Dr. Zafar Quader is a consultant Gastroenterologist, with more than 20 years of experience.

Pakistani by birth, Dr Zafar relocated to the US to complete his medical training and gastroenterology fellowship in Chicago, Illinois. Although his interest spans several aspects of medicine, as someone with an overwhelming compassion and desire to help people, Dr Zafar decided to become a gastroenterologist as he knew he could resolve pain and discomfort rapidly. Given this desire, his favourite treatments are Endoscopy and colonoscopy as these give immediate diagnosis and direct therapy.

Dr. Zafar has been in clinical practice and involved in clinical research in St. Louis, Missouri since 1995 and moved to Dubai in 2015. Dr Zafar provides individualized care to all adult patients with gastrointestinal disorders. The care he provides ensures patients keep coming back and referring new ones because they like the way they were treated and his diligent and evidence- based approach.

His clinical practice emphasizes Colon Cancer Screening, therapeutic videoendoscopy, management of Irritable bowel syndrome, GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) (including Barrett’s esophagus) and the care and treatment of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (including Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis).

His special interests include Bariatric Endoscopy (which includes Gastric Balloon treatment for obesity), liver disease (including the treatment of patients with Hepatitis B & C) and esophageal motility disorders.

Dr Zafar is excited by the new and emerging technologies improving diagnosis and care and the fact that an increasing number of diseases can be treated with minimally invasive therapies. Embracing technology, Dr Zafar has expertise in wireless capsule endoscopy, an endoscopic examination of the small intestine. In the next ten years, Dr Zafar hopes to build an outstanding practice in UAE to which people come just because they recognise the name and associate it with state-of-the-art care and excellence.

Dr. Zafar speaks English, Hindi and Urdu.

Academic memberships and awards

  • Board Certified in Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology
  • National Board of Physicians and Surgeons USA
  • He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Association of Bariatric Endoscopy.