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What is a Centre of Excellence - CoE?

Specialised Programmes within healthcare facilities which supply a concentration of expertise and related resources for highly complex surgical procedures in a particular clinical area, delivering best-in-class research and care.

Centres of Excellence in Abu Dhabi

The Department of Health – Abu Dhabi (DoH) has launched the Centres of Excellence programme to shed light on licensed healthcare facilities that offer the highest levels of care in specialised programmes. The concept allows facilities to become a CoE and provide exceptionally high levels of expertise and multidisciplinary resources centred on highly complex services and procedures in a particular clinical area, delivering best-in-class patient outcomes and care.

How can Centres of Excellence contribute to the community?

DoH continues to work towards its vision of creating ‘A Healthier Abu Dhabi’ both mentally and physically, by encouraging excellence in care through the integration of science, technology and operational best-practices. CoEs assist the Department in achieving its steadfast vision, through elevating the efficiency and sustainability of the healthcare sector and further cementing the Emirate’s position as a pioneering healthcare destination globally.

Centres of Excellence in Abu Dhabi

Hematopietic Stem Cell Transplant

Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center
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Stroke

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City Abu Dhabi
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Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
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Adult Cardiac Surgery

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
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Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
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Bariatric Surgery

Coming Soon

How to become a Centres of Excellence - CoE?

For your Healthcare Facility interested to become Centres of Excellence, please refer to the relevant DoH standards.



Frequently Asked Questions

For Community Members

Centres of Excellence (CoE) are specialised and distinguished programmes within DoH licensed healthcare facilities, which provide an exceptionally high level of expertise and multidisciplinary resources centred on particularly rare or highly complex services to achieve the best patient outcomes possible.

To ensure that patients who require the most complex clinical procedures, receive them in a Centre of Excellence, which meets the necessary requirements to deliver these services with the best patient outcomes.

If a CoE treatment is necessary, a patient would be referred for such treatment by a clinician.

If a CoE treatment is necessary, a patient would be referred for such treatment by a clinician.

A CoE is a specialised and distinguished programme within DoH licensed healthcare facilities, accredited by the DoH to undertake very complex clinical procedures. In order to get the accreditation as a CoE, healthcare facilities need to demonstrate their capability, staffing, research, training and most importantly clinical outcomes.

These are the CoE with their standards published in the DoH website. Please note that there will be more specialities to follow:

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Hematopoietic Stem cell Transplantation
  • Pediatric cardiac surgery
  • Stroke
  • Bariatric Surgery

Yes, a non-UAE resident can be referred for treatment at a CoE. Payment would be either self-pay or by individual’s medical insurance coverage.

The Centre of Excellence clinical standards defines the necessary accreditations, including workforce requirement for a CoE.

These are the COE services to be received at CoEs:

  • Adult cardiac surgery
  • Hematopoietic Stem cell Transplantation
  • Paediatric cardiac surgery
  • Stroke
  • Bariatric Surgery

For Facilities

  • High clinical quality & patient safety outcomes
  • World class patient experience
  • Promote research and education
  • Position Abu Dhabi as world-class destination for healthcare

A healthcare facility does not become a CoE. A CoE is specialised and distinguished programme within a DoH licensed Healthcare facility, which can provide an exceptionally high level of expertise and multidisciplinary resources centred on particular services and service. These services are delivered in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary fashion to achieve the best patient outcomes possible.

In order to designate Centres of Excellence in certain specialties, DoH is publishing circulars, that define the necessary requirements and submission dates.

All published circulars can be accessed through the following link:
https://www.doh.gov.ae/en/resources/Circulars

As for Centre of Excellence standards, they can be accessed through the following link:
https://www.doh.gov.ae/en/resources/standards

The Centre of Excellence clinical standards defines the necessary accreditations, including workforce requirement for a CoE

Recruitment is the responsibility of the CoE Facility itself.

All healthcare facilities that submitted applications for CoE Designation are assessed by DoH Auditors and International Subject Matter Experts.

A healthcare facility is permitted to provide a specialised and distinguished programme that requires exceptionally high levels of expertise and multidisciplinary resources centred on particular services and service lines. These services are delivered in a comprehensive, interdisciplinary fashion to achieve the best patient outcomes possible.

  • System and Leadership
  • Infrastructure
  • Clinical Services
  • Improved Outcomes
  • Research
  • Education
  • Accreditation


To find out more, please visit the following link: DoH Standard for Centers of Excellence

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Last updated: 15 Jul 2024

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