Meet Our Team

Dr. Anna Zickerman
Sports Medicine Specialist, Founder and Medical Director. PGA Accredited Clinician
Dr. Anna Zickerman
MBChB, MSc, JCPTGP, FFSEM, PGCE, MSKUS

Swedish born and Dubai raised, Dr Zickerman qualified from Leicester University as a Family Practitioner, completed her MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Nottingham and gained her Fellowship in Ireland. She worked in primary care musculoskeletal clinics in the UK, with links to Leicester City FC, Leicester Tigers RFC and Loughborough Athletics. After establishing herself as a specialist in Dubai in 2007, Dr Zickerman founded UPANDRUNNING in 2010. She treats a range of patients and international athletes, and is an accredited doctor for the PGA European and Middle East golf tours.

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Dr. Tom Saw
Family Medicine, Special interest in Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. PGA Accredited Clinician.
Dr. Tom Saw
MA, MB, BChir, MRCS, MRCGP, MFSEM (UK), DipSEM, DipOccMed

Tom qualified from Cambridge University Medical School before undertaking a surgical rotation in Norwich and Cambridge. He went on to work as Richard Villar’s Hip Research Fellow while completing his Sports Medicine degree. Following this he worked as a GP with a special interest in Sports Medicine before moving full-time as Medical Director for the Blackberry Clinic Group in the UK. He underwent his spinal injection training with the Spine Intervention Society in America and Holland and has been undertaking complex spinal injections to the neck and lower back for pain management since 2005. He has been working with UPANDRUNNING since 2014. He works with elite athletes in UAE and the UK and has close links with the GB Rowing team, Premiereship Football teams and the Professional Jockeys Association. In his spare time he enjoys travelling, Triathlons, slowly and skiing.

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Dr Stéphan Jacolino
Sports Medicine Specialist
Dr Stéphan Jacolino
MD, DO, Member of the Netherlands Association of Sports Medicine

Dr Stéphan Jacolino qualified from ISOstéo Lyon (France) as Osteopath and later from Groningen State University (The Netherlands) as a physician. After completing his specialty training in Sports and Exercise Medicine in Zwolle (The Netherlands) he worked for 5 years as head of the medical staff of S.C. Heerenveen at the highest echelon of professional football in The Netherlands. Since 2014 he’s a part of the medical team of Team Sunweb participating in several Tour de France events. As well as being a Sports Medicine Specialist, Stéphan also holds qualifications in Osteopathic Medicine and can treat on all musculoskeletal concerns such as neck-shoulder pain, back pain, headache, hip, knee and foot problems. Dr Stéphan speaks english, french, dutch and spanish.

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Dr Gustavo Reque Rydberg
Dr. Gustavo Reque Rydberg
General Practitioner, Special interest in Sports Medicine
Dr. Gustavo Reque Rydberg
MBBS, MSc Sports Med, MSc Pain Med Dip. MSK US Medical Osteopath

Holds multiple qualifications in Sports medicine, Musculoskeletal pain management, MSK ultrasound, and Osteopathy. He specialises in treating Musculoskeletal pain, back pain, including uncommon pathology such as peripheral nerve entrapments. Before moving to Dubai, Dr Gus worked in private practice as MSK/Sports medicine specialist & Osteopath in Spain. Furthermore, he was the Medical Director of the Andalusian and Spanish Karate federations for over 10 years. Dr Gus continues to hunger for further learning opportunities and was delighted to be accepted into the Sports Medicine Diploma sponsored by the International Olympic Committee. He is a renowned medical lecturer on MSK pain management at the University of Montpellier, France, and Interventional Pain Medicine Diploma in Seoul, Korea.

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Mr Ali Bajwa
Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon
Mr Ali Bajwa
MBBS, MRCSEd, MSc Orth, MPhil (Cantab), DSEM (Uk & I), MFSEM (UK), FRCS Tr & Orth (Ed)

Ali Bajwa is a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon who exclusively performs hip and knee surgery with particular interest in Sports Injury and Arthroscopy (key-hole surgery). This includes major knee ligament reconstructions such as Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligaments (ACL and PCL), Hip arthroscopy, Femeroacetabular impingement (FAI), joint preservation, cartilage regeneration and dealing with tendon degeneration and tears. He undertakes modern Joint replacement surgery of Hip and Knee in patients with advanced arthritis where joint preservation is not possible. He offers Total and Partial replacement of the joints including computer navigation and shape-matched surgery.

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