Gulnaz Tariq is a Unit Manager for wound care and surgical unit in Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in Abu Dhabi. She is RN BSc with a Post Grad Dip. She trained as a nurse in the armed forces and graduated with First Position in Province, Post-graduation with HONOURs. She has pursued further international wound care training by joining the International Inter-professional Wound Care Course (IIWCC) from University of Toronto (Canada) in 2007. She has completed her MSc in Skin Integrity from University of Hertfordshire (UK) in 2014.

As a wound care educator, clinician and clinical researcher she is a local, Regional and international wound care key opinion leader and Speaker. Gulnaz is the founder (2015) and course director of the Ostomy Care and Management (OCM). She is a chapter co-author of the Chronic Wound Care textbook of the 5th edition. She has over 20 publications. Gulnaz introduced a diabetic foot prevention program and pressure ulcer prevention program in SKMC. She has organized the Abu Dhabi Wound Care Conference for the past 12 years. She was appointed as the current course Co Director for the IIWCC for UAE from University of Toronto. Gulnaz is Founder of International Inter-professional wound care Group (IIWCG) and was elected to be President of IIWCG. She is Director for Middle East for ISTAP.
As a wound healer, she networks throughout the world in an effort to support and make a difference in wound healing. In 2021 appointed as Clinical advisor for Debra Pakistan.
Gulnaz is President of World Union Wound Healing Society.

Gulnaz says “I truly love what I do. I have a busy schedule with a lot of latitude. I plan my days to allow for interruptions and emergencies. One of the things I like about my position is that I can see wounds making progress and where my contribution makes a difference. I also enjoy the fact that I can support my great team of staff and share my knowledge and enthusiasm for wound care”.

Gulnaz can be reached on the following email accounts:,