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Rahul Deshmukh

MBA, DNB (Anesthesiology), MBBS, CPHQ


Dr. Rahul Deshmukh is a Medical Director (Chief of Medical Services) and Head of the Department of Anesthesiology at a JCI-accredited hospital in Dubai, has been practicing anesthesiologist with 24 years of experience in Anesthesiology, and he has more than eight years of experience in healthcare leadership at JCI-accredited hospitals.

Dr. Rahul established the first DNV recognized Orthopedic Centre of Excellence in UAE.

He has formal training in healthcare quality (CPHQ), healthcare administration (MBA), and leadership (PGDHCM). He has a keen interest in clinical governance and is a staunch advocate of patient safety.

As the clinical governance leader of the organization, Dr. Rahul is developing an infallibly tenacious culture of quality in the organization by effectively and efficiently using various quality-related skills acquired while learning CPHQ and management skills learned while obtaining an MBA in healthcare management.

Having spent more than two decades in the field of healthcare, it is imperative to give back to the industry by improving the overall quality of service and outcomes for our most critical stakeholders, our patients.

Key Areas

  • Patient Safety
  • Medication Management
  • Change Management
  • Clinical Governance
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Policy Making and Implementation

Professional Experience

  • Medical director and HOD Anesthesiology, MEDCARE Orthopedics and Spine Hospital, Dubai (currently active)
  • HOD Anesthesiology, Medcare Hospital, Al safa, Dubai (currently active)
  • Head of the Department of Anesthesiology and Operating Rooms, Zulekha Hospital, Dubai
  • Specialist Anesthesiologist, Zulekha Hospital, Dubai
  • Specialist registrar in Anesthesiology at Letterkenny General Hospital, Ireland
  • Consultant Anesthesiologist, Joshi Hospital and Ratna memorial hospital, Pune, India

Professional Affiliations or Certifications

  • CPHQ (Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality), HQCC – Healthcare Quality Certification Commission, USA


  • MBA in Healthcare Management, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
  • D.N.B. Anesthesiology (Diplomate of national board), a postgraduate degree qualification), National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India
  • D.A. (Diploma in Anesthesiology), a postgraduate diploma, with two years of training at medical college, Pune University, India
  • M.B.B.S. (Graduate degree from the school of medicine), Pune University, India
  • PGDHCM (Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management) degree from the school of medicine), Pune University, India Westford school of Management, UAE