Mr. Mohammed Al-Muharraqi is a United Kingdom (UK) doubly-qualified Oral & Maxillofacial (OMF) Surgeon and Oral Physician currently working as the Consultant OMF Surgeon at the Royal Medical Services of the Bahrain Defence Force. He is also a Senior Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Medical University of Bahrain), a Lecturer and an External Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) of Glasgow in the United Kingdom (UK), and the Training Supervisor for the Bahrain Branch of the UK Cochrane Centre. He is also an executive board member of the Postgraduate School and Research of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Medical University of Bahrain).
A University of Dundee (Scotland, UK) alumnus for both his Medical (MBChB, Dundee) and Dental (BDS, Dundee) degrees; he pursued a Clinical Masters Degree in Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery (MDSc, Dundee) during his internship at the same university. He then completed the Membership exam from the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (MFDS RCS, England) and followed that with the exit speciality Fellowship exams of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in both Oral Surgery (FFD RCS OS, Ireland) and then in Oral Medicine (FFD RCS OM, Ireland). Following training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in the United Kingdom he passed his speciality membership exam in OMFS (MRCS, Glasgow) in 2008.
Clinically he has a keen interest in head & neck trauma, temporomandibular (TMJ) arthroscopy and surgery (total joint replacement), orthognathics, oral medicine and oral oncology. Outside his clinical work, Mr. Al-Muharraqi has a vast interest in medical and dental education, research and evidence based healthcare which includes being a Cochrane author, a peer reviewer for the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN), and a specialist editor and peer reviewer of multiple local, regional and international high impact journals including the British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (BJOMS).
The BDF-RMS was established in 1968 as a unit of the Ministry of Defence of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Currently the Hospital's Health Care System is one of the region's premier healthcare delivery providers, serving patients throughout the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Persian Gulf.
It is committed to advanced care, research and teaching. The Hospital’s Health Care System offers one of the region's largest network of primary, secondary and tertiary care physicians. The system also includes a network of dentists, skilled nursing staff, geriatric health care providers (hospice), behavioural health specialists, rehabilitation and home care services, managed care and insurance programs and occupational health providers. Nearly 4,000 physicians and employees comprise the BDF-RMS Hospitals Health Care System with the goal to provide comprehensive primary, secondary and tertiary care of the highest quality and calibre. The Bahrain Defence Force Hospital has a 400 bed capacity (including a fully equipped Intensive Care Unit and a High Dependency Unit), multiple specialist’s outpatient departments/clinics, advanced radiology and diagnostics department, laboratory services (haematology, histopathology etc.) and an extremely busy Accident and Emergency Department.
The hospital ranks as the second largest district general hospital in the Kingdom of Bahrain after the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) of the Ministry of Health in terms of medical services, operational capacity and staffing, and it is also the main teaching hospital of the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland’s Medical University of Bahrain (RCSI-MUB). The Royal Medical Services has also been accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) since 2004. The hospital scored highly in five major components; Patient care, Access to care, Education and Training, Management & Costing and Hospital maintenance & Safety. The ACHS Accreditation has been a visible demonstration of many performance improvements that result in improved patient care and quality.