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Dr. Hafiz Ahmad

Associate Professor

Educational Qualification
  • PhD (Medical Microbiology) 2014, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • Doctoral Fellowship (Medical Microbiology- Molecular Virology) 2009, National Institute of Health, USA
  • MSc. (Medical Microbiology) 2005, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
  • BSc. (Microbiology) 2002, University of Mumbai, India
  • Associate professor, Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, RAK COMS, RAKMHSU, UAE. Sep 2022 - till date
  • Assistant professor Department of Medical Microbiology & Immunology, RAK COMS, RAKMHSU, UAE. August 2016 – Aug 2022
  • Assistant Professor of Microbiology Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia University), New Delhi (2015-2016)
  • Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Government Medical College & Super Facility Hospital, U.P, India (2014-2015)
  • Molecular Specialist - Abbott Molecular Labs (Europe, Middle East Africa & India)
  • Lecturer of Microbiology, Hillside College of Nursing, Bangalore, India (2005-2006)
  • Abdo NM, Ahmad H, Loney T, Zarmakoupis PN, Aslam I, Irfan S, Grivna M, Ahmed LA, Al-Rifai RH. Characterization of Fertility Clinic Attendees in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2023; 20(3):1692. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20031692 (Scopus Q1)
  • Hafiz Ahmad, Parmar S, Masroor T, Panigrahi D. Urinary Tract Infection by a Rare Pathogen Cedecea neteri in a pregnant female with Polyhydramnios: Rare case report from UAE. BMC Infectious Diseases (2021) 21:637 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-021-06298-y (Scopus Q1)
  • Hafiz Ahmad, Maryam M Lovely MA, Mubarak M, George TB, Jethwani J, D’souza J, Azim S. Multifactorial Effects of COVID-19: Medical Practice, Education and Public Health challenges. ACTA scientific Microbiology, 4(9) Sep 2021 (ISSN: 2581-3226)
  • Karem D, Muneer H, Lovely M, Askari J, Hafiz Ahmad. A Comparative Evaluation of Microbial Adhesion of Oral Pathogens to Three Different Types of Post system: An Invitro Study. EC Microbiology 17.7 (2021) https://ecronicon.org/assets/ecmi/pdf/ECMI-17-01130.pdf
  • Zaidi H,  Hafiz Ahmad. Active listening skills applied by the undergraduate students at a medical & Health sciences university in the UAE. IJRAR - International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR), E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138, Volume.8, Issue 2, Page No pp.885-890, May 2021, Available at : http://www.ijrar.org/IJRAR21B1577.pdf 
  • 2023-2024- Extramural Research Grant funding for collaborative research on "Technical validation and evaluation of Miseq FGx forensic phenotyping and ancestry predication assays" Funding secured-AED 72,000- 2023-2024- Amity University, Dubai Campus
  • 2022 COVID-19 frontline warrior spearheading COVID-19 testing program- RAK Hospital
  • 2019-2022- Zayed Centre for Higher studies (ZCHS) grant of 800,000 AED for 4 years of RAKMHSU-UAEU collaborative research grant from on "Characterizing infertility and its associated genital bacteria and sociodemographic in the Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates: a case-control study"  as Co-PI (Grant no. 31R181, Abu Dhabi
  • 2022- Principal Investigator- Illumina POC reagent grant funding from USA for novel COVID-19 variant sequencing at RAK Hospital, Ras al Khaimah (~200,000 AED)
  • 2019- Research mentoring award- MOHAP