About Dr Sami

More than 18 years of experience in helping patients


Dr. Sami Tabib is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). He obtained his pre Med degree with honors from the City University of New York. He then obtained his DPM degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine. Next, he completed a two year foot surgery residency program at St. Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey where he was chief resident and was granted a Podiatric surgical residency degree by Seton Hall University in West Orange, New Jersey. He is board qualified by the American board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). He is the only podiatrist in the UAE who is licensed by both the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (HAAD). He is also an examiner for the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi. Dr. Sami is the Clinical Director of the Fit Feet Program at the 2019 Special Olympics.

Dr. Sami is based at the Chiropody Center in Dubai and at the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

Dr. Sami lectures regularly at various conferences. He lectured at the AACE (American Association of Clinical Endocrinology) conference in Abu Dhabi, at the 4TS vascular conference in Dubai, at the advanced diabetes congress in Abu Dhabi and several times at Arab Health Congress in Dubai.


Non-surgical management of ingrowing toenails using phenol matrixectomy.

Laser treatment for nail fungus.

Overuse injuries caused by abnormal biomechanics such as plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma and adult acquired flatfoot.

Diabetic foot disease and the focus on preventing amputations.

Social life:
Dr. Sami is married with four children. He is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling.



Dr Sami in the media

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019.

Dr. Sami has been appointed Clinical Director of the Fit Feet Program at the 2019 Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Fit Feet offers podiatric screenings to evaluate ankles, feet, lower extremity biomechanics, and proper shoe and sock gear to participating athletes. Fit Feet helps Special Olympics athletes step lively on the playing field, and in everyday life. Many athletes suffer from foot and ankle pain, or deformities that impair their performance. In fact, up to 50 percent of Special Olympics athletes experience one or more preventable or treatable foot conditions that can affect their sports participation. Often, these individuals are not fitted with the best shoes and socks for their particular sport. During Fit Feet events, volunteer podiatrists work with athletes to evaluate problems of the feet, ankles and lower extremity biomechanics.

The fast track: tips on how to run your quickest marathon


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Foot foul With the sweltering summer well and truly here, those who have sweaty feet need to take extra care. A few experts suggest tips to keep feet healthy.


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Beware of infection risks at nail salons


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How to choose the right footwear


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How to shop so you don’t drop Toddler tantrums, suffering spine, aching feet, bloated stomach, saggging shoulders, fraying temper … all this is part of one way of shopping. But there’s another kind – a method that enables you to shop but not drop.


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