Dr. Humeira Badsha

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American Board of Internal Medicine
Rheumatology’s-Musculoskeletal-Ultrasound-Certification-in-Rheumatology-(RhMSUS)
Languages

English

Urdu/ Hindi

Tamil

Dr. Humeira Badsha, Consultant Rheumatologist, has over two decades of experience as a Rheumatologist across three countries – the USA, Singapore, and UAE.

Starting her career with MBBS at Madras Medical College, Chennai in India, Dr. Badsha was trained at UCLA, California, and has worked and taught medical students and doctors at various schools and hospitals including Harvard, Tufts, and UCLA. She moved to Dubai in 2005 from Boston and was working at Dubai Bone & Joint Center. She was the Secretary (2008-2010) and Founding Member of Emirates Society of Rheumatology and is also the Vice Chairperson and Founding Member – Board of Directors, Emirates Arthritis Foundation, from 2006 to present.

Full Biography

Having conducted and published multiple clinical studies in major Rheumatology journals, Dr. Humeira Badsha is today one of the most well known Rheumatologists in UAE.

Following are a list of her qualifications and credentials

  • American Board Certified Rheumatology 1997, recertified 2007
  • American Board Certified Internal Medicine 1995, recertified 2005
  • Rheumatology Fellowship at UCLA (University of Los Angeles, LA, California)
  • Internal Medicine Residency at University of Connecticut (Farmington, CT USA)
  • MBBS at Madras Medical College, University of Madras, Chennai, India
  • Fellow American College of Rheumatology
  • Fellow Academy of Medicine Singapore
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine – Tufts New England medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
  • Clinical Teacher – National University of Singapore
  • Licensed Dubai Health authority, Dubai Healthcare City, California, Massachusetts, Singapore
  • Founding Member, Emirates Society for Rheumatology and Secretary 2009 – 12/2010
  • Vice Chairperson, and Founding member Board of Directors Emirates Arthritis Foundation 04/06
  • Member Research Ethics Committee Harvard Medical School Dubai center (2000-10) and Department Of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS) Dubai (2008 to present)
  • Chairperson and speaker Arab Health Rheumatology Conference 2007, 2009 and Musculoskeletal Conference 2008, 2010, Bone and Joint Conference 2011, 2012, Women’s Health Conference 2012
  • Member, Editorial Board International Journal of Rheumatology (Blackwell publishing)
  • Speaker and/ or Presenter International Osteoporosis Foundation meetings, Pan Arab Rheumatology Conferences, Asia Pacific Rheumatology Conference (APLAR), European League against Rheumatology Conference (EULAR), American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
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 association between Vitamin D deficiency and Rheumatoid Arthritis disease activity – approved by Dubai Health Authority (Ongoing).
  • Study of Spondyloarthritis in UAE (Ongoing).
  • Humeira Badsha (Principal Investigator) Ataciecept in RA study Dubai Phase II trial. 2008 (Complete).
  • Humeira Badsha (PI) Study of Toclizumab in RA – Phase IV Trial, Dubai UAE (Closed).
  • Co-investigator: QUEST RA study – a multinational RA cross sectional study Headquarters Finland (Ongoing).
  • Study of Genetics of Lupus in collaboration with UCLA (completed).
  • Study of various biomarkers and disease activity markers with TTSH Singapore (completed)
Scientific Publications

