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 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 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. 

She started her career as a chief consultant 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. Over the years she has practices as a Gynecologist & Obstetrician all over the MENA region, including Iraq, Yemen and the UAE. Locally she started in 1996 treated patients at the Al Gharhoud Private Hospital, the International Modern Hospital, Emirates Hospital, the Saudi German Private Hospital, as well as at Mediclinic and Medcare Hospital, Prime, Canadian, WellCare and mainly all DHCC hospitals.

Since establishing the Samaa Medical Group in 2004, Dr Al Abbasi has earned a reputation as one of the most talented obstetricians and gynaecologist in Dubai. She is keen to introduce the same unparalleled quality of treatment to the local fertility field. The Samaa Fertilization Center has been a labour 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 facility is now a reality. By meticulously selecting a team of highly specialized professionals, SFC endeavors to guarantee the highest chances of achieving a pregnancy's 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 Farah worked as Specialist IVF(Reproductive Medicine) in EFREC (Edinburgh fertility and reproductive endocrine Centre) in Royal Infirmary hospital, Edinburgh,UK.

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

 

Her advanced training in subfertility and reproductive health have afforded her the skills and expertise to guide and treat all types of complex fertility and Gynaecological conditions. Dr. Farah has a special interest in reproductive endocrinology and this ensures she is able to deliver individualized and supportive care for all her patients. Her approach is calm, compassionate and sensitive, providing her patients with the best possible results. 

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

Ariane Tubola has been in the field of administrative work since 2003. He completed a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology from the Technological University of the Philippines, Talisay City, Philippines. He also got 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.

In January 2019 he Started Working as a Quality Group Manager & Radiation Protection Officer at Samaa Medical Group and In May 2019 He Became Human Resources and Administrative Officer for Samaa Medical Group, since 2019 Ariane Tubola 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 joined the Samaa Fertilization Center in June 2019.she has been in the field of pharmacy since 2010.
She completed D pharm from Govt.Medical College Kottayam,kearla in 2009.She Completed training as a pharmacist at Government medical college,Kottayam during the part of D.pharm curriculum.
She worked as a pharmacist in a community health centre ,pathanapuram in 2010.She worked as a Retail pharmacist in until 2018 in a Royal Medicals,kottarakara.
She have comprehensive clinical awareness,thorough understanding of best prescription and pharmacy practices.she can now evaluvate and document clinical responses to medication.she also have ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as dosage calculations,formulation of pharmaceutical preparations and data analysis.

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 in November 2019.He has been in the field of Accounts since 2014.
He completed Bachelor of Commerce 2014. He Completed training as a Accountant in SAZ Beauty Instruments Pakistan. He started working as Accountant in Dar Expo Pakistan 2015. In July 2017, He started work in Sareefa Basha contracting LLC Dubai as senior accountant.
In January 2019 he started Working as Senior Accountant at Samaa Medical Group.

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

 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 in the UAE 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. 

 

With a wealth of knowledge and experience Al Saadi aims to drive the group further and establish it as one of the main ART providers in the region. Since joining the Samaa Medical Group she has been instrumental in its exponential grown to the present level. She is actively involved in all aspects of senior management, including strategy, finance, HR, marketing and patient care coordination, thus ensuring the highest possible standards of quality and treatment are met on daily basis. 

Dr Eisa has over 7 years of clinical experience as a General Practitioner in Emergency and Internal  Medicines and as a General Practitioner. She received her Bachelor degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Mansura University, in Egypt. She also completed the ILS Provider Course from European Resuscitation Council and has a Specialist Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynecology Ultrasonography.

Following this Dr Eisa worked as Resident of Internal Medicine in many well known hospitals and health centers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia (King Khalid Hospital) and the UAE. She has also managed all emergencies including those relating to GIT, Respiratory and Chronic Disease, pregnancy associated medical illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and thyroid issues. 

