Dr. Adnan Alatoom

Consultant, Pathology and laboratory medicine
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Dr. Adnan Alatoom, Ph.D., D.L.M.P., is a consultant clinical microbiologist in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Alatoom is an American board-certified practitioner with 14 years of experience in clinical pathology, clinical microbiology and medical/public health microbiology. He finished extensive medical training at Jordan University of Science and Technology, the University of Texas Southwestern and Mayo Clinic, USA.

Furthermore, he is an adjunct associate professor at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, and has published more than 30 articles in American and international journals. His interests include the evaluation of new microbiology techniques, rapid diagnostics and diagnostic stewardship.

Doctor can help with

  • Clinical pathology
  • Clinical microbiology
  • Medical and public health microbiology


  • Member - The American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
  • Editorial Board Member - The Journal of Clinical Microbiology (JCM), USA
  • Member - The National Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Surveillance Committee, UAE
  • Former President and Founder - The Emirates Society of Clinical Microbiology (ESCM)

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed, American Board of Clinical Pathology
  • Licensed, American Board of Clinical Microbiology
  • Licensed, American Board of Medical and Public Health Microbiology (ABMM)

Training and work experience

  • Clinical microbiology consultant, pathology and laboratory medicine

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Clinical pathology and microbiology consultant, director of microbiology

    National Reference Laboratory (NRL), UAE

  • Clinical pathology and microbiology consultant

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Assistant professor of clinical pathology and microbiology and laboratory director

    University of Texas Southwestern, UAE


  • Fellowship in clinical microbiology, department of laboratory medicine and pathology (D.L.M.P.)

    Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Clinical pathology residency

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in medical microbiology

    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, USA
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

    Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Awards and recognitions

  • Recognition for outstanding performance

    Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE


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