The Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi, is a center for perioperative clinical care, pain management, general anesthesia, pediatric and congenital heart anesthesia, cardiothoracic anesthesia, critical care, and regional practice.

SSMC’s Anesthesia Department integrates three shields of Practice, Research and Education into its operating model, making it a premier destination for residency training, opportunities, and clinical training.

Why choose SSMC

Our team of American, Australian and UK board-certified physicians combines expertise from various subspecialties to determine the safest and most effective anesthesia options for each patient’s unique case and condition. In addition, we are equipped to manage complex chronic pain syndromes and acute pain for oncology and palliative care patients.

Areas of expertise

  • Acute trauma and chronic pain management
  • Bariatric procedures
  • Brain surgeries, complex spine (trauma, scoliosis) and brain tumor excision surgeries
  • Cardiac anesthesia
  • Complex robotic-assisted procedures (urology, hepatobiliary)
  • Complex thoracic surgeries (tracheal resection, lung resection)
  • Complex vascular procedures (aortic bypass, endovascular stenting)
  • General pediatric anesthesia, neonatal and premature pediatric surgical procedures (congenital diaphragmatic hernia, trachea-esophageal fistula repair)
  • Maxillofacial procedures
  • Obstetric anesthesia
  • Oncological procedures and chronic oncological pain (palliative pain management)
  • Reconstructive and burn reconstructive surgeries
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Sedation for diagnostic radiology procedures (MRI, CT scan)

Consultants and specialists



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