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Prof. Al Ghatani, Manaf

Chief of Medical Staff (diagnostics) – Royal Medical Services

Chief of Medical Staff (diagnostics) – Royal Medical Services

  • Professor of medicine – RCSI MUB
  • Founding Head of the Microbiology Department under the School of Medicine- RCSI-Bahrain
  • Senior Infectious Diseases Consultant and Clinical Microbiologist – RMS BDF
  • Member of Bahrain National Taskforce for Combatting COVID-19

Professor Alqahtani is a North America doubly-qualified Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiologist Physician and currently holds the position of Chief of Medical Staff (Diagnostics) and Senior Infectious Diseases Consultant and Clinical Microbiologist at the Royal Medical Services of the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF).

He obtained his Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in Dublin (Class of 1999) with distinction Honours degrees and was awarded the licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons in Ireland (L.R.C.P). Professor Al Qahtani then completed his Internal Medicine Residency Programme training at the University of Toronto, Canada and successfully obtained the Diplomate American Board certification in Internal Medicine (DABIM) as well as the Canadian Board Certifications in Internal Medicine.

Professor Alqahtani was also awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), after which he pursued his training in Infectious Diseases followed by training in Medical Microbiology and Infection Control at University of Toronto, Canada. In 2009, Professor Alqahtani received his American Board Certification in Infectious diseases (ABIM-ID) and later obtained also obtained his Master’s degree in Medical Management in 2010 (MMM) from Tulane University, School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.

Adding to his list of achievements, in 2017, Professor Alqahtani was awarded The First-Class Medal of Competence and in 2021 he was honoured by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa with the ‘Prince Salman bin Hamad Medal for Medical Merit’ for his achievements in healthcare for the kingdom of Bahrain. He is also affiliated to several professional international organisations such as American Board of Internal Medicine and Canadian Medical Protective Association and on a national level, he is a member at Bahrain National Tuberculosis and HIV and vaccination committee . Professor Alqahtani is also currently an Editor in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (AMR-UK). He is appointed as Founding Head of the Microbiology Department under the School of Medicine- RCSI-Bahrain in April 2022. He has authored over 51 peer-reviewed journal articles and international guidelines .

All Sessions by Prof. Al Ghatani, Manaf

LEGACY IN GLOBAL HEALTH SECURITY | 29 - 31 October, 2023