Alawi Alsheikh‐Ali is the Founding Dean and Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine in the College of Medicine at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is also a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist and is the immediate Past President of the Emirates Cardiac Society and member of the Board of Directors of the Gulf Heart Association and a Founding Board Member of the Gulf Heart Rhythm Society.
Dr. Alsheikh-Ali completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and graduate studies at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Tufts University (Boston, MA, USA) where he also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Research. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowships in Cardiology and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, and is American-‐board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
His research interests span a broad range in cardiology including clinical electrophysiology and device therapies, preventive cardiology, and epidemiology of cardiovascular disease in the developing world. He is a key member of the steering committees of several large regional multinational disease‐based registries of acute coronary syndrome, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure, and is the Co‐Principal Investigator of the Gulf ICD Registry and the Dubai Shopping for Risk Factor Study (DISCOVERY). His research has led to more than 100 peer‐reviewed publications in leading journals including the Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, and Journal of the American College of Cardiology.