Languages: Arabic & English

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Dr. Muthanna Alrawi

M.D (PhD) FACMS FJMC

Consultant Urologist & Andrologist
(Visiting Doctor)

Dr. Muthanna Alrawi is a renowned consultant Urologist in Dubai. He had fellowship training from Germany and a board-certified consultant urologist and Andrologist in Dubai. He is also part of Arab and Jordanian urology councils/boards. Dr. Alawi graduated from Baghdad Medical College / University from 1999 to 2000. He then began training in urology at a Jordanian hospital for five years. He earned a board degree (the highest degree in urology) from the Arab Medical Commission and the Jordanian Medical Council.

After that, he moved to Germany for advanced practice in urology (laparoscopic and robotic surgery) on scholarship at the University of Heidelberg (SLK Hospital, Heilbronn). The hospital's urology center is considered one of the pioneering urinary surgery centers in Germany and Europe. Dr. Alrawi gained expertise in using advanced technologies and the latest surgeries (minimally invasive and robotic). He also has been awarded another fellowship in minimally invasive surgery by the world association of laparoscopic surgeons.

In addition to his private clinical practice, Dr. Alrawi also served Al Ramadi Teaching Hospital, Iraq, and worked for six years as a urology center specialist. He moved to the United Arab Emirates, where he associated with the German Medical Center and Emirates Hospital. Now he is serving at the Samaa Fertilization Center as a Consultant Urologist, Andrologist and Male infertility in Dubai.

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 has been in the field of Nurse since 2004. She Completed Bachelor of Science in Nursing in March 2002 from Northwestern University Laoag City, Philippines.
She started working as a Volunteer Nurse in Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center. Ilocos, Norte, Philippines. In 2004 she worked as a Contracted Nurse in General Ward in Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center. Ilocos, Norte, Philippines. In 2004 s
he worked as a Clinical Instructor, Northwestern University, Laoag City, Phillippines. From 2006 to 2009 she worked as a Staff Nurse; Male Surgical Ward Nicu/Nursery in Prince Abdul Mohsen General Hospital Al-Ula, Al-Madinnah Munawarrah, K.S.A. 
In January 2011, She started working at Samaa Medical Center as a General Nurse (Ob-Gyne, General Practitioner). In 2018 she become the Senior Registered Nurse (Ob-Gyne, General Practitioner) at Samaa Medical Center.

From October 2019, she is working as a Head Nurse for Samaa Medical Group.
She passed the Nursing Licensure Examination (Philippines) in December 2002. She also passed the Saudi Licensing Examination for Health Specialties in June 2006. She also passed the DOH Licensing Examination (Dubai, UAE) in March 2010.

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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Iqra Mobeen

Pharmacist Incharge

Iqra Mobeen completed her graduation in 2016. During the graduation she worked on clinical project based on HCV, HBV and hepatocellular carcinoma and published his work in a prestigious journal.

March 2016 started her residency programme of one year in one of the famous hospitals of Pakistan. There she worked in ICU pharmacy Oncology, pharmacy, aseptic area of pharmacy, OPD pharmacy.

She has expertise of calculation and preparation of TPN, chemotherapeutic medicine preparation in aseptic area.

After residency she took admission in Mphil pharmacology, meanwhile she also started his professional career in one of the Top hospitals of Pakistan. Where she worked as in-patient and clinical pharmacist. she was member of infection control committee and she initiated antibiotic stewardship programme in one daughter hospital. she prepared antibiogram for concerned hospital. she was involved in ward rounds. she was also active member of PNTC of hospital.  she got pharmacist of quarter award.

In masters project she worked on Isoniazid and ferulic acid. she completed my Mphil in December 2019.

In 2021 with collaboration of a professor she published one chapter in unravelling complexities of Metastasis & one article in JCR approved journal with good impact factor.

she sent another work on cancer with colleagues in conference organized by JCI accredited hospital for E-poster and that got 3rd position. Working on few more.

She joined Samaa Fertilization centre in August 2021. since then she is performing the major role of Pharmacist Incharge in Samaa Medical Group.