Consultant Dermatologist at Prince Sultan Military Medical City in Riyadh, KSA
Dr. Abdullah is a consultant dermatologist and hair clinic founder at Prince Sultan Military Medical City, KSA. He is the medical director in the International hair clinics in KSA. He did his hair fellowship at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His practice almost exclusively for hair and scalp disorders.
Associate Professor of Dermatology at the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences at the Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt and a visiting Professor of Dermatology at Szeged University in Hungary and Canada
Dr. Ashraf Badawi is currently an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Egypt and a visiting Professor of Dermatology at Szeged University, Hungary. Dr Badawi has graduated from the Faculty of Medicine Cairo University, Egypt in 1992. In 1997, he obtained the MSc degree in Dermatology and Venereology followed by a Diploma in the Laser Applications in Biology and Medicine in 1998 from Cairo University too. In 2001, Dr. Badawi obtained a Diploma in General Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. In 2007, Dr. Badawi received a PhD degree in Laser Applications in Dermatology from the National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Egypt. In 2011, Dr. Badawi obtained a second PhD in Clinical Medical Sciences from Szeged University, Hungary.
During his career path, Dr. Badawi has actively participated in more than 200 International Dermatology conferences with lectures and workshops. Within the past 20 years He was directly involved in training of more than 2500 Dermatologists all over the world for Laser Applications in Dermatology.
Dr. Badawi has several international publications in the field of Cosmetic Dermatology and laser applications in Dermatology and is the Vice President of the European Society of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dermatology (ESCAD), the Vice President of the European Society of Laser and energy based Devices (ESLD), a Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology (EADV), an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), a Fellow of the American Society for Laser in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), a Member of the Scientific Committee of the World Congress and Antiaging Medicine and MediSpa and a Director of The Middle East Master Course at IMCAS Paris, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 meetings.
Professor of Dermatology at the Ankara Universitesi Tip Fakultesi, Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Bengu is a Professor of Dermatology since February 2017 at Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. She is one of the board members of International Dermoscopy Society representing Turkey.
Dr. Akay’s main interest is dermatoscopy and diagnosis and managements of skin cancers. She made more than 75 publications listed on ISI Web of Science and SCI or SCI-exp indexes. Her H index is 13 and RG score is 30.76.
Associate Professor at the University of Queensland, Australia & Visiting Professor at the School of Medicine in Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Prof. Cliff is an associate professor and comes from a background of primary care and forensic medicine, with PhD studies and further research focused on the early diagnosis of skin malignancy through dermatoscopy. Ongoing collaboration with colleagues in Vienna has moved into the application of artificial intelligence to dermatoscopic evaluation. He is a course coordinator for the UQ Skin Cancer Program.
Direktor Institut für Entzündungsmedizin at the Comprehensive Center for Inflammation Medicine in Campus Lübeck, Germany
Professor Dr Diamant Thaçi graduated in 1989 with a medical degree and specialized in dermatology and venereology 1995 at the Department of Dermatology and Venerology at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. Dr Thaçi has held the roles of Senior Consulting Specialist in Dermatology, Director of Clinical Research, Head of Photodermatology division from 1997-2011. In 2011 he was appointed as Associate Professor of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main Germany. Since 2013 he is a director and full university professor at the Institute and Comprehensive Center Inflammation Medicine University of Lübeck, Germany. He is chairman of inflammatory board at the university hospital Schleswig-Holstein campus Luebeck.
Dr Thaçi’s research experience covers immunological work in basic research and as well, all stages of clinical drug development especially in chronic inflammatory skin diseases like psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hidradenitis suppurativa etc.. Dr Thaçi has been a recipient of the Theodor-Stern Foundation Award in for excellent clinical research. He has been involved in numerous investigator-driven trials, and acted as main investigator on large numbers of national and international multicentre trials.
In addition to his clinical commitments, Dr Thaçi also lectures on dermatology, cross section immunology/microbiology and publishing numerous articles in high reputation journals like New England Journal of Medicine or Lancet. Editor, co-editor, member of editorial board for several scientific journals and serves as a scientific reviewer of dermatological but also general medicine journals. He is member of steering committee at the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA), International Psoriasis Council (IPC), International Eczema council (IEC), and SPIN – Skin Inflammation & Psoriasis International Network (SPIN).
