Meet our Experts

In line with the growing emphasis on sports medicine in the UAE, Meet our team which comprises of experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine Specialists, and Physiotherapists. At the state-of-the-art performance and health assessment facility our team of experts caters to all professional athletes.

Dr. Herve Ouanezar

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Herve Ouanezar MD is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the
management of sports related injuries of the knee. Dr Ouanezar currently holds a position of
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at thee NanoM Health Clinic, Dubai, UAE.

After graduating top of his class at Claude Bernard University Medical School, he accomplished
his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospices Civils University Hospital in Lyon, France.
Subsequently, he completed three world-renowned fellowships in Sports Medicine and Knee
Surgery including one at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery FIFA Medical Centre in
New York, USA
During his training, Dr. Ouanezar served as team physician, and has treated recreational and
professional athletes in a multitude of sports (football, basketball, ski, etc.) with excellent
outcomes. He has a special interest in sports-related injuries in soccer players.
Dr Ouanezar is a graduate of the FIFA Medical Diploma and is enrolled in the International
Olympic Committee Diploma. His clinical interests include anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
injury, meniscus tears and their management (including meniscal repair and meniscus
transplantation), complex multi-ligament knee injuries, patellofemoral pain and instability,
and cartilage restoration procedures.

Dr. William D. Murrell

Consultant Orthopaedic Sports and Regenerative Medicine

Dr. William is an American Board-certified consultant Orthopaedic
Sports and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. William offers advice on
the treatment/surgery on numerous elective and emergency
orthopaedic conditions. An internationally renowned clinician,
educator, and researcher, he frequently lectures on MSK
regenerative medicine. He is also the Principal Investigator in
clinical trials investigating adjuvant stem cells in the treatment
of articular cartilage defect(s), the use of gold-induced cytokines
for treatment of shoulder tendinopathy. He has authored several
publications on musculoskeletal medicine and biological
treatments. He frequently participates in international medical
conferences, both as an organiser and a presenter, and was the
Chairman of several Middle East Orthopaedic Conferences, most
recently in 2016. He is also the Chairman – Board of Directors, and
President of the American Academy and Board of Regenerative
Medicine – Middle East and North Africa.

Dr. Dejan Jovanovic

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist - Sports Medicine Specialist

Dr. Dejan Jovanovic is a non-surgical Sports Medicine Specialist and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist with wast local (14 years) and international experience, both with clinical application of Sports Medicine and on-field participation with professional athletes from Serbia and UAE...
Dr. Dejan was first non-surgical Sports Medicine Specialist licensed in UAE and was actively involved, together with other respectable colleagues and enthusiast in developing evidence-based and field-applied Sports Medicine in UAE, and within prominent local sporting institutions, sporting clubs, sporting federations and through the participation at major international sporting events

Dr Jennifer Walsh

Head of Sport and Human Performance

Dr Jennifer Walsh is an expert in Biomechanics as applied in both a clinical and sports setting.
With over 8 years experience in the NHS, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. She has worked in a Rehabilitation Gait Lab with a range of clinicians including Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Neurologists and Physiotherapists. This work involved assessing patients and guiding treatment options.
Her previous work was also in motion analysis of rugby and golf. She has a strong academic background through her own research and lecturing in universities.
Dr Walsh also has experience designing bespoke wheelchairs and special seating devices for patients.
She has won awards for her patient care and passion for her work, and will be an asset for the team at NanoM.

Daniel Demkiewicz

Senior Physiotherapist

Daniel Demkiewicz is Senior Physiotherapist, motor function coach, bodybuilding instructor, personal trainer, a former player and coach of Japanese martial arts: Kendo, Iaido, Jodo.

Sports medical knowledge, working with orthopedic patients, athletes at different levels as well as persons wishing to take care of their figure and improve athletic performance.

Engaged in scientific work, undertaking research projects aimed at finding the causes of injuries in sport as well as ways to prevent them.

- Manual therapy
- Orthopaedics
- Evidence Based Medicine / Physiotherapy
- Sports therapy
- Sports performance
- Athletic training
- Dry needle
- Chiropractic
- Strength and conditioning

Zahra Shirazi


Zahra Shirazi is a registered physiotherapist in the U.A.E. with 8 years of clinical experience in India. She has received her Master’s Degree with honours in Musculoskeletal Sciences from S.N.D.T University Mumbai India and has completed her Bachelors of Health Sciences from M.U.H.S University India. She has received the Best Sportswomen Award of 2008-2009 at Festinatio, Intercollegiate Sports Meet, India.

Zahra has her clinical experience in treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Her clinical practise involves a combination of manual therapy, muscle/motor control retraining and specific exercise prescription. Besides having excellent knowledge about her area of work, she goes the extra mile to assist her patients get relief, thereby improving their quality of life. She strongly believes that Exercise & Manual Therapy together are the new medicine for most musculoskeletal conditions.

Zahra has taken extensive international post-graduate courses through Club Physio (South Africa), Neuro-Orthopaedic Institute (Australia) & Myopain Seminars (U.S) organizations.

Areas of Expertise:

Manual Therapy {Mulligan, Maitland, Kaltenborn & Neuro-dynamics(David Butler)}
Spinal Manipulation
Musculoskeletal conditions involving Neck, Shoulder, Back and Knees
Sports Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
Dry Needling
Hijamah (Dry & Wet Cupping)
Kinesiological and Sports Taping
Acute in-patient and out-patient rehab setting
Injury prevention and rehabilitation of individuals and elite athletes

Dr. Rubeena Ibrahim

General Dentist

Dr Rubeena Graduated from A.J Institute of Dental Science Mangalore. (Rajeev Ghandi University of Health Science Karnataka)and MHA (Masters in Hospital Administration)completed in 2015 from Yenepoya Medical College Mangalore, (Yenepoya University).

Vesela Vasileva


Vesela Vasileva is a licensed Physiotherapist specialised in Orthopaedic and traumatology.

She received her master degree with honours of Orthopaedic and traumatology science from National Sport Academy of Bulgaria( Higher school for physical education and Sport, part of National Olympic Committee).

Vesela has her clinical experience of 4 years treating patients with
Vesela Vasileva is a licensed Physiotherapist specialised in Orthopaedic and traumatology.

She received her master degree with honours of Orthopaedic and traumatology science from National Sport Academy of Bulgaria( Higher school for physical education and Sport, part of National Olympic Committee).

Neurological conditions- Disease of Central or peripheral nerve system),

Post-op Orthopaedic conditions and Post-op Rehabilitation of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine,

Sport injuries in professional and non professional athletes.

Her practice involves treatment including Manual therapy, Kinesiotherapy exercise program created for individual needs of each patient and variety of electro-therapy modalities.

Dr. Waddah Shibbib

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist

A Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist at nanoM in Dubai, Dr Waddah Shibib has more than 40 years of experience in Traumatology, Paediatric Orthopaedics, Chiro-Therapy, orthopaedic bandaging techniques and orthopaedic shoes.

A graduate of University Hospital Clinic RWTH Aachen in Germany, Dr Shibib was granted the Approbation, the German medical licence, in 1984. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Chiro-Therapy.

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