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Dr Rim El-Rifai

Consultant Paediatrician


Practices at: The Blackheath Hospital, Chelsfield Park Hospital

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Personal Profile

Dr Rim El-Rifai is a Consultant Paediatrician at The Blackheath Hospital.

Dr El-Rifai Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University, in 1985, and she trained in Paediatrics at Aleppo University Hospital, before she came to the UK and completed her training. In the UK she trained at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, St. Thomas’ Hospital, Guy’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital, University Hospital Lewisham, Mayday Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children and St Peter’s Hospital.

She has been a Consultant Paediatrician in the NHS since 2003, and she currently works at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Her special interests are in General Paediatrics, Paediatric Nephrology and Paediatric bladder disorders.

Dr El-Rifai is an experienced healthcare leader, and has held several clinical leadership positions within several NHS hospitals over the past 9 years.

She is also an examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In addition, she has a special interest in Medical and Research Ethics, and she holds a Diploma in the Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics from The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, London.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

  • All General Paediatric health problems - (this does not include tongue tie)
  • The management of children’s urinary tract infections
  • The management of incontinence and nocturnal enuresis (wetting) in children
  • The management of congenital kidney abnormalities
  • The medical management of vesicouretric reflux and other general childhood kidney problems.
  • Well child health surveillance.
  • Childhood vaccinations 

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • International Children’s Continence Society
  • International Continence Society
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association
  • The British Association of Paediatric Nephrology
  • Societe Internationale d’Urologie
  • European Association of Urology
  • Institute of Healthcare Management
  • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management
  • Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association
  • Medical Women’s Federation