Dr. Eiman Al Zaabi

Chair & Consultant - Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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Dr. Eiman Al Zaabi, MD, MBBS, is the Chair of and a Consultant in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Al Zaabi is a distinguished medical professional with an extensive career in hematopathology and laboratory medicine. She completed her MBBS at the Faculty of Medicine in UAE University, Al Ain, and furthered her expertise by obtaining FRCPC (Canadian Board) in Hematopathology in 2007, followed by a Research Fellowship in 2008.

Dr. Al Zaabi is recognized for her leadership and expertise in managing hospital services, enhancing patient experience, and fostering continuous improvement. Her achievements extend to research, with several of her papers published in peer-reviewed journals. Internationally, she contributes to the ISBT immunohematology working group, displaying her dedication to advancing medical knowledge and practices.

Specializing in malignant hematology, coagulation, and immunohematology, Dr. Al Zaabi demonstrates a passion for advancing medical understanding in these fields. Her exceptional contributions have garnered well-deserved recognition, including the Abu Dhabi Medical Distinction Award in 2013 and the Best Executive Director Award from SEHA in 2014. In 2017, Dr. Eiman achieved the remarkable feat of securing the 2nd place in the Abu Dhabi Excellence Award in Government Performance, further exemplifying her commitment to excellence in her field.

Dr. Al Zaabi continues to exemplify the pinnacle of expertise and leadership in the realm of Laboratory Medicine and remains an invaluable asset to the healthcare community in the UAE.

Doctor can help with

  • Peripheral blood morphology
  • Bone marrow pathology
  • Lymph node pathology
  • Coagulation diseases
  • Hemoglobinopathies
  • Flow cytometry
  • Transfusion medicine


  • Chairperson of Tissue and Transfusion Committee, Mafraq Hospital, Corniche Hospital, SKMC & SSMC
  • Member - Trauma Committee, Mafraq Hospital
  • Member - Emergency Preparedness Committee, Mafraq Hospital
  • Member - Credentials and Privileges Committee, Mafraq Hospital & SKMC
  • Member - Abu Dhabi Blood Bank Advisory Committee
  • Member - Utilization Review Committee, Mafraq Hospital
  • Member - Point of Care Testing Committee, Mafraq Hospital
  • Member - SEHA Laboratory Council
  • Chairperson of SKMC Radiation Protection Program Committee
  • Chairperson of Abu Dhabi Regional Blood Bank Committee
  • Member - Personnel and Privilege Committee, SSMC
  • Member - Quality and Safety Committee, SSMC
  • Member - Clinical Practice Committee, SSMC
  • Member - Laboratory Quality & Conformity Council Committee for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
  • Member - Emirates National Accreditation System (ENAS) Technical Advisory Committee
  • Chairperson of the National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Management Authority (NCEMA
  • Member - The Supreme National Blood Transfusion Committee
  • Member - The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
  • Member - The College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • Member - The International Society of Laboratory Hematology (ISLH)
  • Member - The European Hematology Association (EHA)
  • Member - The International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)

Licences and certifications

  • Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC)
  • Research Fellowship in Hematopathology
  • The European Scheme for Recognising Excellence (EFQM) Certificate
  • SEHA Senior Leadership Program (AFAQ)

Training and work experience

  • Chair & Consultant, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Council


  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer

    Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC), UAE

  • Chairperson, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Institute

    Sheikh Khalifa Medical City & Corniche Hospital, UAE

  • Acting Chief Medical Director, Pathology & Laboratory Services


  • Deputy Chief Medical Director, Pathology & Laboratory Services


  • Chair, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Department

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE

  • Chief, Hematopathology & Blood Bank Section

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE

  • Hematopathologist

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    Al Ain University, UAE
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

    Emirates University, UAE
  • Master in Healthcare Management

    RCSI University of Medical & Health Sciences, UAE

Awards and recognitions

  • 2nd place in the Abu Dhabi Excellence Award in Government Performance (2018)

  • 1st Place in the Poster Presentation (2017)

  • 6th SEHA International Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference (SINMAC)

  • 1st Place Best Executive Director of Al Wessam Champions (2014)

  • SEHA Best 100 Employees List (2014)

  • Abu Dhabi Medical Distinction Award (2013)

  • Best Basic Science Award (2012)

    4th Annual SEHA Research Conference
  • Commitment to Quality of Service Award (2012)

    Mafraq Medical Conference
  • Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Award for High School Excellence Achievement (1991)

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