Consultant Dermatologist at Sultan Qaboos Hospital, Salalah, Oman
Dr. Faiza Ahmed Al-Raaie is working as consultant in Dermatology Department in Sultan Qaboos Hospital and in Al Hakeem Medical Center in Salalah in Sultanate of Oman. She is an active participant in local workshops and national conferences. She presented over 25 papers.
Dr. Faiza’s did her MD/ College of Medicine in Sultan Qaboos University in 1999, her Oman Medical Specialty Board certification in Dermatology in 2007, her MD/ Arab Board certification in Dermatology in 2009 and her diploma in Aesthetic Medicine in 2017.
Dr. Faiza published 2 original studies for the Oman Medical Journal, one was published in January 2008, in the Oman Medical Journal, Volume 23, 1st Issue, it was titled Epidemiological study of Cutaneous Adverse Drug Reaction in Oman, the second was published in November 2002/February 2003 in the Oman Medical Journal, Volume 19, it was titled An endemic area of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in the Sultanate of Oman.
Consultant Dermatologist at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, UAE
Dr. Farzana is a consultant dermatologist with interest in Paediatric Dermatology (MRCP, CCT 2008). She graduated from the University of Leeds in 1995, UK, then pursued specialist training in Dermatology in the Manchester Dermatology Centre, UK. She worked as a consultant in Manchester for almost 10 years before moving to Tawam Hospital, UAE in January 2018.
Dermatology Specialist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Fatima Ahmed BinSayyar is a dermatology specialist working in Sheikh Khalifa Medical Centre Abu Dhabi. She is an Arab Board graduate, she did her internship in Sheikh Zayed Military Hospital. She was the first patch MBBS graduate from Sharjah Medical College.
Dr. Fatima works in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi City since 2011- till now. She used to work in the dermatology clinic and minor surgery room of dermatology inpatients\outpatients, in clinical dermatology, surgical dermatology, in the chronic wound clinic and the allergy clinic for patch test & prick test.
Dr. Fatima did and observership in University of Irvine, California, Outpatient clinics, Orange County, California, USA.
Consultant Oculofacial and Orbital Surgeon, Chief of Service at the Department of Ophthalmology in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Habibullah Eatamadi has done his postgraduate training in Oculoplastic and orbital surgery in UK. His main subject of interest is medical and surgical management ocloplastics and orbital diseases of the eye. He has been working in SEHA since 2008 (Tawam and mainly Sheikh Khalifa Medical City – SKMC). Currently SKMC is one of the main referral centers for oculoplastics and orbital surgery for all SEHA facilities. Dr Eatamadi is the site program director of the residency program.
Retired head of Division of Dermatology at the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Prof H Francois Jordaan qualified as a medical doctor in 1972 (MBCHB/US) as a dermatologist in 1982 (MMED/US) and has followed an academic career since. He was associate professor, principal specialist and head of the Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch and Tgerberg Hospital South Africa from 2003-2013.
He is a honorary consultant at the Department of Anatomical Pathology at the same institution. Prof Jordaan acts as dermatopathology consultant for private pathology practices in the Western Cape and as a clinical consultant for the Tygervalley Skin and Laser Centre. He was actively involved in the teaching of skin signs of HIV/AIDS in the Eastern Cape and to caregivers from other African countries.
He is member of the EXCO of the Dermatological Society of South Africa, an honorary member of the Indian Society of Dermatopathology and full member of the South African Academy for Science and Arts. He is also an honorary member of the Dermatological Surgical Society of South Africa. Prof Jordaan regularly conducts clinicopathological seminars at other teaching centres in SA. He is involved in teaching of pregraduate and postgraduate students on a daily basis. He regularly invigilates in the part 1 and 2 examinations for registrars in dermatology.
