Dr. Samina Dornan

Dr. Samina Dornan

MBBS, MD, FRCOG

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

31 years of experience
13 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

5

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

4.98

Top feedback

“Dr Samina and her team have helped us through a high risk case. They have been so supportive and informative, looked after me and took care of us at birth as well as many scans and care through pregnancy. I thank them all so much! “
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Subspecialties

  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Pashto
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
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Practices worked at

Al Zahra Hospital Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
81 reviews

Specialist's working hours

Mon
09:00 - 17:00
Tue
09:00 - 17:00
Wed
09:00 - 17:00
Thu
09:00 - 17:00
Fri
09:00 - 17:00
Sat
Not available
Sun
Not available

About

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.

Procedures

  • C-Section (Caesarean Section)
  • Coil Insertion
  • Down Syndrome Screening
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Private Maternity
  • Ultrasound
  • Antepartum Fetal Testing
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Fibroid Surgery
  • Genetic Consultation & Counselling
  • Genetic Procedures
  • Hysteroscopy
  • IUD
  • IUD Insertion
  • Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
  • Obstetrical Ultrasonography
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Perinatal Consultations
  • Smear Test
  • Transvaginal Scanning
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Special interests

  • Pregnancy
  • Irregular Periods
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
  • Miscarriage
  • Vaginal Infection
  • Amenorrhoea
  • Cardiac Malformations
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Congenital Disorders
  • Early Pregnancy
  • Multiple (Twin) Birth
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Pregnancy Symptoms
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Contraceptive Advice
  • Dysmenorrhoea (Period Pain)
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Fibroids
  • Genital Warts
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
  • Hot Flushes
  • Late or Missed Period
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Myelomeningocele
  • Obstructive Uropathy (Hydronephrosis)
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
  • Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
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Education

MBBS - University of Punjab, Pakistan in 1991

MD - Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland

FRCOG - Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London, UK in 2017

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Reviews

4.99 Overall Patient Trust rating
Overall Experience
5
Bedside Manner
5
Explanation
4.98
Pregnancy
34/52
Maternal and Fetal Medicine
19/52
C-Section (Caesarean Section)
17/52
Gynaecology
9/52
Obstetrics
5/52
Irregular Periods
4/52
Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
3/52
Miscarriage
2/52
Vaginal Infection
2/52
Amenorrhoea
1/52
Cardiac Malformations
1/52
Chronic Pelvic Pain
1/52
Coil Insertion
1/52
Congenital Disorders
1/52
Down Syndrome Screening
1/52
Early Pregnancy
1/52
Fetal Echocardiography
1/52
Multiple (Twin) Birth
1/52
Pre-eclampsia
1/52
Pregnancy Symptoms
1/52
Private Maternity
1/52
Ultrasound
1/52
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)
Dr Samina and her team have helped us through a high risk case. They have been so supportive and informative, looked after me and took care of us at birth as well as many scans and care through pregnancy. I thank them all so much!
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)
Dr. Samina Dornan is incredible. Not only has she taken great care of my wife, but also she is lovely to speak with at every appointment. It’s rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient as a person with outstanding quality of medical care. I highly recommend becoming her.
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)
She is amazing doctor,will recommend for everyone
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)
Dr. Samina is incredible. Not only has she taken great care of me during pregnancy, but also she is lovely to speak with at every appointment. It’s rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient as a person with outstanding quality of medical care. I highly recommend becoming her patient!
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)
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Dr D is literally the best OBGYN anyone could ask for. Her and her team are attentive, personable, informative and thorough! You will not be better looked after anywhere else in Dubai!!!
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Overall Experience (5/5)
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Explanation (5/5)
The most excellent professional and most friendly doctor!
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Explanation (5/5)
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Excellent. Very engaging.
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
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Dr.Samina was great during the process of our pregnancy. She was always very helpful with our decision and she steer us on the right direction.
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)
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Dr Dornan is not only an incredible obstetrician but also a wonderful person. From the first appointment we knew we and our baby were in very safe hands. Throughout the pregnancy we looked forward to every appointment with Dr Dornan as she put us at ease with her kindness and warmth as well as her wealth of knowledge and experience in the field. As first time parents, she answered our every question and kept us informed the entire way through to delivery. We had a very positive birth and feel very grateful to Dr Dornan for all she did for us. She also has a fabulous team around her and we were extremely lucky to have Dr Olga, Dr Farhat, Nurse Etna and Rosanne too.
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Overall Experience (5/5)
Bedside Manner (5/5)
Explanation (5/5)
Dr Samina is a true definition of beauty with brains. She's polite and knowledgeable. Delivery room was smooth and effortless and a party!
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