Interviews

 
 September 2017 Issue
Expert arthroscopic surgery at Belhoul Specialty Hospital
Middle East Health speaks to Dr Dhaval Sagala, Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon at Belhoul Specialty Hospital, Dubai about his specialty and orthopaedic surgery in general...
   
 July 2017 Issue
King Hussein Cancer Center expansion doubles capacity
Middle East Health speaks to Dr Asem Mansour, CEO/Director General, King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman about the hospital, their care for Syrian refugees and center’s new extension...
   
 July 2017 Issue
Specialty Hospital in Jordan, one of the top 10 hospitals in medical tourism worldwide
The Specialty Hospital is a leading private teaching hospital, located in Amman - Jordan. It is fully equipped to provide a full range of in-patient and outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic medical and surgical procedures. Its capacity is 265 beds, with 1000 qualifi ed employees and serves...
   
 July 2017 Issue
Attracting foreign patients with advanced medical expertise
Jordan has achieved great strides in the medical tourism industry over the past several years. Serving as a safe haven in the region, the kingdom is considered the number one medical tourism destination in the MENA region. Middle East Health spoke to Dr Fawzi Al-Hammouri, Chairman of the Private Hospitals Association of Jordan, about the association and medical tourism in Jordan.
   
 March 2017 Issue
Matthias Schmitz - Miele develops innovative sensor to improve sterilisation process
At the Arab Health 2017 exhibition, Middle East Health spoke to Matthias Schmitz, Miele’s Marketing Regional Director for the Asia-Pacific, about their corporate philosophy, innovation, quality and position in the Middle East.
   
 January 2017 Issue
Cathy Easter - On knowledge sharing
Cathy Easter, President & CEO of Houston Methodist Global Healthcare, was one of five women leaders across the globe who received a recognition award for their contribution to UAE’s success by the Bilateral US-Arab Chambers at a VIP event in November in Abu Dhabi. Middle East Health spoke to her about the award and Houston Methodist.
   
 January 2017 Issue
Dr Mothaffar Fahed Rimawi – On breast cancer
Middle East Health spoke to Dr Mothaffar Fahed Rimawi of Baylor St Luke’s Medical Centre, Texas, US, who was visiting the region recently. The board-certified medical oncologist, who specialises in breast cancer care and research, said he was heartened by what he had seen in the region in terms of the quality of health care.
   
 January 2017 Issue
Medfind – German doctor recruiting expertise
Middle East Health spoke to Sascha Winter, Managing Director of Medfind.
   
 July 2016 Issue
AUBMC'S 2020 Vision
Middle East Health speaks to Dr Mohamed H. Sayegh, Executive Vice President for Medicine and Global Strategy, Raja N. Khoury Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at American University of Beirut, about AUBMC’s 2020 Vision to transform health care in Lebanon.
   
 July 2016 Issue
King Hussein Cancer Center expansion to house state-of-the-art facilities
King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, one of the region’s leading cancer hospitals, is in the process of expanding its facilities to accommodate the high demand for its sought after services. Middle East Health speaks to Dr Asem Mansour, the CEO and Director General of KHCC.
   
 November 2014 Issue
Options for dealing with obesity and diabetes
Dubai Healthcare City-based specialists shed light on key issues surrounding obesity and diabetes. Middle East Health speaks to Dr Naji Torbay Khoury, Specialist in Endocrinology, The Weight Care Clinic, Dubai Healthcare City, and Dr Alaeddin Saghir, Consultant Endocrinologist Diabetologist, Abu Hammour Medical Centre.
   
 September 2014 Issue
The story behind Turkey’s leading manufacturer of LED operating lights
With its fast growth amid the competition, Etkin Medical Devices’s LED operating lights continues to be the choice for hospital management teams and surgical staff who are looking for the balance between high quality and affordable price.
   
 September 2014 Issue
Allscripts healthcare IT expands to the Middle East
Middle East Health speaks to Rich Berner, President of International at Allscripts, about the Allscripts Population Health Management tool. The company is expanding its operations to the Middle East.
   
 July 2014 Issue
Healthpoint opens its doors in Abu Dhabi
Middle East Health speaks to Dr. Nader Darwich, Medical Director at Healthpoint, about the new hospital which recently opened in Abu Dhabi.
   
 July 2014 Issue
Sidra researcher studies new percutaneous valve for young cardiac patients
Middle East Health speaks to Professor Ziyad M Hijazi, MD, MPH, FACC, MSCAI, the Acting Chief Medical Officer, Service Chief – Pediatrics and Director at Sidra’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence in Doha.
   
 May 2014 Issue
Abbott Labs developing molecular technology for broad, rapid pathogen detection
Middle East Health spoke to Deepak Nath, DVP of Abbot Labs. He discusses a new molecular diagnostic tool that US-based Abbot Labs is currently developing and which promises to bring new hope to patients with critical infections.
   
 May 2014 Issue
Hospital Information Systems - Gaining insight into the IT needs of hospitals
IDC Health Insights’ Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Healthcare Technology Strategies do research and analysis of IT trends in healthcare in the region with a specific focus on electronic health records, health information exchange and patient management systems.
   
 May 2014 Issue
Oncology - Treating cancer with immunotherapy
Callan Emery spoke to Dr Francesco Marincola – Chief Research Officer at Sidra in Doha and President of the Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer (www.sitcancer.org) about immunotherapy and recent advances in its use as a treatment for cancer.
   
 January 2014 Issue
Oncology - Is colon cancer preventable?
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the world and its prevalence is increasing rapidly in certain regions. MEH speaks to Professor Heinz-Josef Lenz, an eminent cancer research specialist based at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, about the disease, its epidemiology, and options for prevention & treatment.
   
 May 2013 Issue
H.I.S - Functionality, ease of use, flexibility are key
Middle East Health speaks to David Hatton, Healthcare Information Systems Business Manager for the Emerging Markets region at Carestream Health, about the company’s PACS / RIS.
   
 January 2013 Issue
Imaging – Computed Tomography - Innovation in imaging
Philips Healthcare is one of the world leaders in developing innovative medical equipment. Callan Emery spoke to Maarten Hovers, Business Manager Imaging Systems, Philips Healthcare, Middle East & Turkey, about their latest developments in the field of Computed Tomography.
   
 November 2012 Issue
Osteoporosis : Inerview: Indentifying and preventing the silent bone disease
On the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day on 20 October, Middle East Health spoke to Dr Humeira Badsha from the Dr Humeira Badsha Medical Center and Anlene Ambassador Board member, about the disease, its prevalence and what can be done to prevent and manage it. 
   
 May 2012 Issue
HIS - Engaging the region’s growing demand
Middle East Health spoke to Greg White, the vice president and managing director of Cerner Middle East and Africa, about Hospital Information Systems, the demand for them in the region and Cerner’s new big HIS contract in Qatar. 
   
Innovation - Imaging 2.0
Callan Emery spoke to Jay Mazelsky, Senior VP and GM Computed Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, Philips Healthcare, and Hans Kleine Schaars, Business Manager, Imaging Systems Cluster MCR Europe, Middle East & Africa, Senior Director, Philips – about Philips Healthcare’s Imaging 2.0 initiative.
   
IMID - Crohn’s disease & Colitis
Callan Emery spoke to Dr Simon Travis, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Professor of Gastroenterology & President of ECCO 2012-2014 (the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation), about Immune- Mediated Inflammatory Disorders, while he was in Dubai for the 3rd Annual Abbott IMID Summit earlier this year. 
   
 March 2011 Issue

Screen, Plan, Act - Abu Dhabi’s initiative to reduce CVD (Mar 2011)
Callan Emery speaks to Dr Cother Hajat, section head, Public Health Programmes, Health Authority-Abu Dhabi, about the Weqaya programme, its findings and their implications.
 

   

HIV/AIDS - AIDS vaccine research – where is it headed? (Mar 2011)
IRIN/PlusNews speaks to Mitchell Warren, executive director of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, about the future of HIV vaccine research and development.
 

   
 January 2011 Issue

Screen, Plan, Act - Abu Dhabi’s initiative to reduce CVD  (Jan 2011)
Callan Emery speaks to Dr Cother Hajat, section head, Public Health Programmes, Health Authority-Abu Dhabi, about the Weqaya programme, its findings and their implications.
 

   

HIV/AIDS - AIDS vaccine research – where is it headed?  (Jan 2011)IRIN/PlusNews speaks to Mitchell Warren, executive director of the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, about the future of HIV vaccine research and development.
 

   
 November 2011 Issue

Answering the call to heal the sick  (Nov 2010)
Callan Emery speaks to Dr Abrar Khan, senior consultant and director, Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, about his life, inspiration and the organ transplant programme he was invited to establish in the United Arab Emirates.  

   
 September 2011 Issue
Gottfried Hirnschall, WHO’s new director of HIV  (Sep 2010)
The UN (WHO) recently appointed Dr Gottfried Hirnschall, director of its HIV department. IRIN/PlusNews talked to him about the state of universal access to HIV prevention, treatment and care, and how countries need to respond to waning donor funding for HIV programmes. 
   
   
PEPFAR flat-lines funding – an interview with Eric Goosby   (Sep 2010)
The US president’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has committed about US$32 billion to the global fight against HIV since its launch in 2003, making it the largest donor for HIV/AIDS globally.
   
 January 2010 Issue
Interview - The diabetes time-bomb in Saudi Arabia (Jan 2010)
Diabetes is epidemic in several Gulf countries including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), where its prevalence continues to increase dramatically. Callan Emery spoke to Dr Khaled Al Tayeb, anendocrinologist for Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health. 
   
