Health Center

Leader Profile

Ayaz Virji

Director, Health Center

av102@nyu.edu

Dr. Ayaz Virji, MD is the 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.

Dr. 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. Dr. Virji moved to Abu Dhabi with his family from Dawson, Minnesota in 2019 to join the NYU Abu Dhabi team.   

Key People

Charlotte Henderson
Physician
Email: ceh7@nyu.edu
Khalid Saeed Malik
Physician
Email: ksm8@nyu.edu

Rami Alshihabi
Wellness Counselor
Email: rna2@nyu.edu
Vedrana Mladina
Clinical Psychologist and Wellness Counselor
Email: vm73@nyu.edu

Rena Dicce
Associate Director, Nursing
Email: rbd7@nyu.edu
Hawa Yusuf Ali
Registered Nurse
Email: hya2@nyu.edu

Bobby Suazo
Registered Nurse
Email: bs120@nyu.edu
Megumi Uchiyama
Wellness Counselor
Email: mu23@nyu.edu

Nadia Bornman
Dietician
Email: nb119@nyu.edu
Carol Gilchrist
Administrative Manager
Email: cg156@nyu.edu

Amat Sharif
Care Management Specialist
Email: os24@nyu.edu
Abdul Jabbar Abbasi
Administrative Assistant
Email: aja10@nyu.edu