HE. Dr. Hawaa Saeed Al Thahak Al Mansoori
Hawaa Saeed Althahak Almansoori is an Emirati physician, inventor and politician. She was appointed to the Federal National Council of the United Arab Emirates in 2019. As a physician Dr. Al Mansoori is an endocrinologist and healthcare executive, serving as executive director of the Intramural Research Division at the Abu Dhabi Stem Cell Center and Deputy Medical Director of Imperial College London Diabetes Centre in Abu Dhabi
Al Mansoori is on the board of Sandooq Al Watan, a charitable foundation launched by a group of Emirati business people. She has been an advocate of sustainable healthcare,genetic medicine and women's empowerment. In 2014 she was presented the UAE Pioneers Award by the Prime Minister of the UAE for her invention of a catheter placement technology. She is a named inventor on three US patents, and a published academic.
Al Mansoori was the first Emirati woman to be awarded a UAE Presidential Scholarship to study medicine in the United States. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Maryland, receiving a BSc in Neurobiology & Physiology and a BSc in Psychology
On earning her Doctor of Medicine (MD) Al Mansoori became the first non-American woman to graduate from George Washington University School of Medicine, where she then went on to complete both her residency and fellowship.