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Dr. Humeira Badsha
Consultant Rheumatologist in Dubai

Languages English Urdu/ Hindi Tamil
Dr. Humeira Badsha is Founder, Consultant Rheumatologist, and Medical Director at Dr. Humeira Badsha Medical Center in Dubai, an Emirates Healthcare Company.

She trained at the University of California Los Angeles, is American Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, and Certified in Musculoskeletal ultrasound by the American College of Rheumatology. She has almost three decades of experience as a Rheumatologist across three countries – the USA, Singapore and UAE.

She has worked and taught medical students and doctors at various schools and hospitals including Harvard, Tufts and National University of Singapore. She has conducted multiple clinical studies and published more than 50 papers in major peer-reviewed journals and 2 chapters in textbooks. She has chaired the IIRME Arab Health Rheumatology conference for 5 years and a yearly Women’s health conference, in addition to organizing and chairing various international conferences.
She is co-chair of International Affairs for the Asia Pacific League for Rheumatology (APLAR). She was the Secretary (2008-2010) and Founding Member of the Emirates Society of Rheumatology .

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She has continously demonstrated excellence in patient care across the globe, winning the Patient’s Choice Award Massachusetts, USA, for 3 consecutive years, and the Doctify award for excellence in patient care in UAE 2021. Her commitment to patient care led to her founding the Middle East Arthritis Foundation in 2006 to increase awareness of arthritis, and support those who have this chronic condition. She is the Vice Chairperson of the Foundation and has directed fund-raising and operations since 2006. In 2020 the Foundation received the first place award for innovation from the Ministry of Health UAE. The Foundation is consistently active in supporting patients and organizing yearly events such as World Arthritis Week and an annual Arthritis Walk.
Dr. Badsha has authored and published a book “The Wellness Guide to Arthritis” to provide a holistic guide to arthritis, diet and wellness for patients. The book is listed on Amazon and at various bookstores in the UAE. Through her youtube and social media channels she promotes a comprehensive and integrative approach to disease and health.

Areas of Expertise

Qualifications and Credentials

  • Current Research
    • Study of Genetics of Rheumatoid arthritis in Arab Ancestry individuals – multicentre trial funded by Qatar National Research Foundation, approved by Dubai Health Authority (Ongoing).
    • Study of Genetics of Lupus in collaboration with UCLA (completed).
    • Humeira Badsha (Principal Investigator) Ataciecept in RA study Dubai Phase II trial. 2008 (Complete).
    • Study of association between Vitamin D deficiency and Rheumatoid Arthritis disease activity – approved by Dubai Health Authority (Ongoing).
    • Study of Spondyloarthritis in UAE (Ongoing).
    • Humeira Badsha (PI) Study of Toclizumab in RA – Phase IV Trial, Dubai UAE (Closed).
    • Study of various biomarkers and disease activity markers with TTSH Singapore (completed)
  • Scientific Publications
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    PMID

    Title

    Journal/Book

    Publication Year

    34386703

    Development of an Educational Video for Self-Assessment of Patients with RA: Steps, Challenges, and Responses

    Mediterr J Rheumatol

    2021

    33547917

    Perceptions of patients with rheumatoid arthritis about self-assessment of disease activity after watching an educational video: a qualitative pilot study from the AUTO-DAS in Middle Eastern Arab countries project

    Rheumatol Int

    2021

    33226566

    A Review of the Prevalence and Unmet Needs in the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Africa and the Middle East

    Rheumatol Ther

    2021

    32218440

    Dimensionality reduction reveals fine-scale structure in the Japanese population with consequences for polygenic risk prediction

    Nat Commun

    2020

    32082684

    Platelet Rich Plasma for Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Case Series and Review of Literature

    Case Rep Rheumatol

    2020

    30883600

    Correction: Epidemiology and treatment patterns of rheumatoid arthritis in a large cohort of Arab patients

    PLoS One

    2019

    29456775

    Interethnic Variations and Clinical Features of Spondyloarthropathies in a Middle Eastern Country

    Open Rheumatol J

    2018

    30191420

    Correction to: Recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis in the Eastern Mediterranean region: an adolopment of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology guidelines

    Clin Rheumatol

    2018

    29515679

    Role of Diet in Influencing Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity

    Open Rheumatol J

    2018

    30097896

    Recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis in the Eastern Mediterranean region: an adolopment of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology guidelines

    Clin Rheumatol

    2018

    30566451

    Epidemiology and treatment patterns of rheumatoid arthritis in a large cohort of Arab patients

    PLoS One

    2018

    28118524

    A Multinational Arab Genome-Wide Association Study Identifies New Genetic Associations for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Arthritis Rheumatol

    2017

    29073913

    Correction to: Adaptation of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology treatment guideline for rheumatoid arthritis for the Eastern Mediterranean Region: an exemplar of the GRADE Adolopment

    Health Qual Life Outcomes

    2017

    28934978

    Adaptation of the 2015 American College of Rheumatology treatment guideline for rheumatoid arthritis for the Eastern Mediterranean Region: an exemplar of the GRADE Adolopment

    Health Qual Life Outcomes

    2017

    28831053

    Large Scale Metabolic Profiling identifies Novel Steroids linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Sci Rep

