On September 6, 2019, Dr. Ossama Tabbara, Executive Director of Pharmacy in Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, presented a talk, at the Faculty, about the “Future of Pharmacy Profession”. It was attended by Prof. Abdalla Ellakany, Dean of the faculty of pharmacy, Dr. Lama Soubra, assistant Dean, Dr. Mohamed Issa, Dr. Rania Itani, Dr. Samar Karout and the pharmacy senior students. During his talk, Dr. Tabarra discussed the latest advancement of the pharmacy profession and the prospective job opportunities available for the pharmacy graduates. Moreover, Dr. Tabbara revealed the timeline trend in the pharmacy profession and the qualifications that should be earned to be qualify for job requirements based on market needs. He also emphasized on the importance of post-graduate clinical studies in advancing the profession and improving patient care.
“Dr. Tabbara has inspired students to seek post-graduate studies and to earn specialty in different pharmacy fields. It is interesting to know about the progress of pharmacy practice in the Gulf region, which motivated us to pursue evolution in pharmacy practice in Lebanon,” Quoted Dr. Rania Itani, Clinical Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice Department.
Osama Tabbara is a graduate of King Saud University in 1984, completed his EMBA in 2014 and is American Board Certified in Nutrition Support. He has many publications, was a speaker in more than 100 symposium and presented more than 1000 times in topics related to Parenteral Nutrition, IV Therapy, Informatics and Automation, Quality Management and Leadership.
Osama also served at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Riyadh for 11 years as Clinical Pharmacist and Supervisor of the TPN Team and IV Room; he also served as Director of Pharmacies in Abu Dhabi Middle Region hospitals for 3 years.
Osama Tabbara has joined Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (CCAD) in 2010 as the Executive Director of Pharmacy. Prior to joining CCAD, Osama served as Director of Pharmacy Services Administration at King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh for 4 years.