Rheumatology

Dr. Waseem Ahmad Raja

Contact Info

+971 4 41 44444

Designation: Specialist Rheumatologist
Specialty: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
Languages: English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi

Core Competencies

The most common rheumatic condition which people know is Arthritis but in reality there are more than 200 rheumatic conditions/musculoskeletal disorders in addition to arthritis which can involve bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and auto-immune systemic conditions.

These conditions need early and immediate diagnosis and treatment in order to prevent long term damage and deformities of the joints and other systemic complications.

Arthritis is not the disease of old age as it can affect all age groups including children and young adults. Rheumatology services are provided for the following:

  • Bone, muscle and joint pain
  • Fatigue and lethargy
  • Arthritis, rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis
  • Neck and back pain including spondylitis, Spondylarthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Autoimmune this is this like lupus, SLE, Sjogren syndrome, anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome
  • Osteoporosis and vitamin D deficiency
  • inflammatory myopathies and vasculitis
  • Gout and pseudogout
  • Fibromyalgia and soft tissue rheumatism
  • Non-surgical treatment for disc diseases, neck, shoulder, back, elbow knee and ankle pain
  • Therapeutic injections for different joints including small and large joints
  • Use of latest biologics injections and infusion

Brief Profile

In his rich 22 years of experience, Dr. Raja, along with his other achievements, is the ongoing International Regional Advisor for UAE appointed by Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He has substantial teaching experience and has also authored several notable publications and has been actively involved in clinical governance throughout his career.

Dr.Raja is a member of :

  • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
  • Royal College of Physicians of UK
  • American College of Physicians
  • Emirates Medical Association
  • Emirates Osteoporosis Society
  • Emirates Society of Rheumatology

Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S. Allama Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • M.R.C.P, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.
  • M.R.C.P, Royal College of Physicians of UK.
  • SCE-Rheumatology, Federation of Royal College of Physicians of UK and British Society of Rheumatology.
  • CSD, Certificate of Specialist Doctor, Irish Medical Council.
  • FRCP, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
  • European Certificate of Rheumatology, European League Against Rheumatism, Netherland.
  • Masters in Rheumatology (Merit), United Kingdom.
  • Fellow American College of Rheumatology.

Research & Publications

Following are some of his recent works:

  • An audit of disease modifying therapy use in Rheumatoid Arthritis – Authors: W.A.Raja, K.O’Rourke – Department of Rheumatology, Midland Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Ireland – Citation: Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69(Suppl3):684
  • The efficacy and tolerability of parathyroid hormone in the treatment of osteoporosis for the local population in the north of Dublin Ireland – Authors: W.A.Raja , J.Mullen , C.Sheehy , E.Murphy , M.Barry , T.Duffy – Department of Rheumatology , Connolly Hospital , Dublin . Ireland – Citation: Ann Rheum Dis 2009;68(Suppl3):757
  • Duodenal histology after treatment with gluten-free diet in adults with celiac disease in East of Ireland Authors: Mohammad Azam, Waseem Raja,Hamid Musthaq,Maire Buckley,Richard Farrell,Claire Smyth. Connolly Hospital, Dublin. Ireland – Citation : Gut Suppl.2008
  • Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of pathogens from analysis of respiratory samples – Authors: S.Ali, W.Raja, G.Bowens, A.Gilleece,L.Cormican, J.Faul – Dept of Respiratory Medicine,Dept of Pathology, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Ireland – Citation: ERJ 2007;30(Suppl51):405s  
  • Duodenal histology after treatment with gluten-free diet in adults with celiac disease in East of Ireland – Authors: Mohammad Azam, Waseem Raja,Hamid Musthaq,Maire Buckley,Richard Farrell,Claire Smyth. Connolly Hospital, Dublin. Ireland – (16th UEGW. Vienna. Austria  October 2008)
  • Prevalence and antibiotic susceptibility of pathogens from analysis of respiratory samples – Authors: S.Ali, W.Raja, G.Bowens, A.Gilleece,L.Cormican, J.Faul – Dept of Respiratory Medicine,Dept of Pathology, Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Ireland – ( European Respiratory Society annual meeting .Stockholm. Sweden.  Sep 2007 )
  • The prevalence of penicillin allergy for the local population in the south east of Ireland Authors: W.A.Raja, M.Azam, R.McGovern – Departments of Medicine, St.Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny and Connolly Hospital, Dublin. Ireland –  (European Federation of Internal Medicine annual meeting . Rome. Italy    May 2008 )

Nationality: Ireland/Pakistan

Number of Years of Experience: 22 years