Regenerative treatments to enhance orthopedic surgical outcome.
Murrell WD, Anz AW, Badsha H, Bennett WF, Boykin RE, Caplan AI.
PM R. 2015 Apr;7(4 Suppl):S41-52. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.01.015.
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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.
Grøn KL, Ornbjerg LM, Hetland ML, Aslam F, Khan NA, Jacobs JW, Henrohn D, Rasker JJ, Kauppi MJ, Lang HC, Mota LM, Aggarwal A, Yamanaka H, Badsha H, Gossec L, Cutolo M, Ferraccioli G, Gremese E, Bong Lee E, Inanc N, Direskeneli H, Taylor P, Huisman M, Alten R, Pohl C, Oyoo O, Stropuviene S, Drosos AA, Kerzberg E, Ancuta C, Mofti A, Bergman M, Detert J, Selim ZI, Abda EA, Rexhepi B, Sokka T.
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2014 Nov-Dec;32(6):869-77. Epub 2014 Oct 20.
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Barriers to achieving controlled rheumatoid arthritis in the United Arab Emirates: a cross-sectional study.
Moufarrej MN, Mahfoud Z, Badsha H.
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Challenges and opportunities in the early diagnosis and optimal management of rheumatoid arthritis in Africa and the Middle East.
Halabi H, Alarfaj A, Alawneh K, Alballa S, Alsaeid K, Badsha H, Benitha R, Bouajina E, Al Emadi S, El Garf A, El Hadidi K, Laatar A, Makhloufi CD, Masri AF, Menassa J, Al Shaikh A, Swailem RA, Dougados M.
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Rheumatoid arthritis disease activity and vitamin D deficiency in an Asian resident population.
Quraishi MK, Badsha H.
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Efforts to increase public awareness may result in more timely diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis.
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Smokers and non smokers with rheumatoid arthritis have similar clinical status: data from the multinational QUEST-RA database.
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Gender, body mass index and rheumatoid arthritis disease activity: results from the QUEST-RA Study.
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Live polio vaccine exposure while receiving anti-TNF therapy for reactive arthritis.
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Work disability remains a major problem in rheumatoid arthritis in the 2000s: data from 32 countries in the QUEST-RA study.
Sokka T, Kautiainen H, Pincus T, Verstappen SM, Aggarwal A, Alten R, Andersone D, Badsha H, Baecklund E, Belmonte M, Craig-Müller J, da Mota LM, Dimic A, Fathi NA, Ferraccioli G, Fukuda W, Gèher P, Gogus F, Hajjaj-Hassouni N, Hamoud H, Haugeberg G, Henrohn D, Horslev-Petersen K, Ionescu R, Karateew D, Kuuse R, Laurindo IM, Lazovskis J, Luukkainen R, Mofti A, Murphy E, Nakajima A, Oyoo O, Pandya SC, Pohl C, Predeteanu D, Rexhepi M, Rexhepi S, Sharma B, Shono E, Sibilia J, Sierakowski S, Skopouli FN, Stropuviene S, Toloza S, Valter I, Woolf A, Yamanaka H; QUEST-RA.
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Discordant assessment of lupus activity between patients and their physicians: the Singapore experience.
Leong KP, Chong EY, Kong KO, Chan SP, Thong BY, Lian TY, Chng HH, Koh ET, Teh CL, Lau TC, Law WG, Cheng YK, Badsha H, Chew LC, Yong WH, Howe HS; Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) Lupus Study Group.
Lupus. 2010 Jan;19(1):100-6. doi: 10.1177/0961203309345748. Epub 2009 Oct 30.
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Ann Rheum Dis. 2009 Nov;68(11):1666-72. doi: 10.1136/ard.2009.109983. Epub 2009 Jul 30.
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Remission and rheumatoid arthritis: data on patients receiving usual care in twenty-four countries.
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Atypical arthritis due to combined hereditary hemochromatosis and active hepatitis C.
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Can Islamic prayers benefit spondyloarthritides? Case report of a patient with ankylosing spondylitis and increased spinal mobility after an intensive regimen of Islamic prayer.
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Proinflammatory high-density lipoprotein as a biomarker for atherosclerosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Psychometric properties of a new systemic lupus erythematosus-specific quality-of-life instrument (SLEQOL).
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Transforming growth factor beta-1 and gene polymorphisms in oriental ankylosing spondylitis.
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Pulmonary hemorrhage in systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Low-dose pulse methylprednisolone is an effective therapy for severe SLE flares.
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Usefulness of serum soluble CD38 and CD157 levels in differentiating SLE, RA and healthy adults and their relationship with disease activity.
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Hospitalization of individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus: characteristics and predictors of outcome.Edwards CJ, Lian TY, Badsha H, Teh CL, Arden N, Chng HH.
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Intravenous pulses of methylprednisolone for systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Intermittent epoprostenol infusions in systemic lupus erythematosus associated pulmonary hypertension–a series of three cases.
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Low-dose pulse methylprednisolone for systemic lupus erythematosus flares is efficacious and has a decreased risk of infectious complications.
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Mycobacterium haemophilum infection in an SLE patient on mycophenolate mofetil.
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Melioidosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: the importance of early diagnosis and treatment in patients from endemic areas.
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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.
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Evidence for linkage of a candidate chromosome 1 region to human systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Badsha H, Daher M, Edwards CJ. Live polio vaccine exposure while receiving anti-TNF therapy for reactive arthritis. Int J Rheum Dis. 2010 May;13(2):184-6. PubMed PMID: 20536606.

