Khaldoun Abdulrazak Tabbah
  • Khaldoun Abdulrazak Tabbah

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Ext: 5334

About Dr. Khaldoun Tabbah. More than 30 years of working experience as Pulmonologist, Internist and Faculty Associate Professor of Chest & Internal Medicine in United Kingdom, Syria and United Arab Emirates. Trained at Southampton General Hospital, England, UK, and hold Doctorate of Medicine Degree from University of Southampton, UK, since 1999, and Internal Medicine Masters from University of Aleppo, Syria. Dr. Khaldoun Has published more than 50 articles (alone or with collaborators) in index international journals, authored 2 chapters in respiratory medicine text books and medical encyclopedia, and presented more than 25 lectures at national and international conferences. His main interest research is in asthma and allergy disorders. Dr. Khaldoun is a Member of European, Emirate, and Syrian Respiratory Societies.

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Southampton, England, United Kingdom, 1999
  • Syrian Board of Medical Specialties (Respiratory Medicine), MOH, Damascus, Syria, June 2000
  • Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine (MSc - Postgraduate Higher Education), University of Aleppo, Syria, 1991
  • MD, University of Aleppo, Syria, 1986
  • Senior Pulmonologist & Head Department of Respiratory Medicine. Ajman Specialty General Hospital (Accredited by JCI), Government of Ajman. Ajman, UAE. Since 2019 - till date
  • Senior Pulmonologist & Chairmen of Infection Control Committee. Saudi German Hospital Group UAE (Accredited by JCI) – Sharjah & Ajman, UAE. September 2017 –August 2019
  • Senior Pulmonologist & Head Department of Respiratory Medicine. Ras Al-Khaimah Hospital (Accredited by JCI), Arabian Health Care Group, Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE. December 2013 – July 2017
  • Associate Professor, Senior Consultant Respiratory Medicine. Faculty of Medicine, University of Aleppo, Aleppo University Hospital, Aleppo, Syria. February 2000 – May 2013.
  • Clinical Research Fellow, Specialist Registrar Respiratory Medicine & Allergelogy. University of Southampton, University Department of Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, England, UK. November 1996 – February 2000.
Teaching Area
  • Teaching Experience: As an Associate Professor and Senior Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Aleppo University hospital and Faculty of Medicine, between years 2000-2013, I have conducted extensive classroom lecturers, tutorials, bedside teaching programmes and seminars for both undergraduate and postgraduate medical students including residency training for undergraduate pulmonologist. The main steam for teaching includes the classroom medicine teaching, beside the basic skills of clinical examination and approach at bedside towards management of respiratory diseases. My responsibilities also include supervising technicians’ performance at the pulmonary function test laboratory and allergy skin test unit, beside the regular once-weekly bronchoscopy training program for undergraduate pulmonologists. As a Fellow in Respiratory Medicine at Southampton General Hospital, UK, I have been heavily involved in tutorial clinical teaching for third and fourth year undergraduate medical students. In addition, I have undertaken regular teaching for student nurses in acute management of chest medicine emergencies.
  • Along the clinical experience, I have had the unique opportunity to combine clinical skills with my research interests in Allergology and Respiratory Medicine. Supervisor for postgraduate medical doctor thesis in pulmonology since year 2009 at the Respiratory Section, Internal Medicine Department, Aleppo University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo, Syria. Research topics related to Pleural effusion, Spontaneous Pneumothorax, early detection of COPD in smokers, Depression in chronic respiratory disorders, Procalcitonin as a biomarker for starting antibiotics in acute exacerbations of COPD.
  • Principle Investigator in Aleppo Center, Syria to The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase III, 2001-2004.
