Dr. Rizwan Shah

Specialist Neurosurgeon
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Dr. Rizwan Shah, M.B.B.S., F.C.P.S., F.R.C.S., is a specialist neurosurgeon in the division of neurosurgery at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), in Abu Dhabi.

With 15 years of experience in neurology, Dr. Shah specializes in brain and spinal tumors, hydrocephalus, subarachnoid hemorrhage, treatment of neck and back pain, lumbar and cervical disc disease, degenerative spine diseases, traumatic spine pathologies, minimally invasive spine surgeries, pain procedures and chiari malformations. After completing his medical degree, Dr. Shah undertook neurosurgery residency training and graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan with an F.C.P.S. neurosurgery degree. Additionally, he earned an F.R.C.S. in neurosurgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. Dr. Shah has presented at national and international conferences on a variety of subjects and has several peer-reviewed publications.

Doctor can help with

  • Head injury
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Degenerative spine disease
  • Chiari malformations
  • Brain and spinal tumors
  • Neck and back pain
  • Pain procedures
  • Lumbar and cervical disc disease

Licences and certifications

  • Specialist Neurosurgery, Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DoH), UAE
  • Specialist, Ministry of Health (MoH), UAE
  • Specialist Neurosurgery, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), UAE
  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Pakistan Medical and Dental Council (PMDC)

Training and work experience

  • Specialist Neurosurgeon

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, UAE

  • Specialist Neurosurgeon

    Exeter Medical Center, UAE

  • Specialist, Neurosurgery

    Burjeel Specialty Hospital, UAE

  • Senior Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Children’s Hospital, University Hospital Bristol, UK

  • Specialist, Neurosurgery

    Al Ain Hospital, UAE

  • Specialist, Neurosurgery

    Rashid Hospital, UAE

  • Registrar, Neurosurgery

    Nazir Bhatti Memorial Hospital, Pakistan

  • Registrar, Neurosurgery

    Ayub Teaching Hospital, Pakistan

  • Resident, Neurosurgery

    Ayub Teaching Hospital, Pakistan

  • Medical Officer

    UNICEF, Pakistan

  • Lecturer, Pharmacology

    Frontier Medical College, Pakistan

  • Internship, General Surgery

    Ayub Teaching Hospital, Pakistan

  • Internship, Internal Medicine

    Ayub Teaching Hospital, Pakistan


  • Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery

    Children’s Hospital, University Hospital Bristol, UK
  • Fellow, Neurosurgery (FRCS)

    Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
  • Fellow, Neurosurgery (FCPS)

    College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)

    Peshawar University, Pakistan
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