Trustee for Africa and Eastern Mediterranean – Dr Muna Tahlak

Dr Tahlak is the Chief Executive officer of Latifa Women and Children Hospital, Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Government of Dubai, UAE, since March 2014. She is also Adjunct Faculty at Mohamed Bin Rashid University, Dubai, UAE. 

Dr Tahlak is an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant and the first Emirati woman to complete her specialisation in obstetrics and gynaecology from the John Hopkins Hospital. She graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. She is American Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2005. She completed Executive Master of Public Administration Program from Mohamed Bin Rashid School of Government in 2020.  

She is the President of Emirates Medical Association for Obstetrics & Gynecology Society. Dr Muna is the first Arab Women to hold the position of President designated for election at the International Hospital Federation in 2021.  

Prior to joining the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dr Tahlak worked in USA as an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant. Dr Tahlak joined Latifa Women and Children Hospital, Dubai Health Authority in 2006 as a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. She later held the posts of Assistant Head of OBGYN and Head of OGYN at Latifa Hospital. During her tenure as the head of the department, Dr Tahlak developed the minimal invasive surgery services at the hospital, including the establishment of outpatient hysteroscopy procedures. 

Muna Tahlak portrait