Premed Masterclass Speakers 2021

Bassant Ezzat

Bassant Ahmed Ezzat AbouYamama
Specialist of Dermatology
Medcare Hospital
United Arab Emirates


MSc, Master degree in dermatology, venereology and sexually transmitted diseases. Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

Post graduate Diploma of Practical Dermatology Cardiff University UK

Certificate of dermatological surgery Newcastle University UK

Diploma of dermoscopy Cardiff University UK,

Diploma of aesthetic medicine, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine,

Member of EADV

Member of Emirates Derma Society

Member of International Dermoscopy Society

Buket Ayaz

Buket Ayaz
University & Careers Counsellor
Deira International School
United Arab Emirates


A former Fulbright Scholar and English Language Teacher, Buket made the bold move to become a College Counselor in 2010 and has worked internationally as an Independent Educational Consultant and a Higher Education Advisor for over 10 years. She enjoys every bit of counseling from the admin work to the sleepless nights during applications season and sparking student’s interests during the college counseling meetings! Buket believes it is one of the most rewarding careers anyone can undertake as it is all about helping a young person pave their future! Apart from being devoted to influencing high schoolers and career seekers, she is married and has two high energy boys. Having lived in Dubai for the past 5 years, they still have a lot to discover and are mostly keen on exploring the food hot spots and hidden gems of Dubai as a family of foodies!

Fatih Gul

Fatih Gul
Chief Executive Officer
Fakeeh University Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul is the Chief Executive Officer of Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai, UAE.

With a track record of successful delivery of largescale projects, he is responsible for leading one of the largest private hospitals in the emirate. He spearheaded the development of Fakeeh University Hospital in 2017, implementing market strategies to deliver on the hospital’s mission to provide medical excellence and champion outstanding research within the UAE.

A graduate of the prestigious Harvard Business School and Cornell University in the US, he is a seasoned physician by training. During his vast career spanning over two decades, he has gained international experience through various assignments across Europe, Middle East and North Africa, making him well-versed in both, regional and western cultures. He has combined his long-standing knowledge of the regional healthcare landscape, with his distinct leadership skills and clinical background to bring to life, multiple projects across health systems, hospitals, academic medical centers, and medical groups.

Dr. Gul is seen as a trusted adviser across the healthcare sector. His core competencies span the development of largescale projects, occupational health, clinical operation development, medical recruitment, international medical services like medical tourism, assistance, evacuation, repatriation, and remote medical services.

Prior to his role with Fakeeh Care – the Saudi healthcare provider group responsible for bringing Fakeeh University Hospital to Dubai Silicon Oasis – he was the Founder and Managing Partner of DRFEMAG Healthcare and Consultancy in Turkey.

Dr. Gul is passionate about corporate social responsibility and healthcare sustainability. He is the Founder and Executive Director of CSR Middle East, a non-profit platform that promotes CSR in the region to help companies achieve profitability, sustainable growth and human progress by placing it at the centre of business practices.


Francesco Cappellano
Head of Urology and Neurourology Department
Fakeeh University Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Graduated with honors from Naples University Federico II (Italy). He received his Italian Board of Urology (CCT) with honors from the same University.

Resident in Urology and Neurourology at UCSF San Francisco (USA) and Maastricht University (NL). Resident in Laparoscopy at Policlinique du Park Rambot, Aix en Provence (FRA).
Fellow of European Board of Urology since 1998 and Adjunct Professor of Urology at Verona University (Italy). Former Head of Department of Urology and Neurourology at Harley Street Medical Center and Nation Hospital Abu Dhabi, and Director of Harley Street Pelvic Care Centre.

In his career, he gained wide experience and skills covering all fields of open and endoscopic urological surgery.

Diagnostic is a pivotal part of his experience covering urological US, Duplex Doppler US, and simple and invasive urodynamics procedures. During his career, he performed more than 800 permanent implants of sacral roots and pudendal nerve implantable neuro modulators. He has been one of the pioneers of Neuromodulation in Europe, performing his first implant in 1994.

He also pioneered the posterior tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in 1998 for chronic pain and anorectal dysfunctions in adult, pediatric, and transitional age. He has been the Treasurer of the Italian Society of Urodynamics and served in this Society for 17 years as a member of the Board Committee.

He developed new techniques of peripheral pharmacological neuromodulation for chronic pelvic pain utilizing neuro physiology and peripheral nerve blocks. He is the only physician in the Gulf area treating chronic pelvic pain and pudendal neuropathy with pulsed radio-frequency and nerve blocks.

He is a worldwide recognized expert in diagnosis and therapy of urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic floor rehabilitation, chronic pelvic pain, and erectile dysfunctions related to neurological and non-neurological diseases.

He is a full member of ICS, MIPS, INUS, EAU, SIUD, AAU, and Corresponding Member of the American Urological Association.

