Dr. Youmna Dirani

Specialist Infectious Diseases

CREDENTIALS

  • June 2012 – June 2014 Infectious Diseases Subspecialty at American University of Beirut Medical Center
  • June 2008 – June 2012 Internal medicine Residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center
  • 2004 – 2008 Medical Degree American University of Beirut
  • 2001 – 2004 B.Sc. Biology American University of Beirut

COMMITTEES:

  • 2015 – 2018: Active member of Antibiotics Stewardship Committee at Rashid Hospital Dubai
  • 2017: Active member of the vaccination committee for the Adult Vaccination Campaign Rashid Hospital
  • 2012- 2014: Active member of the Antimicrobial Committee at American University of Beirut Medical Center

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & SEVICES OFFERED:

  • 012-2014: 2 YEARS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES FELLOWSHIP IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF BEIRUT INCLUDING:
  • Antibiotics stewardship committee
  • Infectious control committee
  • Infectious diseases consultations including bone marrow transplant unit

2015-2018: 3 YEARS RASHID HOSPITAL:

  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV): inpatient and outpatient
  • Tropical Infections
  • Tuberculosis: pulmonary and extrapulmonary / MDR
  • Infectious Diseases Private Clinic
  • Infectious diseases In-patients: medical referrals
  • Infectious Diseases in Surgical Units: osteomyelitis, prosthetic infections, surgical wound infections, EVD infections,
  • Management of MDR and XDR: Resistant bacteria
  • Infectious diseases: Hepatitis B virus infection
  • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit: Pre BMT-infectious approach and post- BMT infections, management, and vaccinations
  • Infectious diseases in Intensive Care Units
  • Infection Control
  • Antibiotics stewardship

RESEARCH AND LITERATURE REVIEW:

  • 2018 ECCMID: First author and Abstract presenter: Does procalcitonin have a role in determining the severity of malaria?
  • 2017 GCCMID: First Author and Abstract presenter Epidemiology of Candidemia in Non-neutropenic Adult Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, Dubai, UAE: 2013-2015
  • 2012: Coauthor: Su1791 Gross Non-Variceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Patients With Peptic Disease in the Setting of Antiplatelet and/or Anticoagulant Therapy: A Study of Clinical Outcomes Gastroenterology: (Impact Factor: 12.835) Volume 142, Issue 5, Supplement 1, Pages S-505, May 2012

CLINICAL EXPERTISE & SERVICES OFFERED

  • Infectious Diseases (inpatient /outpatient)
  • Antiretroviral therapy for HIV
  • Multidrug resistant bacteria management
  • Antibiotics stewardship
  • Infectious control Protocols
  • Infections in immune compromised hosts (Bone Marrow Transplant / Organ Transplant)
  • Preventive Medicine: Vaccinations

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • ECCMID: European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • APIC: Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
  • IDSA: Infectious Diseases Society of America