Dr. Ali Al Suwaidi 

The owner and founder-director of Tarmeem

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon


Fellowship-trained shoulder and sports surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. Highly experienced in the treatment of Shoulder conditions with referred Neck Pain, Minimally Invasive Surgeries of the Shoulder and the Upper Limb.

Academic Qualification

  •  Graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

  •  Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (FRCSI)

  •  Residency Program in Orthopaedics, Toronto, Canada

  •  Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons in Canada in Orthopaedic Surgery (FRCSC)

  •  Clinical Fellow, Arthroscopic and Sports Surgery (University of Ottawa, Canada)

  •  Clinical Fellow, Upper Extremity Surgery (University of British Columbia, Canada)

  •  Master in Leadership & Health Policies (MPh) from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA   

Clinical Work Achievements

  • Establishing a world-class shoulder and upper extremity services at SKMC

  • Serving the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the UAE since 2006

  • Highly regarded shoulder surgeon in Abu Dhabi and UAE with referrals from Abu Dhabi Police, GHQ (armed forces) and IPC-HAAD

  • Dealing with complex and revision shoulder cases referred from across the UAE

  • Pioneer in shoulder arthroplasty / reverse shoulder prosthesis for cuff tear arthropathy and complex fractures in the elderly

  • Lead at SKMC, a division of highly qualified western trained surgeons in different subspecialties of orthopedic surgery. The division consists of the following subspecialties:

  • Spine Surgery

  • Upper Extremity surgery

  • Lower Extremity Surgery

  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Arthroscopic and Sports Surgery

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery

  • Orthopaedic Trauma

Research & Publication

  • The Use Of Tourniquet In Hand Surgery. Prospective study presented at the University of Toronto, Orthopaedic Division, Annual Research Day, 2001

  • Long-term Outcomes Of Shelf Autograft In Dysplastic Hip Reconstruction, Published in Orthopaedics, 2010

  • Anatomy of the Distal Patellar Tendon Insertion, Poster Presentation at ESKA meeting

  • Comparison of Xtraloc Versus Intrafix Tibial Fixation

  • In Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction:

  • Preliminary Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial

  • A study presented at Residents & Fellows Arthroscopy

  • Conference, April 22-23, 2005, Palm Island, Florida, USA

  • Co-Author of chapter “Basic Science of Knee”,

  • Practical Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy book