Hazem Helmy Ali Rifaai Dr.

Arabic , English

Core competencies

Inflammatory arthritis including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondyloarthritis e.g. Ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, enteropathic arthritis
  • Gout  

Connective tissue diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, ideopathic inflammatory myositis, Sjogren's syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica
Overlap syndromes
Osteoporosis, vitamin D deficiency
Knee and other joint pain disorders
Back and neck pain disorders
Generalised pain syndromes including fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome
Special Interest in new biologic therapies for the treatment of:
Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis associated with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, systemic lupus erythematosus, vasculitis


Dr. Hazem has over 22 years’ experience in Rheumatology. He graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University in 1996, completed his Rheumatology postgraduate training and degree in the same University in 2002 and obtained the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination Certificate in 2010.

He worked in the Police Authority Hospital, Cairo, Egypt until 2009,when he moved to Saudi Arabia to work in Mouwasat Hospital, Dammam, one of the biggest hospitals in Saudi Arabia until 2014. He then moved to the UAE to build up the Rheumatology department of a private hospital group before joining Mediclinic Al Noor Hospital in 2020.

He is a member of the Medical Council of Canada and the Emirates Society for Rheumatology.


MBBCh, Master Degree of Rheumatology and Rehabilitation, MCCEE (Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination) Certificate


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