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American Hospital Dubai Appoints New Dermatology Consultant
01 Nov 2011

01 June 2011 (Dubai, UAE): The American Hospital Dubai has announced the appointment of a new Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Syed Amjad Ali Shah, a British national, is a UK trained (CCST Dermatology 1999, Medical Royal Colleges) and registered Dermatologist who has joined the hospital on 01/06/2011 from the UK where he was a Consultant Dermatologist and Head of Department at University Hospitals Morcambe Bay NHS Trust for more than 6 years.  He graduated from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar Pakistan and did his Dermatology training in Ireland and UK. Dr. Shah held senior Dermatology positions in the UK and was actively involved in teaching medical students and dermatology trainees. Dr Shah has one year Laser / Cosmetic / Mohs Cutaneous surgery fellowship and undertaken research and published several papers on the treatment of a variety of dermatological conditions.

Dr Syed Amjad Ali Shah is fully trained in Dermatology / lasers / cosmetic / Cutaneous surgery and has a special interest in Laser, cosmetic treatments and new treatments for inflammatory diseases. Through his career, he has been actively involved in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic skin diseases with new advanced medication including Biologics, laser cosmetic dermatology, allergy patch testing, pediatric dermatology and diagnosis of skin cancers and treatment with Skin flaps and skin grafts.  He is one of a very few UK Dermatologists with these qualifications.

Commenting on the appointment, American Hospital Dubai CEO Mr Thomas Murray, said: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Shah to the physician team at the American Hospital Dubai. Dermatology is a practice area that we aim to develop in response to the demands of the community we serve, where skin conditions are very common. Dr Shah brings an abundance of world class qualifications and experience to the hospital and also valuable expertise on skin cancers. His appointment reflects our commitment to attracting US board certified (or equivalent) physicians to the hospital, to ensure the best medical expertise is available to the community and patients we serve.” 
 
Dr Shah is a member of several learned societies including the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; the British Association of Dermatologists; the British Society of Dermatological Surgery; the European Society of Cosmetic Dermatology. He is one of only a few Dermatologists from the UK with these qualifications.


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Notes to editors:
About the American Hospital Dubai

The American Hospital Dubai is a 144-bed, acute care, general medical/surgical private hospital with a 60 physician multi-specialty group practice, designed to provide a high quality, American standard of healthcare to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the people of Dubai, the UAE and the surrounding Gulf States. The American Hospital Dubai became the first hospital in the Middle East to be awarded JCI accreditation in May 2000 and successfully underwent further surveys by the JCI in 2003, 2006 and 2009 to maintain its accredited status.

The American Hospital Dubai has continued to expand to meet the demand for more personalized services, comfort and convenience, while broadening the services and deepening the level of expertise and care offered. In response to the strong increase in local and regional demand for its services, the hospital constructed a new state of the art Outpatient Clinic Building.

In addition to the new facilities and services, the hospital continues its ongoing physician recruitment plan, which will extend the number of American Board Certified or equivalent practicing physicians at the Hospital from 60 to  over 100. .

The hospital’s new bed tower is currently rolling out new facilities and, on completion in 2011, will create  an additional 240 beds in private rooms and suites, transforming the hospital into a 384-bed campus.


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