  • Doctor of Medicine (DM) Thesis: ‘Specific Immunotherapy for Perennial Allergic Rhinitis’ A Clinical research of efficacy and immunological changes that involved 65 adult patients with house dust mite or cat-induced perennial allergic rhinitis with or without mild-moderate asthma. School of Medicine, University of Southampton, England, UK, November, 1999. Supervisor: Dr. Anthony J Frew
  • Master’s Degree in General & Respiratory Medicine (MSc) Thesis: ‘The Progression of Annual Risk of TB Infection in Syria’ A national study carried out in collaboration with World Health Organisation (WHO), International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Disease (IUATLD), and Tuberculosis Surveillance Research Unite (TSRU) - Netherlands. School of Medicine, University of Aleppo, Syria, June, 1991. Supervisor: Professor MW. Sankari
Conference Presentation
  • Chronic Dry Cough (Oral Presentation). 1st Saudi German Hospital Sharjah Respiratory Symposium (CME Accreditation by MOH UAE #19/0372). SGH Ajman Auditorium, Ajman, UAE, March 1st, 2019
  • Asthma Management (Oral Presentation). RAK Health Symposium (CME Accreditation by MOH UAE # MOHAP/CPD/17/0590). Hilton Garden Inn, RAK, UAE, May 19th, 2017
  • Asthma & COPD Diagnosis Discussion (Oral Presentation). Control Program to DHA GPs, edited and CME Credited by RCP London. Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai, UAE, April 29th, 2017
  • Transformation of Asthma Management (Oral Presentation). Ras Al Khaimah Medical District CME Activities, MOH, UAE. Awarded 4 credit hours of Category 1 by MOH ID. Hilton Resort, RAK, UAE, April 25th, 2015
  • Management of Asthma in Pregnancy (Oral presentation). RAK Hospital CME Day, Awarded 7 credit hours of Category 1by MOH ID # 0746/2014. RAK, UAE, January 16th, 2015
  • Understanding asthma, helping your patients breath better (Oral presentation). Awarded 1 credit hour of Category 1by MOH ID # 0621/2014. RAK Hospital, RAK, UAE, October 30th, 2014
  • Asthma in primary health care (Oral Presentation). Awarded 8 credit hours of Category 1 by MOH ID # 0246/2014. Hilton Resort, RAK, UAE, April 5th, 2014
  • The role of serum procalcitonin in diagnosing bacterial infection of the lower respiratory tract in patient with acute exacerbation of COPD (Abstract, Poster). Gulf Thoracic Congress, Dubai, UAE, March 13th-15th, 2014
  • A double-blind, placebo-controlled house dust mite allergen-specific immunotherapy trial in patients with severe allergic rhinitis and mild asthma (Poster). International Conference of American Thoracic Society (ATS). Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 5-10th, 2000
  • Cellular changes in cutaneous late-phase reaction following allergen specific immunotherapy (Poster). International Conference of American Thoracic Society (ATS). San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego, California, USA, April 23-28th, 1999
  • Cat specific allergen immunotherapy: Follow-up for two years (Oral presentation). XVIIth Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (EAACI). International Convention Centre, Birmingham, UK, June 21-26th, 1998
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • Emirates Thoracic Society (ETS), UAE
  • Syrian Thoracic Society, Syria
  • Syrian Union Against TB & Lung Diseases, Syria
  • Medical Speaker Series of lectures in Asthma, COPD, Tuberculosis and Upper & Lower Respiratory Tract Infections presented to GPs, Physicians, and Pulmonologists, in Syria and UAE. Medical Speaker with Honorarium to GSK, AstraZeneca, Cipla, Julphar and Chiesi Pharmaceutical companies in Syria from 2009 up to 2012, and in UAE since 2014 Lectures in respiratory diseases for Primary Health Care Department, RAK Medical District, MOH, UAE in 2014 & 2015
  • Expert Reviewer for: • Clinical and Experimental Allergy, the official Journal of British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology. Manuscript number: 3034, 3439, and 3499 • Research Journal of Aleppo University, Medical Sciences Series. Manuscript number 50/2011, 131/2011 • Tishreen University Journal for Research & Scientific Studies. Manuscript number 1101/2011 • Dar Al-Quds for Science & Translation. Damascus, Syria, (
  • Acknowledgement: My name has been included in the biographical directory published by Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 18th Edition, 2001.