Dr. Olfa Ben Hadj Khalifa Koobar is a French Consultant Neonatologist at CMC Dubai and head of the NICU. She has a MD in Pediatrics and a subspecialty in Neonatology. She has proven competency in pediatric patient care, medical knowledge and practice-based learning and improvement.
Dr Olfa is French Board certified. She completed all her medical studies in France. She obtained her medical degree from Nice Sophia Antipolis University in 2009 then her Pediatrics specialty degrees from Strasbourg University in 2013. She pursued a Neonatology fellowship and obtained her DESC subspecialty degree in 2015. She worked in France then in the middle east for the last few years. She gained expertise in handling extreme premature babies from 23 weeks of gestational age.
She is passionate about extreme premature infants and very low birth weight newborns management, breastfeeding support and developmental care implementation. Her approach is to deliver a family centered care.
She loves to follow her newborns patients from discharge until the age of 18 and to give them advices for nutrition or required vaccines. She is also actively involved in the general pediatrics medical consultations.
She is member of the French Neonatology Society.
Certified with the Basic life support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).