MEET THE FERTILITY TEAM

Get to know our specialist IVF team

We believe that family is for everyone and we do everything we can to help you achieve your dream. Our dedicated doctors, embryologists and nurses all work together to ensure you get the very best fertility treatment – and as you get to know them, you will soon feel like you are part of the Samaa family.

 
 

Dr Nawal Al Abbasi is a consultant surgeon in Obstetrics & Gynecology with over 30 years of clinical experience in the field, with minimally invasive surgery, infertility & prenatal care and delivery, being her main focus. Dr Al Abbasi is the Founder and Chairman of the Samaa Medical Group.

 

She started her career as a Specialist Obstetric Gynecologist and Military General Surgeon at the Al Rashid Military Hospital in Iraq, where she was also a Professor and Head of the Gynecology Department. During her time at Al Rashid, Dr Al Abbasi was responsible for the first ceaserian section and natural delivery. Over the years she has practiced as an Obstetrician and Gynecologist all over the MENA region, including Iraq, Yemen and the UAE. Within the UAE, Dr Al Abbasi has treated patients at the Al Gharhoud Private Hospital, the International Modern Hospital, Emirates Hospital, the Saudi German Private Hospital, the Emirates Private Hospital (DHCC), as well as at the Mediclinic and Medcare Clinics.

 

Since establishing the Samaa Medical Group in 2004, Dr Al Abbasi has earned a reputation as one of the most loved obstetricians and gynecologists in Dubai. She is keen to introduce the same unparalleled quality she offers to all her loyal OB/GYN patients to fertility treatment. The Samaa Fertilization Center has been a labor of love, created for those struggling with infertility, with only their best interests in mind. Dr Al Abbasi's vision, to offer the highest possible quality of treatment and care within a state-of-the-art fertility center, is now a reality. By meticulously selecting a team of highly qualified and skilled professionals, our chairman endeavors to guarantee the highest chances of achieving a pregnancy for every patient. 

''An individualized,  honest, patient-focused approach is the key to our success.'' 

Dr Nawal Al Abbasi

Languages: Arabic & English

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Dr. Nawal Al Abbasi
FIGOG, DOG, MBChB

Chairperson, Group Medical Director &
Consultant OB/GYN

Dr. Nawal Al Abbasi is a consultant surgeon in OB/GYN with over 30 years of clinical experience in the field, with expertise in minimally invasive surgeries, infertility & advanced prenatal care.

Dr. Al Abbasi earned her medical degree in 1983 and went on to start her career as a chief consultant in obstetrics & gynecology and general surgery at Al-Rasheed Military Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq where she was exposed to a myriad of patient presentations and pathologies. She also served as a Professor and Head of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department for faculty, trainees and students.

Dr. Al Abbasi established the Samaa Medical Group in 2004, where she founded her own practice earning a reputation as one of the most skilled obstetricians and gynaecologist in the region. She is keen to introduce the same unparalleled quality of treatment to the fertility field. Samaa IVF has been a labour of love, created for couples that are struggling with infertility, while keeping only their best interests in mind. Dr. Al Abbasi's vision, to offer the highest possible quality of treatment and care within a state-of-the-art facility, is now a reality. By meticulously selecting a team of highly specialized professionals, Samaa IVF endeavors to guarantee the highest chances of achieving a pregnancy for every patient

Dr Sumi Thomas is a gynecologist specialized in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility with over seven years of clinical experience in the IVF field. Dr Thomas has recently joined SFC from the prestigious Christian Medical College Vellore in Tamil Nadu, one of the most highly acclaimed medical institutes in South India.

 

Dr Thomas received her medical degree from Maharasta Institute of Medical and Educational Research in Pune. She then obtained her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Manipal University and the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.

She obtained her fellowship in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility from Dr M.G.R University, Tamil Nadu and since then has treated many couples with complex fertility issues successfully. 

 

Dr Thomas is trained in the evaluation of female and male sub fertile couples and is skilled in all aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment and fertility enhancing endoscopic surgeries. Her skills include the management of recurrent pregnancy loss, PCOS and early pregnancy assessment. She has advanced training in subfertility and reproductive health, together with a special interest in acute gynaecology and early pregnancy ensures he is able to deliver bespoke and supportive care for his patients.

 

She has a publications in National and International journals to her credit.

Languages: English, Malayalam, Hindi.

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Dr. Farah Najaf
MBBS, MSC, MCPS, FCPS, MRCOG, FRCOG

Specialist Reproductive Medicine & Infertility

Dr. Farah Najaf is a Gynecologist specialized in Reproductive Medicine and Infertility with over 20 years of experience in the field. Before joining the Samaa Fertilization Center, Dr. Najaf worked as an IVF Specialist (Reproductive Medicine) in EFREC (Edinburgh fertility and reproductive endocrine Centre) in Royal Infirmary Hospital, Edinburgh, U.K.

