Khalid Alnaqbi

Khalid Alnaqbi

Vice President of Emirates Society for Rheumatology
Consultant & Head of Rheumatology and Immunology
Al Ain Hospital

Dr. Khalid Alnaqbi is a Consultant and Head of Rheumatology and Immunology, at Al Ain hospital, UAE. He graduated from the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University. He completed his post-graduate residency training at the University of Toronto in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology and then undertook a fellowship at the Spondyloarthritis Program. He holds multiple board certifications in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology (American Board of Internal Medicine, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, RCPSC).

Dr. Alnaqbi pursued his academic interests by completing the Clinician Investigator Program with a thesis-based Master of Science (MSc). The thesis was on development of a new instrument to detect spondyloarthritis in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. He has published in peer-reviewed journals. He is a journal reviewer in prestigious journals. He wrote a book chapter on (Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis) in a book (Advances in the Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis).

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (FACR), and a Fellow of the RCPSC (FRCPC). He is a member in the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis international Society (ASAS), and the Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA). He has been a speaker in numerous national and international meetings.

Dr. Alnaqbi established 4 specialized clinics in Al Ain hospital: Early Arthritis Clinic, Connective Tissue Disease Clinic, Spondyloarthritis Clinic (the first in the Gulf), and Rheumatology Nurse Clinic in addition to the General Rheumatology Clinics.

He currently also acts as the Vice President of Emirates Society for Rheumatology, Rheumatology Program Leader in Al Ain hospital for Clinical Care Programs (CCPC) which received the first accreditation by the Joint Commission International (JCI) outside the USA, Chair of Pharmaceutical & Therapeutic Committee of Al Ain Hospital, examiner for the Arab Board of Internal Medicine, and faculty of the Internal Medicine and Family Medicine residency programs in Al Ain.