2nd Abu Dhabi Upper Limb Update Conference
Dr. Ali Al Suwaidi
Conference Chairman
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and Head of the Shoulder and Upper Limb Unit, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Ali Al Suwaidi is a consultant orthopedic surgeon who is highly experienced in the treatment of shoulder conditions with referred neck pain, minimally invasive surgeries of the shoulder and the upper limb. Dr. Ali is a fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCSI) and Western Fellowship trained in Sports Injuries.

He is an international member of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports medicine (ISAKOS)

Dr. Ali is currently the president of the Emirates Orthopedic Society and has multiple researches and publications.

Dr. Mohamed Louay Jabban
Conference Co-Chairman
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon- Upper Limb & Sports Injuries, The Shoulder and Upper Limb Unit, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Mohamad Louay Jabban is a consultant orthopedic surgeon with highly experienced in trauma, referred neck pain, and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and knee. He has 25 years of training and experience in Syria, UK, France, South Africa, USA, UAE.

His previous roles in Abu Dhabi include Sheikh Khalifa Medical City where he was a consultant orthopedic surgeon until October 2015. Dr. Louay organized more than 10 orthopedic meetings and symposiums and ran professors’ visiting program for 7 years. He is a member in many quality task forces like VTA. He has interest in trauma, upper limb and sports medicine.

Dr. Louay is currently practicing in the Shoulder and Upper Limb Unit, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Mike Hayton
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon- Hand and Wrist Surgery
Wrightington Hospital, Manchester, UK

Dr. Mike Hayton is a very experienced orthopedic hand and wrist surgeon based in the North West of England. His NHS practice is at the Wrightington Hospital and his UK private practice is at the Manchester Spire Hospital.

He deals with all aspects of hand and wrist problems (excluding microvascular) and has a particular interest in treating sports injuries, joint replacements and ligament reconstructions.

Over the last 15 years he has looked after many professional athletes from a wide variety of sports and is now preparing for a 4th Olympic cycle.

He is widely published in the hand surgery literature and is regular lecturer around the world with several speaking invitations to North America each year.

Dr. Mike was an examiner for several years for the Royal College of Surgeons Intercollegiate Board Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedics (FRCS Orth). He has been running the highly successful revision hand surgery course at Wrightington for the last 15 years.

Dr. Aref Al Shehhi
Chief Executive Officer
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Aref Ali Al Shehhi is the Acting CEO, having been appointed to this position in November 2015 after serving as the Deputy CEO at SKMC for two years and the Medical Director of Abu Dhabi Rehabilitation Center for over two years.

Dr. Al Shehhi holds a bachelor of science in medicine and surgery from Alexandria University, Egypt, and an MBA degree with honors from Abu Dhabi University, UAE. He is also a fellow in healthcare administration at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, US (2012-2013) and a fellow of the Canadian Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, FRCPC-Canada. He was selected among SEHA’s best 100 employees in the category of “Best Executive Director.”

Dr. Saeed Al Thani
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Orthocure Medical Center, Dubai, UAE

Dr. Saeed Althani MBBS, FRCSC, has extensive expertise in Arthroscopy, Sport Medicine and Joint Reconstruction. His knowledge ranges from early cartilage injury to the need for a full joint replacement.

He began obtaining his wealth of knowledge in medical school at King Faisal University where he graduated in 1993. He eventually went on to receive his Orthopedic Residency training from the University of Toronto and FRCS from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 2004. Throughout his career he worked in UAE University - College of Medicine and Health Science since 1996 till 2016. Currently he works as Consultant Orthopedic, Arthroscopy and Sport Medicine and Joint Reconstruction in Mediclinic City Hospital. Since 2013 he is a Medical Director and owner of Orthocure Medical Center.

Dr. Althani is the President of Emirates Orthopedic Society, Chairperson UAE AO Chapter, member of the Arab Board Orthopedic Examination Committee and AOTME Education Committee Chairman. Through the years he is an international speaker in the field of orthopedics, especially shoulder and knee surgeries.

Dr. Mohamed Farouk
Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine
The Shoulder and Upper Limb Unit, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Mohamed Farouk is a certified orthopedic surgeon specialist with eleven-year clinical experience in Egypt, UAE. He has good experience in trauma, arthroscopic surgery of shoulder, knee. His clinical experience includes the management of fractures using different methods of internal fixation as well as the surgical management of sports injuries. He also has wide interest in trauma, upper limb and sports medicine.

Currently, he is holding a position of specialist Upper Limb and Sports Orthopedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Jennifer Dodge
Bounce Back Physiotherapy, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Jennifer is a Physiotherapist that specializes in musculoskeletal and sports specific injuries

After graduating with a Bachelor degree in Physiotherapy from the University of Newcastle in Australia, she spent more than four years working extensively with various professional sporting teams, Olympians and in Sports Medicine clinics across Sydney, Australia.

In 2015, Jennifer moved to Abu Dhabi, where she managed the Shoulder and Upper Limb clinic at Burjeel Hospital, focusing on the treatment and rehabilitation of post-operative shoulder and upper limb injuries. Jennifer is currently based at BounceBack Physiotherapy on Yas Island and in addition continues to work internationally with professional American sports teams in the NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA as well as treating top CrossFit athletes locally here in Abu Dhabi.

Jennifer uses her background in sport biomechanics, movement quality, structural integration, dry needling and manual therapy to specialize in all aspects of human performance.

Adarsh Mohan
The Shoulder and Upper Limb Unit, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Adarsh Mohan is a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with 10 years experience, specially in upper limb and sports injuries rehabilitation protocols, with a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation obtained from the School of Medical Education, Kottayam, India.

He practices Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in multiple Healthcare settings in different parts of India and currently in the Shoulder and Upper Limb Unit in Burjeel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.



Dr. Mostafa Azab
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Sherif Ban
Specialist Orthopedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine
Healthpoint, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Amin El Helw
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and Head of Department
Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Lucia Heras
Consultant Orthopedic Hand Surgeon
Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Safa Abaza
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Gulf Diagnostic Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Nagib Yordi
Consultant Orthopedic Surgery, Head of Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Healthpoint, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Simon Grange
Consultant Shoulder and Trauma Surgeon
Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dr. Ahmed Labib
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon and Head of Department
Al Zahra Hospital, Dubai, UAE