Wafaa Helmi Ayesh, MD, M.Sc
Dr. Wafaa Helmi Ayesh is the Director of Clinical Nutrition Department for Dubai Health Authority-Dubai. She graduated from the medical Allied Sciences Yarmouk University, Jordan, before gaining an M.Sc in Food Science and nutrition from Clayton University in the USA.
Dr. Ayesh’s other qualifications include a diploma in nutrition from the American Association of Continuing Medical Education (AACME), the European ESPEN diploma in nutrition & metabolism and diploma in therapeutic nutrition.
She has also set the accredited curriculum in the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Sharjah (Clinical Nutrition Department) and she is adjunct and advisory board member as well as part-time lecturer for College of Health Science, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics in University of Sharjah.
Dr. Ayesh’s greatest achievement is initiating the establishment of the Clinical Nutrition Department at the Clinical Support Services Sector of DHA, where she has led by putting in place the policies and procedures whilst also remaining an active member in the International Accreditation that Rashid Hospital was awarded to in 2007.
Dr. Ayesh is also an author of several publications and is a frequent speaker at International and national conferences and also holds membership of a large number of nutrition related academic and clinical bodies including the International Congress of nutrition, the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition and the International Diabetic Diatetics Association. She is also a founder of Sweet Kidz Group in the UAE from 2003 until present and is currently a volunteer member of Friend for Diabetes in the UAE since 2009.