Dr. AbouGalala is a consultant in Emergency and Disaster Medicine at Hamad Medical Corporation since 1998 and consultant in Emergency Preparedness and Response at Ministry of Public Health since 2014, state of Qatar.
He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine from Jordan Medical Council in 2007 , and he is holding Master Degree in Disaster Medicine, from Italy and, Belgium since 2004 and a second Master in Medical Education from Maastricht University (Netherland), in 2010.
He is heavily involved in National Emergency and Disaster Management being the Coordinator of the National Health Committee for Disaster Management, at Ministry of Public Health, and Coordinator Major Incident Planning Committee, Hamad Medical Corporation. Medical Technical Consultant for Disaster Preparedness. Hamad Medical Corporation. Consultant Emergency Medicine Emergency Department, Hamad General Hospital. He was looking after the development of the National Health Emergency Management framework in the state of Qatar.
Dr. AbouGalala is an Educator , Instructor and Course Directors and developer of Training courses and modules in Disaster Management and Resuscitation courses affiliated with many international organization such American College of Surgeon , European Resuscitation Councils and Advance life Support Groups (UK) and ICRC (Geneva). He also serve as Medical Director, Emergency Medical Service Program, College of North Atlantic and Qatar and Chair of the Advisory Committee, Emergency Health Science, College of North Atlantic Qatar.
Locally he is a Member in Many Emergency Management Committees in the state of Qatar such Hamad International Airport Emergency and Safety Committee. Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar Petroleum. Member of the National Shelter Committee, Permanent Emergency Committee, Ministry of Interior – Qatar. Member of the Strategic Stockpile Committee, Supreme Council of Health, Qatar.
Regionally and internationally he is holding the following Positions: Member of the Board of Directors, representing EMRO region in the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM). Founder and Member of the scientific Committee of the Arab Diploma in Disaster Management for Health Professional, Egypt. Member of the Regional Consultancy Committee for Disaster Safe Hospital, Regional Office for the East Mediterranean (EMRO), World Health Organization (WHO). WHO Temporary Advisor and Expert, Emergency Preparedness and Humanitarian Action Program and International Health Regulation (2005). Regional Office for the East Mediterranean (EMROWHO). Temporary Advisor to WHO – EMRO in Disaster Risk Reduction. Member of the International working Group Advanced Life Support Group (ALSG) Manchester – UK.
International Instructor, Courses Director and Educator in many courses in Trauma , Adult and Pediatric Resuscitation from American College of Surgeon , European Resuscitation Council , Major Incident And Disaster Management Programs. Coordinator and Facilitator in the Health Emergences in Large Population (H.E.L.P.) International Committee of the Red Cross – (ICRC) Geneva – Switzerland. Fonder Member of the Arab Resuscitation Council. He helped in establishing Disaster Management training centers in UAE, Oman, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, Syria and others. Chief Editor of the Hazmat Life Support, 1st Edition.