Paediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Imran Asad is a Consultant in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at Al Jalila Children’s in addition to being a point-of-care ultrasound physician. Dr. Imran received dual training in paediatric emergency medicine from both the United Kingdom and Canada with advanced fellowship in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS).
After having completed his paediatric residency and paediatric emergency medicine training in the UK, Dr. Imran started out as the pediatric emergency consultant and lead at the University Hospital in UK. He helped to develop the first paediatric emergency department providing the presence of a Consultant seven days a week.
Having developed a special interest in healthcare management, Dr. Imran completed an Executive MBA in Healthcare Management from Plymouth University, UK. While working as a paediatric emergency medicine physician in the UK, he also developed a passion for point-of-care ultrasound which encouraged him to go to The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada, where he completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine. He also completed a fellowship in point-of-care-ultrasound programme at Sickkids. He is one of the few physicians in the region who has received formal fellowship training in point-of-care ultrasound in paediatric emergency.
Dr. Imran’s research interest lies in integration of point of care ultrasound in clinical practice specifically in low resource settings and has actively organizing educational talks and POCUS workshops to improve global child health. He has published in peer reviewed journals including some recent publications in the field of POCUS.
Dr. Imran is currently working on a research project of teaching point-of-care lung ultrasound to novice users for diagnosis of pneumonia in low resource settings and developing a training programme for diagnosis of intussusception by point-of-care ultrasound.
Point of Care Ultrasound Fellowship, Canada
Executive MBA in Healthcare Management, UK
Fellow of Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), UK
Member of American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), US
Instructor Status on APLS and NLS since 2013
Instructor and Speaker on Point of Care Ultrasound Workshops and Conferences