Dr. Philippe Zakhia El-Doueihi

Specialist, Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Philippe Zakhia El-Doueihi, M.D., is an emergency medicine specialist at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

He graduated with a Doctor of Medicine from Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon. He furthered his training at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), completing his emergency medicine residency. With seven years of experience, Dr. El-Doueihi is adept at diagnosing and managing diverse medical and surgical emergencies for both adults and children. His expertise includes critical patient care, airway management, procedural sedation, and various emergency medical procedures. As a specialist in emergency medicine at SSMC, he brings a wealth of expertise to patient assessments, admissions/discharge processes, documentation scheduling, planning, mentoring, training, and academic instruction. A member of prestigious medical associations, including the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Dr. El-Doueihi is certified in life support and holds licenses from both the USA and the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi. Dr. El-Doueihi has contributed significantly to medical research, with publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences.

Doctor can help with

  • Patient assessments
  • Admissions/discharge process
  • Documentation scheduling & planning
  • Mentoring, training & development
  • Academic instruction & training
  • Critical patient care
  • Airway management
  • Procedural sedation
  • Point of care ultrasound
  • Chest tube thoracostomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Pericardiocentesis
  • Paracentesis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Central lines insertion
  • Cricothyroidotomy
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Cardiac defibrillation/cardioversion
  • Transcutaneous pacing
  • Nasogastric tube insertion
  • Normal vaginal delivery
  • Nerve blocks
  • Joints dislocation reduction
  • Ingrown toenail removal
  • Urinary catheter insertion
  • Abscess drainage
  • Incision & drainage pilonidal cyst
  • Foreign bodies removal


  • Member - American Academy of Emergency Medicine (A.A.E.M.), USA
  • Member - Resident and Students Association (R.S.A.)
  • Member - Lebanese Medical Students' International Committee - Standing Committee on Research Exchange (Le.M.S.I.C.-SCORE), Lebanon
  • Member - Students Council, Alumni of School of Medicine, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon
  • Member - Lebanese Order of Physicians, Beirut, Lebanon

Licences and certifications

  • Certified, Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Certified, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Certified, Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Certified, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Certified, Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • Certified, Central Venous Catheter Insertion, Duke University Hospital, USA
  • Certified, Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), USA
  • Certified - Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI)
  • Licensed, United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) STEP 2 CS, STEP 2-CK 2, STEP 1, USA
  • Licensed, Department of Health (DOH) Abu Dhabi, UAE

Training and work experience

  • Specialist, Emergency Medicine

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Physician, Emergency Medicine

    Burjeel Medical City (BMC), United Arab Emirates

  • Physician, Emergency Medicine

    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Notre Dame de Secours, Jbeil, Lebanon

  • Physician, Emergency Medicine

    Keserwan Medical Center (KMC), Keserwan, Lebanon


  • Emergency Medicine

    American University of Beirut (A.U.B.M.C.), Lebanon
  • Internal Medicine

    American University of Beirut (A.U.B.M.C.), Lebanon
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

    Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (U.S.E.K.), Lebanon

Awards and recognitions

  • Certificate of Appreciation, Outstanding Dedication & Commitment to Work, Burjeel Medical City (BMC), UAE

  • Certificate of Appreciation, Champion of Documentation, Burjeel Medical City (BMC), UAE

  • Rank 1 in the Emergency Medicine in-service exam as a PGY4, AUBMC

  • Rank 1 in the Emergency Medicine in-service exam as a PGY3, AUMBC

  • Main achiever in the Emergency Medicine in-service exam as a PGY2, AUBMC

  • Rank 1 in the Internal Medicine ACP exam among PGY3(s), AUBMC.

  • Main achiever in the Internal Medicine ACP exam as a PGY2, AUBMC

  • Rank 1 in the Internal Medicine ACP exam among Categorical PGY1(s), AUBMC

  • Ranked among the top 5 in medical school, USEK

  • Prize money for being ranked 1 among 50 students, College Des Apôtres

  • “Lauréat d’excellence,” Collège Des Apôtres

  • “Certificat de Merite,” Collège Des Apôtres

  • Full-tuition Merit Scholarship, Collège Des Apôtres

  • “Books and Acts Award,” Collège Des Apôtres, Jounieh

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