Dr. Robert Douglas Church

Consultant - General, and Colorectal Surgery
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Dr. Robert Douglas Church, MBChB, is a Consultant in General and Colorectal Surgery at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

An expert in the field of General and Colorectal Surgery, Dr. Church has 30 years of experience in treating colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and perianal problems. He has special expertise in performing minimally invasive surgery, endoscopy, and colonoscopy. He is actively involved in various research projects and has published numerous medical studies focusing on several field-related topics including cancer therapies and treatments, inflammatory diseases and minimally invasive surgeries. He has an active role in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is the director of courses at the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

Doctor can help with

  • Hernias
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Gallbladder diseases
  • Diverticular diseases
  • Pelvic floor disorders
  • Anorectal conditions
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases


  • Member - British Medical Association (BMA)
  • Member - European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
  • Member - Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed, General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Licensed, Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD)

Training and work experience

  • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

    Sheikh Shakbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi

  • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

    Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi

  • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

    Al Zahra Hospital, UAE

  • Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

    Walsall Manor Hospital NHS Trust, UK

  • Specialist Registrar Training, General and Colorectal Surgery

    West Midlands Rotation, UK

  • Colorectal Research Fellow

    Barnes-Jewish Hospital - Washington University Physicians, USA


  • General Surgery (GS), Higher Surgical Training Committee

    Royal College of Surgeons, UK
  • Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons, UK

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB)

    University of Sheffield Medical School, UK
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