Dr. Ghita Harifi M.D.

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About the Doctor

Dr. Ghita Harifi is a specialist rheumatologist with several years of international work experience. Dr. Harifi graduated from Cadi Ayad University, Morocco then completed her training and research at Strasbourg University, Sorbonne University and University de Versailles in France. She is actively involved in medical research and has published several publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Harifi is an expert at a variety of rheumatological conditions including gout, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, musculoskeletal disorders, autoinflammatory and autoimmune diseases. She is one of the leading physicians to conduct musculoskeletal ultrasound in the UAE.


  • Post-graduate certificate in musculoskeletal ultrasound, L’Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Sorbonne Universités, France
  • Post-graduate certificate in genetic counseling, Université de Versailles, France Read More
  • Post-graduate certificate in biostatistics and clinical research, University of Rabat, Morocco
  • Post-graduate certificate in interventional rheumatology, Strasbourg University, France
  • Medical Degree, Cadi Ayad University, Morocco

Specializing In

Ankylosing Spondylitis Arthritis Chronic Hand Pain Chronic Knee Pain Chronic Muscle Weakness Read More Less
د.ا: Good May 21, 2019
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J.G: Dr Harifi was excellent, and helped me greatly. Feb 12, 2018
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Licenses / Permits

  • Dubai Health Authority (DHA)

Awards & Publications

  • 1. Hughes syndrome and epilepsy: when to test for antiphospholipid antibodies? Noureldine MH, Harifi G, Berjawi A, Haydar AA, Nader M, Elnawar R, Sweid A, Al Saleh J, Khamashta MA, Uthman I. Lupus. 2016 May 25.
  • 2.Pathogenic role of platelets in rheumatoid arthritis and systemic autoimmune diseases. Perspectives and therapeutic aspects. Harifi G, Sibilia J. Saudi Med J. 2016 Apr;37(4):354-60
  • 3.Prevalence of chronic pain with neuropathic characteristics in the Moroccan general population. Harifi G, Amine M, Ait Ouazar M, Boujemaoui A, Ouilki I, Rekkab I, Belkhou A, El Bouchti I, Niamane R, El Hassani S. Pain Med. 2013 Feb;14(2
  • 4.Prostaglandin transporter mutations cause pachydermoperiostosis with myelofibrosis.Hum Mutat. 2012 Aug;33(8):1175-81
  • 5.Primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy: a new family supporting genetic heterogeneity. Harifi G, Brancati F, Dallapicola B, El Hassani S. Joint Bone Spine. 2011 Mar
  • 6 Comparison of the calcium intake during and before Ramadan in Marrakesh, Morocco Harifi G, Amine M, Ouazar MA, Ouilki I, Belkhou A, El Bouchti I, Younsi R, Ahid S, Abouqal R, El Hassani S. East Mediterr Health J. 2010 Apr
  • 7. Validity and reliability of the Arabic adapted version of the DN4 questionnaire for differential diagnosis of pain syndromes with a neuropathic or somatic component. Pain Pract. 2011 Mar-Apr;11(2):
  • 8.A novel homozygous splice site mutation in the HPGD gene causes mild primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy. Sinibaldi L, Harifi G, Bottillo I, Iannicelli M, El Hassani S, Brancati F, Dallapiccola B. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2010 Mar-Apr
  • 9.Evaluation of the calcium intake in population of Marrakesh and its region: 1000 cases. Ait Ouazar M, Amine M, Harifi G, Ouilki I, Younsi R, Belkhou A, El Bouchti I, El Hassani S. Ann Endocrinol (Paris). 2010 Feb;71
  • 10. C1-C2 spondylodiscitis in an adult with SAPHO syndrome: an unusual presentation. Harifi G, Belkhou A, El Bouchti I, Ouali Idrissi M, Chérif Idrissi N, Ousehal A, El Hassani S. Rheumatol Int. 2012 Feb;32(2):
  • 11.[Trigeminal neuralgia revealing neurosyphilis]. Harifi G, Louhab N, Kissani N. Rev Neurol (Paris). 2009 Nov
  • 12. [Medullary compression by Burkitt lymphoma in an adult]. Harifi G, Chérif Idrissi N, Ousehal A, Ait Ben Ali S, Belaabidia B, El Hassani S. Presse Med. 2009 Nov;
  • 13.[Severe pulmonary contusion after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy]. Samkaoui MA, Ziadi A, Harifi G, El Adib AR, Younous S. Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2009 Mar;28(
  • 14.[Primary Gougerot-Sjögren syndrome and Behçet disease: association or coincidence?]. Harifi G, Habib Allah M, Younsi R, El Hassani S. Presse Med. 2009 Sep;38
  • 15. [Primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy in an adolescent]. Harifi G, Younsi R, Ouilki I, Belkhou A, El Hassani S. Rev Med Interne. 2008 Apr;29

Board Certifications

  • Moroccan Board of Rheumatology

Professional Memberships

  • Emirates Society of Rheumatology
  • Moroccan Society of Rheumatology

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

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