Dr. Ahmad Al-Rifai

Consultant, Hepatology and Gastroenterology
Chair, Department of Medicine
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Dr. Ahmad Al-Rifai, M.R.C.P., B.S.G., E.A.S.L., is a Hepatology and Gastroenterology consultant and the chair of the department of medicine at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

With over 19 years of experience in gastroenterology and hepatology, Dr. Ahmad Al-Rifai is an experienced and published doctor with numerous papers on different areas of liver disease, IBD, and endoscopy. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London, the British Society of Gastroenterology, and the European Association for the Study of Liver Disease.

A British-trained and certified gastroenterologist and hepatologist, he has worked in some of the most prominent university hospitals in the UK and Abu Dhabi.

Doctor can help with

  • Transplant hepatology
  • Liver disease including viral hepatitis autoimmune liver disease and others
  • Fatty liver disease
  • General gastroenterology including a wide variety of GI diseases and conditions
  • Upper and lower GI endoscopy
  • Colorectal cancer screening


  • Member - The Royal College of Physicians of London (M.R.C.P.), UK
  • Member - The British Society of Gastroenterology (B.S.G.), UK
  • Member of the European Association for Study of Liver Disease (E.A.S.L.), Switzerland

Licences and certifications

  • Certified, Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, UK
  • Certified, Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Hepatology, UK
  • Licensed, Department of Health (DOH), Abu Dhabi

Training and work experience

  • Consultant, Hepatology and Gastroenterology

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Consultant, Hepatology and Gastroenterology

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE

  • Consultant and Lead, Hepatology and Gastroenterology

    Salford University Hospitals, UK

  • Consultant, Hepatology and Gastroenterology

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, UK

  • Transplant hepatology fellow,

    The Freeman Hospital, UK

  • Specialist registrar, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    The Northwestern Deanery, UK

  • Senior House Officer

    Doncaster Royal Infirmary, UK


  • Master’s degree (MA) “Healthcare Ethics and Medical Law”

    University of Manchester
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Gastroenterology

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)


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