Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, UAE and President of Dubai Health Authority
Dates will be announced shortly

Conference Speakers 2020


Dr. Abdulaziz AlMahrezi

President of Oman Family Medicine Society | Oman

Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Mahrezi is the President of Oman Family Medicine Society since May, 2018. He is a senior consultant in Family Medicine and the head of Family Medicine and Public Health Department at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at Sultan Qaboos university. He completed his residency training at McGill University in Canada and completed fellowships in Palliative Medicine, Pain Management, and Academic Family Medicine at University of Toronto. He had also served as the chairman [...]

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Dr. Abdulhameed AlSarraf

Specialist in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology | Kuwait

Dr Abdulhameed is a registered specialist in Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology working in the Ministry of Health Kuwait. He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the discipline of Oral Medicine and a fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia. He is also a lecturer in the College of Health Sciences of the Public Authority for Applied Teaching and Education. Dr Abdulhameed obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Leeds (UK) in 2013 [...]

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Mr. Abdulla Nidal

Student | United Arab Emirates


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Dr. Abdullah Al Ali

Consultant Geriatrician | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Abdulla is a UAE national who works as a Consultant Geriatrician in Zayed Military Hospital. He is also the Director of the Arab Board Internal Medicine Residency Program of the facility. His goal is to introduce the correct concept of Geriatric Medicine specialty to the different health care workers and stakeholders. He wants to improve the care of elderly population in UAE in order to keep them functioning in their community. He is also aiming to establish different services in the hospita [...]

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Mr. Adnan Abu Sharer

Founder & CEO | USA

Founder and CEO of Nabed, with more than 17 years of experience in startups and entrepreneurship. Adnan spent 13 of his formative years in Seattle, Washington, where he completed both high-school and university education with a BA in International Business from Western Washington University. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he held several executive positions in Silicon Valley within telecom and technology companies, operating in the USA and Europe. Adnan is inspired and guided by innovation, [...]

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Dr. Agim Beshiri

Senior Medical Director | USA

Dr. Beshiri is Senior Medical Director of Medical and Scientific Affairs for Abbott Diagnostics. Prior to his work at Abbott, Dr. Beshiri’s medical background encompassed internal medicine and laboratory medicine. His clinical experience includes the Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas, the 452nd Combat Support Hospital in Wisconsin and Aurora/Advocate Clinical Laboratories in Wisconsin and Illinois as well as the Ministry of Health in Macedonia. Dr. Beshiri completed his studies and traini [...]

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Dr. Ahmed Al- Rifai

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist | United Kingdom

I have been working in the specialty of Gastroenterology and Hepatology since February 2004. I was a consultant in Gastroenterology and lead Hepatologist in a large teaching hospital in Manchester during which I had subspecialty clinics and cancer MDTs. I also developed services and was a lead in training and teaching of juniors and of medical students. Hepatology experience This is my sub-specialty. I have a CCT in Hepatology in addition to my CCT in gastroenterology. In addition to the cli [...]

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Dr. Ahmed Hassoun

Consultant Endocrinologist, Chairman of Research and Medical Education, & Clinical Professor | United Arab Emirates

Dr Ahmed Hassoun is the chairman of research and medical education at Dubai Diabetes Centre and has 8 years of medical experience from one of the prestigious medical institutions, the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has extensive clinical expertise in the management of metabolic bone disease/ osteoporosis, management of diabetes, thyroid diseases, adrenal disorders, obesity due to endocrine disorders, primary and secondary hypertension. Dr Ahmed is an expert in the treatment of diabetes [...]

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Dr. Akrem Elmalti

Consultant Diabetes / Endocrinology & General Medicine | United Kingdom

Clinical Specialty Interests and Strengths Management of diabetes and its complications. Management of diabetes in preconception and during pregnancy. Management of Diabetes gastroparesis, diabetes renal disease, diabetic neuropathy, diabetes foot complications. Diagnosis and management of monogenic diabetes. Lipid disorders management. Management of endocrine diseases like thyroid diseases, pituitary diseases, adrenal diseases, disorders of calcium metabolism, disorders of growth and deve [...]