He published 54 manuscripts in peer review journals, numerous papers in non-peer review journals ( eg Diseases Of The Skin, SA Derm Review, JACI ) and presented papers and posters at national ( more than 40 ) and international congresses. His main interests are dermatopathology, skin signs of systemic disease, skin signs of HIV/AIDS, cutaneous tuberculosis and pediatric dermatology.
Prof Jordaan retired in 2013 on reaching the age of 65. He was appointed on a sessional basis ( 2 X 4 hours per week ) by the US and PAWC from 2014. Prof Jordaan is still actively involved in all aspects of dermatology-teaching, service, administration, research and outreach.
In August 2016 The Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Dermatology was awarded to Prof Jordaan.
Head of Department and Consultant Dermatologist at Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Hussein Abdel Dayem got his M.D. in Dermatology and Venereal Diseases in the Ain Shams School of Medicine, Egypt in April 1980, he obtained his diploma of Educational Technology (DIP. Ed. Tech.) at the Dundee University, Scotland, U.K. in December 1980, he got a diploma of Dermatology and Venereal Diseases (DVD) at the Ain Shams School of Medicine, Egypt in April 1975 and he got his MB, Bch at the Ain Shams School of Medicine, Egypt in June 1972.
Dr. Hussein started his career as an Intern Ain Shams University Hospitals from 1972 – 1973, he later was a Resident of Dermatology and Venereology at the Ain Shams University Hospitals from 1973 – 1975, after being a resident Dr. Hussein became the Assistant Lecturer of Dermatology and Venereology in the Ain Shams School of Medicine from 1975 – 1980, he was later a Lecturer of Dermatology and Venereology at the Ain Shams School of Medicine from 1980 – 1985, Dr. Abdel Dayem was later appointed the Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at the Ain Shams School of Medicine from 1985 – 1990 and then during 1990 – 1993 he was the Professor of Dermatology and Venereology at the Ain Shams School of Medicine.
Consultant Immunologist and Allergist at Royal Hospital in Muscat, Oman
Dr Iman Nasr is a Consultant Immunologist and Allergist at Royal Hospital. She did her fellowship training in Immunology and allergy at the Royal London Hospital in the UK in 2013. Upon joining the Royal Hospital, she established the adult Immunology and Allergy unit looking after patients with immunodeficiency and various allergic disorders. The allergy unit at Royal hospital has recently been recognised globally by the GA2LEN (Global Asthma and Allergy European Network) as a center of excellence for the treatment of urticaria. She has several publications on angioedema, celiac disease, drug and food allergy and currently working on creating a National guideline for urticaria in Oman.
Dermatologist and Venereologist, Consultant Clinica Dermatologica & Associate Professor at the University of Navarra, Medical School in Pamplona, Spain
Dr. De Felipe is a leading Dermatologist in Barcelona. He specialized in Lasers and Cosmetic Dermatology, having assessed many pharmaceutical companies and energy devices manufactures for almost 25 years. He has published more than 40 papers in peer reviewed journals and participated in 7 books. He has lectured widely and trained doctors in more than 50 countries in the world. He was also a prominent pianist in his youth performing in concerts and being awarded first prize at the age of 17. Today he develops his activity between Barcelona, Madrid and London.
Professor, Director, Disorders of the Hair and Scalp at The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA
Professor Shapiro is the only dermatologist in the USA who practices only medical hair restoration. He has trained over 29 Hair Fellows all over the world including the Middle East. He has published over 150 peer reviewed articles, five books in three languages and has one of the busiest hair clinics in the world in New York City.
Dermatologist and Medical Director at Lutetia Clinic in Dubai, UAE
Dr. Lara was born in Belgium, she studied and worked in Belgium at the University Hospital of Liège. Defended her Ph D thesis in 2016 on “Contribution to the study of mucocutaneous herpes simplex and varicella zoster virus infections and is subspecialized in oncological surgery (Paris) and reconstructive lasers (Lille). She has worked at the university full time and in private practice in Belgium and now works in Lutetia Clinic AFG.
Chief of Dermatology Department at King Fahad Central Hospital in Jazan, KSA
Dr. Buraik is a member of the Dermatology Saudi board exam committee in SCFHS, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, member of the Research & Ethics Committee in Jazan health affairs and member of the scientific committee of Dubai International Academy of Dermatopathology.
