Cardiology Department

The very best in cardiac treatment...

Zulekha Hospital's Cardiology Department is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and experienced cardiologists to ensure the wellbeing of your heart. The department is capable of invasive and non-invasive investigations and has been routinely performing diagnostic and interventional procedures. Alongside the routine diagnostic invasive procedures like Angiography and Catheterization studies, the department performs Coronary and Peripheral Angioplasty with stenting and Balloon Valvuloplasty for all Valvular Lesions. Device and Coil Closure of PDA and device closure of ASD are being performed on patients of all ages. The services available at our Cardiac-care Unit are listed below:

Invasive Cardiology

  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Coronary Intervention
  • Peripheral Angiogram and Interventions
  • Permanent Pacemaker Placement
  • AICD/CRT Placement
  • ASD/ PFO closure

Non-Invasive Cardiology

  • 24-hour Holter Monitor
  • 2D Echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal Echocardiogram
  • Exercise Stress Echocardiogram
  • Exercise Stress Test

Cardiac Surgery

  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Valve repair
  • Valve replacement
  • Congenital heart surgery
  • Beating heart surgery
  • Minimally invasive Cardiac surgery

Thoracic Surgery

  • Lung surgeries
  • Surgery for lung cancer
  • Video assisted Thoracic surgery
  • Chemo port insertion for Chemotherapy
  • Surgery for tuberculosis
  • Decortication for thickened pleura

Vascular surgery

  • Peripheral arterial bypass
  • Endoscopic Vascular surgery
  • Arteriovenous fistula creation for dialysis
  • Treatment for Deep Venous thrombosis
  • Laser therapy (EVLT) for varicose veins
  • Aortic surgeries
  • Treatment of Ischemic and Diabetic wounds

Cardiac Device Clinic

The Cardiac Device Clinic at Zulekha Hospital provides ongoing follow-up care, regular evaluation, and management of cardiac devices (pacemakers/ICDs).

The staff provides education, evaluation, and troubleshooting for complex heart device issues and offer remote monitoring to patients with Pacemakers, Biventricular Pacemaker, Implantable Loop Recorder, and Implantable Cardiac Devices (ICDs).

Our goal is to provide safe, compassionate, and therapeutic care for patients undergoing device procedures.


  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • An ICD is a battery-powered device placed under the skin that keeps track of one’s heart rate. Thin wires connect the ICD to the heart. If an abnormal heart rhythm is detected the device will deliver an electric shock to restore a normal heartbeat if the heart is beating chaotically and much too fast.

    ICDs have been very useful in preventing sudden death in patients with known, sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation. Studies have shown that they may have a role in preventing cardiac arrest in high-risk patients who haven't had, but are at risk for, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias.

  • Pacemaker
  • A pacemaker is a small device that helps one’s heart beat more regularly. It does this with a small electric stimulation that helps control the heartbeat. The doctor puts the pacemaker under the skin on the chest, just under the collarbone. It’s hooked up to the heart with tiny wires. One may need a pacemaker to keep the heart beating properly. This helps the body get the blood and oxygen it needs. Some people just need a pacemaker for a short time (like after a heart attack) and may use a kind that’s outside the skin.

  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
  • Arrhythmias are irregular heart rhythms and can be caused by a variety of reasons, including age, heart damage, medications and genetics. In heart failure patients CRT, or biventricular pacing, is used to help improve the heart’s rhythm and the symptoms associated with the arrhythmia.

    The procedure involves implanting a half-dollar sized pacemaker, usually just below the collarbone. Three wires (leads) connected to the device monitor the heart rate to detect heart rate irregularities and emit tiny pulses of electricity to correct them. In effect, it is "resynchronizing" the heart.

Our Cardiology Specialist

  • Dubai
  • Sharjah
  • Dr. Fayaz Shawl
  • Dr. Rajan Maruthanayagam
  • Dr. Fekry El Deeb
  • Dr. Srinivasan Kandasamy
  • Dr. Anil Bansal
  • Dr. Ghassan F.Nakad
  • Pr.Dr. Abdelaziz Gomaa Ibrahim
  • Dr. Ramy Rashed Mohamed Abdelkader
  • Dr. Chidanand Bedjirgi

Dr. Fayaz Shawl


Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

(Will be available between 14th April to 18th April 2019)

