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The Department of Dermatology in Al Ain Hospital is well established and has earned a reputation for providing excellent care in the field of skin diseases since the establishment of the hospital.

The department aims to provide the latest and best services and equipment to cater to patients with different skin diseases, various types of skin allergies, as well as the latest techniques for some dermocosmetic conditions.

Scope of Service

  • Clinical diagnosis, investigation and treatment of all skin diseases
  • Special investigations including skin biopsies
  • Dermatosurgical procedures including cryosurgery and electrosurgery, such as two new radiofrequency cautery (Ellman) techniques for various forms of skin growths
  • Intralesional injections (Dermojet) for specific skin diseases such as keloids and alopecia areata
  • Diagnosis, investigation and treatment of allergic disorders related to the skin
  • Phototherapy including NBUVB for psoriasis, vitiligo and cutaneous lymphomas
  • Treatment of severe skin diseases with latest biological drugs through the day care facility

Unique Services:

Laser clinic for the treatment of indicated conditions. The department is now equipped with 3 lasers – a CO2, an excimer and a pulsed dye laser. These are used for treating skin growths, vitiligo, psoriasis and vascular lesions such as hemangiomas

An allergy clinic provides the best available diagnostic and therapeutic facilities for allergies pertaining to the skin. Facilities include patch and prick testing, and ISAC ImmunoCAP testing (available soon).

Related Services:

Additional Information:

Outpatient clinic is open daily from 08:00 to 16:00 hrs. The evening clinic is open from 18:00 to 22:00 hrs twice weekly

In addition, inpatients, ward referrals and cases from the Emergency Room (ER) range between 5 -10 cases per day.

Our Team

The department consists of 4 specialist doctors and 1 GP in dermatology. The department is also one of the training hospitals for residents in dermatology, as well as from other residency programs such as medicine and pediatrics.

Head of Department

Name: Dr. Mohamed Sheriff

Position: Acting Head - Dermatology

Qualifications: Doctor of Medicine, Dermatology.