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The Heart & Vascular Center at the American Hospital Dubai is a regional center of excellence for cardiology.
With over 20 years of experience in senior management in private healthcare and in the community services sector, Allan Boston has led an illustrious career serving as a leader in several companies and not-for-profit organizations.
Allan first started his journey in his native Australia where he earned a Bachelor of Pharmacy followed by a Master’s Degree of Health Administration, before attending the prestigious Harvard Business School where he excelled in his Executive Management program for healthcare organizations.
Over the course of the years, he has overseen successful operations in a number of different positions such as Executive Director at Epworth Healthcare, Executive Director Melbourne Services for St John of God Health Care and as Chief Executive Officer of Calvary Health Care Tasmania. Most recently Allan served as Chief Executive Officer at The Bays Healthcare Group Inc in Australia.
Allan is also a member of a number of influential organizations such as the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian College of Health Service Executives and the Australian Private Hospitals Association. For many years he has also served the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care through membership of a number of committees.
Having worked in both the private and public sectors, Allan continues to look forward to new challenges where he can explore new frontiers and develop his experience and knowledge further.
After achieving his medical degree from St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, Dr. Robert went onto become the Senior Registrar in ENT at the esteemed Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Norfolk Hospital and Norwich Hospital.
In 1996, he became a Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon at the University Hospitals of North Midlands, a large trust with a capacity of 1500 beds. During his time at UHNM, Robert’s formal clinical managerial career progressed and he went onto hold the position of Deputy Medical Director in 2005, before becoming the Executive Medical Director/Deputy Chief Executive in 2007. Prior to joining the American Hospital Dubai, Dr. Robert worked as Acting Chief Executive at UHNM.
During his impressive career, Dr. Robert has been involved in several major projects, including the construction of a new hospital project worth £370m, the development of a new medical school and the acquisition of a neighbouring hospital. As Executive Medical Director, Robert was responsible for the management of around 500 consultants, over 600 doctors and the assurance of quality and safety of UHNM alongside the Chief Nurse.
With over 20 years’ worth of clinical and executive experience, Dr. Robert is looking to take the American Hospital Dubai on a progressive journey by building up the medical leadership within the organization. He emphasizes the importance of quality and guarantees that under the leadership of the board, the American Hospital Dubai, will not let this vital component deteriorate.
A natural leader known for developing new roles in the nursing sector, Rachel Overfield is the Chief Nursing Officer at the America Hospital Dubai.
Upon her official certification as a registered nurse in the United Kingdom in 1985, Rachel started her career working as a Staff Nurse across a number of different specialties. Her big break came in 1989 when she landed her first Surgical Ward Manager position in one of the UK’s finest hospitals.Over the course of the next few years, Rachel developed an inclination towards Oncology and Palliative Medicine, and by the early 90s she officially established herself as a Specialist Nurse in that field. Her next career move lead her to Senior Nursing Management positions across different surgical and OPD specialties.In 1999, Rachel started a new job as a Deputy Director of Nursing in a large Acute NHS Hospital. Her excellent work ethic and skills saw her get promoted to Director of Nursing at the same hospital in 2002. Over the next 14 years, she gained experience as a Director of Nursing across four different NHS Hospitals including a “Special Measures” facility where she worked as part of a turnaround team.
In parallel with her work as a Director of Nursing, Rachel also served as a Director of Quality Governance for several years, as well as a Director of Operations, Facilities and Workforce.
Rachel’s career saw her take period of leave from Operational Leadership to join one of the UK’s regulatory bodies as a Quality Improvement Manager to support hospitals and community organizations and perform regular inspection visits.
Ghanim Khamis Al Marri has been the Director of the Public Relations Department at American Hospital Dubai since 2002.
He is responsible for looking after our VIP Patients, corporate patients and coordinating with departments for public sector issues. Prior to this, he worked as a Patient Relations Officer with the hospital. Before joining the hospital, he worked at Emirates Airlines as a Ground Operations Supervisor.
Rami Zahran is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at the American Hospital Dubai. He earned a postgraduate degree with distinction from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, where he completed an MSc in International Management for the Middle East and North Africa,
Rami joined the American Hospital Dubai team after spending several years working in Abu Dhabi, where he helped set up one of the most reputable healthcare marketing and digital programs in the region.
In addition to being in charge of overseeing the hospital’s marketing, communications, digital, and events programs, Rami is also responsible for the hospital’s overall marketing strategy and for developing key business development activities. His key responsibilities include establishing and protecting the American Hospital Dubai brand, developing awareness for the hospital and its services and managing key business relationships locally and internationally. He aims to continue to develop key tactics to grow the business and enhance the experience of our patients.
Dr. Firdos Qureshi possesses over 20 years’ worth of invaluable experience in the hospital and healthcare industry. She graduated from the University of Mumbai with a MBBS focused in medicine and has since achieved numerous accomplishments in her field.
Before joining the American Hospital Dubai, Dr. Firdos Qureshi worked for Mednet, a subsidiary of Munich Re, in Dubai, where she was responsible for the analysis of medical claims and medical preauthorization, as well as tariff negotiations, profiling providers, network agreements and quality assessments.
Dr. Qureshi has revolutionized the way American Hospital Dubai deals with hospital billing and pricing, where she leads her team to ensure that the hospital meets the DHA requirements of CPT /E claims and E prescriptions. Furthermore, she has set claim adjudication parameters to guarantee submission of clean claims and maintain deferral of less that 1%.
Having worked with the American Hospital Dubai since 2002, Dr. Firdos Qureshi has proven to be an exceptional addition to the hospital. Her leadership skills guide her team to work in motivated unison and achieve outstanding outcomes