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Dr Jeehan Abdul Qadir

Dr Jeehan Abdul Qadir

Company:

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital

Designation:

Executive chairperson

An active speaker in spreading health awareness in the Middle East region, Dr Jeehan Abdul Qadir has been a leader in highlighting the correlation between a country’s investment in its healthcare and its economic growth. She was one of the first doctors in the UAE to convince authorities that the same international standards of practice and accreditation applied to healthcare facilities, particularly hospitals, also should apply for cosmetic surgery hospitals. They had been viewed as a different class of hospital because of the arguably non-urgent nature of their elective surgery work, but Dr Qadir proved otherwise.

Executive chairperson of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital (AACSH), he has earned leadership status as an ardent advocate of safe and high-quality healthcare. Unsurprisingly, AACSH was Dubai Healthcare City’s first cosmetic surgery hospital to receive international accreditation and has since been re-accredited three times by the Joint Commission International.