GOLD Speakers

Ireland

Afif EL-Khuffash, MB, BCh, BAO, BA (Sci), FRCPI, MD, DCE, IBCLC

  • Speaker Type: 2022 Main Presentations
  • Country: Ireland
Biography:

Prof EL-Khuffash is a Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician. He is a Clinical Professor of Paediatrics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He is a qualified International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. His two primary clinical and research areas of expertise are heart function in neonates and the promotion of breast feeding, and breast feeding support to new mothers.He also has extensive expertise in general feeding issues encountered by babies over the first few months.

Prof EL-Khuffash sees families for antenatal breast feeding and fetal anomaly consultations and postnatal infant assessment, 2 and 6 week checks, and breastfeeding/general support including early irritability and reflux. Prof EL-Khuffash has considerable knowledge of breast feeding medicine and experience in providing antenatal and postnatal breast feeding advice and support to new mothers. This includes identifying and addressing challenges to breastfeeding in both the mother and the baby. He also specialises in general feeding difficulties and early feeding issues encountered by babies.

Prof EL-Khuffash graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 2002 and enrolled in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland paediatric specialist training scheme in 2005. He completed a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in University College, Dublin in 2008 and his neonatal specialty training in Toronto, Canada (2009- 2011). Following this, he was appointed as a consultant Neonatologist and Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto in January of 2011. He obtained a diploma in clinical epidemiology during his time in Toronto. He is the recipient of several national and international research awards.