Saleh S Fares MD

Dr. Saleh is the first Canadian and American board-certified emergency physician from the United Arab Emirates. He completed his medical education at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2000. He then completed the Royal College Emergency Medicine Residency Program at McGill University in Montreal, Canada (2002-2007). In 2008, he completed a fellowship in clinical Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) at the University of Toronto in Canada followed by a Disaster Medicine Fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA as Harvard’s first Disaster Medicine fellow and as co-founder of the program (2009). In May 2011, he obtained his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at which he is currently enrolled in a DrPH program in Health Care Management and Leadership. His project during the MPH/DrPH is the Emergency Medical System framework in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Dr. Saleh is currently an Emergency Medicine Consultant and Deputy Commander of Zayed Military Hospital and is the founder and chairman of the Trauma System Initiative of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. He is also the founder and president of the Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM) since 2012. Dr Saleh has contributed to several international textbooks and peer-reviewed articles in the field of Emergency Medicine and Disaster Medicine, and has presented in several conferences regionally and internationally.