    2017

    24261616

    Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and vitamin D deficiency in an Asian resident population

    Int J Rheum Dis

    2016

    25315703

    Barriers to achieving controlled rheumatoid arthritis in the United Arab Emirates: a cross-sectional study

    Rheumatol Int

    2015

    24620997

    Challenges and opportunities in the early diagnosis and optimal management of rheumatoid arthritis in Africa and the Middle East

    Int J Rheum Dis

    2015

    25864660

    Regenerative treatments to enhance orthopedic surgical outcome

    PM R

    2015

    25327997

    The association of fatigue, comorbidity burden, disease activity, disability and gross domestic product in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Results from 34 countries participating in the Quest-RA program

    Clin Exp Rheumatol

    2014

    22955475

    Efforts to increase public awareness may result in more timely diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis

    J Clin Rheumatol

    2012

    20226018

    Work disability remains a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis in the 2000s: data from 32 countries in the QUEST-RA study

    Arthritis Res Ther

    2010

    20536606

    Live polio vaccine exposure while receiving anti-TNF therapy for reactive arthritis

    Int J Rheum Dis

    2010

    19880553

    Discordant assessment of lupus activity between patients and their physicians: the Singapore experience

    Lupus

    2010

    21205460

    Smokers and non smokers with rheumatoid arthritis have similar clinical status: data from the multinational QUEST-RA database

    Clin Exp Rheumatol

    2010

    20810033

    Gender, body mass index and rheumatoid arthritis disease activity: results from the QUEST-RA Study

    Clin Exp Rheumatol

    2010

    19277814

    Myalgias or non-specific muscle pain in Arab or Indo-Pakistani patients may indicate vitamin D deficiency

    Clin Rheumatol

    2009

    19184028

    The benefits of yoga for rheumatoid arthritis: results of a preliminary, structured 8-week program

    Rheumatol Int

    2009

    19643759

    Disparities in rheumatoid arthritis disease activity according to gross domestic product in 25 countries in the QUEST-RA database

    Ann Rheum Dis

    2009

    19144159

    Women, men, and rheumatoid arthritis: analyses of disease activity, disease characteristics, and treatments in the QUEST-RA study

    Arthritis Res Ther

    2009

    17973153

    Rheumatoid arthritis in the United Arab Emirates

    Clin Rheumatol

    2008

    18324379

    Can Islamic prayers benefit spondyloarthritides? Case report of a patient with ankylosing spondylitis and increased spinal mobility after an intensive regimen of Islamic prayer

    Rheumatol Int

    2008

    18431093

    Atypical arthritis due to combined hereditary hemochromatosis and active hepatitis C

    J Clin Rheumatol

    2008

    18759292

    Remission and rheumatoid arthritis: data on patients receiving usual care in twenty-four countries

    Arthritis Rheum

    2008

    17513570

    Rheumatoid arthritis in Dubai–delayed diagnosis and low usage of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs

    Ann Rheum Dis

    2007

    17360460

    Association of a common complement receptor 2 haplotype with increased risk of systemic lupus erythematosus

    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A

    2007

    16868975

    Proinflammatory high-density lipoprotein as a biomarker for atherosclerosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis

    Arthritis Rheum

    2006

    15479754

    Transforming growth factor beta-1 and gene polymorphisms in oriental ankylosing spondylitis

    Rheumatology (Oxford)

    2005

    15797980

    Development and preliminary validation of a systemic lupus erythematosus-specific quality-of-life instrument (SLEQOL)

    Rheumatology (Oxford)

    2005

    15190526

    Pulmonary hemorrhage in systemic lupus erythematosus

    Semin Arthritis Rheum

    2004

    15119552

    Low-dose pulse methylprednisolone is an effective therapy for severe SLE flares

    Lupus

    2004

    15651198

    Psychometric properties of a new systemic lupus erythematosus-specific quality-of-life instrument (SLEQOL)

    Ann Acad Med Singap

    2004

    14968720

    Usefulness of serum soluble CD38 and CD157 levels in differentiating SLE, RA and healthy adults and their relationship with disease activity

    Ann Acad Med Singap

    2003

    12625109

    Intermittent epoprostenol infusions in systemic lupus erythematosus associated pulmonary hypertension–a series of three cases

    Ann Acad Med Singap

    2003

    14514129

    Hospitalization of individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus: characteristics and predictors of outcome

    Lupus

    2003

    12833245

    Intravenous pulses of methylprednisolone for systemic lupus erythematosus

    Semin Arthritis Rheum

    2003

    12220105

    Low-dose pulse methylprednisolone for systemic lupus erythematosus flares is efficacious and has a decreased risk of infectious complications

    Lupus

    2002

    12043889

    Mycobacterium haemophilum infection in an SLE patient on mycophenolate mofetil

    Lupus

    2002

    11789494

    Melioidosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: the importance of early diagnosis and treatment in patients from endemic areas

    Lupus

    2001

    19078168

    Troponin I Assessment of Cardiac Involvement in Patients With Connective Tissue Disease and an Elevated Creatine Kinase MB Isoform Report of Four Cases and Review of the Literature

    J Clin Rheumatol

    1997

    9045876

    Evidence for linkage of a candidate chromosome 1 region to human systemic lupus erythematosus

    J Clin Invest

    1997

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