Dr. Hala Sharaf

Consultant, Cardiology
Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
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Dr. Hala Sharaf, M.B.BcH., Ph.D., M.Sc., M.R.C.P., is a consultant cardiologist at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Sharaf possesses 16 years of well-versed experience and obtained an M.Sc. in health services research and evaluation, followed by a Cambridge University clinical Ph.D. in cardiovascular medicine and clinical pharmacology. In addition, she then completed her UK M.R.C.P. examinations and full higher specialist training with accreditation in cardiac imaging. Dr. Sharaf has received several distinction prizes and awards, including the prestigious Cambridge Commonwealth trust fellowship, the ORS full scholarship and HRH Prince of Wales Commonwealth Malaysian Cambridge ‘Scholar of the year 2000’. She has also received multiple practice-based awards throughout her career.

Doctor can help with

  • Cardiology/acute cardiology and imaging
  • Cardiovascular diseases and hypertension
  • Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging
  • General medicine


  • Member - The Royal College of Physicians (M.R.C.P.), UK
  • Member - British Cardiac Society (BCS), UK
  • Member - European Cardiac Society (ESC)
  • Member - British Society of Echocardiography (BSE)

Licences and certifications

  • Certificate of completion of training (C.C.T.) in cardiology
  • Licensed, General Medical Council (GMC), UK
  • Licensed, Sudanese Medicine Board Exam (SMSB)

Training and work experience

  • Consultant, cardiology

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Director, coronary intensive care unit (CICU)

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Cardiology consultant & director, clinical decision unit ( CDU) and same day emergency care unit (SDEC)

    Glenfield Hospital, UK

  • Consultant physician

    Leicester Royal Infirmary, UK

  • Imaging fellow (TTE, Stress TTE, TOE and cardiac MRI)

  • 5-year rotation in cardiology

    East Midlands Deanery, UK

  • Clinical fellow & trust doctor in cardiology


  • Senior house officer (SHO) & endocrinology registrar


  • House officer (HO)/senior house officer (SHO) internship (medicine, surgery, pediatrics, OBGYN


  • British Society Of Echocardiography (BSE) re-accreditation in transesophageal (TOE), echocardiogram & transthoracic (TTE) echocardiogram

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), clinical pharmacology/cardiovascular medicine

    Addenbrooke’s Hospital - University of Cambridge, UK
  • MSc (Research and Evaluation methods)

  • MBBCh

Awards and recognitions

  • Cambridge Commonwealth trust fellowship & full scholarship

  • ORS research scholarship award

  • HRH Prince of Wales Commonwealth Malaysian Cambridge ‘Scholar of the Year 2000’

  • COVID superstar

    Glenfield Hospital - University Hospital Leicester, UK
  • The best educator award

    Glenfield Hospital - University Hospital Leicester, UK
  • Most inspiring role model

    Glenfield Hospital - University Hospital Leicester, UK
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