Osama Afif Tabbara

Adjunct lecturer

Abu Dhabi Campus

+971 2 6133555



EMBA with High Distinction, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014

Management of Health Services & Social Care Certificate, American University in Cairo (AUC), 2008

American Board-Certified Nutrition Support Pharmacist (BCNSP), 1997

B.Sc. Pharm., Honour List, Ideal Student, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, SA, 1985

Selected Publications

  • Sahar AlNajjar, Dixon Thomas, Osama Tabbara “Choice of Premixed or Compounded Parenteral Nutrition: Comparison of National/Regional Guidelines”. ASPEN-20 Abstract on-line  (DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.35316.30087)
  • Wasim S. El Nekidy, Derrick Soong, Albert Kadri, Osama Tabbara, Amina Ibrahim, Islam M. Ghazi “Salvage of Haemodialysis Catheter in Staphylococcal Bacteraemia: Case Series, Revisiting the Literature, and the Role of the Pharmacist”, Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis, 2018;8:121–129 https://doi.org/10.1159/000489923
  • Shuaib Haroon, Mohammad A. Siddiqui, Osama Tabbara, “Implementing a PHARMACY SATELLITE MEDICINES MANAGEMENT SERVICE in the Operating Room”, International Pharmaceutical Journal, VOL 35, NO.1 - JULY 2017
  • Angela W. Yaniv A., Osborn A., Chew L., Krämer I., Calabrese S., Ramos, M., Palombi A., Woon S., Tabbara O., Masini C., Schierl R., Bufarini C., Peaty N., Paolucci D., Robotic i.v. medication compounding: Recommendations from the international community of APOTECAchemo users. Am J Health-Syst Pharm. 2017; 74: e40-6.

Professional Experience

  • July 2020 – Present: President, Pharmacy Consultant, Entrepreneur, Mentor, IVPN-Network
  • Oct 2010 – July 2020:  Executive Director, Department of Pharmacy Services, Cleveland Clinic, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • 2018: Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Gulf Medical University
  • Dec 2006 – Oct 2010: Director, Pharmacy Services Administration, Consultant Clinical Pharmacist, King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Dec 2003 - Dec 2006: Head, Pharmacy Departments, Al-Mafraq Hospital, Al-Rahba Hospital (JCIA accredited), Herbal Medicine Center, Dental Clinic, Primary Care Clinics
  • Jan 1997 - Dec 2003: Supervisor, IV Admixture and Clinical TPN Services, Clinical Pharmacist, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSHRC)
  • June 1984 – Jan 1992: Acting Chief Pharmacist, Supervisor, Drug & Poison Information  Center, Al-Hada Military Hospital

Honors & Awards

  • Team Excellence Award, Home Delivery Service, Q#2, 2020
  • Leader Engagement 2017 Award, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Great Manager 2016 Award, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Top Leaders League 2017, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • HIMSS Elserver First Award for “Managing Controlled and Narcotics in the UAE through Automation”, 2015
  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Pharmacy highest Gallup Employee Engagement Score, October, 2013
  • Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi Caregiver Excellence Award, October 2013 Cleveland Clinic Team Excellence Award, October 2012