Muna Tahlak

Muna Tahlak is a candidate for the position of FIGO Honorary Secretary 2023-2025.


Dr. Muna Tahlak is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), of the Dubai Academic Health Corporation and VP, Clinical Practice at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU). Dr. Tahlak is currently the Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Latifa Women and Children Hospital. She is also Adjunct Faculty at Mohamed Bin Rashid University, Dubai, UAE.

Dr. Tahlak is the first Arab Women to hold the position of President designate for the International Hospital Federation. She is elected as a Regional Trustee for the Africa & Eastern Mediterranean Region for the International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology for the period 2021- 2023. Also, she is the President of Emirates Obstetrics and gynaecology society.

Dr Tahlak is an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant and the first Emirati lady to complete her specialization in obstetrics and gynaecology from the John Hopkins Hospital, United States of America (USA). In 1997, she graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and topped her class in pathology. She is American Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology 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.

Prior to joining the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), Dr Tahlak worked in USA as an obstetrics and gynaecology consultant from 2004 to 2006. Dr Muna joined Latifa Women and Children Hospital, Dubai Health Authority on 15 November 2006 as a Consultant Obstetrician/ Gynecologist. She later held the posts of Assistant Head of Obs/Gyn and Head of Obs/Gyn at Latifa Hospital.

During her tenure as the head of the department, Dr Tahlak developed the minimal invasive surgery services at the hospital. She established the outpatient office hysteroscopy procedure at the hospital without the need for hospitalization or anaesthesia as it used to be done previously.

She also served as the Director of Obs/Gyn Residency Program of DHA from 2007 till 2010. She is a member of several esteemed national and international societies and associations which includes:

  • Member of American Congress of obstetricians and gynaecologists
  • Member of American Association of Gynaecologic Laparoscopists.
  • Fellow of International Academy of Human Reproduction (IAHR)

Dr Tahlak regularly participates in various conferences as a speaker, she has received various awards for excellence in her field and she provides training for resident doctors. Dr Muna has many publications in peer reviewed journals.