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Dr. Nasser Al-AhmedDr. Nasser Al-Ahmed
M.D., A.B.I.M., F.R.C.P.C.
ALLERGIST, CLINICAL IMMUNOLOGIST, INTERNIST

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Medical doctor currently a practicing allergist and clinical immunologist, Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait. Interested in treating both adults and children with all variety of allergic disorders, especially complex cases. Exposed to research with many articles awaiting publications and more to work on. Acquired teaching experience from builtup academic atmosphere during many years of training.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, CANADA
Fellowship in the specialty of Allergy and clinical Immunology, 2004-2006.

  • Chief resident Jul. 05- Jun. 06.
  • Experience in the management of both adult and pediatric allergic diseases.
  • Ran an adult primary immunodeficiency clinic at St. Michael's Hospital.
  • Ran a clinic for allergy receiving complex referrals form practicing allergists in the city.
  • Worked in the community with many allergist in the city of Toronto.
  • Done many ground rounds, journal clubs and video conferences including credited rounds by hospital and RCPSC standards.

Internal Medicine Residency Program, 2001-2004.

  • Completed all medical subspecialties as junior and senior resident.
  • Participated in many teaching activities.

KUWAIT UNIVERSITY, KUWAIT CITY
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, 1999

  • Ranked 5th in class.
  • Authored original research study, "Prevalence of depression among elderly Kuwaitis."
  • Authored study, "Use of micro-vascular surgery in management of lower limb trauma."
  • Won "Award of Success" each year, 1996-99, for ranking among top students.
  • Completed many seminars & Journal Clubs in different medical specialties.

Bachelor of Basic Medical Sciences, 1996

  • Won "Award of Success" for ranking among top students.

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, KUWAIT
High School Certificate, 1992

  • Average: 93.5%.
  • Won "Award of Success" each year, 1988-91, for ranking among top three students.
  • Won "Excellent Performance Award" upon graduation.

EMPLOYMENT

AL-RASHED ALLERGY CENTRE, KUWAIT CITY
Aug. 09- pres Specialist
Oct. 06- Aug. 09 Senior Registrar

  • Full time specialist in allergy & clinical immunology with a practice open to both adults & children.
  • Head, Skin and Food Allergy Unit.
  • Head and member of many committees running the Centre.

ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL, TORONTO
Jul. 04 - Sep. 06 Fellow Physician

THE TORONTO HOSPITAL, TORONTO
Jul. 01 - Jun. 04 Resident Physician

MUBARAK GENERAL HOSPITAL, KUWAIT CITY
Aug. 00 - Jun. 01 Assistant Registrar

  • Served as Physician in Internal Medicine.
  • Assisted in teaching 5th-year and 7th-year medical students while making rounds, and on-call.

MUBARAK GENERAL HOSPITAL; AL-AMIRI GENERAL HOSPITAL;
MATERNITY HOSPITAL FOR OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY;
KUWAIT CITY
Aug. 99 - Aug. 00 Intern

  • 4 mos. in each of General Surgery and General Medicine.
  • 2 mos. in each of Pediatrics and OBGYN.

POST-DOCTORAL DEGREES

  • Board of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Royal College Of Physician & Surgeons Of Canada, 2006.
  • Board of Internal Medicine, Royal College Of Physician & Surgeons Of Canada, 2005.
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2004.

RESEARCH

  • Nasser Al-Ahmed, Sean Mace. Common Variable Immunodeficiency: review article. Respirology & Allergy Rounds 2006; 6(3):1- 5.
  • Nasser Al-Ahmed, Sherina Al-Sowaidi, Peter Vadas. Peanut Allergy: An overview. Allergy, Asthma, and clinical Immunology 2008; 4 (4): 139-143.
  • Catamenial anaphylaxis in 3 patients, a literature review under publication.
  • Celery seed anaphylaxis, case report under publication.
  • Non-contact & label-free detection of ragweed allergy by scanning Kelvin microprobe, basic science research under publication.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

  • Organizer, CME activities at Al-Rashed Allergy Centre.
  • European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, June 2009.
  • Abstract presentation, the First Middle East-Asia Allergy Asthma Immunology Congress (MEAAAIC), March 2009.
  • 12th Annual Meakins Christie International workshop on Recent Advances in Allergy, Asthma and COPD, March 2009.
  • Speaker & member of scientific committee, The first middle east asthma conference in Kuwait, January 2009.
  • European Respiratory Society Congress, October 2008.
  • Update in Pulmonary Medicine. Cairo University, July 2008.
  • European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, June 2008.
  • Clinical Ethics course for physicians, University of Toronto, June 2006.
  • Allergy Updates, Allergy Asthma & Immunology Society of Ontario, April 2006.
  • Introduction to clinical epidemiology & health care research, Unv. of Toronto, 2006.
  • Canadian Allergy & Clinical Immunology Conference, fall 2005.
  • Allergy-Expo, Toronto, May 2005.
  • Canadian Allergy & Clinical Immunology Conference, fall 2004.
  • Many updates, courses, and work-shops in the field of Allergy, Asthma, & Clinical Immunology.

AFFILIATION

  • Kuwait Medical Association.
  • Member, Board of Directors, Kuwait Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.
  • American College of Physicians.
  • Canadian Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology.
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology.
  • American College of Allergy, asthma, & Immunology.
  • Fellow, Royal College Of Physician & Surgeons Of Canada.

INTERESTS

  • Maintain fitness by engaging in regular physical activity.
  • Read poetry.
  • Travel.

LANGUAGES

  • Fluent in English and Arabic.