Infectious Diseases

Dr. Samar Assem Badreddine

Designation: Consultant Infectious Disease - Vice President for Quality, Standards & Compliance
Specialty: Infectious Diseases
Languages: English, French and Arabic

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Designation: Consultant Infectious Disease - Vice President for Quality, Standards & Compliance
Specialty: Infectious Diseases
Languages: English, French and Arabic

Core Competencies

  • Managing fever
  • Treating community acquired infections (viral, bacterial, fungal and tropical illnesses)
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Infections in immunosuppressed patients (patients on chemotherapy, biologic agents, post-transplant and patients with HIV)

Brief Profile

Dr. Samar Assem Badreddine has joined Dubai Silicon Oasis’ Fakeeh University Hospital, after being an Infectious Diseases Consultant and the Director of the Infection Control Department at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She was also the Chief of Medical & Clinical Division at DSFH.

Prior to this, from 2001 till 2009 Dr. Badreddine was the Consultant of Infectious Diseases and Director of Infection Control at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Jeddah. She then moved to Dubai in 2009 and till 2011, she served as a Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Director of the Infection Control Department at Dubai Health Authority’s Rashid Hospital. She then went back to Saudi Arabia and joined DSFH.

In her illustrious career of 25 years, she has been a recipient of many recognitions, like the Arab Health Award for Infection Control in 2009 and Team Leader of Infection Control Chapter, Mecca Region Quality Program, 2002-2006.

She has been a member of:

  • American Board of Internal Medicine,1994
  • American Board of Infectious Diseases,1996

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine Degree, Faculty of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Beirut, 1989
  • American Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA, 1994
  • American Board Certified in Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA, 1996

Nationality: Lebanese

Number of Years of Experience: 25 years