Our Locations: Palm Jumeriah | Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)

Meet our Experts

Our diverse team members reflect our integrated approach and work in harmony to devise the perfect programme unique to every individual. Our complementary skillsets and varied professional and cultural backgrounds enable us to help our clients to make profound and lasting improvement in their lives. Expertise you can trust for surgical, non-surgical and regenerative medicine treatments.

Dr. Herve Ouanezar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Herve Ouanezar, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in the management of sports-related knee injuries. After graduating at the top of his class at Claude Bernard University Medical School, he completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospices Civils University Hospital in Lyon, France.
He then completed three world-renowned fellowships in Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery, including one at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery - FIFA Medical Center of Excellence in New York, USA.

During his training, Dr Ouanezar served as team physician, treating amateur and professional athletes in a variety of sports with excellent outcomes. He has a special interest in sports-related injuries in football players.

Dr Ouanezar holds the FIFA Medical Diploma and is enrolled in the International Olympic Committee Diploma. His clinical interests include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, meniscus tears and their management (including meniscal repair and meniscus transplantation), complex multi-ligament knee injuries, patellofemoral pain and instability, and cartilage restoration procedures.

Dr. Aparna Juneja

Specialist - Anaesthesia

Dr. Aparna is an experienced specialist in anesthesia with 25 years of work experience in the UAE along with broad training in multiple countries. Her specialties include chronic & acute pain management, paediatric & adult anesthesia care, and ultrasound-guided nerve blocks and regional anesthesia. Chronic pain management experience includes managing shoulder and knee pain, headaches; including migraine and tension, Trigeminal Neuralgia, back pain. Interventional treatment include: disc injections, facet joint, nerve root, & sacroiliac joint blocks. Dr. Aparna is a highly successful medical practitioner as a part of multidisciplinary teams in various health care systems and cultures around the Globe. In addition to her licensing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, she is licensed by the Medical Council of Canada and the Rajasthan Medical Council of India. She is a member of the Indian Society of Anesthesiology. Prior to her service at Emirates Integra, Dr. Aparna was affiliated with Al-Zahra Hospital and HealthBay Clinic in Dubai; along with several facilities in Abu Dhabi, Harley Street Medical Center, Al-Noor Hospital, and Al-Manara Hospital. She enjoys volunteering her time and contributing to the health and well-being of others. For example, she volunteers at health care camps in India & has volunteered in several places in Canada, including: the Department of Anesthesia in Toronto Western Hospital, in the Cardiac Wellness Center, Oshawa, and the Women’s College Hospital Toronto.

Education & Certification
MD in Anesthesia - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Ajmer, India, 1988
MBBS - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, University of Rajasthan, Ajmer, India, 1985
Diploma in Chronic Pain - University of Montepillier, France
Fellowship in Chronic Pain Management - Delhi Pain Management Center, Delhi, India
Fellowship in Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management - Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India.

Dr. Sergio Mazzei

General Surgeon & Wound Care Specialist

Dr Mazzei obtained his Medical Degree in Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Messina – “G Martino” Italy scoring 110/110 in October 2005. He completed his post-graduate studies in general surgery, scoring 50/50 and distinction at Messina University, Italy. Starting from October 2017 to present he was appointed as trusted doctor by the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai. Dr Mazzei worked as a specialist general surgeon in different and relevant public Italian hospitals (Milan and Lecco). He also worked, for a long time, in one of the most well reputed wound care department, in Monza (Italy) treating patients with diabetic foot and vascular ulcers performing different kind of surgical procedures (toe amputation, free skin graft, skin homograft, dermal substitutes with hyaluronic acid and different kind of dermal substitutes with mesenchymal stem cells, fibroblast, keratinocytes, PRP, and so on) and using other technique as NPWT. He performed more than 1000 surgical procedure for wound care in his career. He had several publications about wound care treatment and tissue engineering. He has been co-investigator many international studies about wound care and wound healing using advance dressings and treatments. He has been appointed as trusted doctor by the Consulate General of Italy in Dubai starting from October 2017. Dr Mazzei is licensed and practices in Dubai.

Education and Certifications
Postgraduate Diploma in General Surgery, scoring 50/50 and distinction. Thesis entitled” The robotic surgery among present, past and future. Personal experience”. October, 2011
Enabling national ultrasonography. Italian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (SIUMB). May, 2008
Degree in Medicine, scoring 110/110. Thesis entitled”Politrauma, diagnostic and therapeutic approach in an emergency case. University of Messina – “G Martino” Italy. October, 2005

Dr. Mahmoud Abdelaal Elsamanoudy

Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeries

After 25 years working in a military hospital in Egypt, Dr Elsamanoudy moved to Dubai where he spent the next 15 years as a leading surgeon in various private hospitals. He joined Mediclinic in Al Ain in June 2018.

