Mayo Clinic Opens
New Office for Heart Patients in Dubai
Release date: February 14, 2005
Dubai, UAE. Mayo Clinic announced today
that it will open a new office in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)
in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The new office will feature
heart care services dedicated primarily to diagnostic and
noninvasive therapy. This cardiac service represents a joint
pilot project with Dubai Healthcare City and also will consist
of heart research and continuing education.
This pilot project with Dubai Healthcare
City is part of Mayo Clinics commitment to explore new
models of care that can best meet the needs of patients in
the Middle East, said Hugh Smith, M.D., chair, Mayo
Clinic Board of Governors. We believe the services provided
in this new office will complement local and regional cardiology
practices already in Dubai. This new pilot represents Mayo
Clinics commitment to providing ongoing care supported
by research and education to patients residing outside the
A Mayo Clinic heart specialist and team of support
staff will evaluate patients with heart conditions seeking
further evaluation, diagnosis and follow-up care. Mayo Clinic
physicians will work closely with local physicians who see
patients in the region. There will be one full-time cardiologist
on site starting April 2005.
Our Dubai office is committed to bringing
Middle East patients accessible, high-quality diagnosis and
treatment of heart problems just as we are for those patients
being seen in the United States, said Joseph (Youssef)
Maalouf, M.D., a Mayo Clinic heart specialist who will be
the lead Mayo physician in Dubai.
Dr. Maalouf added that patients who need additional,
more complex services and procedures will have the opportunity
to receive care at the three multidisciplinary practice sites
of Mayo Clinic in the United States.
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