Mohammed Yousef KarimMRCP,MSc,FRCP,MA,FAMLI,PGCA,MBBChir
Senior Attending Physician, Medical Director – Immunology Laboratory
Dr. Mohammed Yousuf Karim is Medical Director of the Immunology Laboratory and Senior Attending Physician in the Hematopathology Division at Sidra Medicine. He is clinically responsible for delivering a high quality diagnostic Immunopathology service.
Dr. Karim studied medicine at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, with clinical training at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, qualifying in 1993 with Distinctions in Medicine and Pathology. After MRCP in 1996, and MSc Immunology in 1998, he trained in Immunology at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, including with Dr Lawrence Youlten in Allergy, & Prof Graham Hughes in Connective Tissue Diseases. He was Clinical Lecturer in Immunology at King’s College London 1998-2004.
He was appointed as a Consultant Immunologist at Frimley Park Hospital in 2004 and Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals in 2005. Although his focus is excellent care in the laboratory and clinic, he is highly involved in national society activities. Dr. Karim was a member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) Council for several years, and the Chair of the Clinical Immunology Committee 2014-17. He has presented several times at the national meeting of the BSACI, as well being invited to lecture on SLE in Holland and Italy. He represented Immunology as the Professional representative on the Lay Advisory Committee, Royal College of Pathologists 2009-2013. He was an Expert Member of the committee for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence Quality Standards on Drug Allergy in 2015. He is a member of the Guidelines Committee of the UK-Primary Immunodeficiency Network.
He is very enthusiastic about translating his subject in a comprehensible manner, and disseminating knowledge in a practical fashion. He was an Examiner and External Lecturer at University of Surrey 2004-16, and Visiting Senior Fellow at University of Surrey 2009-2012. He was an invited Lecturer at Imperial College London, King’s College London, and University of Wolverhampton. He is regularly invited to lecture in Postgraduate Meetings including Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Dermatology, ENT. In all, he gave 60 lectures between 2012-end 2017.He has research interests in autoimmunity, which he plans to continue at Sidra. He obtained an unrestricted grant from Roche in 2017 to appoint a Research Fellow to study immunoglobulin replacement therapy after B-cell depletion therapy. Together, they assembled a 17-member national Taskforce Committee for a Delphi process to develop recommendations for management. In total, he has published 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals.
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