October 11, 2021

UAE's first Emirati Doctor Passes Away

Dr Ahmed Kazim, know for being the first Emirati doctor and surgeon, has passed away.

Source: Twitter

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, expressed mourning and condolences on the demise of Dr. Ahmed Kazim.

1955 was the year of new beginnings for the late Dr. Kazim. Prior to successfully completing his MBBS from Bombay, Dr. Kazim started his career in Trinidad as a casualty officer. He later continued further studies and practices. Dr. Kazim received a FRCS from Edinburgh in 1958 and after 2 years started his journey as an orthopedic suregon in Trinidad.

His medical career in the United Arab Emirates started in 1977 in the same capacity as an orthopedic surgeon in Rashid Hospital. He continued to work in his field of specialization as a surgeon and head of department, resigning in 2004.