Dubai Mall Medical Centre – a patient-centred approach (Jan 2010)
Callan Emery spoke to Omar Shunnar, the CEO of Emaar Healthcare, about the new medical centre and their partnership with Methodist.
   
 September 2009 Issue
Healthcare Communications - Targeting the Middle East (Sep 2009)
Global healthcare agency McCann Healthcare Worldwide is setting up shop in Dubai. Callan Emery spoke to Richard Nordstrom, the Chairman and CEO, to find out more about the company and what’s attracting them to the Middle East. 
   
 May 2009 Issue
The way forward (May 2009)
In an exclusive interview with Callan Emery, Professor Osman Ratib, the president of the EuroPACS scientific society and one of the key initiators of the innovative and globally successful OsiriX open source PACS project, discusses PACS technology, the future of PACS and the OsiriX initiative.
   
 March 2009 Issue
Raising the standard of maternity care (March 2009)
Abu Dhabi healthcare investment and development company United Eastern Medical will build one of the region’s leading women’s and children’s hospitals. Callan Emery spoke the company’s CEO Mohammed Al Shorafa, MD. 
   
Education - Irish surgeons set up university in Bahrain (March 2009)
The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – Medical University of Bahrain (RSCI–MUB) officially opened its new campus in Manama in January. Middle East Health spoke to Professor Kevin O’Malley, President of RCSI-MUB.  
   
 January 2009 Issue
Perspective - Interview - Making a headway in the Middle East
(January 2009)

TRUMPF Medical Systems is making inroads in the Middle East with sales for its solutions for OR and ICU booming in the past few months. Callan Emery speaks to Lars Michel, the company’s regional director.
   
Perspective - A clear image of the future (January 2009)
Siemens Healthcare is one of a handful of key players in global healthcare, setting trends and defining directions in medical equipment and devices. The company also has a major interest in the Middle East healthcare market.  
   
 September 2008 Issue
Royal Med plays vital role in patient aero transport
Since its establishment five years ago, Abu Dhabi-based Royal Med has played an important role in patient transfers from the region to specialist hospitals around the world. Middle East Health speaks to Dr Frank Porter, the recently appointed Medical Director of Royal Med.
   
Unique devices developed to stimulate lymph system
An Australian company has developed a range of transdermal stimulation devices using unique technology. Trials have shown they have a remarkable therapeutic effect on many conditions linked to the health of the soft tissue layer and the efficiency of the lymphatic system. 
   
 May 2008 Issue
Resuscitating Iraq’s healthcare (May 2008)
Iraq’s healthcare system faces severe shortages in many critical areas – doctors, equipment, and medication. Callan Emery speaks to Dr Adel Abdullah, the inspector-general for the Iraqi Ministry of Health, about the current state of affairs.
   
In conversation with the head of Philips Healthcare (May 2008)
Steve Rusckowski, CEO of Philips Healthcare, and Walter van Kuijen, CEO, Philips Healthcare for Europe, ME&A, visited Dubai earlier this year. In an exclusive interview, Callan Emery, editor of ME Health, asked them about business in the region & the company’s future plans.
   
Radiology - Scanning the road ahead (Mar 2008)
Dr James Thrall, considered by many to be the world’s pre-eminent authority on radiology in medicine, presented the keynote lecture at the diagnostic imaging symposium at Arab Health 2008.
   
 January 2008 Issue
Hospitals for the poor (Jan 2008)
In an exclusive interview with Middle East Health, Sobhi Batterjee, the president of the Saudi German Hospitals Group, tells Callan Emery about an innovative business plan he has initiated to provide healthcare services to the poor.
   
 November 2007 Issue
Preventive medicine - Collaboration is key (Nov 2007)
There is a new view of preventive medicine emerging. Callan Emery speaks to Dr Claus Biermann of Philips Medical Systems’ eHealth.
   
 September 2007 Issue
Health insurance - Building the IT backbone (Sep 2007)
Health insurance is playing an increasingly important role in the provision of healthcare across the Middle East with a number of countries in the region making health insurance mandatory. To facilitate this initiative Saudi-based Waseel is pioneering the digital connection of insurance companies with healthcare service providers. Middle East Health speaks to Riyadh Bajodah, COO, Waseel.
   
Orthopaedics - The challenges faced by spinal surgeons (Sep 2007)
Dr Desmond Kwok MD, a senior orthopaedic surgeon at Dubai Bone and Joint Center, speaks to Middle East Health about the challenges he faces as a spinal surgeon, and as an orthopaedic surgery teacher affiliated with the Cleveland Clinic Group offers several important suggestions for orthopaedic surgeons to improve their practice.
   
Orthopaedics - Knee surgery for the Arab elite (Sep 2007)
Middle East Health speaks to Dr Jurgen Toft, one of the world’s foremost knee surgeons and founder of the Alpha Klinik in Munich, Germany.
   

                                  
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