Delivering Better Health in the Middle East


Bariatric /Weight Loss Surgery

American Hospital Dubai now offers attractive Bariatric / Weight Loss Surgery Packages


More Insurance cards now have outpatient and inpatient direct billing services

The Heart and Vascular Center

The Heart & Vascular Center at the American Hospital Dubai is a regional center of excellence for cardiology.


Senior Management Team

Dr. Robert Courteney-Harris
Chief Medical Officer / Acting CEO
Dr. Robert Harris

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.

Rachel Overfield
Chief Nursing Officer

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
Director of Public Relations

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.

Manal Halwani
Director of Clinic Operations

Manal Mohammad Khodr Halwani received her Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing at University of Southern Queensland Toowoomba, Australia.

She worked at the American Hospital of Beirut as a Registered Nurse and later King Faisal Specialty Hospital and Research Center, Children Cancer Centre, as a Head Nurse of Hematology/Oncology IP ward and PICU. She then joined American Hospital Dubai in 2007 as a Pediatric Manager and was promoted to Asst. Director Clinic Operations in 2012.

Dr. Firdos Qureshi
Director of Revenue Management

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

Manivel Periasamy
Director of Facilities Management

A graduate in Technology Management, Manivel Periasamy has over 25 years of substantial experience in the design, manufacturing and maintenance fields of the healthcare industry.

As a certified Project Management professional, he has managed various healthcare projects successfully during his career. He leads a strong Facilities Management team at American Hospital Dubai, where he has worked since its inception in 1996. Prior to joining American Hospital Dubai, he was employed by an American multinational company for nine years.