United Arab Emirates and Johns Hopkins Launch the Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute

New York (February 1, 2018) – The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, D.C. and Johns Hopkins University Medicine announced a new institute for stroke research and clinical care. The Sheikh Khalifa Stroke Institute, established through a $50 million gift by the people of the UAE, will be one of the most advanced stroke diagnosis and treatment centers in the world. Named in honor of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the Institute will feature facilities in Baltimore and Abu Dhabi and will serve patients in the U.S., the UAE and beyond.

In Abu Dhabi, the Institute will include a state-of-the-art stroke center, where patients will have access to the latest techniques in stroke therapy and post-stroke rehabilitation. A specialized “stroke ambulance” service will also be deployed initially in Abu Dhabi. 

“This new institute will not only generate better outcomes for stroke patients in the UAE and the U.S. but will also strengthen opportunities for collaboration between UAE and U.S. scientists and researchers,” said Ambassador Yousef Al Otaiba. “We are grateful to Johns Hopkins for their continued leadership in patient-centered medicine and are proud of our longstanding partnership.”

Click here to read the full Johns Hopkins press release about the announcement.

Click here to learn more about the UAE’s partnerships with leading US medical centers and institutions.