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Al Amin

Dr. Al Amin Ibrahim Abdelghader

senior Specialist Internal Medicine / Endocrinology | Sudan

Since 2012 he has worked at Dubai Hospital which is a university hospital responsible of the training of the students from Dubai Medical College and the Arab Board training program. Endocrine and medical departments are composed of highly qualified Consultants and specialists in endocrine and other medical subspecialties. He has worked in the different Internal Medicine branches for more the 9 years and is confident in dealing with all the acute and cold medical cases at inpatients and out pati [...]

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Dr. Ali Singel

General Health Advisor of Dubai Police HQ | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Singel is a board-certified medical doctor who is highly-qualified and experienced i n dermatology. After earning his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in Ireland in 1997, Dr. Singel continued to train in dermatology, laser and phototherapy before working in different hospitals around the UK under several experts and pioneers in the treatment of skin disease. Dr Singel – who is a fellow of Harvard Medical School – has several post graduate degrees including [...]

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Dr. Aliaa Essam Alam

Family Physician | Saudi Arabia

- Registrar Family Medicine Doctor at prince sultan military medical city since (Oct 2017) - - Family medicine Residency program in Riyadh Prince Sultan Military medical city since (Oct 2013- Oct 2017) - - Summer training in Emergency Medicine department, King Saud medical complex, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (July 2009) Research Experience: -Association between obesity and eating habits among Adolescents attending Military Primary health care centers in Riyadh ,2016 -(Audit of antimi [...]

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Dr. Amani Muhammed Al-Qurni

Specialist Physician | Saudi Arabia

Dr Amani is a Saudi Board in Family Medicine

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Dr. Ashwini Shendge

Infectious disease specialist MOH | United Arab Emirates

Previous Experience • Specialist Public Health Ministry of Health - UAE Dates EmployedJun 2016 – Present Employment Duration3 yrs 9 mos • Clinical Training Dubai Health Authority • Research Assistant University of Sharjah • Lecturer Gulf Medical University • Health Care Data Manager NHS England • Lecturer Grant Medical College - India • Resident Medical Officer Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College Education • London School of Hygiene and Tr [...]

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Dr. Bart A. van Wagensveld

Consultant Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, CMO Middle East | Germany

Bart A. van Wagensveld, MD, PhD (1969) obtained his MD (1995) and PhD (1998) from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From 1998 to 2003 he was trained as a general surgeon at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and specialized in Gastro-Intestinal and Laparoscopic surgery (Prof. Dr H. Obertop and Prof. Dr D.J. Gouma). The following year a fellowship Pancreato-Biliary Surgery was done in London, UK (Mr. R.C.G. Russell). At the end of 2004 he was appointed consu [...]

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Dr. Basem Badr

Consultant and head of psychiatry departement and consultant | United Arab Emirates

Dr Bassem Badr is a licensed Consultant Psychiatrist whose main aim is to facilitate awareness of your mental and emotional needs and difficulties. Field of Specialisation Dr Bassem Badr is fully qualified and competent to help individuals with a range of difficulties, including: Depression Grief Adjustment disorders Sleeping and eating disorders Panic attacks and anxiety disorder Obsessive compulsive disorders Schizophrenia Substance use and drug addiction Manic depressive disorder [...]

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Mr. Brian de Francesca

Founder and Chief Executive Officer | United Kingdom

Brian de Francesca is a Johns Hopkins educated expert in the use of digitalization and connectivity to improve healthcare quality, access and efficiency . Most specifically, in the use of platform technologies to increase, optimize and improve healthcare human resources – for which there is a significant global need. This has broad implications on healthcare staffing and facility design, development, number, location and the scope of services to be offered. Brian was first exposed to the tr [...]

