Our Staff

Obstetrics, Gynaecology and IVF Department

Dr. Osama Hassan Salha
Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and IVF

Dr. Osama Hassan Salha qualified from the Royale College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in 1989 and trained in Dublin, London and Leeds. He obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) in 1994 and the Membership of the Royale College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) in 1995. His journey in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology started at the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin before moving to London where he worked at the Hammersmith and Guy’s Hospital. Subsequently, he moved to Leeds to work at Leeds Teaching Hospitals where he finished his training in general obstetrics and gynaecolgy obtained his Certificate of Specialist Training (CCST). Subsequently, he was appointed as the Sub-Specialist Trainee in Reproductive Medicine for the Yorkshire Deanery, hence becoming the first Arabic doctor to fill this post which culminated in him obtaining his Certificate of Sub-Specialist Training in Reproductive Medicine (CSST).  Dr Osama Salha was also the first Arabic doctor to obtain a Doctorate in Reproductive Medicine from the University of Leeds in 2002. In 2003 he was appointed as the Medical Director of the IVF Unit at Dar Al-Shifa Hospital in Kuwait as well as the Head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, During this period the IVF Unit proved itself to be one of the most successful in Kuwait while the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department grew to become the biggest in the private sector. In 2011 he moved to Royale Hayat Hospital in Kuwait as the Head of the IVF and the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Departments. RHH is a luxurious newly-built five star hospital which has won the Service Hero Award as the Best Hospital in Kuwait every year since 2011. In 2016, Dr Osama moved to Doha to establish Elite Medical Center.

Paediatric Department

Dr. Nesrin Ghazi El-Khatib

Dr. Nesrin qualified from St. Georges Medical School, University of London in 1998 and trained in Hull, Bradford and Leeds. She obtained her Membership of the Royale Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCP) in March 2002 and the Membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRPCH) in May 2002 and the Membership of the Royale College of Physicians of Ireland (MRCPI) in November 2002. She did her Internship in Hull Teaching Hospitals before moving to Bradford where she did her general Paediatric training. Subsequently she was appointed as a Paediatric Specialist in Leeds Teaching Hospitals, where she specialized in Paediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care. By covering the Cardiac, Neurological and Surgical Units she gained extensive experience in diagnosis and management in Paediatric emergencies and critical cases. In addition the training involved routine newborn care and common childhood illnesses. In 2006 Dr. Nesrin took up the post of Consultant and Head of the Paediatrics and Neonatal Department at Royale Hayat Hospital, Kuwait. Under her guidance these two units have emerged as leaders in private healthcare capable of treating babies with simple and complex prematurity; respiratory disease, congenital malformations and metabolic disorders. She also has several professional certificates in hospital management and healthcare quality from the American Institute of Healthcare Quality, Harvard Business School and Babson College, Boston, USA. In recognition of her professional achievements, in 2012 Dr. Nesrin has won the “Cleveland Clinic Excellence Award” and the “Arab Health Young Clinician of the Year Award”. In 2015 she completed Executive Masters Degree in Business Administration from HEC University in Paris.

Dental Department

Dr. Ahmad Ismail Issa
Specialist Dentist

Dr. Issa graduated as a general dentist in 1996. After working for two years in general dental practice in Jordan, he went to Leeds (UK) for his postgraduate studies. In 2000 Dr. Issa finished a Masters degree in Paediatric Dentistry with Merit which included special training in treating children and patients with special needs. At the same time he was submitted as a fellow of the Royal College of Dentist of Canada in Paediatric Dentistry. As a result of his success in his studies, he became interested in research and was offered a scholarship and completed his PhD in 2004. Dr .Issa registered with the UK General Dental Council in 2005. After working for a year as an associate, he started developing his skills in Cosmetic and restorative Dentistry and took a one year part-time course in Cosmetic Dentistry with Dr Paul Tipton, a well known Cosmetic Dentist in Manchester. Dr. Issa worked in his own private dental practice in Leeds (UK) until 2016.

He Joined Elite Medical Centre in Doha to offer his vast dental expertise to the people of Qatar.

Paediatric Department

Dr. Latifa Mahmoud El Hinnawi

Dr. Latifa graduated from Beirut Arab University in Lebanon on 2004 and got her Bachelor Degree in Surgery and Medicine with a “Very GOOD” grade. She did her internship in AL Makassed Teaching Hospital (Beirut) and Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center (Saida). She successfully passed the Lebanese Colloquium for Medicine in 2004 and got the membership of the Lebanese Order of Physicians. She specialized in General Paediatrics and Neonatal Intensive Care in Beirut Arab University and Hammoud Hospital University Medical Center and graduated in 2008 as a Specialist in Paediatrics. She has 8 years of experience in general paediatrics and neonatal intensive care. She worked in Kuwait in Royale Hayat Hospital from 2008 to 2016, in the NICU department and General Paediatrics department. In 2010, Dr. Latifa was promoted and assigned as the assistant to the Head of the Paediatric Department, Dr. Nesrin Ghazi El Khatib, a well-known and highly qualified Paediatric Consultant and Neonatal Intensivist. Dr. Latifa has experience in emergency paediatrics, neonatal intensive care and neonatal resuscitation, paediatric advanced life support, management of common childhood diseases and infections, nutrition of children from birth till adolescence, and in newborn examination and follow up of growth and development of children. She moved to Doha in 2016 to join Elite Medical Center as a Paediatrician.

Dental Department

Dr Muna Ahmed Hassen
General Dentist

Dr Muna Ahmed Hassen obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery from the University of Science and Technology, Khartoum in 2007. She did her training immediately after graduation (2007-2008) in the Ribat Hospital practicing in the different dental departments. In 2009 she joined the Emergency Dental Surgery Department in Khartoum Hospital where she gained valuable experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Subsequently, she joined the Periodontal and Restorative Departments in Police hospital where she gained a wide experience in these fields. In 2010, she joined the Military Hospital where she received extensive training in Paediatric and Prosthetic Dentistry.
She moved to Qatar in January 2011, where she worked in several Dental practices including the Consultant Dental Center, Alaqsa and Dr Hassan Mohamed Hassan Specialist Dental Center. Over the years, Dr Muna built a good reputation for herself as an efficient and competent general dentist. Dr Muna is currently preparing for her Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry as an overseas student in the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry. She recently joined Elite Medical Center as an experienced General Dentist.

Family Medicine

Dr. Fekria El Refai
General Practitioner

Dr Fekryia Al Refai is a General Practitioner with 33 years experience in Primary Healthcare (PHC) in Doha. She has wide experience in diagnosing and managing common illness and treating long-term conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. As primary care practitioner she is well capable of treating patients with simple Ear, Nose and Throat complaints as well as chest infections, gastric problems and simple eye and skins allergies. She can also perform minor surgical procedures and wound care.