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Dr. Shefali Verma

General Practitioner / Functional Medicine

Dr Shefali Verma, Partner and Medical Director of the Institute for Biophysical Medicine in Dubai, is an integrative General Practitioner with a special interest in Functional Medicine.

Dr. Shefali has held many prestigious previous appointments, providing private consultations for major corporate organisations, government offices and private clients including The Prime Minister’s Office at the Government of Dubai, Emirates NBD, The Executive Council at the Government of Dubai and Nasco Koraoglan Insurance. In 2010, Dr. Shefali Verma became a Functional Medicine Specialist in Dubai Healthcare City.

Born in the UK, to doctor parents, Dr. Shefali Verma moved to Sharjah in 1981. Sport played an important role in the doctor’s childhood and she was awarded Senior Athlete Of The Year in 13th Grade and competed in the Premier Division Women’s Squash League. On her return to the UK, Dr Shefali Verma graduated from the University of Manchester in 2000. From 2001-2002, she gained an MSc in Sports Medicine, graduating in 2002 as the youngest in her class and one of only two females to complete the course. Dr. Shefali Verma covered the Commonwealth Boxing in Manchester in 2002 and held a position as Honorary Clinical Assistant in Sports Medicine at the Royal London Hospital. In 2008, Dr. Shefali returned to Dubai where she initially consulted privately for major corporate organizations, government and private sectors.

As a Functional Medicine Specialist, Dr. Shefali specializes in the treatment and management of a variety of chronic conditions. Food intolerance and allergies, management of digestive diseases, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, detoxification, prevention of disease and weight management are just some examples of what Dr. Shefali deals with on a day to day basis.

The mother of twin daughters, and wife of David Johnson, one of the leading Sports Therapists in Dubai and Partner of Transform Medical and Fitness, this accomplished doctor enjoys sports in her spare time. She is also a Poliquin Level 2 Strength Coach and a brand ambassador for Hautletic.

A keen educator, Dr. Shefali Verma continues to support organisations and schools, teaching on the process of disease and espousing the philosophy that “An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure”.

Dr. Shefali holds an MBChB from the University of Manchester School of Medicine and Dentistry, an MSc (UK) in Sports and Exercise Medicine from the University of London and a Postgraduate Degree in Nutritional Therapy from the University of Greenwich in London.

Dr. Urmil Verma

Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Senior Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist
MBBS, FPATC, DRCOG, MRCOG, FRCOG (UK), Colposcopy(UK & USA), Hysteroscopy & Laparoscopic Surgery(Germany)

Dr. Mrs. Verma came to the UAE more than 3 decades (32 years) ago, in August 1981, and for more than 4 decades (43 years) of experience in UK & UAE in this specialty. as Consultant and Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Sharjah Kuwaiti Hospital 26 beds, poor facilities, and a high rate of birth injuries. In 1988, it became a 99 bed unit with a well established labor ward, antenatal, postnatal, gynecological wards, latest fetal monitors and better outcomes.
And the last 26 years as Consultant in Al Zahra Hospital and we are delighted m Dr. Urmil Verma has now joined Institute for Biophysical Medicine in Dubai Healthcare City in September 15, 2014.

Dr. Verma did her MBBS in the year 1967 from Lady Hardinge Medical College and Hospital, Delhi, India, Which is one of the most prestigious and the oldest institution in India. After finishing her internship and house-job, She spend one year on writing a thesis on Mal presentations and their fetal and maternal outcome from the same institution.

Prior to coming to the UAE, she spent 11 years in UK. She is both a fellow and a member of Royal college of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists of London in November 1973. She has also done special training and obtained her Diploma in Family Planning. While in the UK, Dr. Verma amassed vast experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology, working in some of the biggest teaching and general hospitals there. All along, she has made continuous efforts to update her knowledge by attending workshops and medical conferences in different parts of the world, especially in UK, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Chille and Europe . She has kept pace with advances in medical technology. She has trained in endoscopic procedures – diagnostic & operative laparoscopy, colposcopy and hysteroscopy from Germany, USA and UK. She has been to UK and Australia ( Sydney ) to master the latest techniques for treating specially selected cases of painful heavy periods in which all medical management has failed. These techniques – “Uterine Balloon Therapy” and NOVASURE ENDOMETRIAL ABLATION avoid the need for hysterectomy.

She is a member of British Society for Endoscopic Surgery. She got full registration with license to practice in UK with GMC (General Medical Council) of UK.

Recently she has been attending conferences and keeping up-to-date with the latest development and advancements made in anti-aging medicine and the use of Bio-identical hormones, management of Age Related disorders and life-style diseases, which is commonly being practiced all over USA and it is catching up in the other parts of the world. She is trying to incorporate it in her practice here in UAE. Dr/Mrs. Verma has a key interest in cervical cancer screening and its prevention as well as menopause and its associated problems including HRT, with special emphasis on the prevention of osteoporosis. To this end, she has consistently made efforts in increasing public awareness for regular annual checkups for women and the role of screening in prevention of diseases especially cervical and breast cancer, and debilitating osteoporosis. She has been on radio talk shows and has delivered talks to various susceptible groups. She is also been involved in teaching juniors, nurses and the GP’s.

As an obstetrician over all these years she has dealt with innumerable cases of complicated pregnancies, deliveries and post-delivery complications. Patients with previous bad obstetric histories, long periods of infertility and with congenital uterine abnormalities have been taken care of and have had babies.

