Dr. Alaa Haweel joined ACPN as a Consultant Psychiatrist moving from one of the most reputable hospitals in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC). Dr. Haweel has been on the Specialist Register in the UK since 2009 where he had obtained a certificate that is equivalent to CCT from the Post Graduate Medical Education Board. In 2000, Dr. Haweel had acquired Diploma in Psychological Medicine from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He was elected as a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK in 2002. Dr. Haweel earned his MBBCH degree from Assuit University in Egypt in 1982 and had completed a Diploma in Neurology and Psychiatry from Alexandria, Egypt in 1988.
Dr. Alaa Haweel has more than 35 years of experience in Psychiatry out of which 12 years was in the UK, prior to moving to the UAE. Dr. Haweel worked as a Locum Consultant Psychiatrist in the National Health Service in the UK from 2003-2007, prior to this, he had worked at St. Andrews Hospital in Northampton, the largest tertiary referral hospital in the UK as an Associate Specialist Psychiatrist. In Abu Dhabi, Dr. Haweel worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist and was the Chair of Forensic Psychiatry Board as well as the Associate Director of Residency Program since 2007 till May 2021, at SKMC. He served as an expert witness for Abu Dhabi Judicial System for more than 12 years.
Dr. Haweel has extensive experience in General Adult Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Psychiatry of Learning disabilities, in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences, in addition to being involved in undergraduate and post graduate medical education.
Dr. Haweel’s wide areas of interests include, but not limited to, mood disorders, treatment resistant depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorders, learning disabilities and personality disorders.