Dr. Youmna Dirani


Consultant Infectious Diseases

Practice Locations:


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


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


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

Clinical Expertise:

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

Certifications and Professional Memberships:

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

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

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Arabic, English