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Dr. Abdul Rahim Ibrahim Ismail Al SuhailiBackground

Dr. Abdul Rahim Ibrahim Ismail al Suhaili’s professional qualifications have been globally acquired. In addition to an MB, Ch.B., from the School of Medicine, Egypt, he holds an M.Sc., from the University of London, UK; a European Board qualification in Nuclear Medicine from Austria; and another advanced qualification in the subject from the Asian School of Nuclear Medicine, Japan. He is a Certified Member of the Medical Associations of the UAE, Austria, USA, UK, Korea, and Australia and is the present Chairman of the Emirates Osteoporosis Society (EOS), and the Past President of the Pan Arab Osteoporosis Society ( PAOS).


After a Residency Program in Radiology & Atomic Medicine in Iraq, Dr. Ismail al SUHALI worked with the John Hopkins Hospital, USA, under an American Fellowship and with the University of London for a Post-Graduate Fellowship. After completing a successful career period at the Hammersmith Hospital, UK., where he made several special achievements, he took up a senior teaching position as Asst Professor in the School of Medicine at the UAE University. During this period he was also inducted as an Examiner for the Asian Nuclear Medicine Board Certification (ANMB), in Japan, Korea, and the People’s Republic of China.

Dr. Ismail al SUHALI has conducted breakthrough interventions in Radio-guided Surgery, Thyroid Ablation with high-dose Radioiodine, and Bone Density Blood Transfusion for Thalassemia’s children. The first professional to be appointed as Nuclear Medicine Physician in the UAE, he pioneered Bone Mineral Densitometry in the UAE and also received an Award from the Emirates Medical Association. A prolific writer and presenter on the subject in English and Arabic, Dr. Ismail al SUHALI has been very active in the promotion of his chosen medical specialty in seminars, panel discussions, interviews, and through international medical journals and other forums. He is also a good mentor of upcoming medical professionals in their careers.

BMC Role

At Burjeel Medical City, Dr. Ismail al Suhaili heads the Nuclear Medicine & Densitometry specialty department and besides attending to the regular cases that are referred for Nuclear Medicine and Densitometry investigations, he is trusted for accurate diagnosis and treatment of complicated and rare ailments that call for exceptional interventions in this highly specialized medical discipline.

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