Clinic Profile

Aster Clinic, Al Muteena (DMPC)

Deira – Al Muteena, Dubai

Aster’s Dr. Moopen’s Polyclinic (DMPC) stands amid the bustling business domain of Dubai, with 18 specialities treating patients from different walks of life. Over the years, the polyclinic has earned the reputation of providing comprehensive healthcare services to various sections of the population residing in the territory. With a dedicated team of experienced specialists aided by modern diagnostic equipment, this polyclinic has ensured prompt diagnosis and dependable treatment.




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8:00 am - 11:59 pm    


8:00 am - 11:59 pm    


8:00 am - 11:59 pm    


8:00 am - 11:59 pm    

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Aster Clinic, Al Muteena (DMPC)

Al Muteena Street

Al Ghurair Real Estate Building, Near Dubai Palm Hotel

Tel: +971 4 4400 500

Fax: +97142979076


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  General Medicine

The branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and (nonsurgical) treatment of diseases of the internal organs (especially in adults)





Dr.Somanathan K G

General Surgery

After finishing his  basic  qualification in MBBS and MS in general surgery he has worked  as a lecturer in the department of general surgery where he was handling  both the elective  and emergency  surgeries. He took his Mch  from the  very  prestigious mother  and child  hospital in Calicut medical  college. Where he became a competent paediatric surgeon.  He joined back  department of general surgery and him as in charge of the department of pediatric surgery  also. He is in Dubai  from 2005 onwards  and had the  opportunity  to work in  various hospitals in Dubai like Zulekha hospital, Belhoul speciality hospital. Irani hospital and Medcare hospitals. He joined Aster  in the year 2007 November and performing various surgeries in general. pediatric and laparoscopic fields, he is the General Surgeon in Aster Clinic, Al Muteena (DMPC).


Dr.Kassim Rawther

General Medicine

Passed BSc Zoology from Kerala University in 1975 and MBBS in 1982. In 1986 completed MD General Medicine. Engaged in Private practice a couple of years in Kerala. Started the career as General Medical Physician in Dubai from 1988. Became part of Aster family in 2008 by joining Dr. Koyas clinic. Presently specialist in internal Medicine in DMPC. Published several scientific articles and general write ups and travelogues. Articles written in his mother tongue Malayalam published in leading dailies. A well-known speaker in CMEs. Presented various CME topics in Dubai, Ajman and Fujairah. Participates various health awareness programs actively for the lay public and speaks in media like TV and Radio. Interested in gardening, travel, reading, writing etc.. He became a part of Aster in Nov 2008, working as a general physician in Aster Clinic, Al Muteena (DMPC),Dubai.


Dr.Sanket Vijay Joshi


He has done MBBS (2003) and MD (2008) from Mumbai University, India. He started his career as Assistant Professor with KJ Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai India and then moved to SRL Diagnostics, Mumbai, India. He worked in SRL Diagnostics as Pathologist and Management Representative for almost 5 years. He joined Aster in November 2013,he is the Specialist Clinical Pathologist  in Aster Clinic, Al Muteena (DMPC).


Dr.Jose K.Kurian


He passed his BDS from the Government Dental College, Trivandrum, India, in 1981. He later took his MDS in Prosthodontics, Crown, and Bridge, from the Government Dental College, Trivandrum. He was doing his own Private Practice until January 1990, when he was appointed as Lecturer in Prosthodontics at the Government Dental College, Trivandrum, where he was into undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and clinical work. He later became an Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics at the same Government Dental College. In February 1998, He joined Aster as Specialist Prosthodontist and GP Dentist, where he continues till date.


Dr.Saleem Moopen


He passed MBBS, DOMS and Master of Surgery (MS) in Ophthalmology  from JJM Medical College, Davangare. After practicing as Ophthalmologist, he passed his Fellowship in General Ophthalmology (FGO) from the Sankara Eye Institute, Coimbatore, India. He worked as a specialist in  Susrutal Laser centre, Davangare and then took his Fellowship in Anterior Segment Ophthalmology from the prestigious Sankara Eye Institute, Coimbatore, India. He then moved to Dubai and started his work at Iranian Hospital, Dubai. He became a part of Aster in January 2003, He is the Specialist Ophthalmologist in Aster Clinic,Al Muteena (DMPC).


