Dr. Ahmad Latif
Dr. Ahmad Latif

MD, Dip Occ (UK), MACOEM, MSc PH (UK)

Dr. Ahmad Latif is a physician, innovative web editor, and accomplished author, specializing in workplace health promotion. Currently, he leads the workplace health promotion program at QatarEnergy, a role he has excelled in since 2008. Dr. Latif also serves as the web editor for two notable health-focused websites: FitToWork.net, dedicated to workers' wellness, and FitToTravel.net, which offers advice on healthy travel.

Dr. Latif obtained his MB BS degree from Damascus University. He further advanced his medical expertise by acquiring a degree in Internal Medicine from the Ministry of Health at Damascus Hospital, Syria. His commitment to occupational health is demonstrated through his diploma in occupational medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of London and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of London.

In 2013, Dr. Latif chaired the scientific committee of the 2nd QatarEnergy Occupational Health Conference, showcasing his leadership in the field. His international experience spans several hospitals and healthcare centers in Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.

Recently, Dr. Latif has expanded his influence into digital health solutions by developing and launching three mobile applications aimed at enhancing health and wellness: "OH Nurse Hub: OccuHealth Tools," a comprehensive resource for occupational health professionals; "travelDoctor: Healthy Journeys," designed to assist travelers in maintaining health on the go; and "Destination: Your Travel Pal," a user-friendly app for organizing travel health information.

Over the past 25 years, Dr. Latif has not only contributed to clinical practice and health literature but also actively engaged in educational outreach. He regularly delivers insightful talks, workshops, and health promotion programs aimed at enhancing health in schools and workplaces.

Publications and Papers presented

• Latif A, El-khatib K (2017) Health Risks of Business Travel: Innovation towards Travel Health Risk Management. Int J Pub Health Safe 2: 125. click here

• Latif A, Influence of employee gender and age on the outcome of pre-employment medical assessment in the oil and gas industry. ISSN 2454-5112, SAS SAS J.Med., Volume-3; Issue-6, 2017; 3(6): 125-134. click here

•Indoor Air Pollution & Sources of Pollutants, 1st Occupational, Environment and Human Health Conference, Hamad Medical Corporation, 6- 7 December 201,5 Doha, Qatar

• Fitness to return to work, a practical approach; Masterclass, Employee Health and Wellbeing Conference - October 2015, Doha, Qatar

• Benefits of pre-employment medical for potential employees from developing countries in oil and gas industry, 3rd International Conference on Occupational Health & Safety. June 24-25, 2014 Valencia, Spain.

• Ahmad Latif et al., Occup Med Health Aff 2014, 2:3 http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2329-6879.S1.018.

• Business Travelers Health; Introducing a new approach, 2nd Qatar Petroleum Occupational Health Conference ,19-21 November 2013 ,Doha, Qatar

• Stress at Work: What Are Companies Doing About It, QGP Industry Health Advisors Forum (IHAF) Doha, Qatar, Nov 2012

• The role of pedometer as a tool for enhancing weight loss among oil and gas male workers, 18th WONCA Europe Conference, July, 2012, Austria, Vienna

• A Retrospective Study on the Effect of Shift Work on Weight Loss in Male Workers, INRS Occupational Health Research Conference, April 2012, Nancy, France

• Lipid Disorder Management in QP Frontline Clinic, First QP occupational health conference, Doha, Qatar, March, 2012

• Addressing Obesity at the Workplace, QP Experience, QGP Industry Health Advisors Forum (IHAF) 2011. Doha, ,Qatar, December 2011

• Workplace Wellness, Ideas for Planning, Ras Laffan Occupational Health Forum, Ras Laffan Industrial City. Qatar, November, 2011

• School Injuries, Saudi Ministry of Education publications, ISBN: 978-9960-48-595-9, King Fahd National Library, KSA.2008

• Do More for Better Health, Saudi Ministry of Education publications. ISBN: 978-9960-48-527-0 , King Fahd National Library KSA.2007

• Causes of End Stage Kidney Disease in Deir Elzor City, A Cross Sectional Study, Ministry of health, Syria, 1998.


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