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Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital (Umm Al Quwain)



Prof. Azam Yusuf

Prof. Azam Yusuf, Consultant General & Laparoscopic Surgeon in SKGH – Umm Al Quwain. Trained in Pakistan & UK, acquired Fellowships in Surgery from both countries (FCPS 1985 & FRCSEd 1989). Started his career in Rawalpindi Medical College (now Medical University) as Assistant Professor of Surgery (1990-1998), promoted to Associate Professor (1998-2005) and finally as Professor of Surgery & Head of Surgical Department in the Allied Teaching Hospitals (2005-2013). During the span of 23 years he was a Teacher of Medical Students, Trainer of Surgical Interns, Supervisor of Postgraduate Surgical Trainees, Examiner of undergraduate & postgraduate surgical exams, Reviewer of Thesis, Dissertations & papers for publications, Author & co-author of 25 papers published in Medical Journals in Pakistan. He has presented numerous papers in Surgical Conferences, attended workshops on Medical Education & has conducted workshops on Surgical Skills.
After a vast experience in Surgery & Teaching, he took early retirement & came over to UAE. Currently he is Consultant General Surgeon & HOD Surgery Dept. in Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital, Umm Al Quwain since 2013. He is also Adjunct Clinical Professor in Sharjah University College of Medicine since 2016. Apart from Surgery, he loves teaching medical students. His special interest for students is in bedside clinical teaching and Clinical Methods in surgery.


DrZelal Al Abed

Dr. Zelal Al Abed , assistant clinical professor and Specialist General Surgeon at Sheikh khalifa General Hospital since 2016
I am Arab Board qualified in General Surgery, and I hold a diploma in breast disease, I was trained in Aleppo University Hospital, Syria and in Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany... I worked as a General and Laparoscopic Surgeon in Syria , at the same time I worked as a part time lecturer in Aleppo University, I have been working in UAE since 2014 first at University Hospital of Sharjah as a specialist general surgeon (during which I participated as an instructor in Basic Surgical Skills and Trauma courses for medical students).. Then in Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital. I have special interest in Surgical Oncology and Minimally invasive surgery