Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dr Samer Ellahham

CHAIRMAN OF MEDICAL EDUCATION – DR SAMER ELLAHHAM, MD, CPHQ, EFQM, FACMQ, FACP, FACC, FAHA, FCCP

Dr. Ellahham is currently a Senior Cardiovascular Consultant and Director of Accreditation in the Quality and Safety Institute in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He is the middle east regional chair, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, ISQua Expert, AHA Hospital Accreditation Science Committee, Member, European Society of Cardiology Heart Failure Writing Group, Member, ex-Middle East Representative of the JCI Standards Subcommittee and American College of Cardiology Accreditation Foundation Board, Member. Dr. Ellahham is a recognized innovative leader in quality, safety, patient experience, artificial intelligence, blockchain, telehealth, clinical cardiology, and the use of robust performance improvement in improving healthcare delivery. He serves on several US and international prestigious committees and advisory bodies.

NATHAN NAGEL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – NATHAN NAGEL

Mr Nathan Nagel is a serial medical entrepreneur with 21 years’ experience in business and 14 years in board leadership positions. In addition to being CEO of MEMP he has a portfolio of current board advisory positions in biotechnology and AI healthtech companies. 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, 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.

Professor Graham Ball

DIRECTOR OF AI AND INFORMATICS – PROFESSOR GRAHAM BALL, MA, PhD

Prof Graham Ball is Professor of Bioinformatics at Nottingham Trent University. Prof Ball specialises in the application of innovative artificial intelligence and machine learning methods to the analysis of complex data in the biological, environmental and biomedical domains. For over 30 years, Prof Ball has been a lead figure in the development and validation of bioinformatics algorithms, using Artificial Neural Networks and Machine learning, in health, environmental and biomedical data. He has focussed on applying these approaches to public data repositories leveraging actionable and translational features from the data. He has 190+ journal papers and 7 patents in this area. After a PhD (UN funded) and a Post Doc modelling environmental interactions with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at Nottingham Trent University, in 2000 he shifted the focus of his analysis to biomedical data searching for patterns associated with disease.

Dr Nick Plowman

DIRECTOR OF ONCOLOGY – DR NICK PLOWMAN, MA, MD, FRCP, FRCR

Globally respected oncologist and experienced physician to government leaders and royalty. Senior Clinical Oncologist to St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street. Dr P N Plowman qualified from Cambridge University with a double first in medical sciences and natural sciences and has been a consultant oncologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in London for thirty years. His research work has led to the introduction of aromatase inhibitors into breast cancer management and glucocorticoids into advanced prostate cancer management, thereby making significant advantages and changes in best standard care to these two common important cancers. Dr Plowman has forwarded the practice of modern radiotherapy (for example, in children) and will shortly be part of a team introducing Linac-based proton beam radiotherapy into clinical practice

DIRECTOR OF SURGERY – DR MATTEO VIGO, MD and Elite Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Vigo is currently working in Amwaj Polyclinic as Medical Director and Specialist Plastic Surgeon. He is also working in the Healthbay Clinic. He has recently increased his interest in the field of regenerative medicine with the use of stem cells. His scope of work now it well built around the whole spectrum of breast procedures, where he applies latest technology and techniques combined with his past experience learning from the top surgeons in the field. Dr. Vigo has been the main trainer for all Europe and the Middle East for Celution and Pure Graft systems by Cytori, lecturing in different important congresses around the world. In 2012 he started working in Dubai as a Chief of Surgery and Chief Medical Officer at American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital, until March 2017. His qualifications include Specialization in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – University of Verona (Italy), Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- Department of Plastic Surgery and burns, Centre – Ospedale Maggior Borgo Trento – Verona and a degree in Medicine and Surgery – University Vita-Salute san Raffele Milano (Italy)

Dr Simon Carlino

DIRECTOR OF SOFTWARE  – DR SIMON CARLINO, PhD, DipSI, FCMI, FRSM, MBBA, MBCS

Simon is a leading Chief Data Officer and Data Analyst and was recently voted one of the key influencers and thought leaders within Blockchain by the BBA. Simon was awarded the 2016 Saïd Prize for Strategy & Innovation by Oxford University’s World-leading Saïd Business School. Dr Carlino began his career in the private sector where he managed web-projects across various sectors later heading the software development department for a major US Telco. Since then he has worked on some of the UK’s most high-profile health IT projects and has over 15 years’ experience in technology consulting to the NHS and public sector. He holds a degree in Chemistry from London and Oxford Universities and a PhD from Reading University where he published 14 papers and was ranked as one of the Top 200 researchers in Europe and the USA

BASIT HAIDARI

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS IN SAUDI ARABIA – MR BASIT A HAIDARI, BSc, MA

Basit Haidari joined MEMP in 2018 as Government Relations representative in KSA. Currently working as operations Director for MEMP KSA, Basit’s diverse experiences include Academic Consultancies at Institute of Public Administration in Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, Basit is conducting a research within the middle east region in collaboration with University of West London. The area of expertise revolves around Quality of life for Elderly population. Basit has been involved in broad range of projects including Protein Aggregation in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and Digital bio sensor for the compliance of medication. Basit has devoted efforts on projects from planning stage through to completion. He has closely worked with senior personnel and industry leaders to ensure projects stay on course, addressing risk management, budgets and overall project feasibility instigating preventive measures to mitigate risks. Basit is diligently passionate and engages with young leaders, creators and thinkers to create more opportunities for the new generation. He collaborates coaching sessions with MISK Global Foundation and encourages young entrepreneurs motivating them for future to meet global business needs.

