Posted on March 19, 2013

Dr. Joachim Dudenhausen, a leading expert in obstetrics and gynecology, has been appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer at Sidra Medical and Research Center, an ultramodern, all-digital  academic medical center which will set new standards in patient care for women and children in Qatar and beyond.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Dudenhausen was Medical Advisor and Head of Medical Staff Services for Sidra. He has been a professor at Weill Cornell Medical Center in Qatar since 2011 and will continue in this role alongside his work at Sidra.

Dr. Joachim Dudenhausen

As Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dudenhausen will support Chief Medical Officer, Edward S. Ogata, MD by overseeing all aspects of Graduate Medical Education and Medical Staff Service. In this capacity he will be a driving force in recruiting, training and educating the high caliber medical professionals who will staff Sidra.

Commenting on the appointment, D. Ogata said, “Dr. Dudenhausen has already made a significant contribution to Sidra, working closely with the senior team and his colleagues at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar to plan our medical and educational services. The exceptional clinical expertise, academic experience and passion for education that he brings to Sidra are true assets and I look forward to continuing to work closely with him as we move towards opening our doors to patients.”

Dr. Dudenhausen has a wealth of clinical experience, having worked for more than 30 years in Obstetrics and Gynecology departments in Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. He was Director of Obstetrics at the prestigious Charité Hospital in Berlin, Germany from 1989 to 2010 and received a Medal of Honor from the hospital, and was also awarded the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany for his outstanding work in this capacity. He served as the Dean of the Medical School Charité in Berlin from 2001 to 2004. Prior to taking up his roles within Sidra and Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, he spent a year as a visiting fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. He has served in numerous high-ranking professional positions, including Secretary General of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine and President of the German Society of Perinatal Medicine. He also holds a Fellowship Ad Eundem from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

“Sidra is a groundbreaking initiative that will significantly enhance the health and wellbeing of the people of Qatar for years to come as well as providing a wealth of educational opportunities for the region’s healthcare professionals,” said Dr. Dudenhausen. “My dual roles at Sidra and Weill Cornell are absolutely ideal for me as they enable me to combine my commitment to teaching and inspiring new generations of physicians with my passion for delivering healthcare services and research that improve the care of women and children.”

Sidra is currently recruiting staff for a range of positions and is seeking passionate and talented physicians, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, researchers and information management professionals, as well as administrators, managers and support staff. Career information, including details of opportunities at Sidra and how to apply, is available on the Sidra website:

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