Dr Samina Dornan is an Attending High-Risk Obstetrician specialising in Maternal and Foetal Medicine at Al Zahra Hospital in Dubai.
Dr Dornan qualified in medicine in 1991 at the University of Punjab, Pakistan. She then completed a MD at Queen's University Belfast in Northern Ireland subsequently completing 5 years of training. She spent part of her training at St George's Hospital, London and was appointed as a Consultant there in 2009.
Dr Dornan also held the post of Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist as well as Lead Clinician at the Royal Maternity Hospital Belfast. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists London in 2017. Prior to moving to the UAE, she also served as a subspecialty trainer in Maternal and Foetal Medicine in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Northern Ireland training program.
Dr Dornan is the first female Specialist in Maternal and Foetal Medicine from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in Dubai.
Her passion for foetal medicine developed during her residency and training program due to its multidisciplinary nature and comprehensive approach to problem solving.
Dr Dornan has expertise in several areas of maternal and foetal medicine, including: prenatal counselling, prenatal diagnosis, foetal therapy, genetic foetal disorders and foetal growth restriction. She has several years of experience delivering complex twin pregnancies, in particular monochorionic, as well as assessing and treating twin-twin transfusion syndrome. She also has expertise in the management of other high-risk pregnancies and cares for both mother and baby.
In addition to her clinical work, Dr Dornan is an active teacher and trainer of safe deliveries both nationally and internationally in conjunction with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She has recently implemented RCOG examination programs in Pakistan.
Dr Dornan regularly speaks at national and international meetings about several maternal issues and uses her platform to improve maternal and foetal health on a global scale.