Dr. Buraik was a speaker at several national and international conferences including the meeting of International Society of Dermatopathology and the World Congress of Dermatology. He is a reviewer for the Journal of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.
Consultant Physician at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Mowafak is on the Canadian board of Anatomic pathology from Memorial University, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He is also in a dermatopathology fellowship from University of California, San Francisco. He did a molecular pathology fellowship at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and a master degree in pathology, Mosul University, Iraq. He has MB, CH, B from the Mosul University, Iraq.
Dr. Mowafak is an attending pathologist in Eastern Health in St John’s, Canada, an attending pathologist in different Middle East countries and an attending pathologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Dr. Mowafak is a reviewer of pathology outlines, skin diseases and has different publications.
Consultant Dermatologist and a Fellowship-Trained Mohs Micrographic and Dermatological Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
Dr. Spierings is a consultant dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs Micrographic and dermatological surgeon. She completed her medical and dermatology training at St. George’s, University of London and her surgical training at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Specialist Dermatologist at the Dermatology Centre at Dubai Health Authority in Dubai, UAE
Dr. Nisha V Parmar currently works as Specialist Registrar, Dermatology with the Dubai Health Authority at the Dermatology Center, Al Safa, Dubai. She has received her medical training from JIPMER, Pondicherry, India and Dermatology training from PGIMER, Chandigarh, India, both of these Institutes being considered prestigious institutes in India. She also holds a diploma in Dermatology and Venereology from the UEMS-European Board of Dermatology and Venereology.
She has several publications in International journals in the field of Dermatology and is currently assistant editor of the journal Pigment International.
Medical Director at International Dermpath Consult, FZ-LLC in Dubai, UAE
Dr. Reem El Bahtimi, is an American Board Certified pathologist in Dermatopathology, Clinical and Anatomic pathology. She has over 18 years, experience in the field of Dermatopathology. Dr Reem is currently the Founder and Medical director of Dermpath Consult, a state of the art, full service laboratory dedicated to Dermatopathology. Dermpath Consult is a private standalone laboratory. It receives referrals and second opinions from within the UAE and the gulf region.
Associate Clinical Professor, McMaster University, in the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, Canada
Dr. Ronald Vender is a Dermatologist who currently practices in Hamilton, Canada. He is the founder and director of Dermatrials Research Incorporated and Venderm Innovations in Psoriasis. He has participated in over 100 clinical trials. He is Associate Clinical Professor, McMaster University, in the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology.
Consultant in Soft Tissues & Dermatopathology at the St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Dr. Sara Edward is a Consultant in Dermatopathology and Soft Tissue tumours at St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds United Kingdom. She works in one of the largest Histopathology Departments in the UK and is a core member of the Skin cancer multidisciplinary teams and Sarcoma multidisciplinary team. Her area of interest also involves Inflammatory Dermatopathology which involves regular discussions with the dermatologists in the region and also nationally.
Dr. Edward is an educator at heart and has founded and organises two courses in Leeds. The Leeds Update is an international course and has been successfully conducted and is in its 8th year now. Dermatopathology for Dermatologists is aimed at Dermatologists and had its inauguration last year. She conducts regular multiheader dermatopathology teaching sessions for dermatologists and histopathologists.
Dr. Edward is the co- author of Essential Dermatopathology and has contributed to Atlas of Indian Association of Dermatologists and Venerologists.
She is the incoming Secretary of the British Society of Dermatopathology and is a member of Speciality Advisory Committee in Dermatopathology of the Royal College of Pathologists.
She is a member of the court of examiners for Royal College of Pathologists in Histopathology and Dermatopathology and is a member of The Royal College of Physicians SCE in Dermatology Question writing Group.
Specialist Dermatologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Shatha Al Hajjaj is a graduate of Dubai Medical College for girls. She Obtained her Masters in clinical dermatology from Boston University and she did her dermatology training at Boston Medical Centre for 2 years as part of the International Graduate Training program. Dr. Al Hajjaj is currently working as a specialist dermatologist at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and have special interests in dermatopathology and hair diseases.
