Chief Executive Officer, Samaya
Member, Board of Directors
Dr. Ameen is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Samaya Specialized Center. He is a true leader and pioneer in his field with his zeal and commitment to initiate change and utilize new technologies in his practice to improve the quality of life of his patients. He is the first to introduce in the Emirates the C3R procedure in 2008 which is nowadays a well-known treatment option for Keratoconus adapted in other eye centers, government hospitals such as Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Zayed Military Hospital and other medical facilities. He is the groundbreaking surgeon who introduced Femto Cataract surgery to the Middle East in 2012. He is a leader in the field of implantable phakik intraocular lenses with his vast experience in the Gulf region, having implanted the highest number of different types of multifocal lenses. In fact, he was the first Ophthalmologist to use multifocal lenses for UAE patients in 2005 when he was in Mafraq Hospital.
He started his stellar career in UAE as an Eye Specialist in the Ophthalmology Department of Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi where he worked from 1998 to 2008 mentored by Dr. Yahya Ali Al Midwahi, the first Ophthalmologist in UAE and Head of Ophthalmology Department in Mafraq that time. Dr. Ameen founded Samaya Specialized Center in 2008 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2008, with Dr. Yahya as Chairman of the Board, enabling him to take an active role in the administration and management of the center. It is under his helm that the center has received multiple awards, recognitions and certifications making it one of the top health care service providers in the UAE.
He received a LEO Award (Lifelong Education for the Ophthalmologist 2003 Continuing Education Award) from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Ameen holds the following education and fellowships; FRCSEd (Ophthalmology) Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK) February 2003; IMAAO (Elected International Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2002); ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology (Part I & II) May 1998 and 2002 (London); FCPS Part I (Ophthalmology) Fellowship of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan) March 1997 (Due candidate for FCPS – II); DO (Diploma in Ophthalmology) from the University of Sindh July 1996, Hyderabad, Pakistan (First Position); DHAM (Diploma in Hospital Administration and Management) from the Institute of Management Sciences in 1994, Karachi, Pakistan (First Position); Internship (rotational) 03-03-1990 to 02-03-1991, King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Excellent Grade); MBBS (1990) Faculty of Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia