Emirati cardiologist lauds the vision of UAE leadership & SEHA

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Dr. Omar Salem Al Falasi,

Dr. Omar Salem Al Falasi, a consultant electro cardiologist and head of the cardiology department at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, one of the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) facilities, confirmed that the wise leadership of the UAE has paid most attention to the people of the Emirates, and provided them with all means to learn and gain experiences and skills that qualify them To work in the health sector, and to contribute to providing high-quality medical care to members of society.

He said: “SEHA, which is the largest health care network in the country, gave him the full opportunity to advance in his field of work, and provided him and his fellow Emiratis with all kinds of support to be innovative leaders in the health care sector, and it opened wide doors for them to enhance their skills and gain more. Of experiences; Each in his field of specialization.

Dr. Omar Salem Al Falasi

He said: “SEHA, which is the largest health care network in the country, gave him the full opportunity to advance in his field of work, and provided him and his fellow Emiratis with all kinds of support to be innovative leaders in the health care sector, and it opened wide doors for them to enhance their skills and gain more. Of experiences; Each in his field of specialization.


He added that he and his colleagues in the cardiac department in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City perform about 400 electrocardiogram corrections (cauterization) annually, in addition to implantation and removal of batteries, and recently conducted two cauterization operations for a citizen patient and a resident patient, both of whom were suffering from a very rapid heart rate. And they were treated by using a high-resolution, 3D-scanning “Retemia” device, which is one of the latest technologies used for the first time in the facilities of the “Seha” company.

Dr. Omar Al Falasi called on UAE youth of both genders to study medicine in various specialties and obtain the highest certificates to contribute to providing health care to members of society. The UAE deserves from its children to make every effort to raise it and advance, and they must be responsible and bear the difficulties, and deal with challenges with patience and determination. Because the medical profession is one of the professions that need willpower and endurance to face all situations that a doctor passes through during his work.


Dr. Omar Al Falasi faced the challenges he went through with determination and patience, and one of the most prominent challenges he faced at the beginning of his studies in France, when he joined a study team and had difficulty dealing with his colleagues, because he had not yet mastered the French language, but he did not give up and did the most he could. For the sake of mastering the language, dealing with colleagues, understanding the school curriculum, and praise be to God for the knowledge that pleased him.


Dr. Omar Al Falasi obtained a bachelor’s degree in medicine and general surgery from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at the United Arab Emirates University in 2006, and the “SEHA” company gave him an opportunity to train in its Al Ain Hospital, as well as at Tawam Hospital for a period of 6 months in the Department of Cardiology. After that, he had the opportunity to train in elective courses in Canada at the University of Ontario Hospital, and then he was accepted into the cardiology residency program in France (University of Montpellier 1), where he had the opportunity to communicate with the electrophysiology team, and he spent a whole year in the Electrophysiology Laboratory For the heart, as he completed the residency program in 2013, then began a two-year fellowship in the electrocardiogram program, and then completed training by joining the second fellowship at the Toronto General Hospital at the University of Toronto in Canada, to return to the UAE in 2017 after he participated in Performed about 1,000 device implants and about 700 excisions.


In 2017, Dr. Omar Al Falasi was appointed as a consultant in cardiac functions, and in 2019 he became the head of the Cardiac Sciences Institute in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City affiliated with the «SEHA» company

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