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Two Decades of Innovation and Dedication: My Biomedical Engineering Odyssey

Updated: Jan 29

I'm Hamidsha Shahudeen, and I'm excited to share with you my inspiring journey of over twenty years in the Biomedical Engineering field. From a humble beginning as a tutor to a Senior Biomedical Engineer, every step of my journey has been filled with learning, growth, and a deep commitment to healthcare technology.


In this 2008 photograph, Hamidsha is seen working as a biomedical technician at ADNOC Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

The Early Days: A Leap into Clinical Engineering:

My career began in 2001 at Al Ain Hospital in Abu Dhabi, UAE, stepping into the world of clinical engineering as a Biomedical Technician. With no prior internship experience post-graduation, I dove headfirst into practical work, gaining insights that far exceeded my theoretical knowledge. While I sometimes ponder what could have been with different early choices, this period was crucial in shaping my future.


The initial challenges soon transformed into profound enjoyment. My first four years in the UAE, spent at Al Ain Hospital and Mafraq Hospital, were not just about accumulating knowledge and experience, but also about personal growth. This phase bolstered my confidence and honed my technical skills.


A Pivotal Role at ADNOC Hospital:

Christmas day 2004 marked a new chapter as I joined ADNOC Hospital in Al Ruwais. As the sole Biomedical Technician alongside a Biomedical Engineer, I was instrumental in managing medical technology across the hospital and its clinics. This period was marked by a focus on maintenance of medical equipment, both corrective and preventive.


In 2013, after a decade as a Biomedical Technician, I was promoted to Biomedical Engineer. This role came with new responsibilities like on-call duty, staff training, and maintenance management. A notable part of my journey was participating in the Design and Build of Mobile decontamination units for the UAE's first nuclear power plant.


June 2018 saw me become the Senior Biomedical Engineer at SKMC Hospital in Abu Dhabi, and later, a transfer to Al Rahba Hospital. In the same year, I began sharing my biomedical experiences and knowledge in Malayalam on social media, leading to the creation of a large Facebook group for Biomedical engineers from Kerala, India.


Captured a few years ago, this photo features Hamidsha and his team celebrating UAE National Day at Al Rahba Hospital in Abu Dhabi, where Hamidsha is currently employed.

Navigating the Pandemic:

The Covid-19 pandemic brought new challenges and learning opportunities. I led a team of over 50 Biomedical Engineers, overseeing HTM activities at Mafraq Hospital and several field hospitals. This experience, under the guidance of my manager Eng. Abdulaziz, was invaluable.


In 2021, I extended my reach globally through LinkedIn, sharing experiences with over 26,000 followers worldwide. But beyond my professional achievements, I cherish the eight months I spent teaching at an Indian polytechnic for Biomedical students in 2000, witnessing many of my students excel in the field.


My journey in Biomedical Engineering is a testament to continuous learning and excellence. From my early days to my current role, each phase has enriched my expertise and dedication to advancing healthcare technology. Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I hope it inspires you in your own pursuits.

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Dear friend, your knowledge and experience in the official field has been presented in a very simple manner even on social media so that even common people can understand it - I am proud as a friend of your selfless life which is imparting more knowledge about this field.

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