Consultant Dermatologist at Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, United Kingdom
Dr. Weatherhead is a consultant dermatologist and associate clinical researcher in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK with special interests in cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) and phototherapy. She is the clinical lead for CTCL in Newcastle, which is a tertiary referral center with a population base of over 3 million, and works closely with the oncology and haematology.
Dermatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Padua, Italy
Stefano Piaserico is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology in the Dermatology Unit of the Department of Medicine at the University Hospital of Padua, and Head of the Regional Centre for Psoriasis, both in Padua, Italy. He qualified in medicine and surgery in 1997 from the University of Padua and was awarded a PhD degree in biochemistry and biophysics with the thesis Photodynamic therapy in dermatology: state of the art and new perspectives. He has also conducted research at the Regional Centre for Melanoma at Istituto Oncologico Veneto (IOV) in Padua, Italy.
Professor Piaserico’s research is mainly on dermatology and venereology, with a key focus on psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, organ transplant recipients, photodynamic therapy, and skin cancer. He has built up a wide portfolio of more than 100 publications in several scientific journals, including Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Acta Dermato-Venerologica, European Journal of Dermatology, British Journal of Dermatology, and Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. Professor Piaserico is a member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) and Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Venereologia (SIDeMaST), and a monitor of the Italian Study Group for Dermatological Epidemiology (GISED) and the Network Skin Care in Organ Transplant Recipients (SCOPE Network).
Consultant Dermatological Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in Leeds, UK
Dr. Walayat Hussain is a Consultant Dermatological & Mohs Micrographic Surgeon at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, UK where he is Chair the Regional Skin Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team. He is Secretary of the British Society for Dermatological Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery. He is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading skin cancer surgeons and remains one of the UK’s most published dermatological surgeons.
Head of Pediatric Dermatology Unit at the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at Wroclaw Medical University in Poland
Professor Wojciech Baran is a dermatologist-venereologist with specific interest in pediatric dermatology. He is the head of Pediatric Dermatology Unit in the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology in Wroclaw, Poland.
Professor Wojciech is an author and co-author of 128 papers, 83 presentations on international congresses, 20 chapters and 2 books. He had visited many dermatological departments in Europe e.g. Munich, Kiel, Bochum, Aachen, Dortmund and received one-year Otto-Braun-Falco Scholarship Grant for his stay in Dresden. His scientific work is focused on the immunological background of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis and lately metabolomics in skin diseases. Clinical field of interest is pediatric dermatology, with its specific diseases as atopic dermatitis, morphea, alopecia, vitiligo and childhood psoriasis. The second field is modern treatment of skin diseases – he conducted many II, III phase clinical trials in adults and children. He is also an experienced lecturer delivering his talks mainly to dermatologists, pediatricians and general practitioners.
Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, College of Medicine at UAE University in Al Ain, UAE, a Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Tawam Hospital in Al Ain, UAE, a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at Eternel Clinic in Dubai, UAE and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon in Canada
Dr. Zuhair Al-Fardan is an Canadian board certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with an interest in Breast surgery, Body contouring, Aesthetic facial surgery, Hand surgery, Burns, Cancer reconstruction and Microsurgery.
Dr. Al-Fardan is an Assistant Professor in UAE University, department of Surgery, and Plastic surgery consultant with admitting and operating privileges at Tawam Hospital, Al-Ain. As well as Plastic Surgeon at Eternal Clinic with admitting and operating privileges at MEDCARE Hospital in Dubai He is a fellow of the Canadian Royal College of Surgeons and a member of Canadian Plastic Surgery society and Emirates Medical Association.
Dr. Al-Fardan started Plastic Surgery residency program at University of Toronto, Canada in 2002 to 2007. After the residency he obtained the Canadian Board and completed fellowship in Breast reconstruction at Woman College hospital, Toronto, Canada. Subsequently Dr. Al-Fardan returned to UAE and was assigned as Assistant Professor in UAE University, department of Surgery and plastic surgery consultant at Tawam Hospital, Al-Ain. Research interest in Breast reconstruction, Wound healing and Body reshaping after bariatric surgery