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Shawl is currently the Director of Interventional Cardiology at Washington Adventist Hospital in Takoma Park, Maryland, as well as clinical Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., USA & Visiting Interventional Cardiologist to Zulekha Hospital Dubai since 2006.
  • In 1977, Dr. Shawl moved to the United States from UK and completed his cardiology fellowship at The Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. (Maj.) Shawl brought the military into the balloon age when he performed the first PTCA in the United States Military (Army, Navy, Air Force) at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1981. Between 1979 and now, Dr. Shawl has retained clinical appointments at Georgetown University School of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine, while developing leadership roles in Interventional Cardiology at both Washington Adventist Hospital and George Washington University Hospital.
  • Dr. Fayaz Shawl has been a pioneer in virtually every area of interventional cardiology since he performed the first angioplasty at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC in 1981. Dr Shawl, having performed more than 20,000 angioplasty procedures, is considered among few other interventionists in the world.

Dr. Rajan Maruthanayagam

MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology)

Specialist Interventional Cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Extensive experience in complex coronary interventions, Pacemaker implantation including biventricular pacing and endovascular stenting for aortic aneurysm.
  • Associated with Frontier Cardiac Care - A unit of Dr. K.M. Cherian Heart Foundation, Chennai, Yasodha Superspeciality Hospital, Hyderabad & MIOT Hospitals as HOD - Interventional Cardiology.
  • MD Gen Medicine from prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi & DM Cardiology from Madras Medical College.

Dr. Fekry El Deeb


Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Fekry El Deeb is one of the first interventional Cardiologists in the Middle East. He started practicing Coronary Angioplasty at the Catharina Hospital, The Netherlands in 1986.
  • He has worked in major hospitals such as the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center and the King Fahad National Guard hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as a Consultant and Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
  • With interventional experience of more than 25 years, Dr. Fekry has performed over 10,000 different coronary, peripheral and valvular procedures

Dr. Srinivasan Kandasamy

MD (Medicine), DNB (Cardiology)

Specialist Cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Srinivasan completed his MD in Internal Medicine from Prestigious Madras Medical College & DNB in Cardiology from Madras Medical Mission.
  • Areas of expertise: Cardiac Interventions including Coronary Angioplasty – Primary & Peripheral interventions, Permanent Pacemaker Implantations, Device Closures, Coil Remobilization and Balloon Valvuloplasty (Mitral & Pulmonary).
  • He has extensive experience in Cardiology Post Graduate teaching Programmes, monitors non interventional cardiac procedures like TMT, Stress ECHO, Holter & TEE etc.
  • Dr. Srinivasan served as Asst. Professor of Medicine in Vinayaka Hi-tech Hospital and Asst. Professor of Cardiology in NRI Medical College & General Hospital.

Dr. Anil Bansal

MBBS, MD, FACC, FSCAI, ABIM (Interventional Cardiology)

Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Anil Bansal has over 30 years of experience in the field of interventional cardiology, of which 20 years in the United States. He is accredited with Americian Board Certification in Internal Medicine that entails  Cardio Vascular Diseases, Nuclear Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology.
  • He is also certified by North American Society for Pacing and Electro-Physiology (NASPE -1989) with special training in Peripheral Vascular Disease.
  • Earlier he worked as Director Cardiac Catheterization Lab & Interventional Cardiology at East Carolina School OF Medicine, Greenville, North Carolina, USA. In India he has worked as a senior consultant at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi and has handled 20,000 Angioplasty cases to his credit.
  • Dr. Anil Bansal is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, (1982) and Completed his training in Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional cardiology at William Beaumont Hospital (University of Michigan) 1989.

Dr. Ghassan F.Nakad

Internal Medicine Diploma, Cardiology Fellowship Diploma, Interventional Cardiology (University of Liege- Belgium)

Specialist Interventional Cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Ghassan has completed his medical training in internal medicine and cardiology at Lebanese University –Beirut & his advanced interventional cardiology training at the University hospital of Liege - Belgium.
  • He has wide experience in echocardiography (TDI, Speckle Tracking, Strain studies, TEE, Stress Echo) and non invasive testing including coronary CT and cardiac MRI.
  • Dr. Ghassan was involved in teaching undergraduate students and cardiology fellows both invasive and non invasive cardiology.
  • Dr. Ghassan is well experienced in interventional cardiology (Valvuloplasties, PFO/ASD Closures, Simple and Complex Angioplasties via Radial or Femoral access) from Belgium.

