Cleveland Clinic Hospitals Worldwide Join Forces to Share Expertise at Arab Health 2020

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Published January 21st, 2020 - 11:44 GMT
Cleveland Clinic Hospitals Worldwide Join Forces to Share Expertise at Arab Health 2020
Dr Rakesh Suri, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Senior physicians from the UAE, US and UK Hospitals will Speak at Continuing Medical Education Conferences in January

Leading physicians and healthcare management experts from Cleveland Clinic in the UAE, United States, Canada and its upcoming UK hospital will be sharing their vision of healthcare excellence and advances in treatments during the 2020 Arab Health event to be held in Dubai from January 27-30.

Cleveland Clinic has a longstanding association with Arab Health, providing Continuing Medical Education accreditation for the annual event’s conference sessions. This involves independently verifying the conference content is accurate, unbiased and up to date, and that it adheres to all relevant international professional and ethical standards.

Dr. Nizar Zein, Chairman of Global Patient Services for Cleveland Clinic, who will be attending as part of the 27-strong international contingent, says: “Cleveland Clinic’s expanding global presence is very noticeable in our diverse geographical list of delegates this year. Arab Health provides a forum for knowledge-sharing across borders, which reflects our system of a global healthcare network collaborating to advance medical expertise and improve patient outcomes.”

In total, 33 physicians from the global Cleveland Clinic network will be moderating and speaking at sessions across the four-day event.

Dr Rakesh Suri, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, says, “We are delighted to have so many of our own physicians sharing their knowledge at the conference this year. Since we opened in Abu Dhabi in 2015 as a partnership between Cleveland Clinic and Mubadala Investment Company, we have become known for our pioneering practices, including having the only multi-organ transplant program in the UAE, and performing the nation’s first successful cadaveric heart, liver and lung transplants. We are committed to building the healthcare system of the future and are already training students in medical specialties, nursing allied health care professions, as well as advancing research and innovation in the nation.

“We feel privileged to share our expertise at this platform, and contribute to establishing the UAE as a hub for medical innovation in the region.”

While Cleveland Clinic already has a presence across the US, Canada and in the UAE, it is expanding further, with a London outpatient clinic opening this year ahead of Cleveland Clinic London hospital opening in 2021.

Another international delegate, Dr Tommaso Falcone M.D., Chief of Staff, Chief Academic Officer and Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic London, says: “The key to Cleveland Clinic’s global success is our value-based, patient-centric model of care and maintaining close ties between our hospitals, and collaborations between our physicians worldwide. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a prime example of this, and we are looking forward to replicating the model in London, where we are building a world-class team to excel in clinical care, research and education.”

Note to Editor: Select physicians from Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dhabi and the US will be available for pre-arranged media interviews at Arab Health. Highlights include talks and sessions moderated by Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi experts including:

  • ‘Life after Brain Injury: Challenge of Returning to the Past’ by Dr. Sabahat Wasti, staff physician, Neurological Institute 
  • ‘The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Impact of Quality and Flow’, keynote address by Dr. Samer Ellahham, staff physician, Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Institute 
  •  ‘How to Find Cancer Early’ and ‘Infectious Diseases – the Latest’ sessions to be moderated by Dr. Fawad Khan, Staff Physician, Primary Care - Family Medicine, Medical Subspecialties Institute 
  •  ‘New Endoscopic Bariatric (obesity-surgery) Techniques: What’s Working?’ by Dr. Javed Razza, staff physician, Digestive Disease Institute 

Other highlights are Dr. Tommaso Falcone, former Chairman of the Ob/Gyn Department and of the Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute, now Chief of Staff, Chief Academic Officer and Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic London, talking about: 

  • Lessons learnt from uterine implantation, which will include a discussion of ethics and the advantages and disadvantages of using a diseased donor’s uterus
  • Surgical approaches to endometriosis in infertile women
  • How Cleveland Clinic London, opening in 2021, will be the network’s first facility in Europe, as well as one of the most technologically advanced private hospitals in the UK, while also introducing a new model of care to the region

Background Information

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s model of care, specifically designed to address a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population. Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has five Centers of Excellence in the following Institutes: Heart & Vascular, Neurological, Digestive Disease, Eye and Respiratory & Critical Care. Other Institutes include Surgical Subspecialties, Medical Subspecialties, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Imaging, and Quality & Patient Safety. In all, more than 30 medical and surgical specialties are represented at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

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