Welcome to Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City’s Health Sciences Education Center

The Health Sciences Education Center is dedicated to creating excellence in the clinical practice of the Allied Healthcare Workforce at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City and in the UAE. The center was designed to transform health education in SSMC and to support the teaching and learning of our Allied Healthcare Workforce. Our goals are to provide educational support through a conducive and team-oriented environment. It is also to facilitate professional development, initiate mentorship programs and start a culture of learning. Through this, we will upscale our current staff to both meet the needs of SSMC as well as become leaders in the field. Our aim is for the Health Sciences Center to attract the highest skilled and become the largest educational Hub in the region.Through collaborations with the various education shields and universities in the region, we will improve the health of the community and become a center of excellence in education, research and clinical care.


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For further inquiries and assistance, please contact us on the email below:

[email protected]

Dr. Seema Nour

Associate Dean of Health Sciences

Duaa Mohamed

Health Sciences Education Coordinator

David Michael James

Operations Administrator

Tina Lee Wigglesworth

Operations Administrator

Salama Al Breiki

Allied Health Educator

Abdulkadir Noorshe

Respiratory Therapy, Manager

Anthony John Bedson

Radiology, Manager

Teri Jill Mason

Rehabilitation Services, Manager

Nishar Bathoolunnisa

Clinical Dietetics, Manager

Thuraya Omar

Medical Laboratory, Manager

Marleine Bejjani

Pharmacy, Manager

Hekmat Al Yasen

Senior Anesthesia Technologist

Dr. Mariette Antoine Akle

Clinical Psychologist

Alfan Saeed Al Ameri

Senior Medical Physicist

Brittany La Shea Thomas

Clinical Social Worker

Lara El Masri

Echocardiography Laboratory Supervisor

Ehab Jaradat

ECG and Telemetry Supervisor

Shagin Pushkaran

GI technician – Endoscopy

Sharafudheen Chakkolayil


Taniya Raj

Senior Speech-Language Therapist/Pathologist

Nagoor Hanifa Rafi

Senior Optometrist

Marela Bien Biso

Senior Electroneurodiagnostic / Neurophysiology Technologist




Clinical Dietetics



Respiratory Therapy

Medical Physics






Social Work

At a time when there is a high, growing demand for experienced healthcare professionals and with the healthcare environment evolving rapidly to respond to new knowledge and technologies, we invite you to join our Health Sciences programs.

The SSMC Health Sciences Center aims to be the leading integrated Health Sciences destination in the region. We established the Health Sciences Center to redefine the education and practice of healthcare professionals and to improve individual patient and public health outcomes by preparing our workforce to lead the future of healthcare.

The Health Sciences Center at SSMC currently offers internship programs in the following departments:

  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory
  • Clinical Dietetics
  • Physiotherapy – Rehabilitation

Upcoming Events

29 September

World Heart Day

1 – 31 October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

14 November

World Diabetes Day

18 – 24 November

World Antibiotics Awareness Week


SSMC Education Week


SSMC Pharmacy Conference

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