Pr.Dr. Abdelaziz Gomaa Ibrahim

MD cardiology, Board certified in Cardiac CT

consultant Interventional Cardiology

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Abdelaziz have experience more than 20 years in Medical and Cardiology field after graduation in 1995, worked as Interventional Cardiology Consultant and Associate Professor of Cardiology /Egypt
  • Master degree in cardiology 2000, MD degree in cardiology 2006.
  • In 2010 he started his carrier in Saudi Arabia in Almanaa Hospital AL Khobar, he started the program of cath lab and was the director of cath lab in Al Khobar.
  • 2014 in Dallah Hospital Riyadh in addition to his work as interventional cardiology consultant, he started the program of cardiac CT after training in Harefield hospital-London/UK.
  • In 2016 Board certificates in Cardiac CT from SCCT.
  • In 2018 he joined Zulekha Hospital as interventional Cardiology consultant.

Dr. Ramy Rashed Mohamed Abdelkader

M.B.B.Ch, Master degree in Cardiology, Assiut University

Specialist Cardiology

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Ramy previously associated with Saudi German Hospital Riyadh, KSA as a Specialist in Cardiology from 2012 to 2018
  • Participated in  Egypt  Cardiology Residency program, (2007-2012)

Dr. Chidanand Bedjirgi


Specialist Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon

(Appointment is subjected to the availability of doctor)

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Chidanand Bedjirgi has 17 years of experience in JCI accredited hospitals.He is a gold medalist and University topper.He has done 3500 Cardiac,2700 Thoracic and 2200 Vascular surgical procedures independently.
  • He worked as Specialist Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeon for 4 years in UAE in private hospital prior to joining Zulekha hospital.
  • He worked as Consultant Visiting Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeon for  Last 4 years in India.
  • He worked as Consultant Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgeon at Sagar hospital, Bangalore India.
  • Dr.Chidanand Worked as Junior Consultant in CTVS at Apollo hospital,Bangalore.He was an Assistant professor in Surgery at KBN Medical college,Gulbarga,teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
  • Life member of Association of Surgeons of India (Memb. No. : 12,754)
  • Life Member of Association of Minimal access surgeons of India (Memb. No. : 71)
  • Life member of Indian Association of Cardio-thoracic and Vascular surgeons(Memb no.20085026)
  • Life member of European association of Cardio-thoracic surgeons(EACTS)-Memb no.279937.
  • Fellow of American college of Chest(No.338440)
  • Life Member of Vascular Society of India(VSI).
  • Life member of Society of Thoracic Surgery(STS),USA.
  • Dr. Rupesh Singh
  • Dr. Jayachandran Thejus
  • Dr. Wael Richane
  • Dr. Farouk Belal
  • Dr. Mahmoud Ramadan
  • Dr. Rashed Al Ali
  • Dr. Waleed Kadro
  • Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Helmy

Dr. Rupesh Singh


Specialist Interventional Cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Rupesh Singh has been working as an Interventional Cardiologist for the last 10 years.
  • He has vast experience in PTCA (including primary PTCA), Valvuloplasty, ASD and other device closure.

Dr. Jayachandran Thejus

MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Cardiology)

Interventional cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Jayachandran has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Interventional Cardiology.
  • After completion of his DM from prestigious Government Medical College – Calicut, he joined St. James Hospital, Chalakkudy, Kerala as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist.
  • He also gained his experience of dealing with the complicated Cardiology cases while working with Ananthapuri Hospital, Trivandrum and Muthoot Medical Center, Kerala – India.
  • Before joining Zulekha Hospital Sharjah, Dr. Jayachandran was associated with one of the well known and trusted group of Hospitals, Meditrina Hospitals – Kerala as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist where he was awarded with the “Best Doctor Award” in 2015.

