Dr. Omer Farooq

Consultant - Anesthesiology
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English, Urdu, Punjabi

Dr. Omer Farooq, FRCA, FCAI, MAcadMed, MBBS, is a Consultant Anesthesiologist at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Farooq is a UK-qualified physician with over 17 years of experience in the fields of anesthesia and acute pain management. With over 50 international presentations in education and simulation training, he has a keen interest in education and simulation. Dr. Farooq is a member of the Royal College Of Anesthetists (RCoA), UK, and a member of the College of Anesthetists (CAI), Ireland.

Furthermore, Dr. Farooq is affiliated with the Professional Linguistics and Assessments board, General Medical Council (GMC), UK, as a former examiner and member of the OSCE station management group and standard-setting group (OSCE). He has delivered as an instructor on various internationally accreditated life support and simulation courses that include MOET, IMPACT, CCrISP, MEPA, ALERT, and simulation training.

Doctor can help with

  • Regional anesthesia
  • Obstetrics anesthesia
  • Peri-operative pain management
  • High-risk anesthesia
  • Day surgery anesthesia
  • Non-operative room anesthesia
  • Sedation


  • Member - Royal College Of Anesthetists (RCoA), UK
  • Member - College of Anesthetists (CAI), Ireland
  • Member - Obstetrics Association of Anesthetists (OAA)
  • Member - European Society of Regional Anesthesia (ESRA)
  • Former council member - Society of Education in Anesthesia (SEAUK), UK
  • Former regional trainee lead - Anesthetic Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (AAGBI)
  • Former trainee representative - Executive Committee for Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Skills and Simulation Network
  • Certified Quality Improvement Hiker - The Jonkoping University Sweden Academy and NHS Improvement Academy

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed, Department of Health (DOH), Abu Dhabi
  • Registered, General Medical Council (GMC), UK
  • Licensed, Pakistan Medical Council (PMC), UK

Training and work experience

  • Consultant, Anesthesiology

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi

  • Consultant, Anesthesiology

    Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, Pakistan

  • Consultant, Anesthesiology

    Gargash Hospital, UAE

  • Consultant, Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

    Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, UK

  • Clinical Educational Leadership Fellow

    Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals, UK

  • Rotational Training Programme, Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine

    Yorkshire Deanery, UK

  • House job

    Mayo Hospital, Pakistan


  • Certificate of completion of training (CCT)

    General Medical Council (GMC), UK
  • Member of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMed), UK

  • Fellow of Royal College of Anesthetists (FRCA), UK

  • Fellow of College of Anesthetists (CAI), Ireland

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

    Punjab University, Pakistan

Awards and recognitions

  • Doctor of The Year Award

    Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals, UK
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