GMU Alumni 2016

GMU Alumni Society was established in 2008 with the following objectives:

  • To maintain active and interested health professional alumni, promoting fellowship and professional relationships among members of the Society.
  • To act as advocates for medical, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy and other health professions, students in undergraduate and post graduate programs.
  • To act as advocates for physicians, dentists, pharmacists, physical therapists and health professionals pursuing continuing education.
  • To assist Colleges of Medicine (COM), Dentistry (COD), Pharmacy (COP), Health Science (COAHS), Graduate Studies (COGS) whenever requested, in:
    • Recruiting qualified applicants
    • Developmental activities
    • Promoting and facilitating research
    • Providing counsel

Establishment & Appointment of five GMU Alumni Chapter Coordinators

Germany Chapter Dr. Aiman Dany-Jan Yassin
Klinikum Braunschweig
Urologische Klinik
Salzdahlumer Straße 90
38126 Braunschweig
United Kingdom Chapter Dr. Walid Al-Deeb MBBS MRCP(UK)
SpR Radiology
JRF representative for Wales
United States of America Chapter Dr. Taimur Mirza
Chief Resident – Internal Medicine
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital, New York
Canada Chapter Dr. Fatema Chandra Bawangaonwala
PGY-2, Family Medicine
Trillium Hospital,
University of Toronto
Australia Chapter Ms. Atifa Aleem
Registered Physiotherapist, Melbourne, Australia

Executive Officers of GMU Alumni Society Year 2016

Chief Executive Dr. Mohammed Omar Alshaikh Sidahmed (Reg. No. 2010M019)
Secretary Dr. Saja Saad Hassan Fetyan (Reg. No. 2010M058)
Treasurer Dr. Safarunnisa Udinoor Mohammed  (Reg. No. 2011D025)
Associate executive for Master Program Dr. Khawla Yousuf Mohamed Almadhaani (Reg. No. 2013MCP04)
Associate Executive for MBBS Program Dr. Imtiaz Mohammed Khan (Reg. No. 2010M042)
Associate executive for BPT Program Ms. Nabeela Shahzadi (Reg. No. 2012PT17)
Associate executive for DMD Program Dr. Simran Kaur (Reg. No. 2011D006)
Associate executive for Pharm D Program Dr. Rizah Anwar Assadi (Reg. No. 2011 PH20)

GMU Alumni Executive Board

GMU Alumni Executive Board Ex-officio members (Board of Executives) Ex-Officio members
(Executive Advisory Council)
Prof. Mohamed Arifulla
Dean, Admission and Registers
Mr. Thumbay Moideen
Founder President
Dr. Manda Venkatramana
Dean, College of Medicine
Prof. Gita Raj
Chief Academic Officer/Provost
Prof. Arun shirwaikar
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Prof. Mohamed Arifulla
Dean, Admission and Registers
Prof. Mohamed Mohamed Said Hamed
Dean, College of Dentistry
Dr. Joshua Ashok
Dean, Student Affairs
Dr. Praveen Kumar K
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Prof. Manda Venkatramana
Dean, College of Medicine
Dr. Anoop Kumar Agarwal
Associate Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Prof. Arun shirwaikar
Dean, College of Pharmacy
Dr. Joshua Ashok
Dean, Student Affairs
Prof. Mohamed Mohamed Said Hamed
Dean, College of Dentistry
Dr. Shaik altaf Bash
Hospital Representative
Dr. Praveen Kumar K
Dean, College of Health Sciences
Mr. Vignesh Unadkat
GMU IT & Promotions
Dr. Gomathi K.G.
Faculty Representative
Ms. Annamma Mathew
Faculty Representative
Prof. Annie Shirwalkar
Faculty Representative
Mr. Aslam Kutty
Office of Registers and Records


Under the initiative of President
The first ever GMU Annual Global Alumni Summit was conducted on 6th November 2016 at Ajman Saray Hotel, Ajman, UAE.
This was to recognize and award the GMU Alumni with outstanding achievement in various areas of the health sectors like Government/Corporate Bodies, Health Care Management, Entrepreneurship in Health Industries, Academia and Community Engagement.
Invitation was sent out to all Alumni Members registered in the data base – 889 (710 delivered)
Requested to forward CV

Confirmed participation: Total 152
MBBS – 77      Pharm D – 11      BPT – 21      COGS – 9      Participated – 118
CV Sent – 28

Adhoc Committee pondered decided on the category of awards which included

  • Health Care Delivery System
    • Federal Government Service
    • Dubai Government Service
    • Sharjah Government Service
    • Oman Government Service
  • Health Care Delivery – Private Sector
  • Academia
  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Non Government Organization

18 Awardees

CV was scrutinized and 18 awardees selected in above categories.

The event also hosted a panel discussion on the theme “From Success to Significance” to share their journey from “GMU to Global Platform”. Total of 12 Alumni in two different sessions shared their success stories, challenges they faced along the journey and about their highest achievements that will serve as an inspiration to the present students.