The Tropical and Infectious Diseases Division at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi provides high-quality personalized care, using cutting-edge diagnostic technology and state-of-the-art facilities, in collaboration with colleagues at Mayo Clinic via eConsults.

Our dedicated team of Europe Board-certified experts specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections. We offer inpatient and outpatient services and conduct medical ward rounds in multiple units such as critical care units and burns units. In addition, our Tropical and Infectious Diseases team are leaders in developing strategies to reduce the risk of acquiring or transmitting infections whilst in the hospital.

In addition to clinical services, we provide education and training for medical students and participate in infection-related research projects locally and internationally. We also help organize multiple national and international conferences on infectious diseases and are members of expert groups that help develop global guidelines such as the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19 Guideline Development Group.


Why choose SSMC?

We are the first hospital in the Middle East to develop and use the Firstline App, which is the world’s most prominent clinical point of care application for antimicrobial management, enabling healthcare practitioners to share their expertise and help improve patient care from their mobile phones.

Our Tropical and Infectious Diseases Division offers consultation services and works closely with doctors, nurses and pharmacists from various medical and surgical specialties to ensure the best outcomes for patients. Furthermore, it collaborates with clinical microbiology consultants and radiologists to detect and treat infections using advanced microbiological laboratory methods and imaging technologies.


Areas of expertise

  • Inpatient and outpatient care
  • Specialist vaccination advice including pre-travel advice
  • Prevention and control of bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections
  • General screening and post-exposure assessment for infections

Unique cases at SSMC

  • Measles
  • Shingles
  • Cellulitis
  • Meningitis
  • Brucellosis
  • Bacteremia
  • Pneumonia
  • Chickenpox
  • Tuberculosis
  • Endocarditis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Viral infections
  • Fungal infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Travel-related infections
  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Drug-resistant infections
  • Rare and emerging infections
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Parasitic and tropical infections
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Infections related to surgery and procedures
  • Infections related to immunosuppression such as chemotherapy

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