Dr.Sumi Thomas


She passed M.B.B.S, D V D, M.D (Dermatology) from the prestigious Calicut Medical College. She obtained D N B in Dermatology in 2005. Dr. Sumi Thomas has won several awards during her training, including first prize in paper presentations at IADVL state conferences held at Trivandrum and Calicut. She has worked as Consultant Dermatologist in Calicut, also as Cosmetologist in Al Hind Cosmetology centre, Calicut, before taking up the job as A R T (N A C O) Officer in Calicut Medical College. She joined Government service as Lecturer in Dermatology at Calicut Medical College in 2008, before getting promoted to Assistant Professor of Dermatology. She has many articles published in many national and international journals, which are listed in PUBMED. Dr. Sumi joined Aster in December 2010 she is the Specialist Dermatologist working in Aster Clinic, Al Muteena,Dubai.


Dr.Sivadas N.P.


Passed MBBS and MD [medicine] from Kozhikode's medical college; DM [cardiology] from Kasturba medical college, Manipal. Joined as medicine unit chief in district headquarters Calicut in march 1977, continued up to march 1982. Worked as registrar in cardiology in Calicut medical college from oct. 1982 to oct 1983. Joined as the senior registrar in cardiology in Kasturba medical college Manipal in January 1984 and passed dm [post doctoral] cardiology in December i986. Joined as chief of the medical unit and in –charge of cardiology in January 1987, continued up to November 1992. Started overseas service after joining shaheen polyclinic bur Dubai in May 1993 as Cardiology Specialist. Joined as a Cardiology Specialist in April 1997 in Aster medical centre, and continuing.


Dr.Ghanshyam Lal Gupta


Dr. Ghanshyam Lal Gupta is orthopaedics specialist with Aster, since 2005. He completed his residency (House job and Registrar) in Orthopaedics at Bombay hospital, Mumbai. He also worked at Al Zalla Hospital and University Hospital of Benghazi, Libya. He has also worked in England at various hospitals for 8 long years (mainly in London). He was unit head and later became head of the orthopaedics department at 1060+ bedded D.N.B recognized hospital of steel authority of India in Bhilai, Chhattisgarh. He was a Consultant and Dy. Head of Orthopaedics department at Qatifgen hospital(a 500 bedded multi specialty hospital, recognized by Royal College of Ireland) Saudi Arabia.He is working a orthopaedics specialist in  Aster Clinic, Al Muteena (DMPC).


Dr.Mohammed Yousef


Dr. Mohammed Yousef has been working as a Specialist Psychiatrist with us since 1997. He has done his MBBS from TD Medical College, Alleppey, Kerala. Further, he has done his DPM and MD (Psychiatry) from KMC Manipal. He also worked as a GP at Sultanate of Oman after completing his MBBS. After MD (Psychiatry), he worked as a Psychiatrist at Mandiram Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram. In 1994, he joined as a psychiatrist at Al Kassim Clinic, Dubai.


Dr.Indira Venkatraman

Gynaecology / Obstetrics

Did MBBS, DGO, and MD (obstetrics & gynecology ), from the prestigious Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India and MRCOG, FRCOG from London, UK. Has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Moved to Dubai in 1987 and worked as an Obstetrician & Gynecologist in Dubai Polyclinic, Dubai from 1987 to 1991. Then worked in the Ministry of Health, Fujairah as a Specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist for 13 years. Joined Aster as Specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist in April 2005 with Al Rafa Hospital for Maternity and surgery. Was involved in setting up the obstetrics & gynecology Department here and the licensing formalities, functioning of the Outpatient and Inpatient Services including Deliveries and other Obstetric and Gynecological surgeries. Presently practicing at Aster Clinic (Dr.Moopen Polyclinic), Al-Muteena, Deira, Dubai for Outpatient Consultations and with attachment to Aster Hospital, Mankool, Bur Dubai for in-patient care, conducting deliveries, Caesarean Sections, other operative Procedures and obstetrics & gynecology Emergencies. Actively involved in managing early pregnancy problems like miscarriage, Ectopic pregnancy, Antenatal and post-natal care, Management of High Risk pregnancy, Diet advice for pregnant and lactating mother, Diagnosis and treatment of infertility, Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD), Ovarian Cyst, Teenage problems, Menstrual Cycle disturbances and Hormonal Dysfunctions Ultrasonography, Cancer awareness and preventive programs, immunization for HPV / PAP Smear, treatment of vaginal discharge and pelvic infections, Urinary Tract Infections, Premarital, pre-pregnancy, family planning, psychosexual, and menopausal counseling, She became a part of Aster in April 2005.



Dr.Amutha Lakshmanachary

General Medicine

Her interest in family medicine was generated after exposure to multiple specialties during the immediate post MBBS period. Practicing family medicine made her aware of the huge burden of disease related to diabetes and prompted the further study in the discipline. As a practitioner of Diabetology, She has learned that patient empowerment through appropriate education and using guideline-based goal-directed therapy offers the best chance of controlling disease and limiting the complications. Her other interests include music, painting , books and taekwondo in which she holds a brown belt.


