Bassam Hasan Mahboub

Dr. Bassam is the Program Director of care model innovation at Dubai Health Authority, Assistant Dean at the College of Medicine, Sharjah University.  He is a graduate of U.A.E. University, Al Ain.  He is American board certified in (internal medicine, allergy and clinical immunology, and pulmonology) from university of Toronto.  He also has Masters in Business administration from Wolverhampton University. He is a Consultant Pulmonologist and the Head of Pulmonary Medicine, Rashid hospital under Dubai Health Authority, UAE.  He is also head of emirates allergy and respiratory society.  Besides, he holds the position of associate clinical professor, faculty of medicine, in Sharjah University and is the associate research fellow at Meakins Respiratory research centre, McGill University, Canada.    Dr. Mahboub’s areas of interest are health innovation and respiratory care, as well as translation research in airway diseases.   

Most research interests for a scientist

My research is focused on asthma and respiratory diseases along with smoking prevalence which is one of the main chronic diseases in UAE. I focused on trying to find out the genetic susceptibility of people to get these diseases. Then I started to look at the translation science which took the picture from a phenotype to an endotype of these diseases by taking biopsies, blood, and saliva for those patients and doing transcriptomics with that we were able to have patent on using saliva as a transcriptomic marker to predict severity and predict medication for asthma and we have started applying this.


  • Translation science and clinical science in respiratory
  • Allergy and immunology
  • Application of bioinformatics
  • AI in medicine