Zuhair Alsharafi

Dr. Zuhair Alsharafi Corporate Director Emergency Services, Burjeel Holdings | Director of Emergency Department, Burjeel Medical City | Consultant Emergency Medicine

Years of Experience : 23

Nationality : Saudi

Languages Known : English , Arabic



Dr. Zuhair Alsharafi is the Director of Emergency Medicine at Burjeel Medical City in Mohamad Bin Zayed City. He received his Bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery (MBBS) from the College of Medicine-King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Since 2003, Dr. Alsharafi has pursued his career and passion in the field of emergency medicine in Canada. He completed the Emergency Medicine Residency Program through the Canadian Royal College of Medicine and Surgery at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Then he completed a 2-year Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services (EMS/Medical Director) at the University of Toronto/Sunnybrook Osler Centre for Prehospital Care, Toronto, Canada. From 2010 to 2021, Dr. Alsharafi worked as an Emergency Consultant at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre-Emergency Department, Toronto, Ontario. During this period, he completed many health administrations courses at the Institute of Health, Policy, Management, and Evaluation, University of Toronto. He was appointed the Medical Director of Operations in the Emergency Department and then promoted to Chief of the Emergency Department. He also carries an academic university appointment at the University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Alsharafi led numerous initiatives, projects, and publications in the fields of quality improvement, patient flow, and patient experience. He received many awards in appreciation of his accomplishments.

Awards & Achievements

  • Certification, Advanced Canadian Emergency Ultra-Sound (CEUS) Part 1 & Part 2
  • Toxicology Training, Bellevue Hospital – Poison Control Center, New York City, New York, United States
  • Trauma training, Johannesburg General Hospital - University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Medical Director Course. National Association of EMS Physicians.
  • National Disaster Life Support Instructor Course. Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Basic and Advance Disaster Life Support Course. Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Leading Practices, Health Standards Organization. (Research Award) Emergency Department Kiosk
  • Runner Up, Best Podium Presentation, 2nd Annual Clinical Impact through Innovation Conference, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. (Research Award)
  • First Prize Poster, 3rd Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Care Showcase, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Research Award)

Education & Training

  • MBBS
  • ABEM (Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine), Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services


  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • Fellow, American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)
  • Member, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • University Appointment, Full-time staff: Clinician Teacher, Medicine, University of Toronto