Local Speakers

Dr. Abdulnasir Falah Howaidi is a Sr. Consultant in the Emergency Department and was a Chairman of ED Disaster Planning Committee (2015-2019). He is a member of the expert’s panel in QCHP (2016 until now); a Supervisor of the Adults Urgent Care Centers (2012 until now), and a Member of VIP management team (2016 until now).

Dr. Howaidi received his MD from Baghdad University, School of Medicine in 1983. After one-year internship, he joined the field as a medical doctor for 6 years during active combat.

He trained in general surgery in Al Noor Hospital and Medical City Teaching Center in Baghdad.

In 1994, he joined the Iraqi Red Crescent mission to the civil war in Yemen.

In 1999, he received the FRCS (Glasgow) and joined the emergency department in Hamad Medical Corporation.

In 2008, he obtained the Fellowship in Trauma Surgery and in 2014, he finished the Master of Science in Disaster Medicine.

In 2016 he became a member of the Panel of Experts in the Qatar Council of Health Practitioners (QCHP). In the same year, he became a member of the VIP team dealing with high governmental officials, diplomatic delegations, and important country visitors.

Also, in 2016, he received his European Master’s degree in Disaster Medicine (MSc DM) from Italy. This was followed by becoming an international tutor for master’s degree students in the same university. Following this, he started to author chapters in disaster medicine which are:

  • CHAPTER TITLE: Disaster
    BOOK TITLE: Essentials of Accident and Emergency Medicine, IntechOpen (2019)
    BOOK TITLE: Emergency Medicine and Trauma, IntechOpen (2019)
  • CHAPTER TITLE: Role of PHC in Major Incident Conditions
    BOOK TITLE: Primary Care, IntechOpen (2020)
    Chapter published online but the book is still under process.
    CHAPTER TITLE: Emergency Health Access.
    Health Care Access, IntechOpen (2021)

He presented several lectures about hospital response in disasters in international conferences held in Doha. His current interest is studying the social aspects of disasters. The paramedical interest is in the religious aspect of medicine and its relation to different situations.