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Dr. Safeena Kherani

Paediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon

Dr. Safeena Kherani

Paediatric Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgeon

Biography

Dr. Safeena Kherani is a Consultant in Pediatric Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery. She has over 15 years of pediatric otolaryngology experience working with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the USA, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Canada, SEHA in Abu Dhabi and presently Al Jalila Children’s Hospital (AJCH) in Dubai. She has served as the Department Director of Continuing Professional Development and Assistant Professor with the University of Ottawa in Canada and received the Top 40 under 40 award.


She has co-authored the book chapter “Airway Abnormalities” in Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care: A Patient Case Method as well as published in numerous academic journal publications. She currently works at AJCH as the Director of the Aerodigestive Service and as Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor with Mohammed Bin Rashid University. Recently, she won the Silver Prize at the AJCH Research Competition as well as the A+ Surgical Performance Award. 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.

Meet The Doctor

Professional Background

Medical School

1999 - 2003
Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Residency

2003 - 2008
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

Fellowship

2008 - 2009
Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Work Experience

2009 - 2016
Pediatric and Adult Otolaryngology Practice (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, The Ottawa Hospital, Carleton Place District and Memorial Hospital), Ottawa, Canada
2009-2016
Assistant Profesor, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
2009 - 2016
Director of Continuing Professional Development, Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
2016 - 2018
SEHA Pediatric ENT Consultant, Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Achievements Career Highlights

  • Director of the Al Jalila Children’s Hospital Aerodigestive Service
  • Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor with Mohammed Bin Rashid University
  • 2021 A+ Surgical Performance Award
  • Silver Prize at the 2021 AJCH Research Competition
  • Co-Founder and Associate Program Director for the Abu Dhabi SEHA Mafraq Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Residency Program, 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
  • Recently, she won the Silver Prize at the AJCH Research Competition as well as the A+ Surgical Performance Award.
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC) and Member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO), European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology (ESPO), Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (CSO-HNS), Society for Ears, Nose Throat Advancement in Children (SENTAC) and the Aerodigestive Society.

Research & Publications

  1. Jacob A, Alsaryan A, Nazir T, Kherani S, Bitar M. Beyond Gradenigo syndrome: facial palsy and cavernous sinus involvement in a young teenage girl. Otolaryngology Case Reports. 18 January 2022.

  2. COVIDSurg Collaborative, GlobalSurg Collaborative. SARS-CoV-2 infection and venous thromboembolism after surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2022 Jan;77(1):28-39.

  3. COVIDSurg Collaborative, GlobalSurg Collaborative. Effects of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2021 Nov;76(11):1454-1464.

  4. COVIDSurg Collaborative; GlobalSurg Collaborative. Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2021 Jun;76(6):748-758.

  5. COVIDSurg Collaborative, GlobalSurg Collaborative. SARS-CoV-2 vaccination modelling for safe surgery to save lives: data from an international prospective cohort study. Br J Surg. 2021 Sep 27;108(9):1056-1063.

  6. Kherani S, Noel CW, Nazir T, Bitar MA. Irradiated homologous costal cartilage grafts for single-stage open airway reconstruction in severe subglottic stenosis for children under the age of one. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Sep;136:110167.

  7. Noel CW, Pooboni SK, Metwalli Metwalli G, Kherani S (SR AUTHOR). Blunt laryngeal trauma presenting as bilateral massive pneumothoraces and subcutaneous emphysema: a multidisciplinary approach to management. BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Mar 30;13(3):e234623.

  8. Bastianelli M, Hamilton S, Hearn M, Kherani S, Macdonald KI. Temporary Frontal Paralysis Secondary to Blunt Trauma Frontal Sinus Fracture. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2017;2017:4268259.

  9. Kherani S, Deutsch I. Chapter 10: Airway Abnormalities IN Parretta, JS. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care: A Patient Case Method. 1st Ed. Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company; 2014, 237-259.

  10. Kohlert S, Kherani S, Scherer N, McLean L. The Utilization of the iOS Platform to Create LearnENT: An Interactive Educational App in Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Education Research International. 2012, Article ID 671383, 9 pages.

  11. Bewley A, Bloom JD, Kherani S, Pawel BR. Congenital epulis. Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Jul;89(7):299-300.

  12. Kherani S.,Butterfield K. Oral Lesions. E-Learning Module for Medical Students. University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine. 2010.

  13. Liu Y, Johnson MR, Matida EA, Kherani S, Marsan J. Creation of a standardized geometry of the human nasal cavity. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2009 Mar;106(3):784-95.

  14. Kherani S, Javer AR, Woodham JD, Stevens HE. Choosing a computer-assisted surgical system for sinus surgery. J Otolaryngol. 2003 Jun;32(3):190-7.

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)
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