Dr Samar Ahmed

DIRECTOR OF  TEACHER TRAINING – PROFESSOR SAMAR AHMED, MSc, MD, PhD, JMHPE

Professor Samar Ahmed, MSc, MD, JMHPE is the Director at Ain Shams Middle East North Africa FAIMER Regional Institute for Health Professions Education. Chair of the Centre of excellence in Forensic psychiatric research Ain Shams University. Professor in the department of forensic medicine and toxicology Ain Shams University. Advisory Board Member Towards Unity for Health www.TUFH.org Director of the FAIMER Fellowship in Health professions Education ASU-MENA-FRI. Member of the EU funding task force ministry of Higher Education and scientific research and project office in the ShERACA Plus EU funding project. Member of the steering committee for faculty strategic planning ASU. Editor of the Journal of Forensic Psychology. Editor of the Journal of Forensic Medicine and Legal Affairs. Certified UNESCO Trainer Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Director Quality assurance unit ASU-FOM. Global commercial adviser to Universities and medical schools.

DR ASAWARI BAPAT

DIRECTOR OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE | DIRECTOR OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS  – DR ASA BAPAT,  MBBS, MD, DPB, PGDHHM.

Dr Bapat qualified in India and works in the UAE and USA.  Dr  Bapat is a Medical Doctor with specialization in Clinical pathology, (Transfusion, Transplants, Lab Medicine and Immunology). She has 20 years of Leadership experience as Medical Director, PI and Vice-President in USA, UAE, India and Australia managing and supervising, Complex Diagnostic Labs, Facilities for Regenerative Medicine, Gene and Cellular Therapies and Companies towards success. She is an Ex-chair, instrumental in laying down Cord Blood banking and Stem Cell Banking regulations in India associated with DCGI, ICMR India.  She specialises in International Quality Management Systems, with focus on Regulatory Compliance, and Gap Audits, for Accreditations and Certifications (AABB, AATB, FACT, JCI, CAP, ISO, US FDA, DCGI, MOHAP and global regulations) Asa is an elected member of CTSCC (Cell Therapy SubSection Coordinating Committee) at AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) representing the global experts for Cell and Gene Therapy for a tenure of 3 years from 2020, and an International Ambassador of AABB for Gene and Cellular Therapies since 2015.

DR. FATHIMA FARVEEN SHARAFF – GCC CME ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR  

Dr. Fathima Farveen Sharaff is a CME Learning & Development expert. Dr. Sharaff is specialised in Microbiology and Environmental Sciences disciplines and has a PhD in Infection, Immunity & Inflammation from the University of Leicester, UK. She has research and teaching experience in the UK and Sri Lanka. She manages all the accredited continuing professional development programmes and trainings of clinical and non-clinical staff in her current workplace. She has publications in international peer reviewed journals such CHEST, Infection & Immunity & Inflammation, Central European Journal of Biology. Dr. Sharaff has special interest related to clinical microbiology special emphasis to bacteriology, virology, biochemistry molecular biology and healthcare topics. She is also an ILM certified trainer who delivers soft skills programmes and has dealt with diverse group of people.

HUSNA

DIRECTOR OF MULTICULTURAL & MULTIFAITH – HUSNA AHMAD, PhD, OBE

Husna Ahmad is a global expert on how to create an effective Multicultural and Multifaith working environment in the healthcare facilities. She was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the New Year’s Honours list in 2010 for her services to disadvantaged people for work promoting social justice with disadvantaged communities. She is an honorary fellow of the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public understanding of Religion, Birmingham University. She is the former Group CEO of Faith Regen Foundation which is a multi-faith UK charity. She is the CEO of Global One which is a faith based International NGO focussed on women. She is a Board member of Faith In Water, Faith for the Climate and Palmers Green Mosque (the MCEC) and a former Board member of BOND. She is a Co-Chair of the UN Inter-agency Task Force on Religion and Development’s Multi-Faith Advisory Council. She sits on the Steering Committee of The World Bank’s Moral Imperative Initiative. She is the Secretary-General of the World Muslim Leadership Forum. She is the Coordinator for the Alliance of NGOs and CSOs for South-South Cooperation [ANSSC] which works in collaboration with the UNOSSC. She holds a PhD in International Environmental Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, [SOAS] London University.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

ANNA-LISA HASEDŽIĆ

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER – ANNA-LISA HASEDŽIĆ, BSc, CIM

Mrs Anna-Lisa Hasedžić has over 20 years of marketing and business operations experience. She has worked across a variety of sectors including healthcare, IT, finance, publishing, and NGOs. Anna-Lisa has a BSc (Hons) Degree and a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Professional Marketing Diploma. She is a multi-faceted operations management and marketing professional who excels in business management software systems, project management, website and social media management, marketing campaigns, graphic design, and video editing.

DR HINA NAVEED – HEAD OF PHARMACY

ALISON MAGNALL

DIRECTOR OF CME OPERATIONS – ALISON MAGNALL, RN, MA (Oxford)

Mrs Alison Magnall trained and worked in the NHS. Her career in the UAE spans ten years in regulatory entities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and her main focus has been on Legislation, Regulation, Accreditation, Governance, Compliance and Policy. Alison is currently an associate lecturer at Murdoch University Dubai teaching Bioethics and Law for healthcare in the postgraduate programme. She has kept in touch with her NHS roots through regular work in the UK. Alison also has a degree in English Language and Literature from Oxford University.

INVESTORS 

DR JULIAN STONE 

Dr Julian Stone is a serial investor and technology entrepreneur 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 DONALD GIBB 

Dr Gibb is a serial investor and medical entrepreneur and sits on multiple medical company boards.  Dr Gibb is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and was awarded the Gold Medal in 1980. He was made a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1981 and a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1991. In 1990 he was awarded an MD from Edinburgh University for research work on labour and delivery carried out in Singapore.