Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


As part of Mubadala Development Company’s vision to act as a catalyst for economic development and build a prosperous future for the people of Abu Dhabi. Mubadala Healthcare is playing an instrumental role in the creation of a thriving healthcare sector for the Emirate.

Through partnerships with renowned International medical Institutions, it is establishing sustainable businesses, building regional capability and stimulating the overall development of this sector in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit multispecialty academic medical center. Founded in 1921, it is dedicated to providing quality specialized care and includes an outpatient clinic, a hospital with more than 1,000 staffed beds, an education institute and a research institute.

A Cleveland Clinic for Abu Dhabi


The mission of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is to provide compassionate, patient-centered care of the highest quality.


Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will be recognized as a pre-eminent medical center that strives to provide outstanding patient experiences, superior clinical outcomes, and improved quality of life for the people it serves in the context of fiscal and social responsibility.


"Patients First" is our reason for being and the focus of all of our activities. Our responsibility is to provide the best possible care and outcome for every patient. We strive to exceed our patients' expectations for comfort and convenience.

Model of Care:

When Cleveland Clinic welcomed its first patients of February 28, 1921, its sense of mission was clearly in place: “Better care of the sick, investigation of their problems, and further education of those who serve.” The Clinic’s four founders – Drs. George Crile, Frank Bunts, William Lower and John Phillips – set out to develop an institution in which diverse specialists would be able to “think and act as a unit.” Today, this mission remains a guiding principle for the Clinic. Like its counterpart in the Unites States, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will be a physician-led medical facility, serviced by Western-trained, North American board-certified (or equivalent) physicians.

Brief Description:

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is a multi-specialty hospital, on Al Maryah Island, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and will begin seeing patients in 2015. This 364 (expandable to 490) bed hospital will be a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s Model of Care, offering a range of complex and critical care requirements unique to the Abu Dhabi population. The hospital was designed and developed by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Company and leading US-based hospital, Cleveland Clinic. Mubadala is helping to address the region’s most pressing healthcare needs through the creation of specialist healthcare facilities, building regional capability and stimulating the overall development of the sector.


Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is located on Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the heart of Abu Dhabi’s new central business district.

Advanced Technology:

The hospital is designed to offer state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment capabilities and utilize advanced technologies in surgery, imaging and electronic medical records.

Clinical Service Lines:

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s service lines are organized by Institutes.

An Institute is a group of medical and surgical specialty physicians, organized around a particular disease process to collaboratively address patient needs.

Scheduled to open in 2015, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will serve local and international patients in an environment that combines excellent amenities with world-class medical care.

Clinical Service Lines

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi’s service lines are organized by Institutes & Departments.

An Institute is a group of medical and surgical specialty physicians, organized around a particular disease process to collaboratively address patient needs. 

Scheduled to open in 2013, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi will serve local and international patients in an environment that combines excellent amenities with world-class medical care.

Digestive Disease

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Transplant (Liver, Pancreas)


  • Ophthalmology
  • Transplant (Cornea)

Heart and Vascular

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiology (Clinical, EP, Interventional)
  • Transplant (Heart)
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Vascular Surgery


  • Neurology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neurosurgery (Deep Brain Stimulation, Tumor)
  • Stroke Medicine

Respiratory & Critical Care Institute

  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transplant (Lung)
  • Critical Care (Intensivist)
  • Medical ICU (MICU)
  • Neuro ICU (NICU)

Other services offered include Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Emergency Medicine (non-trauma), Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Radiology (Diagnostic and Interventional) and the following:

Department of Medical Subspecialties

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Rheumatology

Department of Surgical Subspecialties

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Cosmetic plastic
  • Dentistry*
  • General Surgery (non trauma)
  • Otolaryngology*
  • Transplant Surgery (kidney)
  • Urology*

*Supportive Services

Certain services will fall outside of CCAD’s scope but will be available at other hospitals within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. These include:

  • Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Long Term Care
  • Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics
  • Orthopedics
  • Oncology
  • Reference Laboratory
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Trauma

Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, is a nonprofit, multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Today, Cleveland Clinic is one of the largest and most respected hospitals in the United States.

Facilities – including 8 community hospitals and 18 family health and surgery centers – can be found throughout Northeast Ohio, as well as Cleveland Clinic Florida, Cleveland Clinic Canada and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cleveland Clinic offers outpatient and primary care as well as numerous subspecialties. All of its hospitals, family health centers, outpatient clinics and home healthcare programs are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s largest accreditor of healthcare organizations. Each year, thousands of patients travel to Cleveland Clinic from across the United States and more than 100 countries.

3,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 11,000 nurses represent 120 medical specialists and subspecialists and handle about 4 million annual patient visits and more than $250 million in research funding. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey, ranking #1 in cardiac care since 1995.

Historically, Cleveland Clinic has fostered an environment of clinical and academic excellence. This has resulted in decades of cutting edge therapy, education of future generations of professionals, innovations, and a relentless focus on patient experience.

  • Isolation of serotonin, a key factor in hypertension (1940s)
  • Discovery of first gene linked to coronary artery disease (2003)
  • Development of “non-touch” colorectal surgery (1950s)
  • Pioneered deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders and minimally conscious state (2006)
  • First coronary angiography (1958)
  • First kidney surgery performed through a port in the patient’s navel (2007)
  • Development and refinement of coronary bypass surgery (1967)
  • Near total face transplant (2008)
  • First minimally invasive aortic heart valve surgery (1996)
  • First successful larynx transplant (1998)
  • Discovery of first gene linked to Juvenile Macular Degeneration (2000)
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