Director, Primary Care Clerkship
Family Physician Consultant for the PHCC and HMC
Phone: (+974) 4492 8366
Mohamud A. Verjee is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine in Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine - Q (WCM-Q). He is the Director of the Primary Care (Family Medicine) Clerkship, and is involved in academic research as well as being an active practicing family physician in Qatar.
Dr. Verjee received his BSc (Honors) in Biochemistry from the University of Dundee, Scotland, where he later obtained his MBChB medical degree. After internship, he completed his Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynecology and obtained the DRCOG. Establishing a new community family practice in Oxfordshire, England, he started teaching medical students at Oxford University, England in 1990. Moving to Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada in 1994, he practiced rural family medicine and emergency medicine for two years before settling in Alberta, Canada. He joined the University of Calgary as clinical faculty and later became a Certificant (CCFP) of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, with board certification for family medicine. He has also held the position of one of the Chief Examiners in Alberta for the Medical Council of Canada. At the University of Calgary and at his teaching practice, he taught an expanded cohort of medical students, family medicine residents, and nurse practitioners. He was closely involved with training, mentorship and reintegrating foreign medical graduates into the Canadian medical system under the AIMG program at the University of Calgary. He was appointed there as the Director, Family Medicine Clerkship, in 2003 and attained the rank of Clinical Associate Professor. His link with Calgary continues as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine.
Holder of several Gold Star teaching awards at Calgary, and awarded Excellence in Teaching Awards at WCM-Q, he has also gained family medicine recognition for achievement and excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. His clinical interests are diverse and include community obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric surveillance, vaccinations, cardiology, rheumatology, inflammatory bowel disorders, glaucoma, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, procedures in family practice, communication skills, and literature in medicine. He is a strong advocate of patient centered care, and a 'medical home' for everyone.
- Struijker Boudier HAJ, Brilla CG, Murphy RLW, Tan L-B, Hovevenaars, JAM, Verjee M. Cardioreparation – A. New Concept in the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases, Bijlage bij Tijdschr. V. Huisartsgeneeskunde, jaargang, 1995; 12, (3): 3-7 [Paper in Dutch]
- Verjee MA. The painful truth about chronic pain. Canadian journal of diagnosis. 2004 Sep;21(9):96-100.
- Weber A, Verjee M, Musson D, Iqbal N, Mosleh T, Abdulwahed Z, Al-Salamy Y. Patient Opinion of the Doctor-Patient Relationship in a Public Hospital in Qatar, Saudi Medical Journal, 2011; 32(3): 293-299
- Johnson B, Pyburn, R, Byrne C, Bolan C, Jewesson P, Robertson-Malt S, El-Tawil M, Verjee M. 2011. Qatar Interprofessional Health Council: IPE for Qatar. Avicenna: Vol.2. DOI: 10.5339/avi.2011.2
- Bener A, Verjee M, Dafeeah EE, Falah O, Al-Juhaishi T, Schlogl J, Sedeeq A, Khan S. Psychological Factors: Anxiety, Depression And Somatisation Symptoms In Low Back Pain Patients. Journal of Pain Research. 2013 Feb 5; 6:95-101.
- Murphy MM, Verjee M, Bener A, Gerber LM. "The hopeless age? A qualitative exploration of the experience of menopause in Arab women in Qatar". Climacteric 2013 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]:PMID: 23374139.
- Bener A, Verjee M, Dafeeah EE, Yousafzai MT, Mari S, Hassib A, Al-Khatib H, Choi MK, Nema N, Özkan T, Lajunen T. A Cross “Ethnical” comparison of the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) in an economically fast developing country. Glob J Health Sci. 2013 May 12;5(4):165-75. doi: 10.5539/gjhs.v5n4p165. PMID: 23777732
- Verjee MA, Abdulmalik, MA, Fetters MD. Family medicine’s rapid establishment and early leadership role in Qatar’s health care system. Journal of Healthcare Leadership. August 2013;5:47-52