Areas Of Expertise
Qualifications & Experience
Dr. Rafique completed both his DNB Pulmonary Board degree in 2000 & postgraduate Diploma in chest diseases DTCD, from Madras Medical College. He got the European Diploma in Respiratory medicine from the ERS European Respiratory Society in association with EBAP (European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology), in Austria, Vienna. One among the few pulmonologists worldwide awarded with the HERMES Diplomate Title (European standard of excellence in the field of Respiratory Medicine for European Specialists) in 2009 Received his FCCP, Fellowship from the American College of Chest Physicians.
Experience of nearly 21 years as Senior Pulmonologist /Chest physician in many JCI, joint commission International, and the USA accredited Institutions in the UAE, both in the Government Hospitals of Abudhabi health authority namely Al Ain hospital (JCI, SEHA Gold winner hospital under HAAD), also at Rashid and Dubai Hospitals under DHA, Dubai health authority & as Head of Pulmonology and Allergy at NMC Specialty Hospitals, Dubai. Had also started the Chest Medicine Department at a 300 bedded tertiary Multispecialty Hospital in south India and worked as a Consultant Pulmonologist & Head of the Pulmonary Medicine Unit. He is a well-renowned speaker delivering numerous CME programs, conducting workshops, and addressing many international conferences., faculty for various bodies, UAE medical colleges, and active in Research with many recent publications in peer-reviewed journals in the field of asthma & COPD.
Smoking induced lung diseases like COPD/ Chronic bronchitis / Emphysema
Pulmonary function evaluations
Interstitial Lung disease
Occupational lung diseases