Physicians

Our physician's wide spectrum of expertise is supported by advanced, state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic technology.

First Medical Center is committed to implementing the highest standards of personalized clinical practice. We patiently perform examinations and take time out to listen and talk to our patients.


FIRST MEDICAL CENTER, Deira Branch

Dr. Babu Shersad, MD, MACP

Dr. Babu Shersad, MD, MACP
 
       
  Department : Internal Medicine & Nephrology
  Designation : Specialist Internist and Nephrologist
  Nationality : Indian
  Language Spoken : English, Arabic (spoken), Malayalam,
Tamil, Hindi (Thoda, thoda)
  Contact Number : +971 4 2976868
  Email Address : babu@myfmc.info

PROFILE:

Dr. Babu Shersad has over 25 years of experience spread around the USA, the Middle East and India. He attained his MBBS degree from the premier and renowned Jawaharlal Institute (JIPMER), Pondicherry. He did his MD at Mangalore University, India and at Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center, USA, followed by a Fellowship in Nephrology at the prestigious University of Chicago / Albert Billings Hospital, USA.

Dr. Babu Shersad is American Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Subspecialty Board certified in Nephrology. He is a licensed physician and nephrologist in the State of Illinois, USA. Professional memberships include American Society of Nephrology, American College of Physicians, European Renal Association, European Dialysis and Transplantation Association.

He brings to the First Medical Center his multi-site expertise in the fields of kidney disease, high blood pressure, fluid and electrolyte problems, care of transplants and kidney stones. His special interest include ambulatory BP monitoring and the medical management of kidney stones. He gives numerous talks, lectures & seminars both in Dubai and internationally and also contributes articles regularly to the newspapers and magazines in UAE.

Dr. Babu Shersad is committed to providing quality medical care in a compassionate, efficient and effective manner. He is guided by the philosophy that "understanding and exceeding the needs of patients is the key to achieving excellence in healthcare".


Dr. Rosalyn Balacuit-Karlsson, MD, FPOGS

Dr. Rosalyn Balacuit-Karlsson, MD, FPOGS
 
       
  Department : Obstetrics / Gynecology
  Designation : Specialist Obstetrician / Gynecologist
  Nationality : Filipino
  Language Spoken : English, Tagalog
  Contact Number : +971 4 2976868
  Email Address : rosalyn@myfmc.info

PROFILE:

Dr. Rosalyn Balacuit-Karlsson obtained her medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in Manila in 2002. She then proceeded with residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) and graduated in 2006. She is a fellow of the Philippine Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. Dr. Rosalyn worked in clinics and hospitals in Manila before moving to Dubai, UAE. Her special interest is in screening of gynecologic cancers. She joined First Medical Center in August 2010.


Dr. Ziaul Akhter

Dr. Ziaul Akhter
 
       
  Department : Pediatric Department
  Designation : Pediatrician
  Nationality : Indian
  Language Spoken : English, Arabic, Hindi and Urdu
  Contact Number : +971 4 2976868
       

PROFILE:

Dr. Ziaul Akhter has more than 25 years of hospital and teaching experience as a Specialist Pediatrician. After obtaining his MD (Pediatrics) in India, Dr. Ziaul Akhter has had the privilege to work in prestigious Medical Institution in India like Holy Family Hospital and Christian Medical College (CMC) together with the teaching and training of the undergraduate and post graduate medical students. He also has extensive experience (14 years) in Saudi Arabia in the Ministry of Health as Specialist Pediatrician in the field of General Pediatrics and Neonatology. He was also appointed as the official trainer for nurses approved by the Ministry of Health. He also worked as the Chief Doctor and in charge of infection control of Hospital being the Head of Pediatric Department. His special interest is in Respiratory / Allergic problem in children, Infant Feeding Practices, Newborn Care and Vaccination in children.


Dr. Shoiab Padaria, M.D.D.M, FACA

 
 
       
  Department : Cardiology Department
  Designation : Specialist Cardiologist
  Nationality : Indian
  Language Spoken : English, Arabic, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati
  Contact Number : +971-4-2976868
       

Dr. Vappu Eerola Labbaci

 
       
  Department : Psychology Department
  Designation : Psychologist
  Nationality : Finish
  Language Spoken : English, Finnish, Swedish
  Contact Number : +971 4 2976868
       

PROFILE:

Dr. Vappu Eerola Labbaci obtained her MSc in Psychology from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, 1990. Licensed by the Dept. of Health and Medical Services, DOHMS, Dubai, 2007. Licensed by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, 1992. Work experience both from work and as a private psychologist.

Well accustomed to the Arabic culture after living nearly 20 years in different Arabic Countries (UAE 10+, Iraq 4+, Algeria 3+ years)


Dr. Maria Cristina M Fernandez, M.D.

 
       
  Designation : General Practitioner
       
       
       
       
       

PROFILE:

has over 7 years of experience in medical practice both as a General Practitioner and as a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology in various hospitals and clinics in Manila, Philippines. She obtained her medical degree from St. Lukes college of Medicine in Manila in 2002. She then proceeded with residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in St. Lukes Medical Center and graduated in 2006. She is a fello of the Phillipine Obstetrics and Gynecologic society. Her special interests are General Family Medicine and General Women’s health.


Dr. Avni J Shah, B.D.S.

 
       
  Designation : General Dentist
       
       
       
       
       

PROFILE:

Is an experienced General Dentist with more than 8 years of experience. She graduated from one of the renowned University of Mumbai, India. She is very well versed in all general Dental procedures, especially Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Avni keeps herself well informed with all latest dental technologies and procedures by attending various Dental conferences and workshops. She is also a member of Indian Dental Association.


Dr. Vijay Kumar

Dr. Vijay Kumar
 
       
  Department : Radiology Department
  Designation : Specialist Radiologist
  Nationality : Indian
  Language Spoken : English, Hindi
  Contact Number : +971-4-2976868
       

PROFILE:

With nearly eleven years of experience in the field of Radiology and Imaging, Dr. Bhatia is well acquainted with imaging modalities like CT and MRI, has experience in routine X-rays, special procedures (barium swallow, barium meal & enemas), IVU and HSG.

Dr. Vijay Kumar also has a special interest in ultrasonography – routine, obstetric and gynecological, small parts like thyroid, testes, breasts etc., color doppler studies for deep vein thrombosis, carotid arteries, peripheral arterial disease and varicocele.

His expertise also includes digital mammography with experience in nuclear medicine as well.





FIRST MEDICAL CENTER, International City Branch



Dr. Robin Mani Verghese, MBBS:DNB

Dr. Ziaul Akhter
 
       
  Designation : General Practitioner
       
       
       
       
       

PROFILE:

Dr. Robin Verghese has over 35 years of experience in General Medicine and General Surgery in Iran and India. Having passed MBBC course in 1976 and DNB completed in 2005. He has 7 years residency at Acute Medical Care Ward. Being in Dubai, UAE for 3 years, he is now offering his valuable services at First Medical Center International City Branch.


Dr. Anupama Jaswal, BDS

Dr. Ziaul Akhter
 
       
  Designation : General Dentist
  Nationality : Indian
  Language Spoken : English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Punjabi
  Contact Number : +971 4 4585859
       
       

PROFILE:

Dr. Anupama Jaswal, has been practicing General Dentistry in India and Dubai in a private Dental Set up since last 12 years .Her special field of interest has been Endodontic (Root canal specialty Re-root canal) and laser dentistry besides routine general dentistry.