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Introduction

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 15 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.

Areas Of Expertise

Asthma care

  • Allergy ( respiratory allergies )
  • Skin allergy tests/ Immunotherapy ( SLIT )

Smoking induced lung diseases like COPD/ Chronic bronchitis / Emphysema

  • Smoking cessation & counseling
  • Lung cancer evaluation

Respiratory infections 

  • ( Acute and Chronic Bronchitis)
  • Pneumonia & Chest Infections 
  • COVID disease
  • Respiratory failure, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Pulmonary Embolism 

Pulmonary function evaluations

  • Includes Spirometry, Exhaled NO, carbon monoxide measurements 
  • Body plethysmography (Lung volumes measurements), Lung resistance
  • Diffusion capacity, DLCO

Interstitial Lung disease

  • Pleural diseases, diagnosis, and  treatment of pleural effusion
  • Bronchoscopy & allied procedures Like
  • ( Endobronchial Lung Biopsy, BAL, Bronchoalveolar lavage, Bronchial washings, TBNA)
  • Sleep-disordered breathing diagnosis & therapy

Sleep studies

  • (Polysomnography -in a sleep lab, Home sleep studies,)
  • CPAP titrations, Home CPAP & Bipap for OSA 

Occupational lung disease

  •  Sarcoidosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Post-Covid lung evaluations & therapies.

 

Qualifications & Experience

  • Medical Director of PRIME Hospital since 2016 and Head of the Department of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
  • 18 years of experience as a Senior Pulmonologist/Chest Physician working for many JCI-accredited institutions in the UAE and abroad.
  • Supervising medical staff, including doctors, and clinical departments to ensure the application of the highest standards of efficiency and professionalism.  
  • Concurrent Chair of the Credentials and Privileging Committee actively involved in approving the competencies and skills of physicians working for PRIMEPrime Hospital.
  • The chair of the Infection Control Department is to closely monitor various aspects of infection risks with the help of the Hospital Infection Control PCI (Prevention of Control of Infection) team.
  • Measuring key performance indicators (KPI) and overseeing quality processes for the implementation of globally accepted standards within the facility’s systems and procedures. 
  • Instrumental in the hospital’s successful application for Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation in 2016.
  • His work at the Bariatric Task Force resulted in Prime Hospital being named as a Bariatric Center of Excellence in the Middle East region in 2017 
  • Part of the JCI committee as Chairperson of the Assessment of Patient (AOP) chapter at Al Ain Hospital managed by SEHA – Abu Dhabi Health Authority

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