The Head Anesthesiologist at SHAMMA Medical Center, Dr. Riwa Masri has an impressive list of credentials that led her to where she is today. Dr. Masri spent a year as the Chief Resident Anesthesiologist at the American University of Beirut Medical Center. During her tenure, Dr. Masri was also a member of the Residency Training Program and the Accreditation and Evaluation Committee.
Dr. Masri has been chosen for an array of observation positions working beside a number of world-renowned Anesthesiologists at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, UCLA Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic, all in the USA.
With over three years of extensive experience in ambulatory anesthesia in the UAE, as well as extensive training in both adult and pediatric cases, Dr. Masri is one of the most renowned in her field in the region. She is efficient in patient care, from pre-op phases to post - op check - ups, and continuously attends conferences in the USA to keep up to date with the latest trends and advancements in the field of Anesthesiology. A doctor who excels in patient care, Dr. Masri also maintains an active role in medical research. She is part of a team of researchers from AUB who study genetic mutations and their relations to pain thresholds among patients in labor.
In addition to all of this, Dr. Masri has spearheaded a wide array of programs at SHAMMA Clinic to ensure best practices in quality and patient safety, as well as peak performance in patient care. She has helped ensure SHAMMA Clinic’s compliance with the highest standards of hospital accreditation from the JCI (Joint Commission International).
Over the last three years, Dr. Masri, in close partnership with Dr. A. R. Shamma – served as the Deputy Medical Director of SHAMMA Clinic, where she actively managed various administrative duties throughout the clinic including staff management. On her third anniversary at SHAMMA Clinic, Dr. Masri was promoted to Medical Director – and is one that could not be more qualified for the role. She is fluent in English, French, and Arabic, and is often described by her patients as a delightful, pleasant, and professional doctor.
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