Some years ago, a woman with a very rare congenital abnormality, a double uterus – the first of its kind in UAE – delivered a baby at Al Zahra Hospital under her care and has had her second baby too since. She has been here so long that she has delivered mothers and their daughters and daughter-in-laws and so much so that some of the baby girls and boys delivered by her have had their own babies delivered by her too!.

All patients booked under her for delivery are followed until six weeks after delivery when they have the postnatal checkup including Pap Smear (screening test for cancer of cervix) and Contraceptive advice.

Work Experience
Dr. Verma amassed vast experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, working in some of the biggest teaching and general hospitals in UK from June 1971 to August 1981.

Language Spoken
English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi and Arabic

Dr Mohamad AL-Lami

MBChB, FRCS (Edin, Ireland), CCT, FRCS ( Trauma & Orthopaedics)

Dr Mohamad AL-Lami is a British Citizen completed his undergraduate study from the University College of Medicine in 1994 with Merit degree in General Medicine & Surgery. He successfully progressed and completed his postgraduate basic and higher surgical education and training in the UK and was awarded the fellowship from the intercollegiate examination board of the Royal College of Surgeons in trauma & orthopaedic in 2006 and Certificate of Completion of Higher Surgical Training in Orthopaedic (British Board in Trauma & Orthopaedic) in 2007. Dr Al-Lami completed three fellowships in Trauma, Lower Limb Arthroplasty and Sport Medicine in the UK and Germany. He was appointed as substantive consultant trauma & orthopaedic surgeon at South Tees NHS Trust in 2008. After successful career in the Uk, he moved to the Sultanate of Oman in 2010 holding the position of Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Khoula Hospital, the main tertiary, level 1, hospital in trauma & orthopaedic in the Ministry of Health and the third largest trauma hospital In the GCC. In 2012, Dr Al-Lami, in recognition for his vision and achievements, he was awarded the prestigious position of the head of orthopaedic department at Khoula Hospital and the Chief of Service of Orthopaedic Surgery across the country for the Ministry of Health Hospitals. He conducted his private practice at Muscat Private, Starcare Hospitals and Ibn Zuhur Polyclinics in Oman. His main subspecialities of interest include; lower limb joint replacement surgery (Hips, Knees “Primary & Revision”, minimal invasive and navigated knee replacement surgery) and sport medicine surgery (hip, knee and ankle arthroscopy, knee and ankle ligament reconstruction including ACL and multi-ligament surgery). Over his career, Dr Al-Lami has performed over 6000 surgeries and pioneered several surgical procedures and fast tack post-surgical recovery. He always adapted current concept and cutting edge approach in his treatment and management of patients and strongly believes in the concept of good medical practice and evidence based orthopaedic for which he awarded a higher professional degree in 2001.

Dr Mohamad Al-Lami has developed a special interest in the clinical management of osteoporosis and the conservative and less invasive approach for the management of joint pathology saving the native joint campaign including cartilage therapy and biological treatment.

Dr Mohamad Al-Lami holds the medical licence in the UK, Germany, Oman & UAE. He is a member with good medical standing for the following organisations and associations; General Medical Council – UK, Royal College of Surgeons -UK, British Orthopaedic Association, British Trauma Associations among others.

He is a recognised international expert in his field. He is well published in his field with over 21 research publication in his name in an internationally renowned peer review journals with several audit & research projects in the pipeline for publication.

Dr Al-Lami is an international faculty and expert & gust speaker in various high profile meetings across Europe, Asia and Middle East. He also organised and chaired various international meetings in Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery for the last 8 years. More recently the chairman of the scientific committee for the international Panarab meetings in association with Iranian, Greek and Turkish orthopaedic associations in Muscat and Beirut and Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association Meeting in India.

Dr Mohamad AL-Lami has long passion and enthusiasm in training & education and teaching of undergraduate students, post graduate residents and international fellows in his field of interest. He was awarded the title of Senior Lecturer at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman in 2010 and Chairman of Oman Medical Speciality Board in Orthopaedic in 2014 and the Educational Supervisor for the postgraduate trainees in Khoula Hospital. He is an international faculty in various cadaveric courses in joint replacement surgery, sport medicine and AO reconstruction. He has over 120 national and international talks and lectures across the globe.

Dr Mohamad Al-Lami is the advocate of the principle of “Every One Deserve to Shine” and “Global Thinking” in collaboration with group of thinkers and researchers across the continent.

Dr Mohamad Al-Lami is the liaison principle for SICOT fellowships and Khoula Hospital was awarded the prestigious SICOT training & Education Centre in 2014 under his supervision and leadership where the hospital receives fellows from all over the countries to be trained in various aspects in trauma & orthopaedics.

During his career in orthopaedic surgery, which is spanning over 18 years, Dr Mohamad Al-Lami has received several national and international prestigious awards for his service, presentations and appreciation awards for his achievements at the Ministry of Health in Oman especially in regards to the development and promotion of service, surgical expertise and training & education.

Dr Mohamad Al-Lami is the founder and the current chair person for Oman National Joint Register, the first of its kind in the region and sixth internationally. During his career he held several clinical and managerial positions keeping his surgical and training & education passion on the top of his agenda and the main goal of his clinical and academic life.

Finally, Dr AL-Lami is a passionate international traveller, cultural exposure enthusiastic person and adventurer. He enjoy reading poem and philosophy, sport and socialising.