Our team consists of a number of professional and highly qualified specialists and consultants in psychiatry/psychology and neurology. With over 10-25 years of experience along with the use of the latest treatment methods, our doctors are delightedly willing to offer a very attentive service to our valued patients.
Our team is trained and experienced in dealing with a wide range of cases, based on the diagnosis of each one of which, a specific treatment is given to the patient.
Our team also believes that confidentiality is an integral component of the doctor-patient relationship and is an essential part of the treatment.
The Neurologists Team: Pediatric (child) :
Our licensed and certified neurologists use their wide knowledge and expertise to stay in close communication with our valued patients. Our team of neurologists is experienced in applying the most advanced therapies to treat various types of neurological disorders.
The Psychiatrists Team: (Pediatric (child) and adult):
Our team of the finest, qualified and most experienced psychiatrists are dedicated to use the best empathic approaches to ensure that our patients have a one-of-a-kind life experience. As mental disorders are complicated by nature, our licensed psychiatrists provide clinical care to our patients using multidisciplinary treatment methods. Our psychiatrists are also prepared to deal with various ages including children and/or adults either individually or within a group-based setting where the involvement of parents become a part of the treatment.
Dr. Aura Macias
Dr. Aura Macias, MD is a Psychiatry Specialist. She earned her MD and Psychiatry Specialization diplomas from the Central University of Venezuela. She received training on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety and depression from Beck Institute, USA.
She has over 8 years of experience in the management of psychiatric and sleep disorders such as:
- Anxiety (phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks, etc.)
- Depression and bereavement
- Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
- Bipolar and eating disorders
- Sleep disorders (insomnia, nightmare disorders, sleepwalking, sleep-related eating)
- Sexual dysfunctions
- Trauma and stressor-related disorders
- Neurocognitive disorders (due to Alzheimer’s disease, brain vascular disease, etc.)
Prior to her arrival in the UAE, Dr. Macias worked in SonaRes Sleep Center in Caracas, Venezuela, as head Psychiatrist in the Sleep Medicine Clinic. She has taken part in several investigation projects, conferences and workshops involving psychiatric disorders and their impact on general health. She is a founding member of the Venezuelan Academy of Sleep Medicine, under the Latin-American Federation of Sleep Medicine Societies (FLASS).
Dr. Macias has a keen interest in promoting psychiatric and psychological care as a regular part of health, wellness and quality of life.
She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
Dr. Atif Mohammad Ayish
Dr. Atif Mohammad Ayish is a Psychiatrist at British Neurology Psychiatry Center.
Prior to joining British Neurology Psychiatry Center, Dr. Atif practiced as a Specialist Psychiatrist at the Mind Maps Medical Center, American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology and Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center. He has extensive experience helping patients manage psychiatric conditions and has provided consultations and treatment plans for the following depression, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, ADHD, and substance abuse.
Dr. Atif earned his doctorate degree from Cerrah Pasha Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey.
Dr. Abdulhafiz Ahmed
Dr. Abdulhafiz Ahmed, MD, is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Medical Director in the British Neurology Psychiatry Center with over 23 years of experience in the United States of America in psychiatric care, evidence-based practice, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. He treated individuals with alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, schizophrenia, phobias, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions.
Before joining British Neurology Psychiatry Center, Dr. Abdulhafiz worked as a Medical and Clinical Director for Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare, New York. He previously held positions as an Assistant Professor at Upstate University Hospital and Medical School, New York where he was a Co-Director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Services.
Dr. Abdul Hafiz earned his medical degree from Georgetown school of Medicine in Washington D.C. and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. In addition, he is a Buprenorphin/Naltrexone certified provider by American Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).
Dr. Imad Yassin Saadeldin
Dr. Imad Yassin Saadeldin obtained his MD in pediatrics in 1994 from Vienna and Graz Universities, Austria, and the Fellowship in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine from the Austrian Medical Association, Vienna, Austria.
He did his postgraduate training in pediatric neurology at the Pediatric Neurology department, Graz University Hospital, Graz, Austria. He obtained his membership from the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child health (MRCPCH) from UK.
- Epilepsy and non-epileptic events
- Cerebral palsy/performing Botox injections
- Delayed language, autism and ADHD
- Movement disorders like tics and dystonia
- Muscle weakness disorders
- Headaches, including migraine
- Performing: Video-EEG, ABR, NCS, VEP
Hana Fathy Shenooda
Hanaa Fathy Shenooda, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Abu Dhabi, has 22 years of experience in the United Arab Emirates, and during her tenure has worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the Behavioural Science Pavilion at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City. Hanaa Fathy Shenooda attained her Bachelor degree in Psychology from Ain Shams University in Egypt. In addition, Hanaa Fathy received a Diploma in Clinical Psychology from the United Arab Emirates University in Al Ain. She also received another Diploma in Family Counseling and Therapy from the University of Sharjah. Hanaa Fathy is a member of Ranem Psychological Association in Egypt.