Core competencies
Orthopaedic and spinal surgeries
Endoscopic spine
Foot and ankle surgeries
Arthritis knee surgery
Pain management

Qualification
PHD Doctor of Medicine - Cairo University

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Specialist - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr Ashok Kumar is a highly experienced and reputable Orthopaedic Surgeon with 16 years of experience in Orthopaedics. He has completed MS Orthopaedics and subsequent specialised training from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS, Delhi), Exeter hip Centre U.K & Katharnein hospital, Germany. He taught and trained numerous undergraduate, postgraduate and arthroplasty fellow as an Assistant professor of Orthopaedics at AIIMS, Delhi. He worked as a Specialist Orthopaedics Surgeon at Saudi German Hospital, Dubai for last 2 1/2 yrs. Prior, he worked at Dubai Bone & Joint Centre (DBAJ, the first exclusive musculoskeletal centre of UAE) in Dubai healthcare city, for four years. He has published more than 31 international indexed Orthopaedic papers and co-authored a book (2014) titled “Tips & Tricks in Total Hip & Knee Arthroplasty”. He has presented his work in various highly prestigious international Orthopaedics Conferences (SICOT/Arab Health/IOACON/ESMOS) including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon (AAOS). Dr Kumar has been an international faculty for reputed AIIMS cadaveric arthroplasty course & update for (2010-2015).

Areas of Interest

Joint disorder/Arthritis
Primary complex and revision Total hip (THR) & Knee replacement (TKR)
Platelet rich plasma (PRP)/Prolotherapy for Osteoarthritis of knee/hip
Surgical correction of joint deformity (high tibial osteotomy)
Sports Injury
Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction/meniscectomy/ankle arthroscopy
Management of chronic tendinopathy (PRP/ shockwave/prolotherapy/repair)

Paediatric
Paediatric Fractures/Dislocations
Management of Flat foot/ club foot (Ponseti/surgery) / DDH (Brace/Pelvic & femoral osteotomy)/ Perthes/ knock knee / bowed leg/ cerebral palsy(brace/tendon release), CVT
Complex musculoskeletal trauma
Surgical management of acute fractures of the upper/lower limbs/delayed or nonunion.

Bone Tumor
Management of benign (injection/curettage & BG) and malignant bone tumour (limb salvage)
Management of back pain (transforminal / facet joint injection)/ neck pain/tail bone pain (Prolotherapy)

Dr. Prof. Nicola Maffulli

Consultant - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Nicola is a Professor and a Consultant Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University of Salerno School of Medicine and Surgery, in Salerno, Italy. His subspecialty interests include trauma, sports surgery, knee, foot and ankle surgery, and the management of degenerative joint disease in younger patients. His main focus lies in minimally invasive techniques in the management of common trauma and orthopaedic ailments. Dr. Nicola’s has had key surgical and professorial posts in the United Kingdom, Italy and Hong Kong and has lectured in Sports Biomechanics, Sports Medicine, Sports Traumatology, and Orthopaedics to under- and post-graduate medical students. He is on the editorial boards of numerous surgical publications and medical journals dedicated to Sports Science and Medicine and Orthopaedics and has published books and various significant research papers. He actively participates in international Sports and Surgical symposiums as a speaker. As a former athlete, he has a strong interest in sports and martial arts with a black belt in judo, a black belt in sambo wrestling, and an orange belt in Shotokan karate.

Education & Credentials
Doctor of Medicine
University of Aberdeen, 1998
Master of Surgery
University of London, 1994
Doctor of Philosophy
University of London, 1992
Doctoral degree in Medicine and Surgery (Summa cum Laude)
University of Napoli, 1983
Medical School - Federico II Medical School, University of Napoli, Italy, 1977 – 1983

Dr. Hatem Galal Said

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Specialist Hip, Shoulder, & Knee Arthroscopy

