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Mrs. Nafeesa Ahmed

M.Sc. (Foods & Nutrition)

Senior Director

Work Experience

  • Nafeesa Ahmed is an Advanced Dietetic Practitioner with more than 20years UAE clinical experience in the field of Dietetics. Prior to joining Zulekha Hospital in 2004, she worked as a Dietitian/Deputy Catering Supervisor for 6years at the government-owned Rashid Hospital (DHA) in Dubai, UAE. Nafeesa provides clinical leadership to The Nutrition and Lifestyle Management Department of Zulekha Healthcare Group which champion’s clinical excellence and patient centered care.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu

Special Interests

  • Weight Management
  • Bariatrics
  • Renal Dietetics
  • Oncology
  • Pediatrics
  • Health Promotion
  • Business Management – including Hospital Catering, Menu Planning, Budget forecasting and Analysis


She is an active member of:

  • Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, USA
  • Indian Dietetic Association (IDA)
  • Nutrition Society of India and (NSI)
  • All India Association for Advanced Research in Obesity (AIAARO)
  • Indian Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IAPEN)

Research / Publications

  • Regularly presents at International conferences on Nutrition and Health e.g.
  • “Post-Menopausal Dietary Management” 8th International Conference on Clinical Nutrition, 2016 in Dubai, U.A.E
  • "HIV/AIDS and Nutrition" National Convention of the Indian Dietetic Association (I.D.A) in Nagpur, India (January, 2007)
  • Health promotion through nutrition articles via media channels e.g. Gulf News, Khaleej Times, Gulf Today , radio shows and health related talks for cooperate companies, health campaigns, community groups and schools.