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As a Consultant Radiologist in a busy 200- bedded Speciality Hospital in the Dubai Health Care City as well as a 118-bedded Al Zahra Hospital in Al Barsha, Dubai, my work involved both diagnostic and Interventional Radiology. The diagnostic work comprised plain films, fluoroscopy (including Bariums and IVU’s) and cross-sectional imaging including ultrasound, CT and MR reporting.

Intervention Radiology has evolved as a prime department at both these hospitals.

Both Vascular and Non-Vascular intervention are carried out routinely.

I have been instrumental in initiating further use of multi-detector row CT with applications including Coronary CT scans which is now performed as a regular procedure at both these centres.

I have also performed the role of a Head of Department at the Al Zahra Hospital since its inception and my joining the hospital in October 2012.

This has involved looking after every aspect of the department.
Completed Post graduate degree in Nuclear Medicine in 2003. Did residency at Tata memorial Hospital from 2005 -2009 and then joined as faculty at Tata memorial Hospital. Have done a short fellowship in PET/CT at Mallinckrodt institute of radiology, St Louis, USA .

Associated with reporting both general nuclear medicine scans and PET/CT using FDG. Associated with development of individualized protocols for indications of use of FDG PET/CT in multiple malignancies especially peadiatric. Also have experience of reading Ga 68 PSMA scans. Associated with radionuclide therapy for thyroid, NET, breast cancer and bone pain palliation. Co PI for initiating radionuclide therapy for Her 2 positive breast cancer patients.

Academically hold an Associate Professor position offering teaching and guidance for thesis of MD students of nuclear medicine. Also a thesis guide for students of nuclear medicine technology working towards their doctoral degree at other institutes. Have been reviewer for many national and few international peer reviewed oncology journals. Have guided residents for writing articles in many nuclear medicine journals.

Have been a part of organizing 2 International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) workshops on Nuclear medicine in Oncology and therapy held in India and also as local national faculty for the same.
Faculty for national Nuclear Medicine and Oncological Congress and participated in international congress in Nuclear Medicine and Oncology.

Dr. Alkoteesh undertook his higher specialist training in Radiology at University Hospital of Wales in UK in 1997. He has worked in many well recognized International hospitals: Prince Philip hospital in Wales; Cork University Hospital in Ireland and King Fahad National Guard Hospital (KAMC) in Riyadh; KSA, Sheikh Khalifa Medical city SKMC-Cleveland in the UAE; Alain Hospital and Tawam/John Hopkins Hospital.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR)UK since 1999, and member of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE).He is a HAAD Examiner for Diagnostic and interventional Radiology and a member of SEHA Radiology council in the UAE. He is holder of the European Board in Interventional Radiology EBIR.

He has special interests in vascular intervention', Carotid and Aortic stenting; hepatobiliary; TIPS, Arterial and venous embolization, TACE, Tumour Radiofrequency ablation; urological Interventional procedures; uterine fibroid embolization; Breast interventions and diabetic foot salvage interventional procedures.

Dr Alkoteesh has performed more the 10000 interventional radiology procedures in the UAE during the last seven years including TIPS procedure in 4y old child; and also he has more than 30 publications under his belt. He has been invited as an expert IR speaker in more than 50 national and international conferences.

Dr. Alkoteesh served as the chief of Interventional Radiology at Sheikh Khalifa Medical city between 2007-2010 where he also established and managed the Radiology Residency Program. He set up the residency program in 2009 and took the challenge to train the UAE junior doctors to become the Radiologists of the future.

He has been the chief of Interventional Radiology at Alain Hospital since 2010 when he came to establish the interventional Radiology Department and has been the Chairman of Radiology since 2012.

Dr Alkoteesh was appointed in 2013-2014 by SEHA as the Regional Chairman of Clinical Imaging department of Both Tawam and Alain Hospitals to lead the Radiology integration in the Eastern region of Abu Dhabi Emirates.

He has been editorial board members and reviewer of Cardio-Vascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) Journal (CIRSE's official journal) since 2013 and a Member of editorial advisory board for AuntMinnie Middle East since 2014.

Dr Alkoteesh has built one of the best Interventional Radiology unite in the Middle East and managed to win the following prizes:
1-Winner of Arab Health Award for Excellence in IR Imaging and diagnostics 2012.
2-Excellence in Teaching Award 2013-2014 Adjunct Clinical Faculty, FMHS UAE University.
3-Golden SEHA Award in TE-Project 2014 on Diabetic foot management
4-Dubai Quality Award 2015.

Dr. Hidayath Ali Ansari is Staff Physician and Consultant Radiologist in the Section of Abdominal Imaging within the Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Ansari worked as a Consultant Radiologist and Clinical Lead for the Department of Radiology at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay National Health Service Foundation (NHS) Trust in Lancaster, UK. He also worked as Chair of the Radiology, Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network, UK. He completed his residency in Radiology at the Manchester Radiology Training Scheme in Manchester, UK, where he also completed his Specialist training and fellowship in Cross Sectional, Body Imaging and Nuclear Medicine. He completed his fellowship Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT) at the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland.

His routine reporting includes General X-rays, Nuclear medicine studies, Positron emission tomography (PETCT), Cross sectional CT and MRI imaging including CT Colonography and MR Enterography. He has been ARSAC licence holder for radioactive isotope administrations and is experienced in Octreotide scanning, Parathyoid, Cardiac and Brain SPECT Perfusion imaging. In addition, he is also experienced in CT and Ultrasound guided biopsies and drainages.

He has established and led clinical audit, radiology discrepancy meetings and cancer imaging services. He is a fellow of Royal College of Radiologists. He has been actively involved in education and research was an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Lancaster. He received Four NHS Clinical Excellence Awards from University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS in-between 2009 and 2014 in recognition of exceptional contributions to patient safety, quality of clinical care and education.

Dr. Ansari lives in Abu Dhabi with his wife and two sons.

Dorria Salem 1953, Egyptian radiologist, MD, Cairo University 1987. A professor at Cairo University teaching hospital, since 1998 and the general manager of the women's health outreach program [National Egyptian breast screening program] since 2007. She is one of the pioneers in the women's imaging the thing that put her in a very distinguished position on the national level as well as the Arab level. She is the founder of the women's imaging unit at the radiology department at Cairo university teaching hospital since 2003. She is also a member of the continuous teaching program of Cairo University and the ministry of health and population. She has recently been selected to be a member in the Middle East board of Aunt Minnie radiology website.

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Dorria Saleh El Sayed Salem

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