Sokka T, Kautiainen H, Pincus T, Verstappen SM, Aggarwal A, Alten R, Andersone D, Badsha H, Baecklund E, Belmonte M, Craig-Müller J, da Mota LM, Dimic A, Fathi NA, Ferraccioli G, Fukuda W, Gèher P, Gogus F, Hajjaj-Hassouni N, Hamoud H, Haugeberg G, Henrohn D, Horslev-Petersen K, Ionescu R, Karateew D, Kuuse R, Laurindo IM, Lazovskis J, Luukkainen R, Mofti A, Murphy E, Nakajima A, Oyoo O, Pandya SC, Pohl C, Predeteanu D, Rexhepi M, Rexhepi S, Sharma B, Shono E, Sibilia J, Sierakowski S, Skopouli FN, Stropuviene S, Toloza S, Valter I, Woolf A, Yamanaka H; QUEST-RA. 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;12(2):R42. Epub 2010 Mar 12. PubMed PMID: 20226018; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2888189.

Leong KP, Chong EY, Kong KO, Chan SP, Thong BY, Lian TY, Chng HH, Koh ET, Teh CL, Lau TC, Law WG, Cheng YK, Badsha H, Chew LC, Yong WH, Howe HS; Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) Lupus Study Group. Discordant assessment of lupus activity between patients and their physicians: the Singapore experience. Lupus. 2010 Jan;19(1):100-6. Epub 2009 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 19880553.

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Badsha H, Daher M, Ooi Kong K. Myalgias or non-specific muscle pain in Arab or Indo-Pakistani patients may indicate vitamin D deficiency. Clin Rheumatol. 2009 Aug;28(8):971-3. Epub 2009 Mar 10. PubMed PMID: 19277814.

Badsha H, Chhabra V, Leibman C, Mofti A, Kong KO. The benefits of yoga for rheumatoid arthritis: results of a preliminary, structured 8-week program. Rheumatol Int. 2009 Oct;29(12):1417-21. Epub 2009 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 19184028.

Sokka T, Toloza S, Cutolo M, Kautiainen H, Makinen H, Gogus F, Skakic V, Badsha H, Peets T, Baranauskaite A, Gèher P, Ujfalussy I, Skopouli FN, Mavrommati M, Alten R, Pohl C, Sibilia J, Stancati A, Salaffi F, Romanowski W, Zarowny-Wierzbinska D, Henrohn D, Bresnihan B, Minnock P, Knudsen LS, Jacobs JW, Calvo-Alen J, Lazovskis J, Pinheiro Gda R, Karateev D, Andersone D, Rexhepi S, Yazici Y, Pincus T; QUEST-RA Group. Women, men, and rheumatoid arthritis: analyses of disease activity, disease characteristics, and treatments in the QUEST-RA study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2009;11(1):R7. Epub 2009 Jan 14. PubMed PMID: 19144159; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2688237.

Sokka T, Hetland ML, Mäkinen H, Kautiainen H, Hørslev-Petersen K, Luukkainen RK, Combe B, Badsha H, Drosos AA, Devlin J, Ferraccioli G, Morelli A, Hoekstra M, Majdan M, Sadkiewicz S, Belmonte M, Holmqvist AC, Choy E, Burmester GR, Tunc R, Dimić A, Nedović J, Stanković A, Bergman M, Toloza S, Pincus T; Questionnaires in Standard Monitoring of Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Group. Remission and rheumatoid arthritis: data on patients receiving usual care in twenty-four countries. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Sep;58(9):2642-51. PubMed PMID: 18759292.

Zafar S, Badsha H. Atypical arthritis due to combined hereditary hemochromatosis and active hepatitis C. J Clin Rheumatol. 2008 Feb;14(1):21-3. PubMed PMID: 18431093.

Badsha H, Tak PP. 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 Aug;28(10):1057-9. Epub 2008 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 18324379.

Badsha H, Kong KO, Tak PP. Rheumatoid arthritis in the United Arab Emirates. Clin Rheumatol. 2008 Jun;27(6):739-42. Epub 2007 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 17973153.

Badsha H, Kong KO, Tak PP. Rheumatoid arthritis in Dubai–delayed diagnosis and low usage of disease modifying antirheumatic drugs. Ann Rheum Dis. 2007 Jun;66(6):835. PubMed PMID: 17513570; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1954679.

Wu H, Boackle SA, Hanvivadhanakul P, Ulgiati D, Grossman JM, Lee Y, Shen N, Abraham LJ, Mercer TR, Park E, Hebert LA, Rovin BH, Birmingham DJ, Chang DM, Chen CJ, McCurdy D, Badsha H, Thong BY, Chng HH, Arnett FC, Wallace DJ, Yu CY, Hahn BH, Cantor RM, Tsao BP. Association of a common complement receptor 2 haplotype with increased risk of systemic lupus erythematosus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Mar 6;104(10):3961-6. Epub 2007 Feb 22. PubMed PMID: 17360460; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1820691.

