Managing Director – Education
Dubai Healthcare City
United Arab Emirates
Dr Amer Ahmad Sharif drives medical education at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the world’s largest healthcare free zone. He is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of Education and Research, one of DHCC’s four core areas of operation along with Healthcare, Investment and Regulatory.
In his capacity, he manages entities under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center (MBR-AMC), DHCC’s dedicated academic complex, which is home to Al Maktoum Medical Library (AMML), and the Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Center (KHMSC). The MBR-AMC also oversees the Dubai College of Dental Medicine (DCDM) which offers masters’ programmes in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSE).
Dr Amer is the project lead for the upcoming Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, an institution that will offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various disciplines.
He also advises on medical education events and conferences at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center, and played an integral part in launching in 2014 the UAE Clinical Simulation Conference to introduce simulation training in medical education in the region.
Prior to joining DHCC in March 2013, he was the Director of Healthcare Operations – Hospital Services Sector, Dubai Health Authority (DHA). He dedicated a substantial portion of his 10-year tenure to medical education and research projects in workforce development, handling roles including Health Systems Advisor, Director of Human Resources, and Director of Continuing Education Department.
An academic, he has authored and published several papers with a focus on the challenges of the UAE’s health system and health policy.
He is also a regular speaker at industry events and guest lecturer.
Dr Amer has a Medical Degree from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences (CMHS), UAE University, and a Master of Science (MSc) in Healthcare Management from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI). He enjoys football, travelling and languages.