Professor Parveen J Kumar


Professor of Medicine and Education at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London.

Parveen is a past President of the Royal Society of Medicine and the British Medical Association. She has held several roles in the Royal College of Physicians including being the Vice President and senior Censor, Director of Continual Profession Development, and International associate director for Education.

She has held various national roles: Chairman of the Medicines Commission UK, non-executive director of NICE and,as a member of various committees. She is interested in global health and spends much time travelling abroad to teach, lecture and examine undergraduate and post-graduates, as well as for various education and research charities in low income countries. She is a great supporter of women achieving their full potential and playing an important role in medicine for the benefit of patients.

She co-edits Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine and several other books including a Medical management and therapeutics handbook.

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 qualified in Medicine at the Royal University of Malta and St. Luke's Medical School in 1958. He did his postgraduate training in England and Scotland and obtained Fellowships of the London, Edinburgh and Glasgow colleges.

He was appointed a Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer in Medicine in Leeds and Halifax group of hospitals, and he subsequently was appointed as a Consultant in General Medicine and Cardiology in the Dubai Health Authority.

He has since been the Founder Professor of Medicine at the Dubai Medical College and has been the Clinical Dean for over 25 years.

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.

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 Program, and later the Residency Program 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.

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. Mike Irani

BSc (Hons); LRCP, MRCS, MBBS (King's College Hospital Medical School), MRCP, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow), FRCS, 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 program, 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.
- Fellow, Institute of Sports Medicine
- Fellow, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine
- Doctor at 7 Olympic Games
- Executive Board Member and Chairman IWF Medical Committee
- Member, Court of Examiners RCSEng
- Examiner and Chairman of Station 5 Vetting Group, RCP London

Dr. Yousif Hussein Eltayeb

Degree & Qualifications

  • MB Bch(Honours) Cairo 1980
  • Master in Clinical Surgery (MCS) Khartoum-Sudan 1987
  • FRCSI 1990, FRCS (Ad Eundem) 2011
  • Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery - France 2005
  • Certificate of Essential Skills in Medical Education (AMEE 2009)
  • Certificate in PG Med Education Keele University, UK, 2013


  • Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgery,
  • Associate Professor,
  • Director of Dubai Surgical Residency Program.
  • Dubai Health Authority & Dubai Medical College

Present Appointment

Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon,
Rashid Hospital, DHA

Associate Professor, Dubai Medical College 2007
Director of Dubai Surgical Residency Programme 2010


Fellow of Emirates Medical Association 1994
Fellow of American College of Surgeons 2001
Fellow of International College of Surgeons 2001
Member of IFSO 2010
Member of Asia Pacifica Hernia association 2010

Local Contributions:

Examiner, Dubai Medical College 1994-present
Member of Audit Committee Dubai Health Authority Association (BMA) 2007-2010
Director Of Dubai Surgical Residency Program 2010-present


Lecturer/Senior lecturer, Dubai Medical College 1994-2006
Associate Professor, Dubai Medical College 2007-present
Faculty, Basic Surgical Skill Course RCS 2009-present
MRCS Examiner 2011-present
Instructor Basic Surgical Skills RCS 2011-present


  • Chest injuries in Khartoum Teaching Hospital. Sudan Medical Journal, 1989.
  • Multiple Nerurofibromatosis. Emirates Medical Journal.
  • Chest Injuries in Khartoum - Dissertation Book for partial fulfilment for the
    requirement of Master in Clinical Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of
    Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Differentiation between direct & indirect hernias, A necessity or a dogma?
    Submitted to Emirates Medical Journal
  • Stealth phenomena in in-situ lobular carcinoma breast (Bending for submission)

Dr. Nabil D Sulaiman


The Head of Department of Family and Community Medicine and senior consultant , the University of Sharjah, a senior Fellow at the Department of General Practice, The University of Melbourne, Australia, and a senior research fellow at the Baker/ International Heart and Diabetes Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.

Has worked with distinction in several universities including Australia, the UK, Yemen and Iraq as well as Sharjah, winning several research and education awards. He is the principle investigator of several qualitative and quantitative diabetes and asthma research projects in Sharjah, UAE and Melbourne, Australia, including two NHMRC grants one on diabetes (the PEACH study: Patients Engagement and Coaching for Health) and the other on the effectiveness of spirometry in General Practice Asthma Care. Nabil has attended over thirty international/national conferences as speaker/ invited speaker. Most recently he was invited with colleagues from WHO centre from Pittsburgh University as speaker and facilitator for the &ldquoDiabetes and NCD Super course&rdquo at Alexandria Library January 2009. Nabil has published in distinguished Journals including the British Medical J and Medical J of Australia. Most recently in Sep 2011 Nabil was invited byINSEAD University- France and Rutgers University to speak at their “Global Thought Leadership Initiative on Global Health” in Fontainebleau- France.


Sep 2005 - Present :

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Family and Community Medicine The University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Senior Fellow, The University of Melbourne and Senior Research Fellow at Baker/IDI research institute- Melbourne.


  • Education/ Teaching Innovation.
  • Community Services.
  • Research work.
Dr. Syed Tanzeem Haider Raza

BSc, MB BS, FRCP, FRCP (Edin) MSc. Med Ed (Wales)

Dr Raza is a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He was one of the pioneer physicians to set up the new specialty of Acute Medicine back in 1997. He is the Lead Consultant for his large Acute Medicine Unit at Bournemouth, which has been at the forefront of developing new and innovative ways of looking after acutely ill medical patients. He is also the Regional Advisor for Acute Medicine in Wessex.

He has a wide-ranging experience in education and training. He is the Director of Medical Education for his hospital in addition to being an honorary senior clinical lecturer with the University of Southampton. He is an Examiner for PACES and an External Assessor for the Royal College of Physicians London. He also works as an Associate Postgraduate Dean in the Wessex Deanery and sits on the executive board of the Wessex School of Postgraduate Medicine. He was also one of the Censors for the Royal College of Physicians of London.

He has extensive experience as a facilitator for various training workshops, is accredited Educator for the Royal college of Physicians and has completed a Masters degree in Medical Education from Cardiff University.

Based on his experience, he will talk on the changes and development of the current structure and organization of Postgraduate Medical Education in the UK.

Dr. Rasha Eldeeb


Dr.Rasha Eldeeb is an Assistant Professor of Physiology in Dubai Medical College (DMC); she is a self-motivated person with a 15 years' experience in the field of Medical Physiology. Beside her specialty in physiology Dr.Rasha holds a degree in medical education and had experienced teaching in both traditional and integrated curricula. Dr.Rasha has several publications in the field of Physiology related to obesity, insulin resistance and hypertension as well in medical education field related to outcome based education (OBE), e-learning.