Dr. Hesham Elsyed Ahmed Gadelkarim - Specialist Internal Medicine

Dr. Hesham Gad

Head of Department and Specialist Internal Medicine
Languages Spoken: English & Arabic Types of Physician: Full Time
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Dr. Hesham Gadelkarim is an Internist and the Head of Internal Medicine Department at International Modern Hospital. He is a highly skilled practitioner from Egypt with nearly 30 years of experience. Dr. Hesham has done his MBBCh from the Faculty of Medicine at University of Alexandria, Egypt in 1986. Subsequently he completed his Masters in Internal Medicine from the same facility in 1994.

In Egypt, Dr. Hesham has practiced at several premiere hospitals and clinics like University Hospital of Alexandria, Elsaba Hospital and the Karmos Insurance Hospital in Alexandria. Following his practice in Egypt, Dr. Hesham spent 5 years in KSA, where he was the Medical Director at Rahima Al Ahli Dispensary in Ras Tanoura and a Chairman in the Ras Tanoura Asthma Club. He has been practicing in the UAE since 2009 at various speciality hospitals. Dr. Hesham is an active and important member of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association. He also frequently takes part in radio talks and newspaper articles. Some of his most memorable appearances are from Al Arabiya News and Al Shorouk Channel where he spoke in several Medical Talk Shows.

Dr. Hesham is well versed with a broad set of medical conditions ranging from infectious diseases and localized infections to chronic illnesses like asthma and diabetes. As an Internist he is capable of preventing, diagnosing and treating a majority of medical issues experienced by adults. Dr. Hesham has had brief but focused experience in general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, intensive care and radiology. As part of an internist’s practice it is vital to be thorough with the entire human physiology. His expertise encompasses preventive care, infectious disease management, management for chronic illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes, autoimmune issues and, geriatric care for elder populations and the illnesses encountered by them.

Rheumatology and Endoscopy are two areas where Dr. Hesham has had condensed experience in the past. He is able to manage cases of osteoporosis, scleroderma, lupus, joint and muscle aches and related disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Lastly, he is efficient in guiding, overseeing and performing a wide range of endoscopic procedures for various body parts.

His goal and expectation from his career has always been the betterment of his patients’ lives. Together with the medical staff and team at IMH he is consistently delivering top tier healthcare to the patients he sees.


  • MBBCh, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
  • MS Internal Medicine, University of Alexandria, Egypt


  • Specialist Internal Medicine and Diabetes, Zulekha Hospital, Dubai, UAE
  • Medical Director and Internist, Al Rahima Alahly Dispensary, Was Tanoura, KSA
  • Internist and Endoscopist, Karmos Insurance Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Internist and Rheumatologist, Gulf Medical Centre & Khobar Cooperative Clinic, KSA
  • Internist and rheumatologist, Elsaba Hospital, Alexandria, Egypt


  • Ras Tanoura Asthma Club
  • Saudi Gastroenterology Association


  • General consultations and health check ups
  • Management of rheumatic disorders like osteoporosis, lupus and joint or muscle aches
  • Diabetes management and treatment of complications
  • Treatment for infections of respiratory, digestive & gastric, reproductive and urinary tracts
  • Localized infections like cysts and abscesses
  • Detection and management of various cancers
  • Cardiovascular conditions including palpitations, low or high blood pressure and chest pain
  • Treatment of acute illnesses such as malaria, dengue, pneumonia
  • Various gastrointestinal problems including stomach ulcers, bowel issues and chronic pain
  • Management of geriatric illnesses
  • Management for asthma and allergic conditions
  • Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Kidney related conditions like stones and renal failure
  • Neurological problems like Sciatica, headaches, migraines and dizziness
  • Preventive medicine including vaccinations and immunizations
  • Wellness education and healthy lifestyle counseling