Emirati Doctor Alawi Alsheikh-Ali is Deputy Director General of the Dubai Health Authority. He is a Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and a 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.
He previously served as Section Head of Electrophysiology and Chair of the Cardiac Sciences Institute at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.
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, 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.
Dr. Alsheikh-Ali has conducted a number of studies related to heart rhythm and cardiac care in the GCC region and has published more than 200 research and scientific papers in international journals.
He is also a Founding Member of the Gulf Heart Rhythm Society, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Heart Association and Head of the Scientific Team of the Control Center for Combating COVID-19 in Dubai. In addition to this, he also held the position of President of The Emirates Cardiac Society.
Dr. Alsheikh-Ali has received several awards in recognition of his academic and research efforts, including The Mohammed bin Rashid Medal for Scientific Excellence, The Abu Dhabi Award for Research Excellence, The Martin Loeb Memorial Prize in Medicine, and The Louis Lasagna Award for Research from Tufts University in Boston.