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Dr. Hubert K. Penninckx


American Hospital Dubai

LanguagesFrench, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Dr. Hubert K. Penninckx is a  Specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes and Belgium Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes.
Dr. Hubert Penninckx is a Fellow of the European Endocrine Society and Member of the European Association for the study of Diabetes. He was involved in many experimental trials in Europe and the US, with more than 20 years experience in the field.

Dr. Hanaa Zidan

Pediatric Endocrinologist

American Hospital Dubai

LanguagesArabic, English

Dr. Hanaa Zidan did her basic medical training from the University of Jordan Medical School, Jordan in 1998. She completed her US Board Certification in Pediatrics (2005) and Pediatric Endocrinology (2011).  Prior to joining us, Dr. Zidan worked, since 2009, as a Pediatric Endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA.

Dr. Shenaz Seedat

MBBS (University of Qld, Australia) and FRACP (Endocrinology)

American Hospital Dubai


Dr. Shenaz Seedat is a Consultant Endocrinologist, certified with the Australian Medical Board. She undertook a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Queensland Medical School, Australia and has a Fellowship in Endocrinology from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

She is highly experienced with over 15 years of post-graduate experience in clinical medicine, and has worked at reputed private and government hospitals in Australia, including Greenslopes Private Hospital, The Mater Public Hospitals and The Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Dr Shenaz has earned a reputation as a highly-knowledgeable and compassionate clinician. She manages all endocrine-related diseases in adults, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes, thyroid, pituitary, adrenal and gonadal disorders, as well as menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis and weight management. Dr Shenaz has a keen interest in remaining up to date with the newest treatments and technologies to assist with the management of her patients.

Dr. Hatem Moussa

Diplomat of American Board of Surgery
Consultant General Surgeon

American Hospital Dubai

LanguagesArabic, English

An honor graduate from Cairo University’s Medical School in Egypt, Dr. Hatem Moussa is an expert in robotics assisted laparoscopic general surgery. He performs colon and rectal surgeries in different techniques including, open and laparoscopic.

Dr. Moussa’s medical forays upon his university graduation led him be a lecturer in the field of medical microbiology and immunology at Cairo University where he was a faculty staff in the university hospitals.

Dr. Moussa moved to New York in 1999 and worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow for one year followed by a surgical internship at the Staten Island University Hospital in New York, then he completed his surgical training at the State University of New York in Brooklyn, New York, one of the most challenging surgical residency programs in the area then ultimately, a chief residency at that same medical institution.

Dr. Moussa started his academic career as an assistant professor of surgery at SUNY Downstate, Brooklyn, NY., here he remained over the course of the next few years. His career went on to flourish in Florida where he served as the director and founder of coastal surgical associates in Northwest Florida. He as well founded the first thyroid clinic in the area after he has performed an advanced training in minimally invasive and robotic endocrine surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans treating thyroid and parathyroid diseases.

Dr. Moussa currently is a clinical proctor and national trainer for robotics surgical procedures, and one of the most respected surgeons in laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. He is also a clinical faculty and preceptor for Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Moussa has accumulated accolades and honors that include an award for Best Project in Surgery from New York’s Lutheran Medical Center and America’s top surgeon award in 2013.

Ausama Alaani

Consultant ENT, Head and Neck Surgery
ENT, Head and Neck Surgery

American Hospital Dubai

LanguagesArabic, English, French

Dr Ausama Alaani is a United Kingdom board certified ENT Consultant Surgeon with extensive experience in the ENT of more than 20 years. He was a Consultant ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon in the United Kingdom for four years at the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire before moving to the UAE. He worked as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Tawam Hospital which is a tertiary referral center in the UAE for two and a half years before joining the American Hospital in Dubai in 2019. He has special interests in Rhinoplasty and Thyroid surgery. After completing his ENT training,  Dr Alaani  had done a head/neck cancer and thyroid fellowship at Guys hospital in London which is one of the biggest tertiary referral centers in the United Kingdom.