Amer Ahmad Sharif

MSc Healthcare Management, RCSI Dubai, Class of 2007

Dr Amer Ahmad Sharif is the Vice Chancellor of the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU) in Dubai – an institution that aspires to set change in the landscape of healthcare in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) through an innovative and integrated academic health system, that is nationally responsive and globally connected, serving individuals and communities.

Currently, he chairs the Dubai COVID-19 Command and Control Center.

Dr Amer has extensive experience in the UAE health system and his research has been around the challenges and reforms within the UAE health system and future directions.

He was the first graduate and UAE national to receive RCSI's Alumni Award for 'Positive Global Impact'. 

He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Thomas Jefferson University – Sidney Kimmel Medical College – Center for Research in Medical Education & Health Care.

Dr Amer completed his medical training (MBBS) and holds a PhD in Public Health from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University and obtained his MSc in Healthcare Management from RCSI.