Practices worked at
Dr Rim El Rifai is a Consultant General Paediatrician in London, currently working at the private practices at The Bupa Cromwell Hospital, BMI The Blackheath Hospital and BMI The Chelsfield Park Hospital. Her NHS practice is at The Evelina London Children's Hospital, part of Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust.
Dr El Rifai has an extensive experience in managing all aspects of childhood diseases. Her career spans over 30 years where she trained at several teaching hospitals such as Birmingham Children's Hospital, Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospitals and King's College Hospital. She has been a Consultant Paediatrician since 2003. In addition, she held several leadership positions in the NHS where she was responsible for the delivery of excellent children services in the hospitals she worked at.
Dr El Rifai is available to look after all aspects of your child's health, whether acute or ongoing, including well child visits, vaccinations, advice and addressing your concerns as well as the management of your child's illness. Her areas of special interest include children’s bladder and bowel problems such as night time wetting, day time wetting, some children’s kidney problems and urinary tract infections.
Dr El Rifai graduated from Damascus University Faculty of Medicine in 1985. She attained a Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1995 and a Fellowship of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2004. She holds a Diploma in Medical Ethics and Philisophy of Medicine from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries in London, in 2003.
In addition, Dr El Rifai is interested in medical education and she is an examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. She is also interested in the medical and research ethics and she served for a few years on the local research ethics committee. She is interested research regarding children’s bladder and bowel disorders. She also has many professional memberships including International Children's Continence Society, American Academy of Pediatrics, International Pediatric Nephrology Association, International Continence Society, Society of International Urology and European Urological Association.
- General paediatrics
- Management of urinary incontinence in children
- Management of urinary tract infections in children
- Children's bladder and bowel problems
- Childhood vaccinations
- children's kidney problems
- urinary tract infections
- Childhood cough and asthma
- Common childhood infections
- MD Faculty of Medicine, Damascus University 1985
- MS In Paediatrics Aleppo University 1990
- MRCPI Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 1995
- FRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 2004
- DPMSA The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries London 2003
Dr El Rifai was extremely patient with my son during the consultation and took the time to ensure he understood what was happening in an age appropriate way, putting him at ease. She was very detailed and efficient in dealing with his medical problem. Her knowledge and bed side manner is excellent.
Dr Rim El Rifai was always very nice to me when I went to see her she always explained why I was there and what was wrong with me. She always made me feel that I was safe in her room, she always spoke in a calming but serious voice. I would definitely recommend her to all my friends.
We are extremely grateful for the help and support we have received from Dr El-Rifai since the birth of our daughter. We have now been discharged but cannot thank you enough.
To Dr Rim El-Rifai: Thank you for helping me and I will miss you so much.
Thank you very much for your care and for giving me my life back.
Dr Rim El-Rifai is a credit to the organisation and we are privileged to have had her care for our child.
Thank you for all the care!
Really good doctor. Happy with the service given.
She explained everything clearly and she was understanding and patient. She was kind also, discussing sensitive issues.
My daughter is autistic. The doctor was kind, patient & caring, especially as my daughter was very distressed & did not, initially, want to co-operate. She was a skilled paediatric doctor.
Doctor is very polite and well explanatory about my child’s condition.
Very welcoming and polite. Listened to all the issues and was very thorough throughout, addressed every concerns really well and I am very pleased with the outcome.