MA MSc MBBChir FRCP FRCPath FAMLI FHEA
Chief, Division of Hematology/Immunology/Transfusion, Sidra Medicine
Clinical Professor in Immunopathology, College of Medicine, Qatar University
Prof Karim studied medicine at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, with clinical training at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, qualifying in 1993 with Distinctions in Medicine and Pathology. He trained in Clinical Immunology/Allergy & Immunopathology, and was Clinical Lecturer in Immunology at King’s College London 1998-2004. He was Consultant Immunologist at Frimley Park Hospital in 2004-18 and Clinical Lead in Immunology at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals 2006-14. He worked for 25 years in the NHS, before moving to Doha in 2018, to set up the Immunology laboratory service in a new tertiary pediatric and maternity hospital.
He has clinical and research interests in the early recognition and diagnosis of primary and secondary immunodeficiency. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications and chapters, and received several grant awards in autoimmunity and immunodeficiency, totaling $2 million. He was a member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology Council 2005-08, and Chair of the Clinical Immunology Committee 2014-17. He was an Expert Member for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence Quality Standards on Drug Allergy in 2015, and on the Guidelines Committee of the UK-Primary Immunodeficiency Network 2016-18, publishing on non-infectious complications of common variable immunodeficiency.