Dr. Nazem Hafez, MD, is a Staff Physician in the Hospital Medicine Department of the Medical Subspecialties Institute at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Hafez worked as a Hospitalist and Internal Medicine Consultant at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio.
In addition, Dr. Hafez also worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at both Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to his time at the main campus, he gained experience working as a Hospitalist at Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania and also at Grand Strand Hospital in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Dr. Hafez received his medical degree from Damascus University School of Medicine in Damascus, Syria. He also completed his masters degree in Clinical Pharmacology in Syria after which he transitioned to the United States to complete his internship, research and residency at Woodhull Medical Center/New York University in Manhattan, New York.
Dr. Hafez resides in Abu Dhabi with his family. He enjoys sports, swimming, and traveling. He also enjoys volunteering in the community to help improve health care systems around the world.