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.
Dr. Nada Elbashir
Dr. Nada Elbashir
Area of Expertise:
- Women Mental Disorders .e.g Perinatal Affective &psychotic Disorders.
- Pre Menstrual Syndrome.
- Bipolar Disorders Including Depression and Different Types of Mood Disorders
- Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses.
- Anxiety Disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Social Anxiety & Panic Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Old Age and Geriatric Problems.
- Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Children like Autistic Spectrum Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & Learning Difficulties
- Eating Disorders and Sleep Disorders
Education: MD, Psychiatry, Sudan Medical Specialization Board
Professional Experience (period): More than 8 years
Languages: Arabic, English
Dr. Mashael Abdelhafeez
Dr. Maria Simona Basescu
Maria Simona Basescu is HAAD licensed Clinical Psychologist in Abu Dhabi. She graduated the Master of Science in Clinical Psychology with Excellence from United Arab Emirates University and completed her post-graduation internship at SKMC, BSP, Abu Dhabi.
Maria has also a Bachelor degree in Nursing and Bachelor Degree in Psychology.
During her post-graduation internship at SKMC she got extensive experience lecturing for Psychiatric Residents and working with patients (In-patient and Out-patient)of varying ages and cultural backgrounds presenting with a variety of mental health disorders.
Since June 2020, Maria is activating as volunteer Clinical psychologist to SEHA Psychological Support Line where she provides psychological support to SEHA employees and their families along with presentations about Stress Management and Coping Strategies in the aftermath of disasters.
Maria conducts a variety of psychological assessments (E.g. For Bariatric Surgery, Kidney donors, pre-employment..etc) and applies different psychometric tests (Intelligence, Personality, Psycho-diagnostic tests).
Maria has experience in treating individuals such as Children, Adolescents and Adults mental health disorders including:
- Anxiety (Separation anxiety, Social anxiety, Specific phobia, Panic Disorder..etc)
- Bipolar Disorders
- Personality Disorders
- Addiction (individual and Group therapy)
- Individual and Family therapy
- Couples therapy
Maria attends to different conferences, Webinars, online courses, workshops involving psychiatric disorders.
Her preferred quotes are ‘’Never stop learning because the life never stops giving us lessons’’ and ‘’ We become what we think’’