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Top 10 Gynaecologists in Dubai*

top 10 gynaecologists Dubai

*According to Patient Feedback

“Who are the best gynaecologists in Dubai? Can anyone recommend an OBGYN?”

You asked us and we turned the question back to you.

We have compiled the top 10 gynaecologists in Dubai, based only on real patient recommendations, experience and feedback. No healthcare professionals were questioned.

Gathered from exemplary recommendations across Dubai social media forums, these top 10 gynaecologists in Dubai not only have a wealth of clinical expertise in their field, they also stand out for the overwhelmingly positive comments from their patients.

Dr Salma Ballal, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Genesis Healthcare Center

Having delivered well over 1000 babies, Dr Salma Ballal has extensive experience in managing normal and complex pregnancies and deliveries.

Dr Salma trained in obstetrics and gynaecology with the UK’s NHS where she developed a strong interest in maternal medicine, high-risk pregnancies, and labour care. She completed advanced maternal medicine and labour ward practice training with the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) before moving to Dubai in 2014. Dr Salma was most recently at Mediclinic Parkview hospital before joining the Genesis Healthcare Center team.

Dr Salma believes in open communication with her patients and that “women should be kept informed through every step of what is the most amazing experience in any woman’s life.” She also offers pre-pregnancy counselling to patients with complicated or traumatic pregnancy history.

Patients describe Dr Salma as “refreshingly honest”, and “very safe hands”, saying she “totally respected my wishes”.

Dr Esra Majid, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Kings’ College Hospital Dubai 

Based in Dubai since 2016, Dr Esra has built a reputation for her management of high-risk pregnancies and gynaecological conditions. She worked at Al Zahra Hospital Dubai, where she regularly received excellent feedback from her patients, before moving to King’s College Hospital Dubai.

At Kings’ College Hospital Dubai Dr Esra “performs major surgical procedures, follow up of high-risk pregnancies and deliveries, along with natural and water births.”

Dr Esra qualified in Baghdad and went on to complete her Board Certificate in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Sweden. She worked at the teaching hospital Sundsvall County Hospital and as a specialist at Sodra Alv Bord Hospital in Gothenburg before moving to Dubai. 

Patients have praised Dr Esra for her expertise and skill, describing her as “straight to the point, warm and approachable.” 

Dr Vibha Sharma, Specialist Gynaecologist, Prime Medical Center 

Working in Dubai since 2004, Dr Vibha is known for her commitment to supporting women with a range of gynaecological and women’s health problems. In the UAE she worked at Ministry of Health and Tertiary Care hospitals prior to joining Prime Medical Center.

Dr Vibha specialises in areas of women’s health requiring specialist gynaecological expertise.

Qualified in India at Jammu Medical College, Dr Vibha went on to do her post-graduate at King George’s Medical College in Lucknow. She worked at Queen Mary’s Hospital Lucknow and Willingdon and Batra Hospitals and Research Centre in New Delhi before moving to the Middle East.

Patients have described Dr Vibha as “consistent”, “approachable”, and “professional”.

Dr Aisha Alzouebi, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital 

Dr Aisha Alzouebi has more than 15 years of experience in obstetrics and gynaecology in the UK and the UAE, with specialist expertise in “early pregnancy, management of complications in early pregnancy, family planning and sexual health, benign open and laparoscopic surgery and hysteroscopy.”

A member of the UK’s Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Dr Aisha attended medical school at Sheffield University and completed her Masters in Surgical Education at Imperial College London. 

Patient social media feedback on Dr Aisha said, “she was brilliant”, “I would highly recommend her”, “Dr Aisha is great”. 

Dr Reeja Mary Abraham, Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medcare Women and Children Hospital 

A specialist in high-risk pregnancies, Dr Reeja takes an “evidence-based” approach to complex and low risk gynaecological issues. Dr Reeja is based at Medcare Women and Children Hospital, where she also “performs and assists in major and minor gynaecological procedures”.  

A member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the Kerala Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (KFOG), Dr Reeja began her medical career at Christian Fellowship Hospital in Oddanchatram, Tamil Nadu and worked in hospitals in Kerala and Tamil Nadu before moving to Dubai to work at Medcare Women and Children Hospital.

Patients recommending Dr Reeja describe her as “kind and attentive”, “highly professional”, and “detail-oriented”.

Dr Nashwa Abulhassan, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital Healthcare City 

Dr Nashwa is a specialist in normal and complex pregnancies and deliveries, as well as “acute gynaecology and early pregnancy complications management” based at Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital Healthcare City.

A member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and an accredited member of the British society of colposcopists and cervical pathologists, Dr Nashwa has more than 15 years of experience in the UK and the UAE.

Dr Nashwa has been featured in the UAE media discussing pregnancy complications and was most recently in Gulf News, offering advice for pregnant women who have tested positive for Covid-19. 

Dr Nashwa’s patients describe her as “kind and caring”.

Dr Samina Dornan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and sub specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine, Al Zahra Hospital

An established international voice on maternal and fetal health issues, Dr Samina Dornan has extensive experience in fetal medicine. At Al Zahra Hospital she works as a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist with a sub-specialty in Maternal Fetal Medicine.

Dr Samina qualified at Queen’s University Belfast. She received a fellowship from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in 2017 and is the “first female Maternal Fetal Medicine sub-specialist [at RCOG]” to work with patients in Dubai. 

Frequently quoted in the media, Dr Samina is “extensively published in complex twin pregnancies”.  

Patient feedback on Dr Samina is overwhelmingly positive, describing her as “wonderful”, “absolutely fantastic”, “caring” and “amazing”.

Dr Sarah Francis, Consultant Obstetrics and Gynaecology, American Hospital Dubai and American Hospital Al Khawaneej Clinic 

With clinical expertise in general and benign gynaecology, adolescent gynaecological issues, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), and low and high-risk pregnancies, Dr Sarah supports patients at American Hospital Dubai and American Hospital Al Khawaneej Clinic.  

A member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Dr Sarah qualified in Sierra Leone and practised in NHS hospitals and trusts across the UK before moving to the UAE. She worked with patients at Drs Nicholas and Asp clinics before joining the team at American Hospital.

Patients say that Dr Sarah is “wonderful” and “exceptionally supportive”.

Dr Dragana Pavlovic-Acimovic, Specialist Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mediclinic Meadows 

Dr Dragana has “a special interest in obstetrics” and consults on “adolescent gynaecology, menopause, family planning” and various gynaecological conditions.

Dr Dragana qualified in Serbia and started her career at University Hospital Narodni Front in Belgrade, “the largest specialised obstetrics and gynaecology centre in South-East Europe”. She moved to Dubai in 2015 and worked at Drs Nicholas and Asp before joining Mediclinic.

Patients’ experience with Dr Dragana is “great”.

Dr Alessandra Pipan, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Mediclinic City Hospital 

With more than 30 years’ experience in gynaecology and obstetrics Dr Alessandra treats a range of gynaecological conditions, is a specialist in infertility and oncology, and works with high-risk pregnancies at Mediclinic City Hospital.

A member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG), the European Society of Reproduction and Embryology, and the European Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy, Dr Alessandra qualified at Cattolica University of Rome, Italy and has developed extensive sector experience in positions across the Italian and UAE healthcare institutions. 

Patients of Dr Alessandra have described her as “great” and “amazing”.


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