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Dr. Chirine Watfa

clinical dietitian | Lebanon

Chirine Watfa is a clinical dietitian with a total of 10 years’ experience in Dubai and Lebanon. After gaining a Master’s degree in General Chemistry, she continued her studies in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and graduated in 2007 from Holy Spirit University-Kaslik, Lebanon. Chirine completed extensive training at university hospitals in Lebanon - Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Notre Dame des Secours, where she developed her skills and knowledge in medical nutrition therapy for oncology, [...]

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DJ Hamblin

Dr. DJ Hamblin Brown

Vice President, Medical Affairs | China

Dr. DJ Hamblin-Brown is the Vice President of Medical Affairs at UFH. He is accountable for maintaining and improving patient safety, clinical quality, medical education and research. Before joining UFH, Dr. Hamblin-Brown was Group Medical Director for a group of private hospitals in the UK. He was also a senior Emergency Medicine physician in a large NHS hospital. Dr. Hamblin-Brown has worked as an external adviser to the UK government’s Department of Health, and private sector clients, inc [...]

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Dr. David Cremonesini

pediatrician specialist | United Kingdom

Core competencies • All children 0 – 16 years old • Allergy testing and management • Food allergy diagnosis, testing and challenges • Asthma, cough and breathing problems • Eczema and urticarial • General paediatrics / newborn problems • Vaccinations • Anaphylaxis and adrenaline pens Dr David Cremonisini is trained and qualified in Paediatrics and Allergy in the UK. He studied at Oxford University and then in London and has worked as a Paediatrician since 1997. He ha [...]

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Dr. Devdutt Nayak

Senior Consultant Neurologist | USA

He is currently working as a Senior Consultant Neurologist in Kuwait Hospital and Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah. His qualification & & degrees are:  MBBS (Bachelor of medicine, Bachelor of surgery) Kasturba Medical College, Mysore University (1977)  DTMH (Diploma in Tropical Medicine Univ. of Liverpool UK) (1984)  MRCP Royal college of Physicians, Ireland (1993)  FRCP Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons(GLASG) 2010 -  FAAN Fellow American Academy of Neurology He [...]

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Dr. Gavin Spence

Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon | United Kingdom

Dr. Gavin Malcolm Spence is a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon with 24 years’ experience. His practice has been solely concerned with Orthopaedic problems in children, having worked at both of the leading Pediatric hospitals in London which specialize in rare and complex cases. In 10 years as a consultant he has performed nearly 4000 procedures independently. After his Clinical Fellowships in Pediatric Orthopedics, he worked as a Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon with special interest in [...]

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Dr. Haitham Sawalmeh

Consultant General Surgeon | Jordan

Dr. Haitham Sawalmeh has over 12 years of experience in the field of general and laparoscopic, bariatric, colorectal and trauma surgeries. He graduated with Jordanian board in General Surgery. Started working in Rashid Hospital in 2012. He is vastly experienced in many open and laparoscopic elective and emergency cases including bariatric surgeries, explorative laparotomies, bowel resection and anastomosis, Hartmann's procedure, diagnostic laparoscopy, laparoscopic appendectomy, laparoscopic cho [...]

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Dr. Hashim Balubaid

MB, ChB. SSC-MED, FACP Assistant Professor and Head Division of Geriatric Medicine | Saudi Arabia

Dr Bulbaid graduated from the Medical College at Kind Abdulaziz University- Jeddah in 1995 and Completed his internship at King Abdulaziz University Hospital from 1995 to 1996. Currently he is holdinng the position of Assistant professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health sciences and head division of Physical and Geriatric Medicine at King Abdulaziz Medical City For National Guard -Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In addition is the Chairman of the Mortality and Mirbidity Committee for th [...]

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Dr. Huda Ezzeldin

Consultant, Endocrinology & Diabetology | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Huda Ezzeddin, Endocrinology and Diabetology Consultant at HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center. Dr. Huda has over 25 years of experience in many reputable medical organizations in UAE, Saudi Arabia and UK. Prior to joining HealthPlus, she was a consultant at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. Her specialties include, thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules, insulin pump therapy, glycaemic control in people with diabetes and diabetes control in type 2 diabetes. Dr. Huda earned her medical degree [...]