McMahon M, Grossman J, FitzGerald J, Dahlin-Lee E, Wallace DJ, Thong BY, Badsha H, Kalunian K, Charles C, Navab M, Fogelman AM, Hahn BH. Proinflammatory high-density lipoprotein as a biomarker for atherosclerosis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Aug;54(8):2541-9. PubMed PMID: 16868975.

Leong KP, Kong KO, Thong BY, Koh ET, Lian TY, Teh CL, Cheng YK, Chng HH, Badsha H, Law WG, Lau TC, Chew LC, Ho HJ, Pong LY, Hoi LS, Sangeetha N, Chan SP, Howe HS. Development and preliminary validation of a systemic lupus erythematosus-specific quality-of-life instrument (SLEQOL). Rheumatology (Oxford). 2005 Oct;44(10):1267-76. Epub 2005 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 15797980.

Leong KP, Kong KO, Thong BY, Koh ET, Lian TY, The CL, Cheng YK, Chng HH, Badsha H, Law WG, Lau TC, Chew LC, Ho HJ, Pong LY, Hoi LS, Nagarajan S, Chan SP, Howe HS. Psychometric properties of a new systemic lupus erythematosus-specific quality-of-life instrument (SLEQOL). Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2004 Sep;33(5 Suppl):S35-7. PubMed PMID: 15651198.

Howe HS, Cheung PL, Kong KO, Badsha H, Thong BY, Leong KP, Koh ET, Lian TY, Cheng YK, Lam S, Teo D, Lau TC, Leung BP. Transforming growth factor beta-1 and gene polymorphisms in oriental ankylosing spondylitis. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2005 Jan;44(1):51-4. Epub 2004 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 15479754.

Badsha H Teh CL, Kong KO, Lian TY, Chng HH. Pulmonary hemorrhage in systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2004 Jun;33(6):414-21. PubMed PMID: 15190526.

Kong KO, Badsha H, Lian TY, Edwards CJ, Chng HH. Low-dose pulse methylprednisolone is an effective therapy for severe SLE flares. Lupus. 2004;13(3):212-3. PubMed PMID: 15119552.

Kong KO, Leung BP, Chng HH, Thong BY, Koh ET, Leong KP, Badsha H, Lian TY, Khoo KM, Howe HS. Usefulness of serum soluble CD38 and CD157 levels in differentiating SLE, RA and healthy adults and their relationship with disease activity. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2003 Sep;32(5 Suppl):S16-7. PubMed PMID: 14968720.

Edwards CJ, Lian TY, Badsha H, Teh CL, Arden N, Chng HH. Hospitalization of individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus: characteristics and predictors of outcome. Lupus. 2003;12(9):672-6. PubMed PMID: 14514129.

Badsha H, Edwards CJ. Intravenous pulses of methylprednisolone for systemic lupus erythematosus. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2003 Jun;32(6):370-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 12833245.

Kong KO, Badsha H, Thumboo J, Chng HH. Intermittent epoprostenol infusions in systemic lupus erythematosus associated pulmonary hypertension–a series of three cases. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2003 Jan;32(1):118-21. PubMed PMID: 12625109.

Badsha H, Kong KO, Lian TY, Chan SP, Edwards CJ, Chng HH. Low-dose pulse methylprednisolone for systemic lupus erythematosus flares is efficacious and has a decreased risk of infectious complications. Lupus. 2002;11(8):508-13. PubMed PMID: 12220105.

Teh CL, Kong KO, Chong AP, Badsha H. Mycobacterium haemophilum infection in an SLE patient on mycophenolate mofetil. Lupus. 2002;11(4):249-52. PubMed PMID: 12043889.

Badsha H, Edwards CJ, Chng HH. Melioidosis in systemic lupus erythematosus: the importance of early diagnosis and treatment in patients from endemic areas. Lupus. 2001;10(11):821-3. PubMed PMID: 11789494.

Badsha H, Gunes B, Grossman J, Brahn E. 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 Jun;3(3):131-4. PubMed PMID: 19078168.

Tsao BP, Cantor RM, Kalunian KC, Chen CJ, Badsha H, Singh R, Wallace DJ, Kitridou RC, Chen SL, Shen N, Song YW, Isenberg DA, Yu CL, Hahn BH, Rotter JI. Evidence for linkage of a candidate chromosome 1 region to human systemic lupus erythematosus. J Clin Invest. 1997 Feb 15;99(4):725-31. PubMed PMID: 9045876; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC507856.