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Dr. Omar Salem Al Falasi

Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology
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Dr. Omar Salem Al Falasi, MBBS, MD, FCPSO, is the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi and a member of the prestigious Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and American College of Cardiology (ACC), European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the French society.

Dr. Al Falasi graduated with an MBBS in Medicine and General Surgery from the United Arab Emirates University’s College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS) in 2006. During medical school, he took an elective at the Respirology Department at the London Ontario University Hospital – Health Sciences Centre in Canada.

Dr. Al Falasi interned in the Cardiology Department at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, an affiliate of John Hopkins Medicine. He was then accepted into the Cardiology Residency Program at the University of Montpellier, France, in 2009, where he worked closely with the EP team and spent the last year of his residency working in the cardiac electrophysiology lab, completing his residency in 2013.

Following the completion of his residency training, he joined a 2-year fellowship program in Cardiac EP, where he gained first-hand experience in performing pacing and ablation techniques. Dr. Al Falasi then completed his EP training by joining another fellowship program at the Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Al Falasi returned to the UAE in 2017, having performed over 1000 device implantation and 700 ablation procedures. He joined the Cardiology Department at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) as a Consultant Cardiac Electrophysiologist in October 2019 and was later appointed as the Chair of the Cardiac Institute.

Dr. Al Falasi moved to SSMC in November 2020, where he was appointed as the Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology.

Doctor can help with

  • Bradycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Ventricular fibrillation
  • Sudden cardiac arrest
  • Ventricular tachycardia
  • Heart rhythm disorders
  • Ventricular arrhythmias
  • Supraventricular tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW)

Memberships

  • Medical Student Association (MSA)

Licences & Certifications

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Certification
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification
  • Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination (MCCEE) Certification

Training & Work Experience

  • Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology

    Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi

  • Chair of Cardiac institute

    Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi

  • Consultant Invasive Adult Cardiac Electrophysiology

    Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi

  • Fellow, Adult Cardiac Electrophysiology

    University of Toronto, Canada

  • Fellow, Rhythmology and Cardiac Stimulation

    University of Montpellier, France

  • Resident, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Diseases

    University of Montpellier, France

  • Intern, Cardiology Department

    Tawam Hospital, Al Ain

Education

  • Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS)

    United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain
  • External Elective Program, Respirology Department

    University Hospital - London Health Sciences Centre, Canada
  • Trainee, Surgery Outpatient Clinic

    Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain
  • Trainee, Medical Outpatient Clinic

    Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain
  • Trainee, Laboratory Unit

    Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain
  • Trainee, Emergency Unit

    Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain

Awards & Recognitions

  • Best Academic Performance Award for 3 consecutive years in Medicine

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