Dr Hiba Al-Reefy – Biography

Consultant Rhinologist & Facial Plastic Surgeon

Consultant Rhinologist & Facial Plastic Surgeon

MBBCh, DOHNS, FRCS (ORL-HNS), Consultant Rhinologist Facial Plastic Surgeon & Medical Director at Awali Hospital, Bahrain


Dr Hiba Al-Reefy is a consultant Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon. She has a special interest in rhinology and facial plastic surgery.

She is the Medical Director at Awali Hospital in Bahrain and was previously the Head of the ENT department at King Hamad University Hospital since 2014. In addition she also has a practice at The Princess Grace Hospital in London. She is also Vice President of Bahrain Sports Science Institute.

Dr Hiba is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England including a member of ENT-UK, the European Rhinology Society, the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.

Prior to working at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital as a consultant rhinologist in 2013, she completed her rhinology and anterior skull base surgery fellowship, before moving back to Bahrain where her family are based.

She was appointed as head of the ENT department at King Hamad University Hospital. Here she has been given a permanent faculty, teaching all aspects of rhinology in regional and national conferences and training courses.

Dr Hiba also teaches ENT and Rhinology to students of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) Bahrain at an undergraduate level and examines at the European board of ENT EBORL at a graduate level.

Author and Researcher

Dr Hiba has written a number of published papers and journals on all aspects of nasal and sinus surgery in both children and adults, Rhinosinusitis and other ENT disorders.

Outpatient Balloon Sinuplasty for Chronic Rhinosinu

H.Al-Reefy, A.Carter, C.Hopkins
The Otolaryngologist Vol 7, Issue 3- Oct 2014 Allergic


Management of Iatrogenic CSF leak during Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Al-Reefy. H, Hopkins. C . Clinical
Otolaryngology 38:1 2013 Feb pg 48-53

Balloon Sinuplasty

H.Al-Reefy, A.Carter, C.Hopkins,
Journal of ENT Masterclass Vol. 6, Issue 1, December 2013; 61- 65


Prevalence of Sinonasal outcome test SNOT22 in patients undergoing surgery for CRS

S.Abdallah, H.Al-Reefy, C.Hopkins.
Clin. Otolaryngol 2012 Aug;37(4):276-82


Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy in children with sleep related breathing disorder

H.Al-Reefy, J.Fleming, D.Mitchell
Clin. Otolaryngol 2009 Oct;34(5):493


Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Head and Neck

H. AL-Reefy, M. Dilkes, V. Dhar.
British Journal of Hospital Medicine: 68(4), July 2007 7


Internal Carotid Artery Presented as Sinus Pain

AL-Reefy, A.Balfour, C. Johnson, M. Dilkes
Journal of Laryngology and Otology.19;1-7, March 2007


A Randomised controlled trial comparing Sinu-Foam nasal dressing with no dressing following endoscopic sinus surgery

H. Alreefy, L.Badia, V. Lund, H. Stammberger.
European Archives of OtoRhinoLaryngology V:264, S270-271(2007)


Holmium Yag Laser in Treatment of Haemoptysis

H. AL-Reefy, V. Dhar, M. Dilkes.
Grand Rounds.6, 1-5 Aug. 2006


Rhinitis in Children

Barr JG, Al-Reefy H, Fox AT, Hopkins C. BMJ.
2014 Jul 1;349:g4153. doi: 10.1136/bmj.g4153


Frontoethmoidal Mucocele Following Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

Tatla T, East C, Marucci DD, Al-Reefy H, Madani G, Oakley R, Dunaway DJ.
J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Nov;25(6):2008-2012


Endoscopic assisted modified turbinoplasty with mucosal fla

Al-Reefy H, Hopkins C. J Laryngol Otol. 2012 Jul;127(7):728


A pilot audit of paediatric ENT standards in London and Greater London

Varadharajan K, Al-Reefy H, et al.
Clin. Otolaryngol 2011 Aug;36(4)


Evaluation of ApneaGraph, a new diagnostic tool in Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

A.Singh, H. AL-Reefy, B. Kotecha.
Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2008 Dec;265(12):1489-94


The practice of Otolaryngologists inserting (PEGs) in England and Wales

Dhar V, Al-Reefy H, Balfour A, Dilkes M.
Clinical Otolaryngology, 32(3):214, June 2007


Diploma in Otolaryngology Head and Neck surgery DO-HNS

H AL-Reefy

British Medical Journal BMJ, 334:61, 17 Feb 2007


Multidisciplinary Sleep Clinic for patients with Sleep Disorders

H. AL-Reefy, M. Dilkes.
American Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 135, 276-277. Sept.2006


Sistrunk’s 1920 description of thyroglossal cyst excision

A Balfour, H. Al-Reefy, M. Dilkes.
Grand Rounds. 6,1-5 July. 2006


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