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Publish Date: 29-12-2013 | A- A A+

The National Rehabiliation Center realized from the very beginning that it could not deliver on its mission unless it is manned wit staff of high caliber. Therefore, it exerted great efforts to attract best-in-class medical and administrative experts. It also provided orientation and training world-class programs to other staff. The efforts paid off and the largest center specialized in drug addict treatment and rehabilitation in the region was created.

Prof. Dr. Tarek A. Gawad
Rehab & Treatment Director

Prof. Dr. Tarek A. GawadI am Professor of Psychiatry, Cairo University, Cairo Egypt; while currently holding positions as Director of Treatment and Rehabilitation at the National Rehabilitation Centre of Abu Dhabi, UAE. I published numerous researches covering most of psychiatric subjects notably in addiction. I am primarily interested in comorbidies and developing addiction psychiatric services.

Mrs. Samya Al Maamari
Nursing Director

Mrs. Samya Al MaamariShe received her education in UAE and graduated from Sharjah University with Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2003. In 2007, she got her Master’s Degree in Quality Management from Wollongong University - Dubai. She further pursued her academic career and got another Master’s Degree of Public Health Degree Program in Healthcare Management and Leadership, a program developed specially for students from Abu Dhabi, from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2011. Currently, she is working on her Ph.D. thesis for the same program in the same university. She held many positions including Renal (Kidney Diseases) Unit Head in Zayed Military Hospital in Abu Dhabi and Nursing Acting Deputy Director in the same hospital.

Dr. Mohamed Abdul Azim Al Sayyed
Psychology Department Head

Dr. Mohamed Abdul Azim Al SayyedAfter he had got his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ain Shams University-Cairo in 1980, he joined Paul University – Tennessee in the United States where he got his Master’s Degree in Empirical Psychology in 1983 and another Master’s Degree in Science, Information and Communication from the Higher Studies College in 1988. Then, he moved to Howard University in Washington where he got his Psychology Doctorate Degree in 1993. His academic journey was culminated with another Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute ofProfessional Psychology in the Unites States. During his long professional and academic experience for more than 30 years, he was given several international memberships and licenses notably the membership of American Psychological Association and American Academy of Health Behavior.

Dr. Sami Abdulqawi
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Sami AbdulqawiHe commenced his academic journey with two Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and in Medicine & Surgery from Ain Shams University in Cairo. He continued his higher education and got two Master’s Degrees in Clinical Psychology and in Neurology & Psychiatry from the same university in 1986. Three years later, he completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the same university.

Mr. Mohamed Al Hosani
Operations Director

Mr. Mohamed Al HosaniHe holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from UAE University in 2000 and a Master’s Degree from the University of Jordan in 2008. His professional experience is well maturated with an active participation in several courses, workshops and conferences in addition to a field experience of more than 12 years.

Dr. Ahmad Al Kashef
Researches & Studies Section Head

Mr. Ahmad Al KashefHe is a psychiatrist and holds a Certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He completed his internship and specialization in Psychiatry in South Carolina and Maryland Universities in 1990. Then, he acquired the fellowship in Psychiatry and Neuroscience from the National Institute of Mental Health in 1992 and became a senior fellow of the same institute. In 1997, he joined the National Institute on Drug Abusewhere he was in charge of the clinical tests in Drug Development until 2010. He holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine in George Washington University. His Psychopharmacology researches and publications concentrate on the psychological effects of drugs and medicines prescribed for addiction, neurobiology, and mental diseases.

Dr. Ahmad Yousef Ali
Psychiatry Section Head

Mr. Ahmad Yousef AliIn 2002, he joined Abu Dhabi Rehabilitation Center as a founder member supported with his Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery, fellowship and membership of the Royal Institute of Psychiatry. Currently, he holds the position of Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychiatry Section Head. In UK, he worked and had training on psychiatry program in the Faculty of Medicine in Saint George Hospital o London University from 1997 till 2000. He held the position of Research Fellowship in the Faculty of Medicine, supervised the Theory of Mind Course and an examiner of Psychiatry from 1996 through 2000. Be became member of Royal Institute for Psychiatry in 2001and was selected for the fellowship of the same institute in 2013.
With his specialty in Smoking Cessation Clinics in particular, Dr. Ahmad contributes regularly to this field with reliable articles. He collaborated in an international initiative of writing and publishing the magazine “Smoking Prevention and Cessation in MENA 2012”. He also participates regularly through media in raising the public awareness on addiction.
Currently, Dr. Ali works as the editor of ‘Psychotropic Substances Abuse Treatment Review’ which issues in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and he is a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Mansour Mabrook Shawki Abdul Hamid

Dr. Mansour Mabrook Shawki Abdul HamidFollowing his graduation with Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine from Assiut University in 1998, he completed his Master’s Degree in Neurology & Psychiatry from the same university in 2003. He received a scholarship of a training course on addiction treatment “Integrated Chemical Substances Abuse Program” and won an award for the Best Research in Psychiatry within the category of young psychiatrists below 40 years old in Egypt. In 2009, he completed his Ph.D. in Psychology and Addiction from Assiut University.
He conducted researches, wrote and published several articles on addiction treatment in international reviews. He also took part in international workshops and conferences on the same topic. He held several key positions including consultant and lecturer on Addiction Psychology in Assiut University.



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