About Us


Nathan Nagel - CEO Middle East Medical Portal


Mr Nathan Nagel is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years’ experience on the commercial side of medicine. His executive experience includes: CEO at Gamlen Tableting Ltd, Board Adviser at the Mayfair Biohub Ltd, Interim Managing Director of the US liver disease CRO Sanyal Bio LLC, CEO of the Neuroscience Software R&D start-up Brain-e-Games Ltd, interim CEO of the neuroscience biotechnology company Neuro-Bio Ltd and CEO of the market research company Oncology Pharma Ltd. In parallel to leading Oncology Pharma Ltd Nathan was managing partner of LifeScience Ventures Ltd, a UK consulting company. Prior to leading companies Nathan worked for Bayer Diagnostics and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where he started his career. Nathan lives in London, Dubai and extensively travels across the Middle East.


DR DONALD GIBB – Non-Executive Director

Dr Gibb is a serial medical entrepreneur, including being owner of The Birth Company and sits on multiple medical company boards. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a member of the Royal College of Physicians, and a member of the Expert Witness Institute. Dr Gibb has traveled and worked globally.


DR JULIAN STONE – Non-Executive Director

Dr Julian Stone is a healthcare executive and serves on the board of several medical technology businesses. He has 30 years’ commercial experience with 20 years in medical technology, software, hardware, big data, and analytics. Dr Stone has led teams in both SME’S and multibillion-dollar corporates and has invested and mentored a wide variety of medical technology businesses. He holds a DBA and MBA. Dr Stone extensively travels across the Middle East and China.

ANNA-LISA HASEDŽIĆ – Editor-in-Chief

Mrs Anna-Lisa Hasedžić has twenty years’ marketing and communications experience working within a variety of sectors including finance and IT. She is a multifaceted creative individual skilled in digital and print communications. Anna-Lisa holds qualifications from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree.

DR HINA NAVEED – Marketing Manager

Dr Hina Naveed’s career history includes working at Saifee Hospital as the Hospital Pharmacist, Medistar Medical as Senior Pharmacist and as a Pharmacist in Al-Qemma Pharmacy. She has worked on the commercial side for many SMEs across the UAE and is an accomplished speaker and medical writer. Dr Naveed also writes medical articles, speaks at events, undertakes market research, and medical strategy writing and coordinates round table meetings. She holds a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm-D) focused in medicine from Jinnah University. Dr Naveed lives in the UAE.

Dr Asawari Bapat

DR ASAWARI BAPAT – Medical Advisor

Dr Asawari Bapat (Aasa) is the Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, at Infohealth FZE, based in Dubai and US; a Global Consultant for medical labs and cellular therapies for excellence in quality, regulatory compliance, accreditations and certifications; International Ambassador, aabb (American Association of Blood Banks) for cellular therapies in the Middle East; Advisor to the Parents Guide to Cord Blood foundation; Ex-chair for laying down Cord Blood banking regulations in India associated with DCGI, ICMR India. Dr Bapat qualifications include M.B.B.S, D.P.B (CPS, Clinical Pathology), P.G.D.H.H.M (Hospital and Healthcare Management). Dr Bapat lives in the UAE.

Sora Al Rowas

DR SORA AL ROWAS – Medical Advisor

Dr Sora Al Rowas is a board-certified consultant internist physician who is passionate about general internal medicine and its role in medical education. She is also excited by underserved medicine and enjoys educating medical professionals on a range of medical topics. Dr Rowas has worked in the middle east and the USA where she was the Attending Physician at Tufts Medical Center. She has been a WHO professional officer. Dr Rowas lives in Oman.

Ashraf Abdelghany

ASHRAF ABDELGHANY – Business Development Manager

Mr Ashraf Abdelghany is affiliated with Al-Azhar University School of Medicine, Egypt. Ashraf served as a Chairman and the Outreach Coordinator at the Egyptian Association of American Medical Training and Research (EAMTAR). He has worked in research at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) in Madrid. Additionally, he is affiliated with Health Security Partners (HSP) in Washington, DC where he finished a health security futures fellowship in May 2018. In June 2018, he was selected by the AAAS Center for Science Diplomacy as one of 28 future science diplomats from all over the world. Ashraf lives in Egypt.



Dr Khaled has a broad experience in medicine, including working worldwide as a medical and emergency specialist. He has the following qualifications and accreditations: MBBCH; M.Sc; ACLS -EP; ATLS-SL; Critical care course program-USA Disastrous medicine; Postgraduate master degree; research on musculoskeletal complications of long-term haemodialysis patients; Critical care course/emergency medical courses at Harvard University. Dr Khaled lives in Egypt.

Alyson Smith

ALYSON SMITH – Senior Appointments Recruiter

Mrs Alyson Smith spent over 40 years in the NHS where she held a variety of nursing positions in both primary and secondary care across a wide range of medical disciplines. Since leaving the NHS she has worked in medical market research, medical writing, and recruitment. Alyson has excellent people skills and a strong understanding of medical roles. She holds qualifications in nursing and a BSc in Biology. Alyson lives in Kuwait.