Health Center

Leader Profile

Ayaz Virji
Executive Director, Health Center

Ayaz Virji, MD is the Executive Medical Director of the Health Center at NYU Abu Dhabi. He overseas all aspects of the Health Center operations including student health, employee and family services, counseling services, and health-related outreach programs.

Virji received his MD from Georgetown University and completed residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.   

He has over 17 years of practice experience in the United States including leadership roles in several large healthcare systems. He has multiple scientific and layman publications on primary care, nutrition, and disease prevention. Virji moved to Abu Dhabi with his family from Dawson, Minnesota in 2019 to join the NYU Abu Dhabi team.   

Key People

Khalid Saeed Malik

Associate Medical Director

Vedrana Mladina

Associate Director, Counseling

Aisha Saeed Alhamiz

Licensing and Advocacy Manager