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Dr. Jalal Nafach

MD, FACE Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist, Dubai Diabetes Center, DHA" | United Arab Emirates

"Is currently a Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist and Emirates Hospital , Dubai Diabetes Centre at since 2012 and 2013 respectively. He has completed his Post graduation training from University Of Nebraska Medical Center. His current research project is CRATOS Observational, prospective, Parallel Cohort to Evaluate Tolerability of Canagliflozin and Sunphonylurea on Background Therapy of Metformin With or Without Metformin During The Holy Month of Ramadan He has a number of researc [...]

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Dr. Jihad Abdalla

Infectious Diseases consultant | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Jehad Abdalla, M.D is currently working as Infectious Diseases consultant, Alrahba hospital, AbuDhabi, UAE, with previous experience of over a decade as an Infectious Diseases consultant at The Regional Medical Centre of Orangeburg. Orangeburg, SC and the Hope HIV clinic in Florence and Orangeburg, SC. Dr. Jehad is a Professional Member of Infectious Diseases Society of America and Jordan Medical Association. In addition to his Doctorate he also has certification from American Board of Inter [...]

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Dr. Lina Yassin

Consultant Physician Endocrinology & diabetes | United Arab Emirates

With a busy patient portfolio at ICLDC, Dr Lina Yassine’s career sees her regularly recognised for specialist research and practice in all areas of diabetes and its related complications, as well as endocrinology. Indeed, during more than a decade in the United States, her work on oral diagnosis, treatment and management saw her walk away with the first prize in a Resident and Fellow Research Forum from the Henry Ford Health Sciences Center. Dr Lina’s specialist practise focuses, thyroid, [...]

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Dr. Martin Lee

Consultant Rheumatologist | United Kingdom

I am a Consultant Rheumatologist and Associate Senior Clinical Lecturer currently working at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University, UK. I qualified as a Consultant Rheumatologist on 2011 and initially worked as a Locum Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath. In 2012 I completed a 2,600 mile solo, unsupported kayak circumnavigation of the UK (100 marathons in 100 days) in order to raise money for the National [...]

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Dr. May Chow

Medical Scientific Liaison Manager | Singapore

"Dr. May Chow is the Medical Scientific Liaison Manager for South Asia, based in Singapore. Dr. May graduated from Medical School with a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Lviv National Medical University, Western Ukraine in 2009. Dr. May is an experienced medical affairs personnel with both generic and innovator pharmaceutical companies, having worked with Ranbaxy, Boehringer Ingelheim, Roche Pharmaceuticals and A.Menarini Asia-Pacific. She has worked in multiple key therapeutic areas such as ca [...]

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Dr. Mohamed El Shinnawi

Ear, Nose and Throat Consultant | United Kingdom

My principle duties and responsibilities are: a) Attends OPD clinics; carrying out examinations and diagnosis of patient's diseases; provides treatment and prescribe medications as necessary also admits patients to the hospital based on my professional opinion; examines patients referred by other consultants, specialists and residents. Attending an average of 150 new cases and 90 follow up cases per week. b) Perform diagnostic tests to determine the extent of hearing loss, nasal pathology [...]

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Dr. Mohamed Farghaly

Professor – Dubai Medical College, Head of Insurance Medical Regulation, Dubai Health Authority, UAE | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mohamed Farghaly is a highly experienced physician who worked in United Arab Emirates for around 30 years, he worked as a doctor in charge in al-Mankhool Center, Dubai for around 3 years, then he worked as senior community Physician in charge in the Al Safa health center, Dubai for 11 years, in 2002, he was in charge as manager of the region 4 in primary health care in the department of health and medical service in additional to his clinical duty, in 2006 was allocated to be the head of ch [...]

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Dr. Nasser ElHindy

General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist & Medical Director | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Nasser El Hindy is an experienced General Adult Consultant Psychiatrist. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych). He had completed his higher training in general adult psychiatry and awarded his (CCT) in General Adult Psychiatry from London/ UK. He was also awarded a diploma in Clinical Psychiatry (DCP) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Ireland / Dublin. Dr. Nasser had also obtained a diploma in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (Dip. CBT) from Oxfor [...]

