Management Team

The Laboratory Departments of MDC are staffed by a professional team of doctors, scientists, technicians and a biomedical engineer using state of the art methods, materials and automated analyzers. Provision of accurate, reliable and timely results, interpretation and services are the primary goals of the laboratory.

  • Clinical Director / Head of Hematology Department

    Dr Ranan Polus

    Specialty: Clinical Director and Senior Hematologist

    Qualification: MD (MB.Ch.B, F.I.B.M.S.)


    • MB.Ch.B from Salahaddin university /College of Medicine between 1993-1999
    • FIBMS from Iraqi Board/ Ministry of Higher Education between 2003-2007
    • Teaching undergraduate students  at College of medicine/Hawler Medical College in 2008 until now.
    • Teaching at Kurdistan Board for Medical Specialization in 2011 until now.
    • Participated in several training courses in the fields of Histopathology, Hematology, Microbiology, Clinical chemistry ,  Hematology, HLA Typing, and Student centered learning between the years of 2003 and 2011.
    • Participated in several local and international conferences between 2009 and 2012.
    • Junior House doctor at Ministry of Health- Kurdistan, Iraq between 1999-2001 .
    • Demonstrator in pathology department at  College of Medicine/ Hawler Medical University between 2002-2003.
    • Coordinator in pathology at College of Medicine/ Hawler Medical University between 2010-2011.
    • Head of pathology Department at  College of Medicine/ Hawler Medical University between 2011-2014.
    • Member of  professional organizations like Kurdistan Doctor Syndicate and  Iraqi Society of Hematology.
    • Scientific publications in the field of Hematology in local and international academic  journals.
    • Supervising a number of postgraduate (MSc) students at College of Medicine/ Hawler Medical University.

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  • Laboratory Manager

    Tareq Othman


    • Clinical Hematologist
    •  Medical Technologist


    • MSc Biology/Clinical Haematology (since 2009)
    • BSc Medical Technology (since 2001)


    • MedLabs Consultancy Group, Jordan (2013 till now)
    • Teaching Biochemistry for Nursing Students.
    • Having several publication in the field of medical technology an clinical hematology.
    • Taking several training courses such as Pharmaceutical Marketing Skills Course at Jordan Pharmaceutical Association- Amman, Jordan in 2003, Part Two of BSc Fifth Year Training Course at Al Basir Hospital Laboratories, MOH- Amman, Jordan in 2001, and Part One of BSc Fifth Year Training Course at Al Hussein Medical Center Laboratories- Amman, Jordan in the year of 2000.
    • Having experience in  Quality Assurance protocols; ISO15189, CAP and GLPs.

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  • Head of Biochemistry Department

    Asif Fida Shaikh

    Specialty: Microbiologist and Biochemist

    Qualification: Diploma of Clinic Laboratory


    • Head of Biochemistry Department at Medya Diagnostic Center, Erbil, Iraq  2015 to till date
    • Aga Khan University Karachi,Pakistan Research Lab As a Research Coordinator  (2010 to 2105)
    • El Motkhtar Clinic ,Haway,Al Taif ,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Lab Technologist (2008 – 2010)
    • Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan Senior Lab Technologist (2003 -2008)
    • Aga Khan Diagnostic Centre Karachi, Pakistan Lab In charge      (1998 – 2003)
    • Dr, Tahir Lab, Karachi ,Pakistan Senior Technologist and departmental In charge (1996 – 1998)
    • Path Lab Karachi , Pakistan Lab Technologist (1993 – 1996)
    • Jinah Post graduate Medical Center ,Karachi ,Pakistan As a Trani Technician (1992-1993)

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  • Head of Microbiology Department / QC & Safety Manager

    Mahmood Raza


    • Clinical Microbiology (Bacteriology, Mycology, Mycobacteriology TB , Parasitology, Serology, Urinalysis and Semen Analysis)
    • Laboratories Quality Assurance
    • Laboratories Safety


    • B.Sc in Biological Sciences
    • Post-graduation in Medical Technology
    • College of American Pathologist Certification (CAP Inspector)


    After completion of my academic qualifications, I joined one of the most exclusive health organisations in Pakistan, The Agha Khan University Hospital, where I underwent training and was appointed the role of Medical Technologist in the Department of Microbiology in 2000.  I had been associated with this organization for > 11 years.The Agha khan microbiology laboratory receives over 20,000 specimens every month. My responsibilities included:
    •    Identification of pathogens
    •    Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
    •    MIC by agar dilution & broth dilution method
    •    Mycology
    •    Working on Vitek instrument,MGIT , Bactec 460 TB, Clinetek, BACTEC 9240, fluorescent microscope, dark field microscope etc
    •    Bacteriology
    •    Mycobacteriology
    •    Parasitology
    •    Working experience in Bio safety Level III Lab (BSL III) for Mycobecteriology.

    In 2012 I started working with Media Diagnostic Center,one of the most premier organization in Iraq as a head of microbiology department,where we got college of American pathology (CAP) accreditation in 2013,my current responsibilities in MDC are as follow,

    • Head of microbiology department (Sections:Bacteriology,Mycology,Mycobacteriology etc…)
    • Quality Assurance Manager
    • Safety Officer

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  • Medical Engineer

    Muhammed Sultan

    Specialty: Senior Medical Engineer

    Qualification: Certified Clinical Engineer, MSc


    • Working as a Head of Technical Department, Directorate for Medical Engineering, Ministry of Health, Kurdistan Regional Government, Erbil, Iraq from 2012 until now.
    • Working as a Senior Medical Engineer, Medya Diagnostic Center (MDC), Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq from 2012 until now.
    • Worked as a Medical Engineer, Department of Radiation Physics at University Hospital in Linköping, Sweden from 2008 to 2012.
    • Obtained Master of Science in Engineering, Medical Engineering, at the Royal Institute of Technology– Technology and Health in Stockholm, Sweden in 2009.
    • Obtained Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Degree Programme in Medical Technology, at the Royal Institute of Technology and Health – Technology and Health in Stockholm, Sweden in 2007.
    • Participated in several courses such as Management 5 credits, at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and  World echo- about the human beings role in a globalised planet 5 credits, at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm between the year of 2004 and 2007.
    • Medical Device Management, ensuring improved access, Quality and safe use of Medical device, The World Health Organization, Iraq in 2015.
    • Certified Clinical Engineer at the level of Master of Science, Swedish Society for Biomedical Engineering and Physics, Stockholm, Sweden in 2012.
    • Radiation protection training, Medical and Health Sciences IMH, Linkoping, Sweden in 2009.
    • Certified x-ray driver by Swedish regulations, Medical and Health Sciences IMH, Linkoping, Sweden in 2008.

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