Inflammatory arthropathies, soft tissues rheumatism and connective tissue disorders management
Osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases management
Dr. Al Izzi has over 30 years' experience in rheumatology and Internal medicine.
His previous positions included being the department head and Professor of Rheumatology at the College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq from 1989 till 2002, and then between 2003 and 2011 he was the Head of the Rheumatology department at Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi and then Head of the Rheumatology department at Zayed Military Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
He joined Mediclinic Dubai in October 2011.
He is a UK trained certified senior rheumatologist, registered with the UK General Medical Council (GMC) and the British Society of Rheumatology (BSR)
He is a member and a fellow (MRCP, FRCP) of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK.
He is a cofounder and a previous president and currently the vice president of the Emirates Osteoporosis Society (EOS) since 2006 and has presented a large number of papers in regional and international meetings in the fields of rheumatology and osteoporosis in addition to a number of scientific publications in reputed medical journals.
His special interests include a wide range of different bones and joints disorders, inflammatory arthritis, spondylitis, autoimmune rheumatic disease such as lupus (SLE) in addition to osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, back and neck pain and various types of auto inflammatory disease and soft tissues disorders of ligaments and tendons. He is highly experienced in different types of joint and soft tissue injections techniques.
He has advocated and supervised the launch of a number of biologic therapies in the UAE for the treatment of different rheumatic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and others.