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Dr. Ali Alsuwaidi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Fellowship trained shoulder and sports surgeon with 15 years’ experience

Current Position:

Director, Shoulder & Upper Limb Unit, Burjeel Hospital

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi

Ex-Medical Director, Mafraq Hospital

Ex-Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mafraq Hospital

Previous Roles:

Chairman, SEHA orthopaedic council

Chief, Orthopaedic Division, SKMC, Abu Dhabi

Chief, Orthopaedic Division in Mafraq Hospital

Visiting Surgeon, Alnoor Hospital, Abu Dhabi & Alain

Visiting Surgeon, International Modern Hospital, Dubai

Academic Qualifications:

  • Graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCSI)
  • Residency Program in Orthopaedics, Toronto, Canada
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons in Canada in Orthopaedic Surgery (FRCSC)
  • Clinical Fellow, Arthroscopic and Sports Surgery (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • Clinical Fellow, Upper Extremity Surgery (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Master in Leadership & Health Policies (MPh) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA

Clinical Work Achievements:

  • Establishing a world–class shoulder and upper extremity services at SKMC
  • Serving the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the UAE since 2006
  • Highly regarded shoulder surgeon in Abu Dhabi and UAE with referrals from Abu Dhabi Police, GHQ (armed forces) and IPC-HAAD
  • Dealing with complex and revision shoulder cases referred from across the UAE
  • Pioneer in shoulder arthroplasty / reverse shoulder prosthesis for cuff tear arthropathy and complex fractures in the elderly
  • Lead at SKMC, a division of highly qualified western trained surgeons in different subspecialties of orthopaedic surgery. The Division consists of the following subspecialties:
    • Spine Surgery
    • Upper Extremity surgery
    • Lower Extremity Surgery
    • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Arthroscopic and Sports Surgery
    • Foot & Ankle Surgery
    • Orthopaedic Trauma

Society Affiliations & Membership:

  • Ex-Member, International Patient Care committee, HAAD
  • Member, Scientific Committee for Orthopaedic Surgery for the Arab Board
  • International Member of American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports medicine (ISAKOS)
  • Vice President, Emirates Orthopaedic Society


  • Chairman, S&N Intermediate Cadaver Shoulder Course, Istanbul June 2015
  • Chairman, Emirates Sport Medicine Summit November 2014
  • Chairperson, Abu Dhabi International Orthopaedic Conference, April 2012
  • Co-chair, S&N Advanced Shoulder Course, York, England, March 2012
  • Chairperson, SKMC Shoulder & Hand Conference, March 2011
  • Chairperson, SKMC Shoulder & Hand Conference, April 2010
  • Faculty, AO Principles in Fracture Management Course, Dubai, 2010
  • Faculty, Orthopaedic Conference Arab Health, 2009
  • Faculty, Arab Health Abu Dhabi Conference in Emergency Medicine and Trauma, 2009
  • Attendant, Nice Shoulder Course, 2009
  • Attendant, ISAKOS Congress Meeting, 2009
  • Presenter, Tawam Orthopaedic Congress, 2008
  • Faculty, AO Tomo Fix Plate Workshop, Abu Dhabi, 2008

Research & Publications:

  • The Use Of Tourniquet In Hand Surgery. Prospective study presented at the University of Toronto, Orthopaedic Division, Annual Research Day, 2001
  • Long-term Outcomes Of Shelf Autograft In Dysplastic Hip Reconstruction,
    Published in Orthopaedics, 2010
  • Anatomy of the Distal Patellar Tendon Insertion,
    Poster Presentation at ESKA meeting
  • Comparison of Xtraloc Versus Intrafix Tibial Fixation
    In Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction:
    Preliminary Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial
    Study presented at Residents & Fellows Arthroscopy
    Conference, April 22-23, 2005, Palm Island, Florida, USA
  • Co-Author of chapter “Basic Science of Knee",
    Practical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy book