President of Emirates Thoracic Society
Professor of Medicine, UAE University
Chief Medical Officer, Zayed Military Hospital, UAE
Prof. Ashraf Alzaabi
Dr. Ashraf Alzaabi is the Head of Respiratory Division at Zayed Military Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
He graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1997 and did his training in Internal medicine and Respirology for six years at the University of Toronto, Canada 2000-2006 where he was board cerﬁed in both speciales in Canada and USA.
Since his arrival to UAE he managed to develop a state of the art paent services in the Respiratory Medicine Division at Zayed Hospital and this included establishing the ﬁrst sleep laboratory in Abu Dhabi and the ﬁrst endoscopy center performing Endobronchial ultrasound guided biopsy procedures in UAE.
In 2007, he was appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) at UAE University.
Ashraf Alzaabi won many disncon awards such as the presgious Murray Muirhead Award (2001) from the University of Toronto during his residency program. In 2013, He won the Abu Dhabi Medical Disncon Award in Clinical Performance launched by the Health Authority in Abu Dhabi (HAAD).
He was appointed as the Director of Medical Educaon 2007-2010 at Zayed Military Hospital. During this period, He succeeded to get the recognion of the Arab Board to start the ﬁrst residency training program at Zayed Hospital in Internal Medicine. He engineered a memorandum agreement between the faculty of Medicine at UAE University and Zayed Hospital. The signing of this agreement recognized Zayed Hospital as a training hospital for the medical students and residents during their undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
In 2010, He finished a two year program at Zayed University doing an Execuve Master in Health Care Administraon. This helped during his posts at many important administratve positions both at Zayed Military Hospital and at other naonal organizations. He is a member of the Medical Executve Council (MEC) at Zayed Military Hospital which responsibilities include seng short and long term strategic goals for the instuon. He served as the Chair of the Internal Medicine Examination Committee at the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi for the term 2010-2014.
Medical research and academic work has always been of great interest to him. He is an editor at the "CHEST" journal , middle east edition. He published the first UAE prevalence study on chronic obstrucve pulmonary disease at the Respiratory Medicine Journal in 2011. His main interest in research includes Asthma, COPD and Sleep Medicine.
Prof. Bassam Mahboub
ETS secretary general
Consultant Internal Medicine Consultant Pulmonary Disease
Consultant Pulmonologist and Allergy Diseases Specialist