Dr Said is currently a Professor in Assiut University, Egypt, where he was awarded the State Encouragement Prize for Medical Sciences in 2012.
His medical training and most of the postgraduate training was in Assiut University Hospital, Egypt. He went to the UK to for his M.D. Thesis: Knee Replacements in 2002 at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham. In 2005, he was awarded a Senior Arthroscopy Fellowship in the UK, at the Birmingham Royal Orthopedic Hospital, where he trained in shoulder arthroscopy. Since then his main specialty has been knee and shoulder arthroscopy, and has led the development of this field in Assiut so that it has become a hub for treatment of shoulder and knee disorders related to sports medicine.
In the last 12 years, he has developed interest in hip arthroscopy and completed a hip arthroscopy fellowship in Germany in 2010 with one of the pioneers in the field. With increasing understanding and recognition of femoral acetabular impingement (FAI), hip arthroscopy has become a prominent part of his practice and he has become one of the leaders in the field in the Middle East. He been faculty in numerous international meetings and courses, and is very involved in teaching and technical development of aspiring surgeons in the field of hip & shoulder arthroscopy. Professor Said has chaired many courses, and the last is the 3nd Assiut Shoulder Arthroscopy course in Nov. 2018, and he also chaired the first Cadaveric Hip Arthroscopy Course in Assiut in 2016.
He is a member of numerous International societies like SICOT and AO Trauma, and is on the Editorial board of many international journals. In 2015, he became the Editor in Chief of SICOT-Journal until the present. His passion for teaching is practiced in numerous courses and conferences in the Middle East and around the world. Dr Said is currently a Professor in Assiut University, Egypt, where he was awarded the State Encouragement Prize for Medical Sciences in 2012.

Specialties
Hip Arthroscopy
Shoulder Arthroscopy
Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Multiligament Injuries
Knee OA and Deformity correction

Dr. Stephan Ortner

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Stephan Ortner is an Austrian Board certified Facharzt for Traumatology/Orthopedics with over 18 years of experience. After studying Biology/Genetics and Medicine he received his training at the University Clinics for Orthopedics and Traumatology at the General Hospital Vienna. Before he moved to Dubai in 2011 he gained knowledge in his field as a consultant in other major hospitals (Landesklinikum Wr. Neustadt and Landesklinikum Baden) in Austria. With a great thirst for knowledge, Dr. Stephan is frequently attending scientific meetings and training courses so that his clinical offering are the very best available. Although a superb Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Stephan exhausts non-invasive or conservative therapy prior to offering surgery. With a background in genetics and biology, he has been successfully applying this knowledge in the area of regenerative medicine for his patients. His surgical interest spans from treating fractures in adults and children, tendon injuries and wounds to arthroscopic surgeries of the knee including ACL, cartilage, and meniscus injury.

Education
Facharzt Orthopedics/Traumatology University Clinics, General Hospital Vienna
Doctor of Medicine, MD Medical University Vienna, 2001
Medical School Medical University Vienna 1993-2001
Doctor Biology/Genetics, PhD University Vienna, Faculty Naturwissenschaften, 1995
University Vienna Biology/Genetics studies 1986-1991
Diploma 1991

Expertise
Treatment of fractures/dislocations of the extremities in children and adults (conservative and operative)
PRP / Stem Cell / Plasma injections for osteoarthritis treatment and inflammatory disorders like rotator cuff problems, Tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis and patella tendinitis, non-operative meniscus care.
Treatment of tendon/ligament injuries and ganglions
Treatment of most musculoskeletal disorders (conservative and operative)
Arthroscopy of the knee (cartilage, meniscus and ACL)
High tibial osteotomy
Joint replacement hip and knee.
Conservative treatment of back pain
Surgeries of ankle and food
Treatment of sports injuries in adults and children
Use of REPULS Light Therapy, a highly successful noninvasive treatment option for most kinds of pain, inflammation and wound healing disorders

Dr. Sammy Masri

Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr.Dr. Masri specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of non-surgical sports and other musculoskeletal injuries in both the adult and pediatric population. With the help of top-notch physical therapists and trainers and an on premise physical therapy center, he seeks to provide his patients with a one-on-one personalized treatment from the time of diagnosis until “return to play.” He understands that each patient’s treatment plan should be tailored to the individual’s lifestyle and capabilities. Dr. Masri has been involved with the northern New Jersey sports scene since attending Paterson Catholic High School, where he was a varsity starter on the baseball and football teams. Prior to attending medical school at Ross University, he played American Legion baseball and had an opportunity to play for a NJ semi-professional football team. n 2003, he received his Internal Medicine degree at UMDNJ in Newark, NJ. Following his residency, he was accepted into a very competitive fellowship program in Primary Care Sports Medicine at Jersey Shore Medical Center where he was able to learn from one of the founding fathers of this new and growing field of Medicine. He also worked as an assistant to the Rutgers University team physician and was on the side-lines of some exciting football games, including the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. He has covered numerous special events including the NCAA men’s Basketball Tournament, Big East Track and Field Finals, US Masters Swim Meet and the NYC Marathon. He has also worked as a sports physician covering the Olympic Developmental Soccer Program for New Jersey’s finest young soccer athletes. Prior to opening his practice in Sports Medicine, Dr. Masri worked in the Emergency Room at Hackensack University Medical Center, where he still holds medical staff privileges. Dr. Masri has committed himself to the philosophy that a sound mind and body are quintessential to success in the athletic arena. Who understands this philosophy better than a physician who is also an athlete?

