b.30 November 1942 d.29 September 2011
MB BS Lond(1945) MRCP(1949) MD(1951) FRCP(1974)
Mohammad Amin Fikree was head of the department of cardiology at Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was born in Dubai, UAE, where his father, Abdulwahed Fikree, was a merchant. His mother, Asma Fikree, was a housewife. His secondary education was at Christ Church School in Bombay, India, where he was academically successful and played a lot of sport, captaining the school at tennis, football and cricket.
He went to medical school in Cardiff and, after qualifying in 1968, he took and passed the membership exam in 1978. He decided on a career in cardiology and became a cardiac registrar at Charing Cross Hospital in 1978, working for Alan Harris [Munk’s Roll, Vol.XII, web] and in 1981 was appointed as a senior registrar in cardiology, again with Alan Harris, who was his mentor and with whom he had a lifelong friendship.
Amin married Ingee Ahmed Wahedi, a librarian from Kuwait, in 1975 and they went on to have four children. Their two sons are now engineers in Dubai and their two daughters are both doctors. Amin took the decision to return to the UAE and was appointed consultant cardiologist at the Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, in 1984 and subsequently became senior cardiologist and head of the department at the same hospital in 1988.
He had non-clinical appointments as chairman of the Ministry of Health committee for evaluation of higher qualifications, chairman of the Ministry of Health committee for the examination of foreign doctors and deputy chairman of the Ministry of Health drug registration committee.
He was on the editorial board of the Emirates Medical Journal (EMJ) and published several papers, including a report on cardiac catheterisations (‘Results of 400 cardiac catheterisations at Mafraq Hospital’ EMJ 5 123 1987).
Amin was a delightful, caring, highly intelligent general physician and interventional cardiologist. He was much loved by his friends, of which I am proud to have been one, his patients, together with his charming wife and children. He was an exceptional man and was proud to have his two daughters qualify as doctors.
Peter Dorrington Ward
(Volume XII, page web)
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