe, Somaliland, Sudan, Egypt, Syria, Sierra Leone and Japan.

He has published over 200 articles, 17 book chapters and 20 textbooks. His present role and interests are in medical education in relation to global health. He is the education lead for the King’s Centre for Global Health and is involved currently with medical school developments in Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Prof. J. Muscat Baro

B.Sc. B.Pharm MD FRCP (Lond), FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Glasg)
Honorary Consultant Physician & Cardiologist DHA
Professor of Medicine & Clinical Dean
Clinical Faculty Dubai Medical College

Professor Muscat-Baron has been Consultant Physician and Cardiologist in the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) for the last 39 years. He has been involved in medical education for more than 45 years having had a number of teaching appointments in the United Kingdom before coming to the United Arab Emirates. In Dubai, he developed the Internship Programme, and later the Residency Programme during his tenure as Head of the Higher Education Committee of the Department of Health & Medical Services (DOHMS).

He established the MRCP (UK) Examination of the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom and set up a regional office for this examination in Dubai, the only such office outside the United Kingdom. He is also Chairman of the Board of Examiners for the MRCGP (Int).

Professor Muscat-Baron being the founding Professor of Medicine at Dubai Medical College has been consistently providing cutting edge training to every batch of DMC to date. He dedicates a large part of his time to actual teaching which is his passion, and makes sure that every student is competent in her profession.

As Clinical Dean, Prof. Baron introduced a Primary Health Care based education system at DMC and regularly updates the curriculum, benchmarked with international standards. He has been instrumental in modernizing the medical curriculum and particularly the mode of delivery, integration and assessment process.

He has extensive experience in training postgraduate students for MRCP examinations achieving a very high success rate. Being a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops in the UAE and around the world his contribution to the health sciences sector is invaluable.

Prof. Mohammad Galal El-Din Ahmed

M.B.B.S, Masters in Health Professions Education, Masters Degree in Anatomy, PhD Anatomy

Prof. Mohammed Galal El Din Ahmed has been the Dean of Dubai Medical College since October, 2000. He is also the Head of Department of Anatomy. His academic Qualifications are:

  • Ph.D Anatomy, Aberdeen University, Scotland.
  • Masters Degree in Anatomy, Assuit University, Egypt.
  • Masters in Health Professions Education, Maastricht University and Suez Canal University.
  • M.B.B.S, Ain Shams University

His areas of research include quantitative morphometry (stereology) in Neuroanatomy, in which he has published several research articles. Prof. Galal has been committed towards excellence in medical education through use of cutting edge technology. He continues to inspire the faculty by encouraging innovative teaching methodologies and institutional research in addition to frequent Faculty Development initiatives. He was instrumental in organizing the DMC medical student union, which later founded the Emirates Medical Student Society. He also empowers students through a culture of self-assessment by introducing structured appraisal systems. Several such initiatives have earned him a reputation as a leader and promoter of a student-based learning environment.

Prof. Galal has constructively contributed in restructuring international standards of medical education as member of the Regional Consultation of the WFME and the Emirates Medical Board. Prof. Galal is an eloquent speaker and has presented several articles on medical education internationally. The recent strides taken by DMC under Prof. Galal’s inspirational leadership have brought accolades from the American accreditation team, Dubai Quality Award & MRM Excellence awards.

Dr. Dima Al-Mannan

Associate Clinical Dean - Dubai Medical College
Consultant Endocrinologist - Dubai Diabetes Center,DHA

Dr. Dima Al- Mannan, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Dubai Medical College and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland , OH , U.S.A . She is currently the Associate Clinical Dean at the Dubai Medical College and is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the Dubai Health Authority. Dr. Al-Mannan got her MBBCh from Dubai Medical College .

She became a member of the Royal College of physicians MRCP - U.K prior to leaving to the USA . In the United states she worked at the Cleveland Clinic and the University Hospitals of Cleveland as well as the Cleveland VA Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She has an American Board Certification both in the fields of Internal Medicine and in the subspecialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Dr. Al-Mannan has done a lot of clinical research work in the USA . Her research work is in the fields of Pituitary disorders, bone diseases and diabetes. She has presented her work at national American meetings and published it in peer reviewed journals. Besides being interested in Clinical Endocrinology and research she has been interested in improving the practice of clinical medicine. She participated in the activities of the VA Quality Scholars Program which is a leading training program in the US through the Veterans Health Admission for individuals interested in the research and practice of improving quality at hospitals . Dr. Al-Mannan is also certified from the Community of Champions, the Office of Specialty Care Transformation’s physician leadership development program that promotes and improves physicians as Leaders.

Dr . Al-Mannan came back to Dubai and is now working with the faculty board at the Medical College to ensure integration between preclinical and clinical phases. She is also interested in the college research activities and leads the student body to develop an interest in the subject and to participate in ongoing studies.

Dr. M. Hamed Farooqi

Director, Dubai Diabetes Center.

Dr. Farooqi received his Internal Medicine training in New York and then did his Endocrine Fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He is US Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and is a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology as well as the American College of Physicians. His passions include teaching and he was a Clinical Associate Professor at the USF College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. He has won multiple awards for teaching. He has also been recognized by the ADA and the NCQA for the quality of care he provides.

Initially he joined the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate in Florida and worked there for a decade as the Medical Director. After he set up a highly successful Joslin affiliate in Safety Harbor, Florida he was selected by Joslin to lead the team that was responsible for setting up the state of the art Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Dubai Health Authority. He is now working on a major expansion of this Center which has now been renamed as the Dubai Diabetes Center.

Dr. Farooqi has been an invited speaker at various Health Forums internationally and has shared his views regarding Diabetes and its implications as well as the details of setting up a comprehensive diabetes care center.

Prof. Harald Rosen


(European Board of Surgcial Qualifications – Coloproctology, General Surgery) born in Vienna in 1960.
Professor of Surgery
Studied Medicine at the University of Vienna and got his specialization in General Surgery in Vienna and the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University in Boston, USA.

Visiting Professor at the Universities of Zurich, Switzerland, Charité Berlin and Regensburg, Germany; Krakow, Poland; Tromsoe, Norway, Alexandria, Egypt and Hamad Hospital Doha, Qatar and Belgrad, Yugoslavia.

Dr. Rosen published more than 200 research papers in highly ranked Journals (JAMA, Gastroenterology, British Journal of Surgery, Disease of Colon and Rectum, etc) as well as contributions to text books and is a pioneer of surgical procedures (e.g.dynamic graciloplasty, artificial anal sphincter and sacral nerve Stimulation) as a new treatment for coloproctological disorders

Reviewer for Journals like Colorectal Disease, British Journal of Surgery, Current Techniques in Coloproctology, The Cochrane Database and others.
Member of the Editorial Board of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Dr. Rosen was appointed Professor of Surgery by the University of Vienna in 2001 and President of the European Society of Surgery (ESS) in 2005 when he hosted the Annual Meeting of the society in Vienna and is presently a member of the Board of the ESS.

He is acting as an examiner and teacher for the European Board of Surgical Qualification (EBSQ) for the European exams for Coloproctology as well as General Surgery and as an examiner at the Dubai Medical College

In 2011 Dr. Rosen was appointed as Editor-in-Chief for the Hamdan Medical Journal based in Dubai, UAE. Presently he is clinically working as a Consultant for Surgery at the Vienna Private Clinic as well as the Al Ahli Hospital in Doha, Qatar.

Dr. Richard Long

M.D. (London University) FRCP

After training in London, Dr Richard Long has now been a Physician in The Park Hospital, Nottingham for more than twenty-five years. He covers all aspects of Gastroenterology and Hepatology apart from Nutrition and viral hepatitis. Dr Long carries out all the upper gastro-intestinal endoscopic procedures along with colonoscopy and ERCP. He continues to practice full time in the NHS at Nottingham City Hospital.

From 2005-2009, Dr Long has been a Censor at the Royal College of Physicians of London and has been the Senior London MRCP(UK) examiner since 2007.

Dr Richard G Long specialises in :-

  • Gastroenterology
  • All endoscopic gastro-intestinal procedures
  • Hepatology
  • General medicine

Professional memberships

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Censor and Seminar Examiner for Royal College of Physicians of London
Dr. Mike Irani

BSc (Hons); LRCP, MRCS, MBBS, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow); FISM, FFSEM

Mike Irani is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Ashford & St Peter's NHS Trust. His specialist interests are in spinal pain, paediatric rheumatology, metabolic bone disease, personal DMARD monitoring and sports medicine. He is a supervisor for students from Imperial College Medical School over their 5 year programme, is an examiner for MRCP as well as being an examiner for MRCP and MRCS in India. He has also been an official doctor for the Great Britain team for the Olympic Games.

Dr. Irani is a member of the:
- Bristish society of Rheumatology.

Dr. Munther Al-Doori

MB;ChB, FRCS, FACS, PhD(Bristol)

Professor Aldoori is the Consultant General & Vascular Surgeon at the Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust in the UK; a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Leeds and a Visiting Professor at the University of Baghdad.

Dr Aldoori has been a Member of the General Medical Council since 1999 and in the same year was elected to the Council of the Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland. He trained at the Bristol Royal Infirmary where he also undertook his major doctorate level research on the role of carotid surgery in preventing stroke.

He has published more than 70 peer reviewed papers and abstracts, 17 chapters in nine books and co-author of a book “Clinical Surgery – A Practical Guide”. He is also the reviewer of manuscripts and books for several journals.

He is the chair of the local BMA Committee and a Fellow of BIDA (British International Doctors Association). One of his roles is to provide mentorship and sponsorship to overseas, undergraduate and postgraduate doctors.

He is an examiner at several medical schools including Leeds, Baghdad, Dubai, Kuwait and Sharjah, as well as a postgraduate examiner for three Royal Colleges and a member of intercollegiate Board in General Surgery. He is also an examiner and supervisor to the Libyan Board in General Surgery and continues to work with colleagues to improve training standards.

Prof. Frederick Fenech


Professor Fenech studied at St. Aloysius College and the University of Malta, qualifying MD (Malta) in 1955. He carried postgraduate work in the UK, obtaining the MRCP in 1962. On returning to Malta, he was appointed Consultant Physician at St. Luke’s Teaching Hospital and in 1973 he was appointed Professor and Chairman of Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and in the Health Service. He is Fellow of all the UK Colleges of Physicians and of the American College. In 1978, he was appointed Foundation Professor of Medicine in the new Medical College of Kuwait University, returning to his Alma Mater in 1987 as Dean and Professor of Medicine. Over the years, he published over 70 scientific articles in internationally refereed journals and over the years he has served as external examiner in a number of overseas Medical Schools. In 2001, he was appointed by the Secretary General of the UN as Director of the UN International Institute on Ageing based in Malta which he served till 2009. In 1991, he founded the Malta Red Cross Society and was its President till 2010. In 1992, he was made Member of the National Order of Merit for his services to Medicine.

He was Professor of Medicine and Dean of the Royal University of Malta. He is currently the Director of International Institute on Ageing, United Nations at Malta. Prof. Fenech conducts the fellowships in geriatrics for the Merck institute. Prof. Fenech has made several research publications and presentations and is considered to be a pioneer in the field of geriatrics and medical education.