Emergency Medicine


The Emergency Medicine Department of Burjeel Medical City (BMC), Abu Dhabi, provides multidisciplinary critical care to patients suffering from medical emergencies and traumatic injuries. The department operates in tandem with round-the-clock ancillary subspecialty services for the swift treatment of patients in critical conditions.

The Emergency Medicine Department is led by an American Board certified consultant, commanding a team of 24/7 on-call general practitioners and specialists that deliver infallible emergency healthcare. The emergency department is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that are prepared to handle all emergency eventualities. There is a dedicated Trauma Resuscitation Bay that deals with major trauma cases, a Communicable Disease Zone that separates immunocompromised patients, isolation rooms, and a decontamination room that disinfects and sterilizes the patients before they move on to the operating rooms. BMC’s Emergency Medicine Department regularly holds emergency drills as a part of their Disaster Preparedness Protocols that extensively train the entire hospital staff in emergency response. This guarantees that safe, efficient, and outstanding emergency care can always be found at Burjeel Medical City, even in times of crisis.

The emergency department consists of two sub-departments, the Adult Emergency Department and the Pediatric Emergency Department. Each sub-department is led by emergency specialists who oversee every single case that passes through their department. Their final seal of approval ensures our patients receive the same standard of quality healthcare.

The Adult Emergency Department is also affiliated by our Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This means that ObGyn general practitioners are always available to the emergency department. Any ObGyn-related emergency is handled directly by ObGyn specialists and practitioners. This way, the patient receives the best possible care immediately and assures them of their privacy.

The Pediatric Emergency Department, affiliated with BMC’s Department of Pediatrics, is the crown jewel of Emergency Medicine. With pediatric specialist-led consulting rooms, any case that comes to our department is attended to immediately by the on-call specialists. In addition to that, this department features a friendly, lively and vibrant environment that makes our little patients feel right at home.

Conditions We Treat
  • Fractures
  • Poisoning
  • Chest pain
  • Heatstroke
  • Brain stroke
  • Dehydration
  • Hypotension
  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Fits and seizures
  • Profuse bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Major lacerations
  • ObGyn emergencies
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Acute asthma attacks
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Intense abdominal pain
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Life-threatening injuries and illnesses
Treatments We Offer
  • Acute care
  • Resuscitative care
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Surgical emergencies
  • Advanced trauma management
  • Multi-subspecialty emergency care
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
Special Technologies
  • Emergency radiology laboratory
  • 1 bed x Decontamination room
  • 7 beds x Acute care monitoring
  • 4 beds x Trauma resuscitation unit
  • 1 bed x Fully equipped isolation unit
  • 4 beds x Communicable disease zone
  • 6 beds x Pediatric emergency care unit
  • 1 room x Fully equipped operating theater
  • 2 rooms x Pediatric emergency consultation
Achievements, Recognitions, Awards
  • Sole emergency healthcare referral hospital for the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) World Senior and Junior Championships
  • Sole emergency healthcare referral hospital for Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2019
  • Exclusive emergency response for monthly UAE Warriors MMA events
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Team that Cares

Dr. Zuhair Alsharafi

Director of Emergency Department
Consultant - Emergency Medicine

Dr. Simon Grange

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Ashraf Mahjoub Ibrahim Nemir

General Practitioner (ER)

Dr. Philippe Zakhia El-Doueihi

Specialist - Emergency Medicine

Dr. Sandrine Hage

Specialist Emergency Medicine

Dr. Kavitha Narasimha Gowda

Specialist - Emergency Medicine

Dr. Lemia Elfatih Abdalla Salim

Specialist - Emergency Medicine

Dr. Thandava Phanikrishna Gudiseva

Specialist - Emergency Medicine

Dr. Muhanad Ahmed Ibrahim Mustafa

General Practitioner - Emergency Medicine