Dr. Ravi Dara

Specialist Physician, Transfusion Medicine
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Dr. Ravi Dara, MD, MBBS, is a Specialist Physician in Transfusion Medicine in the Department of Transfusion Medicine and Laboratory Medicine Services at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Dara has more than 8 years of experience practicing as a consultant and a Transfusion Medicine Physician. Dr. Dara has received the Harold Gunson Fellowship Award twice because of his contribution to academia. He has more than 30 research papers published in academic journals. Dr. Dara has also been extensively trained in therapeutic apheresis, immunohematology, and cellular therapy. Dr. Dara gained his medical degree from Panjabrao Deshmukh College in Maharashtra, India before pursuing a doctorate in medicine in Transfusion Medicine from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER). He started his professional journey in India, working as an attending consultant at the Medanta – The Medicity Hospital and serving, later on, as the Head of Transfusion Medicine at Manipal Hospital before moving to the UAE and joining SSMC.

Doctor can help with

  • Anemia
  • Hemophilia
  • Blood testing
  • Blood transfusion
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Stem cell collection
  • Immunohematology
  • Therapeutic apheresis
  • Patient blood management
  • Processing transfusion reactions


  • Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB)
  • Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine (ISTM)
  • Asian Association of Transfusion Medicine (AATM)

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed Specialist by the Department of Health of Abu Dhabi (DOH).
  • Certification, Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB) Cellular Therapy Certificate Program.

Training and work experience

  • Transfusion Medicine Specialist Physician, Department of Haematology

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Consultant and Head of Transfusion Medicine

    Manipal Hospitals, India

  • Attending Consultant

    The Medanta- The Medicity Hospital, India


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

    Panjabrao Deshmukh Medical College, India
  • Doctorate in Medicine (MD)

    Transfusion Medicine from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), India
  • Diplomate of National Board Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine (DNB)

    National Board of Examinations, India

Awards and recognitions

  • Oral Presentation Award

    Joint Congress of AABB and AATM, India
  • Harold Gunson Fellowship Award

    The 33rd International Congress of ISBT (International Society of Blood Transfusion), South Korea
  • Harold Gunson Fellowship Award

    The 23rd Regional Congress of ISBT (International Society of Blood Transfusion), Netherlands
  • Fellowship Award

    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) research fellowship award, India
  • Post Graduate Student Award

    1st Annual National Conference of Indian Society of Transfusion Medicine, India (ISTM)
  • Transmedcon 2012, India


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