Roger Haene

Dr. Roger Haene Consultant Orthopedic Surgery (Expert in Adult Foot & Ankle Surgery)

Years of Experience : 11

Nationality : Canada

Languages Known : English, German, Swiss-German, Afrikaans

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Dr. Roger Haene is a UK-trained consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon, fellowship-trained in foot & ankle reconstruction. He has a combined 20 years of experience in Orthopaedic Surgery, and 13 years at the consultant level. He studied at the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg and gained primary surgical experience in Switzerland before undertaking his orthopaedic training in the Cambridge region of the East of England, leading to full CCT. Dr. Roger Haene underwent subspecialist foot & ankle training in Dublin, Ireland, and Toronto, Canada. He then worked as a consultant in Canada for 7 years, with 3 of those years working as Head of Department and Head of Orthopaedic Education in his hospital. He was awarded Assistant Professor Status by 2 Universities (Dalhousie University in Halifax and Memorial University in St. Johns). He was an executive committee member of the Canadian Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. He moved to the UAE 6 years ago. He spent 3 years working at the level 1 trauma center for Abu Dhabi before being recruited to set up the foot & ankle service at Burjeel Hospital. He speaks several languages, including English, German, Swiss-German, and Afrikaans. His areas of expertise include,

  • Complex foot & ankle trauma
  • Sports injuries of the ankle
  • Arthroscopic ankle surgery
  • Achilles disorders
  • Arthritis of the ankle and foot
  • Deformity correction of the ankle & foot, including bunions
  • Tendon transfers

Awards & Achievements

  • Fellowship Training in Foot and Ankle Reconstruction in Toronto (Canada) and Dublin (Ireland)
  • Published in Respected Orthopedic Scientific Journals
  • Regular Speaker at International Conferences and is Up-to-Date with the Latest Evidence-Based Knowledge and Surgical Techniques
  • Frequently Consulted as an expert by the Abu Dhabi Department of Health regarding International Patient Care


  • General Medical Council, United Kingdom
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Canadian Medical Association
  • Assistant Professor (Dalhousie University in Halifax and Memorial University in St. Johns, Canada)
  • HAAD/DOH, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • DHA eligible
  • Emirates Foot & Ankle Club under the Emirates Medical Association


Patient Stories

I would like to thank Dr. Roger Haene for his endless support and professional treatment through my ankle injury journey ending with the operation. Thanks for your time,  explanation,  and patience

Mustafa Refaiy | Patient Testimonial

I had my Achilles tendon ruptured in May 2023 and was treated in Burjeel Hospital Abu Dhabi. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to Dr. Roger Haene for his professionalism, dedication, and exceptionally effective recovery protocol. Recovery was fast and doctor provided excellent guidance throughout the process. Now I fully returned to normal…

Denis Barusevich | Patient Testimonial