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Dr. Noha Dashash

President, Saudi Scientific Society of Evidence Based Health Care Coordinator of the Health Promotion Program, Jeddah, MOH | Saudi Arabia

Currently works as Assistant Director of Health Affairs for Health Planning and transformation (October 2017). Elected president of the Saudi Society of Evidence Based Health Care (October 2016). Founded the Evidence Based Medicine Jeddah Working Group, Jeddah, 2002. Members of this active group are currently 50 active members, dedicated to teach the concept and skills of Evidence Based Health Care. The group has held more than 120 courses training over 12000 health care professionals in the [...]

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Dr. Nora Mohammed Alalem

Family physician | Saudi Arabia

Currently works in King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as a Family physician under training, In my the final year of residency. Graduated from King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences in Riyadh. Done my one year internship in National Guard Health Affairs, Saudi Arabia

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Dr. Saad Ghazal Aswad

Consultant Gynecological Oncologist & Chair of the O&G Department | USA

During my training in O&G for five years (1984-1989), I worked in very busy units with average number of deliveries of 3600/ annum (1 in 3-4 on-call duty). I have excellent training and gained experience in the whole sphere of O & G. Following that I had a further four and half years training in all aspects of Gynaecological Oncology (1989-1993) at the Regional Gynaecological Oncology Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, which is the oldest and largest established Unit in that a [...]

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Dr. Salwa Al suwaidi

Consultant Internal Medicine & Geriatrics Director- Seniors’ Happiness Center | United Arab Emirates

• A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (UAE University). • Joined the Dubai Health Authority in 1999 to specialize in Internal Medicine. • Currently holds MRCP UK (Glasgow), MRCP SCE Geriatrics, PhD Arab Board of Internal Medicine and a Post Graduate Diploma of Gerontology & Geriatrics (Malta). • The first Emirati Geriatrician in DHA and had a great role in establishing the first geriatric unit in Rashid Hospital in Dubai. • In addition, she was a pioneer [...]

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Mr. Sariya Adra

Student | United Arab Emirates

First Editor College of Medicine Newsletter / University of Sharjah / 2018 - 2020 I am the head of the newsletter team, orchestrating the work and ensuring the deadlines are met and that the work is up to standard. I review and further edit after a submission has made it through the editorial team. Research Role of Microbiota in Disease: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Healthcare Professionals Towards the Influenza Vaccine I have been working on a [...]

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Dr. Tala Al Hindawi

General Practitioner | United Arab Emirates

Tala Al Hindawi is Quro Obesity Centre’s General Practitioner, leading the multidisciplinary team in screening bariatric patients and managing the medical treatment of post-operative bariatric patients. Prior to that, she gained extensive experience at Jordanian Royal Medical Services, one of the most reputable medical centres in her home country, having obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from the Jordan University of Science and Technology. Through her hard work, Dr. Hindawi [...]

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Dr. Tarek Fiad

Divsion Cheif | United Arab Emirates

Dr. Fiad obtained his medical degree from Al Fateh University, Tripoli in 1983 and MD from university college, Dublin in 1998. In 1999 He became the fellow of royal college of Physician & Surgeon Ireland and in 2002 FRCP London. Dr, Faid joined SKMC in 2009 as an consultant Endocrinologist. Dr. Faid has over 12 years of experience as consultant in diabetes and Endocrinology in Dubley Hospital, NHS, UK

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Dr. Wafaa Mehilba

Consultant Clinical Obesity, PhD Clinical Nutrition HIPH, Faculty of Medicine Alex University, President of MASMO, Head of Obesity Department, | Egypt

Dr. Wafaa Mehelba graduated from faculty of medicine – Alexandria university and held her master degree in Clinical Nutrition - then her PHD .She later established WHAM clinics for health, beauty & aesthetic medicine. While participating in most international conferences & leading MASMO.

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