New Abu Dhabi Clinic Will Open Organ Transplant Centre in 2018

When Did Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Startup?
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi ( became an addition of one of US bases of medical care. Abu Dhabi signed an agreement with Mubadala`s high prioritized healthcare network in 2006 to support Abu Dhabi`s Economic Vision 2030 study in Emirate. The agreement is to provide international patient care for intense healthcare necessities. Mubadala’s economic strategies has been built upon investments that have provided social benefits for the Abu Dhabi population. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio as an academic medical center that in turn has established a title as one of the nation’s top hospitals.
The Start of a New Healthcare Generation

In 2014, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi has begun to accept patients. Their services are:

  • Internal medicine
  • Ophthalmology medicine
  • Pain management
  • Dermatology and Plastic Surgery
  • Urology and Kidney medicine
  • Rheumatology
  • Digestive Health
  • Brain and Spine Management

The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s mission is to provide the utmost compassionate patient care. CCAD is a 364-bed hospital with 72 intensive care unit beds, 4 post-anesthesia clinics, and 26 pre-operative rooms as well. This clinical site has 5 floors with over 30 surgical specialties covering all medical services. They have more than just the capacity of patient care- but they plan on being one of the first medical centers to go completely digital and paperless.

New Exciting Areas of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is planning on providing new area of medicine such as robotic surgery, treatment advancements for patients with epilepsy and other neurological deficiencies. Furthermore, the most exciting of them all, is the dedication to build an organ transplant center in the Emirate. Per the Organ Procurement Transplant Network (OPTN), about 22 people die every day on average due to lack of an organ transplant. Just one transplant can save an approximate of 8 lives. More than 120,000 per year wait for an organ transplant and more than 90,000 of those patients are awaiting a kidney transplant.

In 2018 there will be an organ transplant donor center open and the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is proud to announce that there will be 50% cadaver liver/kidney transplants and 50% liver/kidney live transplants. The opening has been finalized by Dr. Matthew Walsh (, the chairman of surgery from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

The Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is on to innovative healthcare advancement to provide outstanding international patient care for healthcare in the future.

Article by Albert Sosa

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