Dr. Medhat Shalabi
Head of Perioperative Clinical Directorate, Fakeeh University Hospital, Dubai, UAE
President of the Pan Arab & Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
Professor Shalabi is a master clinician and expert in ERAS systems and surgical safety and is Head of Perioperative Clinical Directorate, Fakeeh University Hospital, Dubai, UAE, and Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology, Alexandria University, Egypt. Prof. Shalabi trained in the UK, worked as a Senior House Officer and specialist Registrar in Anesthesia, and worked as a Consultant Anesthetist in the UK over ten years. He presented many papers to the Anesthetic Research Society (UK) and the British Nutrition Society.
Dr Shalabi’s work has shown that it is critical to improve operating room efficiency and capacity across the entire surgical department to optimize clinical and financial outcomes. Improving operating room efficiency and capacity requires coordination across multiple personnel and complex processes that can be difficult to manage. Professor Shalabi is the Founder and President of the Pan Arab & Middle East Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society, a formal chapter of the ERAS Society and the Vice-President of the World Society of Intravenous Anesthesia (World SIVA). He organized the first PAME ERAS conference February 2015 in Dubai; the second in 2017 in Cairo, and the 3rd in Muscat Oman in 2019. He is a regular guest speaker in many International Anesthesia Conferences e.g., The Egyptian Anesthesiology Society, Alexandria Anesthesia & Intensive Care Society, Pan Arab Anesthesia Society, All Africa Anesthesia Society, Emirates Critical Care Society, Asia Africa Critical Care Society, International Pan Arab Critical Care Medicine Society, the Iranian Anesthesiology & Intensive care society, the Turkish Anesthesiology & Intensive Care Society, and the World Congress of Anesthesiology (WCA). He has widely sought after consultant in numerous GCC and MENA and African countries and has guided ERAS implementation in UAE, KSA, Egypt, Indonesia, Ukraine, Kuwait, Algeria, Morocco, Bahrain, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and many others. Prof. Shalaby is a member of the editorial board of the Egyptian Journal of Anesthesia (EgJA). He is a European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and UK Resuscitation Council International Instructor and Course Medical Director for Advanced Life Support (ALS) Courses, and also a Generic Instructor Course Instructor (Instructing the instructors) His special interests are in: ERAS implementation, Safety and clinical risk management in anesthetic practice, clinical ethics and TIVA/TCI, Acute pain management, Obstetric anesthesia, Anesthesia for orthopedic surgery & trauma, Anesthesia for day case surgery.