Dr Abdul Rauf
SKMC appoints expert for children’s eye care
Abu Dhabi, August 22, 2013
Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) has appointed Dr Abdul Rauf as the hospital’s new consultant in paediatric ophthalmology.
He is part of a growing team in the Ophthalmology Clinic, and has already begun to see patients at the premier healthcare facility.
“I am excited to have already started working with patients at SKMC - a hospital that is known for putting patients first which is the driving force behind all of my work. I look forward to applying my knowledge and experience gained in the UK and addressing the unique needs of children’s ophthalmic health in the UAE,” said Dr Rauf.
Dr Rauf, a British national, attained his medical degree at the University of London, followed by fellowships at the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the UK.
Before joining SKMC, Dr Rauf was the consultant ophthalmic surgeon for Burton Hospitals FT Trust and the head of the Ophthalmology Department at the Queen’s Hospital in Burton.
“Dr Rauf, with more than 12 years of experience at a consultant level, is a solid addition to our ophthalmology clinic, and is dedicated to serving some of the country’s most vulnerable residents,” said Dr Abdulmajeed Al Zubaidi, chief medical officer of SKMC.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr Rauf to the Seha family. His background in paediatric ophthalmology is extensive, and Abu Dhabi residents can rest assured that their children’s eyes are in very good hands,” said Carl Stanifer, group chief executive officer of Seha.
SKMC, managed by Cleveland Clinic, is part of the Seha HealthSystem and owned and operated by Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha), which is responsible for the curative activities of all the public hospitals and clinics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. – TradeArabia News Service