Dubai, UAE: 7 November 2012 – The American Hospital Dubai has appointed Dr. Sudhir Pandya as a Gastroenterologist (a specialist in the digestive systems and its disorders) at the hospital’s Dubai campus. The medical staff is currently undergoing rapid development as the campus continues to grow, with the team of American Board Certified (or equivalent) physicians set to reach 100 by the end of 2012 as the range of medical services develops.
Dr Pandya undertook his basic medical training at the University of Nairobi, Kenya in 1984. He completed his American Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1992. In 1995, he obtained his American Board Certification of Gastroenterology and also acquired his Fellowship in Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians, Canada (FRCPC) in 1994 and Fellowship in Gastroenterology from the Royal College of Physicians, Canada in 1996. Prior to joining the American Hospital Dubai , Dr. Pandya was a Gastroenterologist at Halton Healthcare Services, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Sudhir is also qualified in therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a medical technique combining the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain digestive problems.
With an endoscope, the physician can see directly the inside of the stomach and duodenum, and inject dyes into areas so they can be seen on X-rays. Dr Pandya also has extensive experience in the latest treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.
Commenting on the latest appointment to the medical staff, Mr Thomas Murray, Chief Executive Officer at the American Hospital Dubai , said: “We are delighted to welcome Dr Pandya to our growing team of world class physicians at the American Hospital Dubai .
Our unwavering commitment to working with the best qualified doctors has been a feature of the hospital for more than 15 years and we continue this policy even as we grow and expend significantly at our Dubai campus. Dr Pandya brings outstanding credentials and experience to the team.”
About the American Hospital Dubai
The American Hospital Dubai is a 159-bed, acute care, general medical/surgical private hospital with more than 88 physician multi-specialty group practice, designed to provide a high quality, American standard of healthcare to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of the people of Dubai, the UAE and the surrounding Gulf States.
The American Hospital Dubai became the first hospital in the Middle East to be awarded JCI accreditation in May 2000 and successfully underwent further surveys by the JCI in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012 to maintain its accredited status. The Laboratory of the American Hospital Dubai earned its sixth consecutive accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), in 2011.
The American Hospital Dubai has continued to expand to meet the demand for more personalized services, comfort and convenience, while broadening the services and deepening the level of expertise and care offered. In response to the strong increase in local and regional demand for its services, the hospital constructed a new state of the art Outpatient Clinic Building.
In addition to the new facilities and services, the hospital continues its ongoing physician recruitment plan, which will extend the number of American Board Certified or equivalent practicing physicians at the Hospital to over 100.
The hospital’s new bed tower is currently rolling out new facilities that will create an additional 240 beds in private rooms and suites, transforming the hospital into a 384-bed campus.
Issued on behalf of the American Hospital Dubai by WPR.
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