Symposium Faculty

Hicham Abada, MD
Department Chair, Interventional Radiology
Imaging Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Barham Abu Dayyeh, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Endoscoppy program
Mayo Clinic Rochester
Minnesota, USA

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Mazen Alasadi, MD
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Mohammed Al Hadad, MD, FRCS Glas, FACS
Consultant Bariatric Surgeon
Healthpoint Hospital
Abu Dhabi
UAE

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Abdulla Al Hassani, MD
Head
Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Department
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Raghib Ali, MD
Director, Public Health Research Center
Adjunct Associate Professor
New York University Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Amer AlKhatib, MD
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Emad Al Rahmani, MD
Chief, Digestive Disease Department
Healthpoint Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Aydamir Alrakawi, MD
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Nasser Al-Sanea, MD, MBBCh
Section Head, Colon & Rectal Surgery
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabi

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Mohamed Al Zaabi, MD
Consultant Hepatologist &
Gastroenterologist
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Pascale Anglade, MD
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Sigurbjorn Birgisson, MD
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology &
Hepatology Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Bret A. Cardwell, MD
Staff Physician, General Surgery
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE


Ricard Corcelles, MD
Staff Physician
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

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Conor Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FRCSI, FACS, FASCRS (Hon)
Chairman, Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute, Victor W. Fazio MD Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery – Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Surgery,Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Elia del Rosario, MD
Staff Physicia
Anesthesiology Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Harshad Devarbhavi, MD
Professor and Head Gastroenterology and Hepatology
St. John’s Medical College Hospital
India

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Sara El Ouali, MD
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology& Hepatology Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Deepa Grandon, MD
Staff Physician, Allergy & Immunology
Medical Subspecialties Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE


Daniel Guerron, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Duke University Medical Center
USA

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Carlos Guarner, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Barcelona
Spain


Anastasios Hantzakos, MD
Staff Physician – Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery,Surgical Subspecialties Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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John Hoefs, MD
Director
Liver Disease Program
University of California Irvine
USA

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Wayne Huang, MD
Vice Superintendent
IRCAD
Taiwan

Hassan Jaafar, MD
Consultant Medical Oncologist
Tawam hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Hermann Kessler, M,D,, Ph.D, F.A.C.S
Section Head,
Minimally Invasive Surgery Department of
Colorectal Surgery Cleveland Clinic
Ohio, USA

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Diana Khankan, RN
DDI Clinical Nursing Coordinator
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Betty Kho, RN
Assistant Nurse Manager
Peri-op, Clinical & Nursing
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Donald F. Kirby, M.D. FACP FACN FACG AGAF FASPEN CNSC CPNS
Director, Center for Human Nutrition
Cleveland Clinic Ohio
Ohio, USA
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Zaher Koutoubi, MD
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Matthew Kroh, MD
Chief, General Surgery
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Shiva Kumar, MD
Chief, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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sp15Zoltan Lackberg, MD
Staff Physician,
Colorectal Surgery,
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
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Martin E. Lascano, MD
Staff Physician, Nephrology
Medical Subspecialties Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Eric Matayoshi, MD
Interim Chief, General Surgery
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Abu Dhabi, UAE
Clinic Abu Dhabi
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sp17Martine McManus, MD
Staff Physician,
Anatomical Pathology,Pathology & Laboratory
Medicine Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
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Anders Mellgren, MD, PhD, FACS, FASCRS
Turi Josefsen Chair in Surgery
Professor and Chief
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
University of Illinois at Chicago
USA

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Rose Moore, RN
Ambulatory Nurse Manager
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Abdelrahman A. Nimeri, MBBCh, FACS, FASMBS
President
Pan Arab Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Division Chief
Medical Institute – Medical Affairs
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
UAE

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Roland Ortiz, RN
Bariatric Program Coordinator
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Antonio Pinna, MD
Staff Physician
Transplant, Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE


Javed Raza, MBBS
Staff Physician, General Surgery
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Carrie Richardson, RN
Assistant Nurse Manager
Endoscopy, Clinical & Nursing
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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John Rodriguez, MD
Staff Surgeon
Cleveland Clinic Ohio
Ohio, USA

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Bashir Sankari
Chief
Surgical Subspecialties Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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Annelie Shaw, RD
Dietitian, Clinical Dietetics
Clinical and Nursing Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Bo Shen, MD
Professor of Medicine
Ed and Joey Story Endowed Chair
Head of IBD Section
Cleveland Clinic Ohio
Ohio, USA
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Shafik Sidani, MD
Staff Physician, Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Ricard Sola, MD
Liver Section Head
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Spain

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Adrienne Speedy, RD
Lead Dietitian, Clinical Dietetics
Clinical and Nursing Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Rakesh Suri, MD
Chief of Staff
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon and
Chair of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Heart & Vascular Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
UAE

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Jose Such, MD
Staff Physician, Gastroenterology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Jean Uy-Kroh, MD
Chief, Office of Physician Staff Affairs
Consultant Physician, Surgical Subspecialties Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Matthew Walsh, MD
Chief, General Surgery
Cleveland Clinic Ohio
Ohio, USA
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Ann Williamson, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Clinical and Nursing Officer
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
UAE

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Jennifer Yeckley, BSN, RN, CWCN, COCN
Enterostomal Nurse on the Wound & Stomal Care Team, Clinical and Nursing Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE
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