Heba Abdallah

Heba Abdallah
Dermatology & Aesthetic Specialist
AIG Clinics
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Heba Abdallah earned her Master’s Degree in Dermatology in 2007. She completed her Dermoscopy course from UK in 2015. She completed her American Board certification in Aesthetic Medicine in 2016. She is a member of several international societies, including the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, the European Academy of Dermatology, and the International Dermoscopy Society.

Dr. Heba is an Egyptian from Cairo, with many years of experience practicing in the United Arab Emirates. The first years of her career were spent at the Ain Shams University Hospitals in Egypt, practicing, researching and participating in many national and international conferences.

Dr. Heba truly believes that medicine is the only science in which you can see the fruits of your academic study unfold before your eyes. Knowing that your work really makes a difference in peoples’ lives is the reason she has dedicated her life to medicine. She loves applying her knowledge every day in intense situations and seeing results on a daily basis .She utilizes the latest techniques in aesthetic dermatology and laser surgeries to this end.

Dr. Heba has been working in Dubai since 2011, Her dream is to provide high quality services, equal to and exceeding the best international care for clients in the UAE.

Dr. Heba performs all major procedures, she listens to her patients, spends extended time in consultation discussing each case with her patients, proposes different solutions and accordingly creates a plan to suit each individual case.

Jenny Anil

Jenny Elizabeth Anil
Medical Administration Office Manager 

Fakeeh University Hospital 
United Arab Emirates


A healthcare professional with more than seven (8) years of corporate experience in the healthcare & hospital industry, working in best work cultures. I have been an integral part of the core team responsible for setting up two of the major Hospitals in Dubai and to lead the Medical Administration department into organizational growth path. I have played a significant role in setting up OPD/IP departments, developing departmental SOPs and upgrading them as required; In addition to that, I have worked closely with The Quality Management Department for setting up Policies and Procedures and ensuring JCIA standard compliances.

Ranan Haitham

Rana Haitham Salman
General Practitioner 

Dubai Health Authority 
United Arab Emirates


Dr. Rana Haitham Salman. Nationality is Saint Kitts and Nevis, born in Iraq, Baghdad. Birthdate is

I have graduated from Dubai Medical College with Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2019.

Then completed a one year internship year in Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Hospitals.

Currently working as General Practitioner in DHA primary healthcare.


Marwa Elbadawy

Marwa Elbadawy
Head of Dermatology Department 

Fakeeh University Hospital 
United Arab Emirates


Started practicing Dermatology and laser in 1998, Masters degree in 2001,

Field of interest: Dermato-oncology and Dermoscopy

  • Holding a Medical Doctorate, 2007 in common cutaneous malignancies
  • A certificate in dermoscopy, Cardiff University, London , 2017
  • Advanced Dermoscopy certified dermatologist, Queensland University, NZ, 2017, 2018
  • Diploma in dermoscopy , Healthcert, International dermoscopy society, AU, 2020

Recent interest in the use of AI (Artificial intelligence) in dermatology

Organized several workshops enhancing the knowledge and skill among Dermatologists in the field of dermoscopy.



Vito Annesse
Consultant Gastroenterologist 

Fakeeh University Hospital 
United Arab Emirates


Dr. Vito Annese achieved his Medical Degree at the Catholic University of Rome and subsequently the CCST in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the same University. He also achieved the Master Degree in Medical Sciences at the KUL University of Leuven in Belgium. He has over 30-years of experience in Gastroenterology, with specific interest in functional and inflammatory bowel disorders. He authored over 300 peer reviewed publications mainly in the field of genetic predisposition and clinical trials in IBD. He has been head of Gastroenterology at the Research Hospital of S. Giovanni Rotondo and at University Hospital Careggi of Florence; in addition aggregate professor at the University of Foggia and Florence in Italy. Since 2016 is UAE first as Consultant Gastroenterologist and Medical Director at the Valiant Clinic and more recently as Head of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Fakeeh University Hospital in Dubai.

Yasser Farahat

Yasser Farahat
Professor of Urology 

Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital
United Arab Emirates


Dr. Yasser Farahat currently serves as Professor of Urology at Tanta University-Egypt and a Clinical Tutor at Edinburg University, UK. He is a consultant urology at ministry of health UAE and Fellow of European Board of Urology (FEBU). He is acting as a senior consultant of urology at Sheikh Khalifa General Hospital (SKGH-UAQ), UAE.

His special interests & researches done include: minimally invasive surgery, endo-urology, reconstructive urology and Andrology. He completed his MD in 2004 at Tanta University, Egypt. He had been awarded a number of prizes including the best research and presentation at the first Eastern Mediterranean Meeting of European Association of Urology 2007 and the best research poster presentation at the 25th annual EAU Congress 2010.

He is also, a reviewer of a number of international journals. He has published over 30 international and local publications and has presented at 60 conferences worldwide.

Dr. Farahat is an active member of many international urological associations and societies including the, the European Association of Urology (EAU), the International Urogynecology Association (IUGA), Endourological Society and he is head of the scientific committee of Emirates Urological Society (EUS) and secretary general of Arab Association of Urology (AAU)

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