Dr. Amr Mohamed Sarwat

Senior Specialist - Spine & Neurosurgeon

Dr. Amr Mohamed Sarwat FRCS (Glasg.) is a Neurosurgeon who predominantly treats and operates on adult spinal pathology, including disc prolapses in neck and back, trauma and fracture surgery and complex spinal surgeries. He has over 15 years of experience in spinal surgery. He adopts a conservative approach to most spinal problems and operates after exhausting non-surgical modalities. He uses pain management techniques such as epidurals and blocks to facilitate a rehabilitation based treatment modality. Interventional pain management procedures is carried out on a day case basis.

Research Interest
Adult spinal degenerative problems. Minimally invasive spine surgery. Traumatic spine injuries in adults. Failed Back Surgery. Artificial disc replacement. Interventional Pain management.

Anil Daniel Prasad

Physiotherapist

Anil is a physiotherapist specialised in sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has vast experience in India and in the UAE evaluating, treating, and healing patients with simple and complex sports, orthopaedic, and occupational health injuries. His interest and success have been in the treatment and prevention of joint pain (shoulder/hip/knee/ankle), myofascial pain and, chronic tendon and muscle/ligament injuries. He also treats spine conditions such as neck pain, lower back pain and headaches. His treatment approach involves a thorough examination and he combines education, manual therapy, dry needling, and exercise prescription to not just treat but to also prevent injury recurrences. He uses Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound to aid the diagnostic and treatment process. He has specialised in Shockwave Therapy (Focus and Radial) for treating conditions like chronic tendon, soft tissue injuries, delayed healing and scar tissues. He also performs neural evaluation and treatment techniques (peripheral nerve sensitisation). In Dubai, Anil has also been a sports physio for Tennis (ATP Dubai Duty Free Championship), Squash (Squash World Champions Final), The UAE Polo Team in 2016 and 2017. For the last six years, he has served as an individual ATP player physiotherapist. He believes movement is key to keeping joints healthy and he frequently collaborates with several multinational companies to deliver in-house lectures and evaluations on work ergonomics. He is very active in the professional development/educational sphere and has had the honour of being a guest speaker at various health conferences. He enjoys cricket, badminton, travel, and photography.

Education & Credentials
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scan
Certified Shockwave Therapist (ISMST)
Certificate on Modern Orthopedic Medicine ETGOM Cyriax Peripheral Joints
Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy - Australia
Bachelor of Physiotherapy - Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India

Neeltje Vercruyssen

Physiotherapist

Neeltje is a physiotherapist specialised in manual lymph drainage and musculoskeletal therapy. Before moving to Dubai, she worked in hospitals and sports academies in Belgium helping cancer patients and athletes with pre- and post-operative rehabilitation to optimise strength and ensure a smooth recovery. Her aim is to help patients restore mobility, re-establish movement patterns, and minimise the recurrence of injuries. Her specialties also include Kinesio Taping and endermologie lipomassage. As a great listener, Neeltje takes time with her patients and she ensures they fully understand their scope of injuries and the treatment plans for the best outcomes.

Education & Credentials
Project Management - The Centre for Distance Learning (ongoing)
Psychomotor Training (with children) - Institute for Permanent Education Physical Therapy, 2014
Manual Lymph Drainage (Dr. Vodder Method) - The Dr Vodder International School, 2013
Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy - Ghent University, 2011

Sergio Nicolas Sardon Melo

Podiatrist

Sergio is currently a Podiatrist at Emirates Integra in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He gained experience helping patients in Spain and spent three years as an Internal Resident in one of the eminent podiatry clinics in Europe, the Foot Clinic at Complutense University where he underwent extensive training in several podiatric fields such as surgery, biomechanics, diabetic foot, etc. After moving to the Middle East, he worked in one of the most prestigious hospitals in Qatar and is currently managing a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions in the UAE. He specializes in diagnosing and treating chronic and long-term conditions caused by injury or postural problems in people of all ages. He provides integrated treatment for multiple biomechanical conditions using the latest technologies on computerized gait analysis and custom-made orthotics. He also offers patients advice on the management, treatment, and prevention of diabetic foot ulcers. A member of the Scientific Committee of Gulf Diabetic Foot, Sergio has attended numerous medical conferences in Europe and the Middle East. He has also published several research papers and his work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals.

Education & Credentials
Graduated in Podiatry - Universidad Complutense of Madrid, College of Podiatry (received the Best Academic Student Award 2006/2009 promotion)
Master in Science (MSc) in Health Research - Universidad Complutense of Madrid, College of Podiatry, 2010/2011

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