Dr. Nageena Akhtar


Dr. Nageena Akhtar excelled in her education and graduated in 2006 with awards of
‘Best All-round Student’, along with the honorable ‘Students’ Student Award. She also
was selected for the role of Head Delegate for the World Congress of Chiropractic
Students (WCCS) where she represented the AECC in RMIT Melbourne, Australia. She
achieved her Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Proficiency, 2007.

Dr. Nageena has enjoyed providing chiropractic care to all ages, including babies and children. Her special interest being in neuro-developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders.

It was through her personal experiences with her firstborn son, being diagnosed as severely
autistic and non-verbal, and untimely deaths of her two babies in 2011 and 2016, to
neurometabolic disease, that she developed a deep passion for helping all children,
especially those with neurobehavioral, learning difficulties as well as neurodevelopmental

Dr. Nageena has successfully become certified in the Melillo Method TM and has helped her own
son and many other children. Nageena has rigorously and continues to study several topics
to aid her practice and care of patients.

Dr. Tamara Ghazi

Vice President

Dr.Ghazi is an Arab-Canadian Doctor of Chiropractic who specializes in treating a variety of musculoskeletal injuries. Spending her younger years in Abu Dhabi she became passionate about preventative care due to her involvement in sports and health awareness from a young age. Dr. Tamara Ghazi completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, with a Bachelor of Sciences in Human Biology. She then went on to graduate from Palmer West Chiropractic College in San Jose California, which is recognized for its sports medicine and research programs

Dr. Madelaine Franklin


Dr Madelaine Franklin obtained her Master’s Degree in Chiropractic at the Durban University of Technology in South Africa. She is affiliated with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa and is registered with the Board of Health Funders, as well as the Dubai Health Authority. Madelaine is an active member of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa, Malaysia and Dubai. With over 10 years’ experience in her field, Dr Madelaine Franklin has extensive qualifications and certification in specialist fields that include techniques such as kinesiology taping techniques, impulse instrumentation adjusting techniques, dry needling, Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), mechanical spinal decompression specialist, unloader corrective knee bracing systems and custom foot balance orthotics.

Dr. Gerald "Gerry" Nastasia

Immediate Past President

Dr. Gerald “Gerry” Nastasia, Jr. is a 1990 cum laude graduate of Logan University’s College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO in the USA. He has licenses to practice in California, Massachusetts, Missouri, & Dubai.

Dr. Gerry has been in practice for over thirty years. He has practiced in solo, group, multidisciplinary, and academic settings. Dr. Gerry has completed extensive postdoctoral training in chiropractic orthopedics. He is board certified as a Diplomate of American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists and a Fellow of the International Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. He is been proficiency rated in Cox Technique and certified in spinal decompression & impairment ratings.

In 2018, Dr Gerry was one of the first chiropractic doctors to complete an unique kind program to be certified as a Primary Spine Practitioner (PSP) by the prestigious University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, USA.
A PSP is a point of first contact for people who have spine-related disorders. The PSP’s skills include the means to care for the majority of spinal complaints in their office, and the knowledge to appropriately coordinate services from the vast array of other providers who might help the patients. In this way, the PSP acts as the “quarterback” for a team of providers ensuring the best outcomes for each patient.

Dr. Gerry’s first eighteen years of his professional practice was spent in the USA. He has also practiced in the countries of Bermuda and the United Arab Emirates. Having treated thousands of patients throughout his long career, Dr Gerry focus is on toddlers through seniors.

Dr. Mohamad Yahia Raslan

DHA Committee, Chair

Sheikh Zayed International Award for TCAM-Chiropractic Scientific Committee, Chair

Dr. M.Y. Raslan’s specialty is Neurology and currently works as a Chiropractor. He completed his medical degree in 1995 & he pursued Doctor of Chiropractor degree in 2005. Awarded Honor certificate from the University of Aden Medical School (Yemen).

He has membership in Emirates Chiropractic Association, East Mediterranean Middle East Chiropractic Federation, World Federation of Chiropractic, National Arab American Medical Association, Yemeni Association of Physicians & he was President of Emirates Chiropractic Association in 2012 – 2014.

He attended interviews in Dubai TV, MBC TV, AlArabia Tv, Rotana TV, Dubai eye Radio, Abu Dhabi Radio, Mote Carlo International Radio (France),Fujairah Radio.

Dr. Vanda Corbett

DAC Liason

Dr. Vanda Graduated as a Doctor of Chiropractic in the year 2004, from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa USA which was the first school of chiropractic in the world established in the year 1897 by Daniel David Palmer who is Founder of Chiropractic. Dr Vanda comes from a family of Chiropractors both her parents practiced in Canada. Dr. Vanda is the former President of the Emirates Chiropractic Association serving two terms from 2016-2019 and still remains on the board in a supporting role. In addition, she is a member of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, American National Board of Chiropractic, Member of Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors.

Dr. Pamela Leader

Treasurer | Finance Chair

Pamela Leader, BSc. Chiro, Chiropractic Practitioner.

Pamela Leader is the founder and owner and Medical Director of Emirates European Medical Centre in Dubai and she has been a practicing chiropractor for over 24 years. She is passionate about imparting her knowledge and wisdom to enable men, women, children and babies to benefit from the chiropractic care she loves to give. Her post-graduate education in Clinical Chiropractic Neurology through Parker College along with further extensive post graduate education gives her a deeper understanding of the various problems she finds in the patients she treats. All kinds of headaches, knee problems and low back pain and disc pain are among her personal special areas of interest.

Perhaps her greatest achievement is the development Emirates European Medical Centre; a multidisciplinary clinic managed with strong family values, and a patient centred approach. Now celebrating it’s 13th year, Pamela, ensures that patients can be treated by experienced professionals specializing in chiropractic, physical therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy and a G.P. They all share a common goal – to take care of patients’ health and wellbeing in a natural manner using up to date, evidence based, treatment protocols prescribed and provided by each carefully selected health practitioner.

Pamela Leader is very passionate about sharing her long chiropractic experience and practical expertise with younger doctors, and associates who join the clinic, as well as continually learning from them and all her staff members. She hopes to eventually create a centre of clinical training based at the same premises.

Dr. Paul Cheung

National Chiropractic Sports Council UAE President

My name is Paul Cheung. I graduated in the UK and I have been in practise since 1990. As a sports chiropractor, I have dedicated most of my career working in sports and actively promoting the benefits of chiropractic to many sporting disciplines. The acknowledgement of chiropractic in sports, and the appreciation shown by many athletes simply validates chiropractic health care. It really makes a difference to the function and performance of the human body.