Dr. Maria Ridao Alonso is a preventative medicine specialist and thought leader on the topic. She is formerly the Managing Director and Medical Director of Dubai Herbal and Treatment centre (DHTC), which was founded in 2003 under the auspices of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Dr. Maria is the Founder and Medical Director of Maison Santé, a new medical wellness concept recently opened in the heart of Jumeirah, Dubai.
Dr. Maria graduated in 1992 as an allopathic physician from the University of Bonn, Germany and worked for three years in neurology and four years in psychiatry. Has a master’s degree in Preventive Medicine from Dresden International University and is licensed as a conventional and as a CAM physician. She is trained in homoeopathy, naturopathy, and a certified member of the German Anti-Ageing Society (GSAAM) and of The German Society of Preventive Medicine (DGP-Med) and is fluent in English, German and Spanish.