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Dr. Safeena Kherani

Paediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon

Dr. Safeena Kherani

Paediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon


Dr. Safeena Kherani is a Consultant in Paediatric Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital.  She has over 15 years of professional experience, including pediatric otolaryngology work with SEHA in Abu Dhabi, Children’s Hospital of Philadephia (CHOP) in the USA, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) in Canada, and the Carleton Place District and Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) in Canada.

She received a Top 40 under 40 awards in Ottawa, Canada for her work building a multi-disciplinary clinic using progressive technology (ENT MDs) which resulted in her being ranked as the top ENT surgeon in Canada on  Over the past two years, she led the development of pediatric ENT services for SEHA in Abu Dhabi and initiated an American Accredited Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Residency programme.

Dr. Kherani has strong knowledge and experience in medical and surgical management of: snoring, noisy breathing and stridor, paediatric nasal, sinus and airway surgery, hearing loss and middle ear disease, benign neck masses as well as other general paediatric otolaryngology disorders.

Clinics / Department

Professional Background

Medical School

Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada


Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Ottawa, Canada


Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellow, University of Pennsylvania / Children’s Hospital of Philadephia, Pennsylvania, USA

Work Experience

Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology Practice in Ottawa, Canada
SEHA Pediatric ENT Consultant, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Assistant Professor, University of Ottawa, Canada
University of Ottawa, Department of Otolaryngology Director of Continuing Professional Development

Languages Spoken


Achievements Career Highlights

Co-Founder and Associate Program Director for the Abu Dhabi SEHA Mafraq

Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency Programme, one of the first in the Emirate, 2016-2018

Director of Continuing Professional Development, University of Ottawa, Canada, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery 2009-2016

Assistant Professor and Rotation Director, University of Ottawa Medical School, Canada, 2009-2016

Co-Founder of ENT MDs, a multidisciplinary ENT Clinic in Ottawa, Canada, 2009-2016

Author of Book Chapter “Airway Abnormalities” in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care: A Patient Case Method, 2014

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)