Dr.Hemjith Padmanibhan


Dr. Hemjith Padmanibhan is working as a Specialist ENT with us. He did his MBBS from Calicut Medical College in 1989 and MS (ENT) from Indira Gandhi Medical College, Nagpur in 1994. After passing MS he worked as a Registrar in ENT in Mumbai. He worked as an ENT Surgeon in a private hospital in Kannur. Later he joined as lecturer in ENT at Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram in October 1995. Besides teaching the undergraduate MBBS students he also dealt with emergency cases, both inpatient, and outpatient  management. He was promoted to Associate Professor in the year 2000. In the year 2005, he was promoted to the post of Professor in ENT. He joined Aster DM Healthcare as Specialist ENT Surgeon  in October 2006 at Dr. Moopen's Polyclinic, Deira. He is performing routine ENT Surgeries in Medcare, Aster and Belhoul Hospital.


Dr.Jayakumar B.Kannan


He passed MBBS and Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala, after practicing as General Physician in Sarla Hospital, Kilimanoor, Trivandrum (1993-1996). Then joined as Senior Lecturer In Department of Medical Gastroenterology in Medical College, Trivandrum (1996-1999), Assistant Professor in Medical College, Trivandrum (2002-2003), Consultant Gastroenterologist and HOD in Dr. Nair’s Specialty Hospital, Kollam (2003-2005), Consultant Gastroenterologist in SIMS Kollam, Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist and HOD in Sree Utradom Thirunal Hospital – Trivandrum(2005-2008). Experienced Gastroenterologist over 18 years of diagnosing and treating patients by administering specialized medical treatments and procedures. Expert in Upper and Lower GI diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Special experience in Ultrasound Scan abdomen examination and interventions. Special experience in Capsule Endoscopy more than 200 cases in UAE. Excellent ability to develop and present educational programs and workshops, good organizer of CME, conferences, cultural programs. Sound knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures.He is working as a Consultant Gastroenterologist  in Aster Clinic, Al Muteena (DMPC).

Achievements: Dr. Radhakrishanan Memorial Gold Medal from Department of Internal Medicine. Best Paper Award Winner Indian Association of Gastroenterology Kerala Chapter 2002 annual conference. He joined with Aster as Specialist Gastroenterologist in the year April 2008.


Dr.Deepa Ganesh Ganiga


She has completed her BDS from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science in 2001. She was working with Dr. Kabres Orthodontic and Dental Clinic, Mumbai, India as Associate Dental Surgeon and as Dental Surgeon in KVK Dental Centre, Mumbai, India. She joined DM Healthcare in March 2007, now working as a dental surgeon in Aster Clinic, Al Muteena (DMPC).


Dr.Josy Panikulam

General Medicine

He passed MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Calicut, in 1987. During his academic period, He was elected to the College Union as the Secretary of Social Service League in 1983-84. After passing out,  He underwent 1 year Senior Horsemanship in Pediatrics at Jubilee Mission Hospital, Thrissur and worked as Resident Medical Officer in Surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pullur, Irinjalakuda. He passed MD Degree in General Medicine in 1993 from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India (Mangalore University). During his post-graduate training, he had submitted his Dissertation “Role of Closed Pleural Biopsy in the Aetiological Diagnosis of Pleural Effusion under the Guidance of Prof B.M. Hegde and Prof Joe Varghese. He worked for a short term as a Physician at Alphonsa Hospital Karukutty, Angamaly, and St .Joseph’s Hospital Kothamangalam until he joined St. Joseph’s Hospital Choondal, Thrissur in 1996 as a consultant Physician and Head of a Medicine Unit. He took the initiative in setting up an 8 bedded Intensive Care Coronary Unit, which was the first one of its kind in that region. He came across many cases of Multidrug-resistant Typhoid during his practice there, as it was a known endemic area for Typhoid. He took steps to control the Typhoid endemicity successfully. He also served as the Blood Bank Officer at St Joseph’s Hospital. He was an active member of IMA, Kunnamkulam Branch. After serving as Auditor of the Branch for 1 year, he was elected as the Treasurer of IMA, Kunnamkulam. He joined Aster as a General Physician working with us since 2003.


Dr.Sunil Mathew


Completed MBBS from government medical college ,Trivandrum with first class. Joined Indian army medical corps as short service commission officer.

Completed post-graduation in MD Paediatrics from the prestigious armed forces medical college, AFMC, Pune


Dr.Vipin Challiyil Pavithran


Dr. Vipin Challiyil  obtained his BDS, in dentistry and MDS in Orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics from  Dr. MGR medical University of Chennai. He completed his Masters with First Rank. He worked as a Senior lecturer in orthodontics at the Malabar Dental College, Kerala and as Asst. Lecturer or Orthodontics in Al Azhar Dental College Thodupuzha before joining Aster DM Healthcare group in 1998. Working as a specialist orthodontist in Aster Beauty Clinic, Al Warqa,Dubai.


