Dr Bashir Ahmad Bhat graduated from Medical College Srinagar in India and had his Post-graduate qualification in Pediatrics in 1989 from University of Kashmir and Fellowship of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (F.R.C.P.C.H) in London. He had his Neonatal Medicine training from University of Sydney in Australia in 1996.
He joined the Ministry of Health in Oman in 1998 and worked as Senior Consultant in the Ministry of Health at Khoula Hospital and Royal Hospital till April 2016 with an experience of more than 25 years in the field of Pediatrics and Newborn Medicine. He has successfully managed a vast number of difficult clinical problems encountered in children at the tertiary hospitals where he worked including Siamese twins and very rare diagnostic entities. He is an expert in ventilation strategies in babies and has successfully managed children with life threatening illnesses needing intensive care.
He worked as Head of Pediatrics in Khoula Hospital from 2005 to 2014. He has been a clinical tutor for the under graduate and post-graduate residents of the Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB) in the specialty of Pediatrics and Master trainer for Neonatal Resuscitation Provider Course (NRP) for doctors and Nurses in accordance with guidelines of the American Heart Association at Royal Hospital, Khoula Hospital and at the National level for the NRP Course trainees of the regional hospitals of the country (2009-2016).
Dr Bashir also has vast experience in research related to the field of newborn medicine and has been Investigator for Oman in many research projects. One of such projects, titled “INTERGROWTH- 21st International Fetal and Newborn Growth Standards for the 21st Century through the University of Oxford in U.K. aimed at identifying the fetal and newborn growth standards for the 21st century, has been completed with establishment of various growth curves benefiting newborn babies throughout the world. (“http://www.medscinet.net/intergrowth/comitteeN.aspx.)
Dr Bashir has more than a dozen publications in international peer reviewed journals in the field of Pediatrics and his efforts for identification of problems in Perinatal medicine have helped in improving the morbidity related to newborn babies and children at places where he worked.
He has now joined Muscat Private Hospital in April 2016 and is presently the Senior Consultant and Head of the Department of Paediatrics.