Dr. Taisser Atrak

Chair - Department of Paediatrics - Consultant Neonatologist
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Dr. Taisser Atrak, MD, FAAP, is an American Board Certified Consultant Neonatologist and the Chairman of the Paediatrics Department at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Atrak has over 30 years of experience in the field as a clinician and held many leadership positions having worked at several healthcare institutions in the USA and the UAE including Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and the Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare. He has been a member of a large neonatal group that covered eight prestigious South Florida hospitals including West Palm Beach Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Atrak has received numerous high-profile prestigious awards and recognitions for his contributions in pediatric care, including the Abu Dhabi Award and the Abu Dhabi highest Civilian Medal by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for exceptional child health innovations in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He has also been appointed as the lead Neonatal Expert by the Department of Health (DOH), Abu Dhabi.

Doctor can help with

  • Complex neonatal diseases
  • Medical & surgical neonatal care
  • Neonatal regulations


  • Florida Medical Association (FMA)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP)
  • Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS)

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed, Florida Board of Medicine
  • Licensed, North Carolina Medical Board (NCMB)
  • Licensed, Department of Health (DOH), Abu Dhabi - Paediatrics & Neonatology
  • Certified, American Board of Paediatrics (ABP) / Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Training and work experience

  • Chairman, Department of Paediatrics & Consultant Neonatologist

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi

  • Chair of Paediatrics Department & Chief of Neonatology Division

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE

  • Lead Neonatal Clinical Investigation & Oral Examinations & Regulations Expert

    Department of Health (DOH), Abu Dhabi

  • Medical Director & Founder Level III NICU, Neonatal Department

    Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Wake Forest University Brenner Children’s Hospital NICU, USA

  • Attending Neonatologist

    West Boca Medical Center, Tenet South Florida Healthcare, USA

  • Attending Neonatologist

    Johns Hopkins Aramco Healthcare, KSA

  • Attending Neonatologist (Florida Neonatal Associates)

    Cleveland Clinic Martin Health, USA

  • Attending Neonatologist (Florida Neonatal Associates)

    St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, USA

  • Attending Neonatologist (Florida Neonatal Associates)

    Columbia Medical Center, USA

  • Attending Neonatologist & Co-Chair NICU

    Mercy Health, Saint Mary's Hospital, USA

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, College of Human Medicine

    Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, USA

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship

    University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, USA

  • Pediatric Residency

    Interfaith Medical Center / State University of New York (SUNY) College of Medicine, USA


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), College of Medicine

    Spartan Health Sciences University, St. Lucia / University Hospitals of Cleveland, USA
  • Premedical Program

    Kirkwood College / University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, USA

Awards and recognitions

  • 2018

    UAE Distinguished Physician Award
    Annual Health Awards, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), UAE
  • 2017

    Child Health & Safety Award
    Department of Health (DOH), Abu Dhabi
  • 2017

    HH Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Recognition for exceptional contribution to Emirati Youth programs
    Emirates Foundation, UAE
  • 2013

    Abu Dhabi Medical Distinction Award
    Department of Health (DOH), Abu Dhabi
  • 2012

    Top Performer Medal, Mafraq Leadership Council
    Mafraq Hospital, UAE
  • 2012

    Mafraq Pediatric Achievements Award
    Mafraq Hospital, UAE
  • 2012

    Exceptional Contributions to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
    Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi - Decree # 5
    Executive Affairs Authority (EAA), UAE
  • 2011

    Abu Dhabi Award
  • 2003

    Physician of the Year, Excellence in Neonatal Care
    West Boca Medical Center, Tenet South Florida Healthcare, USA
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