Dr.Chetankumar Arjunbhai Patil

General Medicine

Dr.Chetankumar Arjunbhai Patil  have completed M.B.B.S from SMIMER , Surat in 2011 with one year of rotating internship .


Dr. Parul Rahul Gupta

Gynaecology / Obstetrics

She earned her medical degree in 2006 from Government Medical College – Meerut. Completed her specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the prestigious Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital cum Medical Research Institute, Jaipur and later began practicing at Ahmedabad.


Dr.Deepika Raina Shangloo


Dr. Deepika Raina Shangloo is working as Specialist Radiologist with us. She has done MBBS and Diploma in Radiodiagnosis (DMRD) from Govt. Medical College, Jammu. She studied DNB at Diwan Chand Agarwal Imaging Centre, New Delhi and was awarded Diplomate of National Board (DNB), Radiodiagnosis degree by the National Board of examinations, New Delhi. She did her Fellowship in Cancer Imaging from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai under Homi Bhabha National Institute University.


Dr.Prashanth Sripuram


Dr. Prashanth Sripuram is working as a Neurology Specialist with Aster's - Dr. Moopen's Polyclinic (DMPC), Al Muteena, Deira, Dubai. He has completed MBBS and MD (General Medicine) from JJMC, Davangere. He did DM (Neurology) from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. He has also worked as an assistant professor at Kasturba Medical College. Later he worked at SSIMS, Davangare as an assistant professor and subsequently got promoted to an Associate Professor.


Dr.Prabhat Kumar


Dr. Prabhat Kumar is working as a cardiology specialist with Aster Clinic, Al Muteena, Deira, Dubai. He completed his medical education and training with MBBS, MD (Medicine) and DM (Cardiology) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He then moved to the US where he completed fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served on as a faculty of the University of North Carolina for four years before joining Aster Medical Centre.


Dr.Aseem Mehrotra


Dr. Aseem Mehrotra is working with us as a Specialist Dermatologist at Aster Clinic, Al Muteena.


Dr.Prasanth Sreedharan Nair


Dr. Prasanth Sreedharan Nair, MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Urology) is working with us as a Urology Specialist. He is available at our specialty clinics in Discovery Gardens & Al Muteena, Deira.


Dr.Faisal Hamzamiya Dalvi

Internal Medicine

Dr. Faisal Dalvi is working as a Specialist Internal Medicine with Aster Clinic, Al Muteena, Deira and Aster Jubilee Medical Complex, Burdubai. He has more than 10 years of work experience in UAE. He has graduated in MRCP (UK), PG Diploma in Diabetes (UK) and Specialty Certificate Exam in Endocrinology and Diabetes from the UK.


Dr.Ashwin Narasimhaprasad


  • Senior resident in Delhi – 3 years
  • Assistant professor in Bangalore – 1 year
  • Fellowship Sports Medicine South Korea.


Dr.Brindha Balasubramanian


Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist with 12 years of experience.


Dr.Vikas Prabhakar Patil

General Medicine

14 years of experience in General Medicine. Working as a general medicine specialist in Aster Clinic, Al Muteena (DMPC),Dubai.


Dr.Shila Waghmare

Gynaecology / Obstetrics

She has worked in a department of OBGY at King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Mumbai, India for 9years and has vast experience in managing routine Obgy emergency and high-risk patients at the tertiary level.

She has been part of hospital infection control society at KEM Hospital during her tenure as an assistant professor. She has been involved in taking rounds of indoor patients and severe patients.

She has been done involved in academic activities such as taking lectures and bedside clinics for undergraduates, Post graduates, nursing students, Occupational therapy and physiotherapy students posted in the department.

Along with head of a department, she has been given contribution in antibiotic prophylaxis manual for BME Hospital.

She has been faculty speaker in CME’s such as infection control; and contraception. She has actively helped to conduct university examinations at her institute at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has been helped to conduct CAP (central assessment program) in raper checking of a university at her institute.

She has been trained in various national programs, trained in as vasectomy, laparoscopic tubal ligation, PPFUCD, SUI management


Dr. Mohamed Rafi A.M

General Medicine

Dr. Mohamed Rafi A.M is working with Aster Clinic, Al Muteena(DMPC). Previously Dr. Rafi worked as an Emergency medical officer in the department of Emergency Medicine and critical care medicine in Renai Medicity Hospital, Kochi.  


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