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Walid AdbouGalala

Posted by: Andrew Lavelle; 28 March 2016; 6:10 pm

Dr. AbouGalala is a Consultant in Emergency and Disaster Medicine at Hamad Medical Corporation in State of Qatar, being member of the first batch trained in Emergency Medicine in the Arab countries. He is a Board Certified in Emergency Medicine from Jordanian Medical Council (2007). Additionally, he has a Master’s Degree in Disaster Medicine, from Novara University, Italy (2005) and Master’s in Medical Education from Maastricht University, Netherlands (2010).

Currently, Dr. AbouGalala holds following positions in the state of Qatar: Consultant in Emergency Preparedness and Response, Ministry of Public Health; Coordinator of the National Health Committee for Disaster Management, Ministry of Public Health; Medical Technical Consultant for Major Incident Preparedness, Hamad Medical Corporation; and Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Department, Hamad Medical Corporation. One of his main responsibilities the development of the National Health Emergency Management Framework. He has helped develop several Emergency Plans for different sectors locally and regionally and established many training centers in Disaster Management, Resuscitation, and Trauma Management within the region.

Dr. AbouGalala also works as a Temporary Advisor to WHO-EMRO in Disaster Risk Reduction. He is the Founder and Member of the Scientific Committee, Arab Diploma in Disaster Management for Health Professionals and a Founding Member of the Arab Resuscitation Council. In addition, he is the Medical Director, Emergency Medical Service Program, College of North Atlantic Qatar. Dr AbouGalala is an Educator at European Resuscitation Council, Advanced Life Support (UK), and the American College of Surgeons.