Alawi Al Sheikh Ali

Alawi Alsheikh-Ali is an Emirati physician-scientist and currently serves as the Deputy Director General of the Dubai Health Authority. He is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and member of the Board of Trustees at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences where he was previously the Founding Dean of the College of Medicine and University Provost.  A consultant cardiac electrophysiologist, he was part of the team that established the first comprehensive cardiac arrhythmia service in the UAE at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City where he served as Section Head of Electrophysiology and Chair of the Cardiac Sciences Institute. Dr. Alsheikh-Ali holds a bachelor of science in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master of science in applied physiology from Boston University, and a master of science in clinical research and a Doctor of Medicine from Tufts University.  He completed his clinical residency and fellowships in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston leading to triple certification from the American Board of Medical Specialties. He is a member of the Emirates Scientist Council and of the Dubai Future Councils. Dr. Alsheikh-Ali is active in several professional societies in the UAE and the region and is Past President of the Emirates Cardiac Society and member of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Heart Association and a Founding Board Member of the Gulf Heart Rhythm Society. 

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His research interests span a broad range in cardiology including clinical electrophysiology and device therapies, preventive cardiology, and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the developing world. He is a key member of the steering committees of several large regional multinational disease-based registries of acute coronary syndrome, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, and arrhythmia device therapy. His research has lead to nearly 200 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals including the Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.  In recognition of his academic and research accomplishments, Dr. AlsheikhAli has received several awards, including the Rashid Award for Scientific Excellence for three cycles, the Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Medical Research, the Martin Loeb Memorial Award in Human Medicine, and the Louis Lasagna Memorial Prize in Medicine from Tufts University.