Dr Rim El-Rifai

Consultant Paediatrician

MD, MS, MRCPI, FRCPCH, DPMSA, FIHM

Year qualified:1985

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Rim El-Rifai is a Consultant Paediatrician at the BMI Blackheath Hospital.

Dr El-Rifai Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University, in 1985, and she trained in Paediatrics at Aleppo University Hospital, before she came to the UK and completed her training. In the UK she trained at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, St. Thomas’ Hospital, Guy’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital, University Hospital Lewisham, Mayday Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital for Children and St Peter’s Hospital.

She has been a Consultant Paediatrician in the NHS since 2003, and she currently works at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Her special interests are in General Paediatrics, Paediatric Nephrology and Paediatric bladder disorders.

Dr El-Rifai is an experienced healthcare leader, and has held several clinical leadership positions within several NHS hospitals over the past 9 years. She also has a keen interest in Medical Education, holding an Honorary Senior Lecturer position at St. George’s Medical School, London, and Teacher at The University of London. She is also an examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. In addition, she has a special interest in Medical and Research Ethics, and she holds a Diploma in the Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics from The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, London.

Professional Membership



  • Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

  • American Academy of Paediatrics

  • Royal Society of Medicine

  • International Children’s Continence Society

  • British Association of Paediatric Nephrology

  • The Renal Association

  • International Continence Society

  • European Association of Urology

  • British Association of Perinatal Medicine

  • Neonatal Society

  • The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries

  • Institute of Healthcare Management

  • Medical Women’s Federation

Clinical Interests

  • All General Paediatric health problems.
  • The management of children’s urinary tract infections
  • The management of incontinence and nocturnal enuresis (wetting) in children
  • The management of congenital kidney abnormalities
  • The medical management of vesicouretric reflux and other general childhood kidney problems.
  • Well child health surveillance.
  • Childhood vaccinations 

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