Yousif Alserkal

Assistant Undersecretary for the Hospitals Sector, Ministry of Health of the United Arab Emirates

Dr. Yousif Mohammed Al-Serkal is the Assistant Undersecretary for Hospitals Sector at the UAE, Ministry of Health and Prevention. He provides leadership for Clinical and Administrative services at 17 hospitals and 6 specialized centers in addition to the quality and accreditation, pharmacies, nursing and support services in all MOHAP facilities and more than 200, 000 patients/ month in the Northern Emirates. With Over than 18 years of senior executive experience spanned multiple geographic and specialties areas, and directed by the UAE vision, he achieved the international accreditation to MOHAP facilities, introduced many innovative healthcare services such as the robotics, telemedicine, and smart healthcare technologies. He also has established centers of Excellence. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Dr. Serkal has held a number of positions of significant responsibilities, including as an Advisor to H.E. Minister of Health, Deputy Hospital Director, Hospital Director, Head of Gastroenterology Department and Specialist Gastroenterologist. Whilst serving as specialist gastroenterologist, he successfully lead the Gastrointestinal Department, in which he expanded it from an endoscopy room into a state of art Endoscopy Unit and started research activity in the department in which it became one of the centers in the Multicentre trial on HCV treatment. Over the years, Dr. Serkal also has served in many associations. He was the President of the Emirates Medical Association (EMA), and the Vice President of the Emirates Gastroenterology Society.