Degree and residency
Degree: University of Zagreb Medical School in Croatia
Residency: University of Zagreb Medical School in Croatia
Dr. Barbara Karin Vela graduated from the University of Zagreb Medical School in Croatia in 2000 with a degree in medicine, subsequently obtaining her medical practitioner licenses from the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, and the Department of Health, Dubai. Dr. Karin Vela obtained a diploma in diving medicine in 2009, with competence to perform the initial and all others assessments of working and recreational divers or compressed air workers. She can manage diving accidents and advise diving contractors and others on diving medicine and physiology. She worked as a general practitioner in an outpatient clinic in Zagreb, before moving to Dubai in 2004. Prior to joining the Dubai London Clinic in 2007, she took on a hospital management position and worked in the hospital’s busy 24-hour walk-in clinic.