Dr. Najaf received her medical degree from Nishtar medical college/ Bahauddin Zikariya University Multan. She went on to obtain her MCPS (membership in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) and FCPS (fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) from College of Physicians & Surgeons, Pakistan. She also obtained her MRCOG (membership in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) and FRCOG (fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology) from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, U.K. She completed her Masters in Reproductive Medicine from University of Bristol, U.K. Dr. Najaf is trained in the evaluation of female and male sub-fertile couples and is skilled in all aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatment. 

 

Dr. Najaf has a special interest in reproductive endocrinology. Her advanced training in sub-fertility and reproductive health has afforded her the skills and expertise to guide and treat all types of complex fertility and gynaecological conditions. The knowledge, skill and experience that she accumulated over the years ensures that Dr. Najaf is committed to providing exceptional, personalized care & treatment plans to each one of her patients. 

Madiha joined the Samaa Fertilization Center in July 2019. She has been in the field of Clinical Embryology since 2011. Madiha graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK with a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Assisted Reproduction Technology. She then undertook the Association of Clinical Embryologists training program during her time working as a clinical embryologist at the highly respected CARE fertility group, in the United Kingdom. Following this Madiha moved to Middle East and joined the IVI Group in Abu Dhabi where she worked as a clinical embryologist.

 

Over the years she has acquired extensive embryology experience in leading fertility centers across the UK, India and the UAE. Her goal is to utilize her knowledge coupled with her experience to serve those who are in need of infertility treatment and to ensure that couples fulfill their dream of creating a family.

Languages: English, Hindi & Malayalam

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Maria Luisa Manayan

Head Nurse

Maria Luisa obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Northwestern University, Laoag City, Philippines in 2002. She began her career working as a Volunteer Nurse in Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center, Philippines. In 2004, she worked as a Contracted Nurse in the General Ward in Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center, Philippines. She also worked as a Clinical Instructor at the Northwestern University in the Phillippines. From 2006 to 2009, she worked as a Staff Nurse; Male Surgical Ward Nicu/Nursery in Prince Abdul Mohsen General Hospital Al-Ula, in K.S.A, after passing the Saudi Licensing Examination for Health Specialties.

In January 2011, Maria Luisa started working at Samaa Medical Center as a General Nurse (Ob-Gyne, General Practitioner). In 2018, she earned a position as the Senior Registered Nurse (Ob-Gyne, General Practitioner). From October 2019, she began working as a Head Nurse for the Samaa Medical Group.  She also passed the Saudi Licensing Examination for Health Specialties in June 2006. As our nurse, Maria Luisa strives to provide the utmost personal care and attention to each one of our patients as she believes there is nothing more fulfilling than helping our patients achieve their dream of parenthood.

Madiha joined the Samaa Fertilization Center in July 2019. She has been in the field of Clinical Embryology since 2011. Madiha graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK with a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Assisted Reproduction Technology. She then undertook the Association of Clinical Embryologists training program during her time working as a clinical embryologist at the highly respected CARE fertility group, in the United Kingdom. Following this Madiha moved to Middle East and joined the IVI Group in Abu Dhabi where she worked as a clinical embryologist.

 

Over the years she has acquired extensive embryology experience in leading fertility centers across the UK, India and the UAE. Her goal is to utilize her knowledge coupled with her experience to serve those who are in need of infertility treatment and to ensure that couples fulfill their dream of creating a family.

Languages: English, Hindi & Malayalam

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M.Shahid Asghar

Head of Accounts

Muhammad Shahid Asghar joined the Samaa Medical Group working as a Senior Accountant in January 2019. 


Shahid completed his Bachelor of Commerce in 2014 where he also received training as an accountant in SAZ Beauty Instruments in Pakistan. Subsequently, he started working as an accountant in Dar Expo Pakistan 2015. In July 2017, he worked in Sareefa Basha contracting LLC Dubai as a senior accountant. 

 

With over 8 years of experience in the field of accounting, Shahid brings his combined studies to Samaa IVF to bridge business and healthcare. Through the development of our business model, we continue to prioritize and ensure top quality patient care with an emphasis on individualized attention.

Dr Shahad Alsaadi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Samaa Medical Group which includes the Samaa Fertilization Center. With many years of experience in the  healthcare industry, her career has afforded her comprehensive experience in equity research covering many sectors, including international pharmaceuticals, medical tourism, the regulation of healthcare providers to the mining sector, crude oil industry, and many more. Dr Alsaadi's experience also covers strategic healthcare marketing in the MENA region, and her specialties include marketing research within the pharmaceutical & healthcare industry.

Before joining the Samaa Medical Group she was the General Manager of PSMC, in Dubai Health Care City; where, as well as managing the medical center, she was also responsible for the daily operational management of the facility, as well as all international marketing. Prior to this she was the Regional Manager for Roche Diagnostics Middle East, in Baghdad. With over 8 years of experience in the healthcare field contributing to the structured growth and success of different healthcare business throughout the MENA region (Noor Al Aseima, Roche Diagnostics, Stago Diagnostics, Bio-Rad, Asco), Dr Alsaadi brings forth a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

 

She has been the Chief Operating Officer of the Samaa Medical Group since its early start and has played a huge role in its exponential growth to the present level of more than 40 employees. She is involved in all aspects of strategy, finance, HR, marketing, and patient care.