Hanaa Fathy Shenooda has an extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of many Child, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric mental health disorders including:
- Anxiety (phobia, social anxiety, panic attacks, etc…)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Personality Disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Individual and Family Therapy
MBBCh, PGCert(Health Research ), PGCert( Medical Education ), Certificate of Psychopharmacology (BPA), MSc(King’s College London),MRCPsych, CCT (UK)
DR.OMAR HAS JOINED BNPC FROM ACPN , ST.GEORGE’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN LONDON .HIS CAREER IN PSYCHIATRY IN THE UK SPANS OVER 14 YEARS.HE HAS BEEN A MEMBER OF Royal COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS ( MRCPsych) since 2008 and has been working as a consultant psychiatrist in the UKS National Health Services ( NHS) since obtaining his Certificate of Completion (CCT) in adult Psychiatry from the General Medical Council (GMC) in 2014. Also Dr.Omar holds a clinical certificate in psychopharmacology from the British Association of Psychopharmacology.
Dr Omar is a strong proponent of the holistic approach treating psychiatric disorders, placing a particular emphasis on the psychological and social aspects of mental illness. He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing and family therapy. Dr Omar possesses a robust background in clinical research and medical education. He holds master degree in psychiatric Research from the institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London, a PGcert in Health Research from University of Leeds and a OGCERT IN medical Education from the University of Westminster in London . Dr.Omar has numerous publications in international journals including a systematic review on psychological therapies for Borderline Personality Disorder, which was published in Personality and Mental Health journal in 2014.
Dr.Omar has extensive clinical experience in managing a wide range of psychiatric disorders with special interest in personality disorders, psychiatric rehabilitation and adult ADHD.
Amira Badr Eldin Bakhit
Amira Badr Eldin Bakhit
Amira Badr Eldin Bakhit, a licensed speech therapist from Sudan who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from United Arab Emirates University in Alain. Amira has taken an extensive and intensive professional course in the language, speech, and swallowing disorders in Alain.
She also has received comprehensive training at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City hospital.
Prior to joining British Neurology Psychiatry Center, Amira practiced speech therapy at Al Sadara Homecare center. She has experience helping patients manage their language and speech disorders, swallowing difficulties, and stuttering.
She can deal with patients who has the following disorders:
- Down syndrome
- Language and speech delay
Nazia Ramees completed her bachelor’s in Audiology and speech-language pathologist from university of Calicut, India and has a broad experience with both pediatric and adult cases like autism, ADHD, stuttering, developmental delay, mental retardation, stroke, voice problems, and articulation problems. She practiced her profession in various clinical, rehabilitation, and hospital settings in India and UAE. Moreover, she has extensive experience in using different communication intervention techniques like Auditory verbal therapy, behavioral modification, facilitative communication, oro-motor exercises, motto-kinesthetic approach.
Rinsha E.K, Licensed clinical psychologist registered to practice in Abu Dhabi and India. She completed her Mphil in clinical psychology from the prestigious National Institute of Mental health and neurosciences (NIMHANS), Banglore, India. Her masters was in Applied psychology with clinical specialization and bachelors in psychology with counseling specialization.
Prior moving to UAE, she was initially associated with Moulana hospital, A 500 bedded specialty hospital in India. There she practiced as consultant clinical psychologist and was working in corroboration with department of psychiatry and was involved in psychological evaluations, assessment, psychometric testing and planning appropriate psychotherapy/ for child, adolescent and adult population. She was working mainly with
Anxiety disorders (GAD, Panic disorder, OCD, social and specific phobias) Depressive disorders and adjustment disorders
Personality disorders (emotionally unstable personality disorder)
Stress management, Anger management
Parent management training & Behavioral modification
Learning disability and intellectual disability
She also worked as disability management officer- clinical psychologist in CDMRP child rehabilitation services as part of a multidisciplinary team including psychologist, speech therapist, occupation therapist, physiotherapist and special educators.it was a joint project by Department of psychology, University of Calicut & Social Justice Department, Govt. Of Kerala (India)). Responsibilities icluded
- Screening, assessment, management of developmental disorders including autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, Learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and other childhood disorders.
- Was involved in clinical training of post graduate diploma trainees in the university department (Eligible for lectureship in India)
- Was engaged in training of professionals and was in charge of community clinics in rural areas and was part of the professional training programmes organized by the department.
Areas of interest
- Child emotional disorders
- Behavior management
- Parent management training
- Cognitive behavior therapy
- Rehabilitation counsel of India (RCI)
- Health authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD)
English, Malayalam, Tamil
Mr.Saeed Ali Shooman
Mr.Saeed Ali Shooman
Occupational Therapist, who graduated from the Hashemite University-Jordan, 2006, and has wide experience with pediatric and adult cases such as autism, ADHD, neurological cases, and psychiatric patients, in which he practiced occupational therapy profession in different settings, hospitals, clinics, and rehabilitation centers. In addition to this, he is well trained in using several methods of treatment, like sensory integration, cognitive therapy, visual rehabilitation, music therapy, behavioral management.