Dr. Rizwana Popatia is Consultant Paediatric Pulmonologist at Kings College Hospital, Dubai and Assistant
Professor in Pediatrics at the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine
and Health Sciences (MBRU). Prior to this, Dr. Popatia worked as Assistant
Professor of Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant
Attending Pediatrician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell
Medical Center. She is board certified in Paediatrics and Paediatric
Her medical expertise includes paediatric asthma, interstitial lung disease,
cardiopulmonary exercise testing, primary ciliary dyskinesia, paediatric
aerodigestive disorders, and. In addition, Dr Rizwana is the Vice-President
of Pediatric Pulmonology Chapter of Emirates Thoracic Society (ETS) and
Secretary of Sleep Medicine Chapter of Emirates Thoracic Society (ETS).
Dr. Popatia received her medical degree (M.D.) from M.P. Shah Medical
College, India, with top honors and 17 gold medals and was awarded a “Best
Resident Physician Award” during her residency tenure in Jamnagar, India.
She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the State University of New
York – Downstate Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, and a Fellowship in Pediatric
Pulmonology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She
also served as a Chief Fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical
school. She was a member of the Harvard ACGME committee and Harvard
Patient Safety and Quality Committee.