Colleges

  • Dr. Aicha Hind Rifai

    “The Certificate in Health Humanities is open to all healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists and dentists, but also to allied health professionals and medical students.” Dr. Aicha Hind Rifai is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). A firm believer in the healing potential of the arts, Dr. Rifai is a researcher and practitioner in the…

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  • Professor Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq

    “AUE has found the opportunity of rising to the challenge in a timely manner” Hospitals magazine had the chance to meet Professor Muthanna G. Abdul Razzaq, President and CEO of The American University in the Emirates (AUE) who shed light on the main achievements and lessons learned from the coronavirus pandemic after life returned to normal this year. What are…

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  • Stem cell transplant team looks inward to improve survival rates for patients

    When a car stops running, the cause usually turns out to be a broken part that needs to be replaced. Similarly, in the bone marrow of patients with blood diseases, the stem cells responsible for creating blood cells are not working as they should. Through a procedure known as stem cell transplant, sometimes referred to as bone marrow transplant, the…

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  • Precision oncology: Advancing cancer care through new theranostics approaches

    When Russell Szmulewitz, MD, describes an emerging tool used to diagnose and treat certain cancers, he can sound more like an Army general than an oncologist specializing in prostate cancer. Such is the precision of theranostics, however, that the analogy fits. “It’s sort of a smart bomb that goes specifically to the cancer target, and we can see where it’s…

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  • Dr. Ali Chaari

    “The webinar series will aim to assess and address current gaps in knowledge regarding neurodegenerative diseases in Qatar, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, and beyond.” Dr. Ali Chaari is a Biochemist who obtained his degree in engineering biology from the National Engineering School in Tunisia and his PhD in Biochemistry and Cellular Biology from the University of…

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  • Dr. Ravinder Mamtani 

    “We think everyone deserves to have knowledge and skills related to population health and lifestyle medicine. We feel all health professionals – a nurse, a physician, an educator, a researcher, a health administrator and so on – will benefit and help improve and promote health.” Dr. Ravinder Mamtani is Vice Dean for Population Health and Lifestyle Medicine at Weill Cornell…

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  • WCM-Q course promotes use of simulations in healthcare education

    WCM-Q launched its inaugural course on designing and debriefing effective simulations drawing upon the updated Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM. The course directors were Dr. Stella Major, associate professor of family medicine in clinical medicine, Mr. Joshua Vognsen, simulation education specialist at WCM-Q, and Prof. Michelle Brown, associate professor and director of the healthcare simulation graduate program at the…

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  • WCM-Q’s Intersection of Law and Medicine series highlights legal, ethical perspectives in healthcare

    Experts have established that a synergy between legal practice and medicine is necessary for healthcare systems to operate seamlessly. Even as the healthcare sector experiences changes and reforms, the legal and ethical aspects of care must not be compromised so that people’s health is adequately taken care of. To bridge that gap, the Intersection of Law and Medicine series was…

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  • Dr. Sohaila Cheema

    “In the IPH, we believe all current and future health professionals must be trained so that they can incorporate lifestyle medicine in their medical practice.”   The Institute for Population Health (IPH) at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) helps to build a healthier community in Qatar through a wide and diverse range of programs, initiatives and activities grouped under the broad…

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  • Dr. Ghizlane Bendriss

    “Our main objective is to educate our audience about advances in medicine.” Ghizlane Bendriss is a neuroscientist who obtained a PhD in neurophysiology and neurobiology and a Master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience from the University of Aix-Marseille, France. Dr. Bendriss obtained her diploma in lifestyle medicine from the International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. She is currently Assistant Professor of Biology…

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