Dr. Wael Richane

Inter University Diploma of Medical Specialty in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery D.I.M (PhD. in medicine) Faculty of Medicine

Specialist Cardio Vascular Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr Wael has more than 20 years of experience in cardiovascular surgery from the most reputed hospitals in France, Syria, Poland.
  • He has done more than 7200 cardio-vascular and thoracic operations of different types and in different situations (elective, urgent and emergent) also 4000 coronaries, 1000 valvulars, 700 pediatrics under one year, 500 thoracic, 1000 vascular.
  • He has worked as Consultant Cardio-Vascular Surgeon with various Hospitals like
  • Al Sharq Hospital Fujairah- UAE
  • High technology university hospital, Georgia Tbilisi
  • Private Hospitals - Damascus, Syria
  • American Hospital Paris – Paris, France
  • Silesia 
  • Center of Heart Diseases Zabrze, Poland
  • Al-Assad University hospital , 17 Nissan street., Damascus, Syria
  • Tichrin Military hospital , Damascus, Syria

Dr. Farouk Belal


Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Dr Farouk is having American Board Certificate in Interventional Cardiology
  • He has done his Cardiology and Internal Medicine practice in Florida, USA as Interventional Cardiologist and Peripheral Vascular specialist from August 2006 up to July 2018.
  • He has done his Cardiology fellowship in New Orleans, Louisiana and Interventional Cardiology fellowship in New York Medical College, Member of Royal College of Physicians, Ireland Diploma Cardiology, University of London
  • Dr Farouk has worked as Chief of Cardiology at Bartow Regional Medical in Florida, USA, Founder of Interventional cardiology PCI Program at Heart of Florida Hospital.

Dr. Mahmoud Ramadan

MBBCh (Mansoura University, Egypt), MSc(Cardiology, Mansoura University, Egypt), PhD(Cardiology, Niigata University, Japan).

Specialist Cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Dr Ramdan has a wide experience of 21 years In the field of cardiology.
  • He has been associated as a professor in the government university in Egypt.
  • Prior to joining Zulekha Hospital, Sharjah he has worked as a specialist cardiologist in the UAE Ministry of Health and other private hospitals
  • Dr Ramadan's expertise is mainly in the non-invasive cardiac testing, preventive cardiology and the clinical management of various cardiovascular disorders.

Dr. Rashed Al Ali

Specialist Pediatric Cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Dr. Rashed Al Ali has completed 5 years of Pediatric Residency at University Hospital of Hamburg and University Hospital of Bochum, Germany. 
  • Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship at Aachen University and Heart Center of Leipzig University, Germany. 
  • After the Fellowship in pediatric Cardiology in Germany Dr. Rashed visited The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in Canada as an Observership Program.
  • He is Member of German Society for Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. Waleed Kadro


Consultant Interventional Cardiologist

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Work Experience

  • Dr Kadro has worked as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist with Washington Hospital,  USA for 7 years 
  • He has worked as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist with Cardiac Centre Syria for 10 years  
  • He has also worked as Consultant Interventional Cardiologist with Sulaiman Habib & Specialized Medical Centre Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for 6 years
  • Dr Kadro is having American Board certificate in Interventional Cardiology,  Cardiovascular Medicine, Heart Rhythm and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Helmy

M.B.B.S, MD Cardiothoracic Surgery

Consultant Cardiac Surgeon

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Work Experience

  • Dr Helmy has more than twenty-five years of experience
  • He was Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Cairo University Kasr al Eainy Hospital.
  • He was also Consultant of cardiac surgery at Nasser Institute Hospital.
  • DAR Al Fouad Hospital, Sohag Centre of Cardiac Surgery.
  • AFSA (Jean Monnet St Etienne) (2002 – 2003).
  • Member of the European society of cardiothoracic surgery EACTS
  • Reviewer and co editor of the Egyptian journal of cardiothoracic surgery.


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

presenting the Dubai Quality Award to

Dr. Zulekha Daud,

Founder and Chairperson

Ms. Zanubia Shams,

Co-chairperson of Zulekha Healthcare Group.

Zulekha Hospitals is proud to receive

the Patient Satisfaction Award

Recognition is for companies receiving
an excellent satisfaction rating.

Zulekha Hospital honored with Dubai Chamber CSR Label 2016

The prestigious Dubai Chamber CSR Label was presented to Dr. Zulekha Daud, Founder and Chairperson, Zulekha Healthcare Group for the fourth consecutive year recognizing our commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

The European Accreditation Council for
Bariatric Surgery, has awarded:

Zulekha Hospital

With the Centre of Excellence for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery accreditation.

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Zulekha Hospital Dubai is a 179 bed hospital established in 2004 which offers both inpatient and outpatient care covering a wide range of medical and surgical specialties. The facility boasts state-of-the-art operation theatre arrangements, emergency services, labor rooms and includes multiple centers of excellence such as Cardiology, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Urology, Gastroenterology, Dermatology and Physiotherapy.

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