Transforming healthcare for the better: Dr Shafi Mulk

[SPONSORED CONTENT] Dr Shafi Ul Mulk had an idea that grew into a vision for change. Today, that vision is a reality, having grown his multiple dual concept diagnostic centres into a leading healthcare brand in the region
By Global Hawk
Sat 22 Jul 2017 10:57 AM

If success is defined on your own terms than Dr Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk set tall standards for himself. Not only has he followed a path of medical innovation – that culminated in multiple accolades and recognition on a global scale – but today he is lauded as a visionary healthcare entrepreneur and a pioneer in the science of Tele Radiology.

Through his healthcare services, Dr Mulk touches millions of people from around the world and has been celebrated on many prestigious forums. He has also added significant feathers to his illustrious cap, being honoured with Forbes magazine's Top 100 Indian Entrepreneurs and Leaders in the Middle East two years in a row.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

The origins of Global Hawk were not unlike some world-renowned companies of today. Dr Mulk started with a personal staff of only two, working in Hamriya free zone, Sharjah. Dr Mulk created his company – the internationally acclaimed Global Hawk chain of diagnostic centres (that utilizes Global Hawk's innovative technology in telemedicine and teleradiology).

THE START OF SUCCESS

The company grew quite rapidly, expanding across the globe and into a world-renowned healthcare empire worth more than US$200 million. The phenomenal success of the establishment can be directly attributed to the visionary leadership of Dr Mulk, who is widely considered the pioneer of teleradiology in the region.

His brainchild, Global Hawk Telemedicine/Teleradiology with IT solutions including RIS, Mulk Digitizers and Mulk Viewers products installed globally in major hospitals and medical centres have revolutionized the healthcare industry. In fact, the runaway success of Global Hawk Telemedicine encouraged him to start the chain of Global Hawk Imaging and diagnostic centres (GHID) which eventually led him to a number of accolades and international awards.

FAST RISE TO THE TOP

From a single branch in Deira, GHID has grown rapidly with many centres across multiple locations all with state of the art radiological technology, all the main imaging modalities – including open and closed MRI, CT scan, CBCT, 2D, 3D/4D Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, Bone Densitometer as well as top rated clinical laboratory diagnostic devices, all under one roof.

The centres are today considered as one of the best in terms of state-of-the-art, high-quality diagnostic imaging services and patient-centred care. With its goal of becoming a dedicated healthcare provider and imaging resource and research centre across the globe, GHID serves as a gateway to international expert standards diagnostic opinions – while also streamlining management and investigative recommendations.  Today, this is a vital requisite in the current medical environment.

THE NEXT STEP: MORE GROWTH

Dr Mulk's company has spearheaded an AED250 million expansion plan, which includes a chain of Global Hawk Diagnostic Centres with dedicated PET-CT / MRI and Cyclotron unites across the GCC, India and Eastern Europe, and a chain of Global Hawk multi-speciality Polyclinics and Medical Centres. The group is also looking to start a 50 bed Mulk oncology charity hospital in India, as well as Mulk speciality hospitals in the UAE.

BACKGROUND IN EDUCATION

Dr Mulk's passion for innovation and medical technology can trace its roots from his impressive educational experience. A prominent neurovascular radiologist in the UAE, his formative medical education began at Kurnool Medical College, Andhra. He also has completeld fellowships at Michigan, USA and Multon Keynes, UK.

Being a passionate teacher, he freely shares his knowledge by teaching university students and mentoring junior radiologists. Dr Mulk has been consistently invited to speak at major international forums of radiology and imaging, as well as healthcare entrepreneur platforms. He was honoured as a guest speaker by the Arab Health Committee and International Health Organisations for his overall contribution to the Healthcare Sector, resulting from his wealth of experience in Radiology for two decades.

THE MAN BEHIND THE BUSINESS

Dr Mulk's zeal and enthusiasm for success doesn't limit itself to the professional fields, but also in his love for sports. A former national Bandminton player, he was named a 'young Hopeful of India' by a leading Indian Sportstar magazine at the age of 13. An ardent supporter of Badminton Associations of the region and sponsor of major Badminton tournaments, he is one of the top ranked players in the UAE, with winning accolades in the Masters Men event of the UAE Open Championship of 2016 and 2017.

But one of the most essential characteristics of his personality is his compassionate outlook towards the community. Dr Mulk is a well-respected member of various social and Islamic organizations in India and the UAE, and he actively engages in various charitable activities focusing on building a better tomorrow.

A true believer in strenghth of the family unit, Dr Mulk candidly acknowledges that the support he receives from his soulmate, Dr Yasmeen Ul Mulk, and their sons Zoheb Ul Mulk and Zain Ul Mulk is what most encourages him to follow his passion.

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Dr Mulk scored a double win at the Annual Health Awards in the UAE this year, winning the Distinguished Achiever award in Healthcare and Innovative Technology. These accolades add to his illustrious list of accolades and awards in 2017 alone; including being honoured with the World Healthcare Innovative Entrepreneuier of the year 2017, by the Global Association of Physicians of Indian Origin and the Indian Business Exceppent Awards – IBPC 2016 and 2017 – from H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan.

He has also received the Star Quality Award in Geneva 2014, The World Inspirational Company USA awards in 2015, as well as the International Medical Quality Award May 2016, which was held in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Dr Mulk and his company have also been honoured and lauded with the 'World's Greatest Brands' and 'World's Greatest Leader' awards in 2017.

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