Prof Basil Elnazir

PhD ( Birmingham), FRCPCH, FRCPI, DCH
Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Beacon for Kids

Areas of Specialty

  • Paediatrics
  • Asthma (Paeds)
  • Cystic Fibrosis (Paeds)
  • Chronic Cough (Paeds)
  • Sleep Problems (Paeds)

Current Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians in Ireland
  • Asthma Society of Ireland
  • Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
  • Make a wish Ireland
  • Arab Pediatric Pulmonology Association
  • Middle East Cystic Fibrosis Association


Prof Elnazir is a Consultant in Respiratory Paediatrics with strong academic background. He obtained his PhD from the university of Birmingham UK and completed his clinical training in the UK and Ireland. He has held many key leadership positions during his career with the Asthma Society of Ireland, Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, Make a wish Ireland and Internationally with Arab Pediatric Pulmonology association & as a cofounder of Middle East Cystic Fibrosis Association. He also served as a National Specialty Director in Paediatrics at Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. He decided to expand his horizons by taking a 3 years sabbatical period and joined Al Jalila Children’s specialty Hospital in Dubai in 2015 to set up a Paediatric Pulmonology Service. He was very quickly given the task of its Chief Medical Officer where he has steered progress to the fruitful opening of a 200 bed hospital. He had the opportunity to witness and actively help in shaping the development of Al Jalila Children’s Hospital as the first standalone children’s Hospital in the UAE and the Gulf region.

Prof Elnazir has published more than 60 manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented extensively at national and international meetings. He has also served as an Editor and Reviewer to many Paediatric medical journals. He has a special clinical and research interest in asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic cough and paediatric sleep medicine.