Whilst I consider
myself a dedicated surgeon, I believe that major patient benefits come from improving the system within which clinicians’ practice. I am currently Chair of the Surgical Institute at Al Ain Hospital
and involved in large-scale service transformation within the region as clinical lead of SEHA (Abu Dhabi government hospital network) emergency surgical networks. However, during our current covid-19
pandemic, I have been assigned the role of clinical operational lead for activation of large covid-19 isolation facilities in Al Ain region of Abu Dhabi including a 1300 bedded university
accommodation, a large regional hotel and rehab medical centre.
I have undertaken
many senior clinical leadership roles in the last 10 years and specifically Medical Director of a large service transformation programme in Greater Manchester in 2014 and prior to that as deputy
medical director of strategy in a large university teaching hospital within the same region. I’ve worked closely with several consulting groups during this time, including McKinseys, KPMG, Deloitte
and PwC. I strengthened my practical experience in leadership by completing a Global Masters in Business Administration (MBA) through the University of Manchester and was awarded a MBA
with merit in 2018. I consider evidence-based clinical practice integral to developing and maintaining world class services and have published over 100 articles (59 original papers and
reviews) in peer reviewed journals and am editor of both the Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence and Oxford handbook of Surgical Guidelines.