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Dr. Bassem Kurdi

Dr. Bassem Kurdi

General Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Consultant and Assistant Professor
General Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
English, Arabic
15+ years

Brief Profile

Dr. Bassem is a consultant pediatrician and pediatric pulmonologist. He graduatedfrom King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah then completed his medical training in the United States of America. He did his residency in pediatrics at theChildren’s National Medical Center and George Washington University then he did his fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Heobtained his American Boards in Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology before returning to the Kingdom. He worked as an assistant professor and consultant in multiple governmental and private institutions in the country and currently works as an adjunct assistant professor at Alfaisal University and consultant pediatric pulmonologist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & ResearchCenter in Riyadh.

Dr.Bassem has extensive experience in evaluating the symptoms and diseases of respiratory system in children and in nasopharyngoscopy and bronchoscopy. Hesees patients from birth until 18 years of age including general pediatric conditions.

Core Competencies

  • Asthma
  • Chronic cough
  • Recurrent wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Hypoxemia – low oxygen levels
  • Chronic lung diseases
  • Pneumonia and Respiratory infections
  • Premature children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Allergic disorders
  • Snoring and sleep apnea
  • Nasopharyngoscopy
  • Diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Testing and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
  • Sleep study (Polysomnography)
  • Vaccinations
  • Health supervision of well children and preventive care


  • Bachelor in Medicine & Surgery – KingAbdulaziz University
  • Master of Public Health in HealthcareManagement – Johns Hopkins University
  • Residency and American Board of Pediatrics– Children’s National Medical Center and Geroge Washington University
  • Fellowship and American Board in PediatricPulmonology – Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Member of the AmericanThoracic Society