Languages: Arabic & English

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Shahad Al Saadi
MRSB, DOB, MSc, BSc

Chief Executive Officer 

Samaa Medical Group

Shahad Al-Saadi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Samaa Medical Group. With many years of experience in the healthcare industry, her career has afforded her comprehensive knowledge in equity research covering many sectors, including international pharmaceuticals, medical tourism, the regulation of healthcare providers, and many more.

 

Al-Saadi brings with her almost 10 years of experience in private healthcare to the U.A.E. including executive leadership of the region’s largest groups (Noro Al Aseima, Roche Diagnostics, Bio-Rad, Stago ,PSMC & ASCO). Her experience covers strategic marketing in the MENA region and her specialties include marketing research within the pharmaceutical & healthcare industries. Prior to joining the Samaa Medical Group, she was the General Manager of PSMC, in Dubai Healthcare City and Regional Manager for Roche Diagnostics Middle East. 

 

Since joining the Samaa Medical Group, she has been instrumental in its exponential growth to the present level. Al-Saadi is actively involved in all aspects of senior management, including strategy, finance, HR, marketing and patient care coordination, and thus ensuring the highest possible standards of quality and care are met on a daily basis. 

Madiha joined the Samaa Fertilization Center in July 2019. She has been in the field of Clinical Embryology since 2011. Madiha graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK with a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Assisted Reproduction Technology. She then undertook the Association of Clinical Embryologists training program during her time working as a clinical embryologist at the highly respected CARE fertility group, in the United Kingdom. Following this Madiha moved to Middle East and joined the IVI Group in Abu Dhabi where she worked as a clinical embryologist.

 

Over the years she has acquired extensive embryology experience in leading fertility centers across the UK, India and the UAE. Her goal is to utilize her knowledge coupled with her experience to serve those who are in need of infertility treatment and to ensure that couples fulfill their dream of creating a family.

Languages: English, Hindi & Malayalam

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Ariane Tubola

Head of Administrative Department
Head of Administrative Department

Ariane Tubola has been in the field of administrative work since 2003. He completed his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Technological University of the Philippines, Talisay City, Philippines. He also received his International Diploma for Human Resources and Administration from Al Rigga, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He started working as a Service Crew in Greenwich Pizza, Imus City, Cavite, Philippines. He worked as a Nursing Aide Nursing Service Department - Binalbagan Infirmary in Negros Occidental, Philippines. In 2005, he worked as a Medical Records Clerk in Medical Records Department - Binalbagan Infirmary, Negros Occidental, Philippines. In January 2007, he started working as a Customer Service Representative at Kgb Phils Inc. Makati City, In July 2011 he worked as a Special Accounts Officer/Customer Service in Paragon Icc, Makati City, Philippines. In October 2007 he worked as a Customer Service Officer in Paragon Icc, Makati City, Philippines. 

Starting in January of 2019, Ariane began working as a Quality Group Manager & Radiation Protection Officer at Samaa Medical Group. In May 2019, he became Human Resources and Administrative Officer, performing the major role of administrative work in Samaa Medical Group.

Madiha joined the Samaa Fertilization Center in July 2019. She has been in the field of Clinical Embryology since 2011. Madiha graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK with a Master of Medical Sciences degree in Assisted Reproduction Technology. She then undertook the Association of Clinical Embryologists training program during her time working as a clinical embryologist at the highly respected CARE fertility group, in the United Kingdom. Following this Madiha moved to Middle East and joined the IVI Group in Abu Dhabi where she worked as a clinical embryologist.

 

Over the years she has acquired extensive embryology experience in leading fertility centers across the UK, India and the UAE. Her goal is to utilize her knowledge coupled with her experience to serve those who are in need of infertility treatment and to ensure that couples fulfill their dream of creating a family.

Languages: English, Hindi & Malayalam

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Nahila Hariss

Head of Pharmacy

Nahila Hariss joined Samaa IVF in June 2019. She completed D pharm from Government Medical College Kottayam, Kerala in 2009. Additionally, she completed her training as a pharmacist at Government Medical College as required by the D pharm curriculum.


In 2010, Nahila began her career working as a pharmacist in a community health centre, in Pathanapuram, India. She worked as a retail pharmacist until 2018 in Royal Medicals in Kottarakara, Kollam.

 

Nahila demonstrates comprehensive clinical awareness, thorough understanding of prescription and pharmacy practices. She can successfully evaluate and document clinical responses to medication as well as apply mathematical operations to tasks such as dosage calculations, formulation of pharmaceutical preparations and data analysis.