EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS

MB ChB in Medicine and Surgery, King Abdullaziz University

Jeddah, SA

Master Medical Science in Rheumatology, Birmingham University

Birmingham.UK

Clinical PhD in Rheumatology, King's College Hospital,

London University.London, UK

Diploma in Nutrition: The Comprehensive Nutrition Program, College of Nutrition, American Academy of Nutrition, Knoxville, USA

Certified Practitioner of NLP American Board of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): 120 Hour training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Jeddah SA

Diploma in Herbology and Herbal Medicine with The British Institute of Homeopathy.

CURRENT APPOINTMENT

Consultant in rheumatology at Subspecialty Medical Center, Jeddah

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

Consultant in rheumatology at Saudi German Hospital

Consultant in rheumatology at King Fahed Hospital, Jeddah

Clinical fellow and Honorary Senior Registrar to Professor DL Scott, Clinical and Academic Rheumatology, King's College Hospital, London

Research fellow and Registrar to Professor DL Scott, Clinical and Academic Rheumatology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

Research fellow and Clinical assistant to Professor P Bacon in Department of Rheumatology at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK

House Physician, King Fahed Hospital (KFH), Jeddah

COURSES

RHEUMATOLOGY and ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

• Current concepts in Rheumatology, St George’s Hospital, London

• Intensive Course in Pediatric Rheumatology, Birmingham University, Birmingham

• Ten Topics in Rheumatology, St Thomas Hospital, London

• Current concepts in Rheumatology, St George’s Hospital, London

• Ten Topics in Rheumatology, St Thomas Hospital, London

• ARHP Clinical focus coarse in complementary and alternative therapy, Boston

• ACR workshop: Correctly interpreting bone density by DEXA and ultrasound, Boston

• ACR workshop: Musculoskeletal ultrasonography for the rheumatologist, Boston

• Introductory Course of Musculoskletal for Osteopathy,Collage of Osteopathy, British Association of Manipulative Medicine, London

• The basic training course in Acupuncture, The Royal Marsden Hospital, British Medical Acupuncture Society, London

• Training in the theory, practice and safe use of Omega Low Power Laser applications, Omega Laser Systems LTD, West Suuex, UK.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Rheumatology

I undertook regular outpatient clinics as well as looking after the rheumatology inpatients as a Honorary Senior Registrar at King’s College Hospital. I was involved in the Rheumatology audits of King’s College Hospital.

I am working as a Rheumatologist in The Medical Subspecialties Center in Jeddah

At different Hospitals, I teached medical students in clinics. In addition, I have given seminars and talks in many local, national and international postgraduate meetings.

Management

As a result of these studies, I have increased my experience in writing and assessing protocols. As I was involved in both the clinical and laboratory aspect of the studies, I learnt the importance of time management and organization.

I established Rheumatology departments at King Fahed Hospital (1993) and Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah (1992). Also, I have successfully established Pediatric Rheumatology clinics at Maternity and Pediatric Hospital, Jeddah (1993).

Organizations

• International fellow of American College of Rheumatology

• Member of British Society of Rheumatology

• Member of British Society of back care

• Member of British Medical Acupuncture Society

• Full Registered Member in British Medical Council

• Associate member in American Dietetic association

• Fellow of American Society for laser Medicine and surgery

PUBLICATIONS

ORIGINAL PAPERS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

1. Scott DL, Houssein DA, Laasonen L.

Modification to Larsen's scoring system

British Journal of Rheumatology 1995; 34: 56.

2. Houssien DA, McKenna S, Scott DL

The Nottingham Health Profile as a measure of disease activity and outcome in RA.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1997; 36: 69-73.

3. Houssien DA, Jonsson T, E Davies, Scott DL

IgA RF subclasses in rheumatoid arthritis.

Journal of Rheumatology 1997; 24 : 2119-22

4. Houssien DA, Jonsson T, E Davies, Scott DL.

Rheumatoid factor isotypes, disease activity and radiological progression in

rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison of two antigens for measuring RFs.

Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 1998; 27:46-53

5. Lassere M, Houssein D, Scott DL, Edmonds J.

Reference curves radiological damage in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: application of quintile regression and fractional polynomials.

Journal of Rheumatology 1997; 24 (7): 1288-94.

6. Houssien DA, Scott DL.

Early referral and outcome in rheumatoid arthritis.

Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 1998; 27(4): 300-2

7. Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Smoking, rheumatoid factors and rheumatoid arthritis.

Annals of Rheumatic Disease 1998; 57: 175-176

8. Scott DL, Houssein DA.

Joint assessment in rheumatoid arthritis.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1996; 35(suppl. 2): 14-18.

9. Scott DL, Houssein DA.

Clinical and laboratory assessments in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1996; 35 suppl. 3: 6-9.

10. Scott DL, Laasonen L, Priolo F, Houssein DA, Cerase A, Bacarini, Cammisa M

The radiological assessment of rheumatoid arthritis.

Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 1997; 15 (suppl 17): S53-S62.

11. Houssien DA, Carr AJ.

Techniques for health status measurement in the management of RA.

BioDrugs. 1999; 11: 21-30.

12. Sangha O, Houssien D, Stucki G.

Standardized assessment of health status with self-administered patient questionnaires in

rheumatic diseases. EULAR 1998; 27/1:21-24

13. Houssien DA, Stucki G, Scott DL

Should patients with rheumatoid arthritis measure their disease activity?

Rheumatology (Oxford). 1999; 38(1):48-52.

14. Houssien DA, Stucki G, Scott DL

Possibilita di sostituire un indice di attivita pathologica ricavato dal medico con uno

ricavato dal paziente nella ricerca clinica (Italy)

Rheumatology (Oxford). 1999; 3(2):13-18.

15. Chung YL, Mitchell HL, Houssien DA, Al-Mahrouki H, Carr AJ, Scott DL

A comparative study of outcome in myositis and other musculoskeletal disorders assessed

using the Nottingham health profile.

Clin Exp Rheumatol 2001; 19(4):447-50

16. Steer S, Ibrahim F, Abozaid H, Pollard L, Khoshaba B, Houssien D, Lempp H, Scott DL

The effects of ethnicity on disease activity and disability in rheumatoid arthritis.

Clin Rheumatol 2010.


PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

1.Houssien DA, Smith EC, Berry H, Scott DL.

Cyclosporin therapy and the radiological progression of established rheumatoid arthritis.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1994; 33: (suppl 2): 25.  


2.Houssien DA, Smith EC, Berry H, Scott DL.

Cyclosporin therapy and X-ray progression in RA.

Arthritis and Rheumatism 1994; 37 (suppl):  S335.  

3.Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Berry H,  Scott DL.

Diverging health status in rheumatoid arthritis.

Clinical Rheumatology 1995;  14:  264.

4.Lassere M, Edmonds J, Houssein D, Scott DL.

Centile curves of radiological  damage: rheumatoid arthritis population.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1995;  34 (suppl 1):  106.

5. Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Berry H,  Scott DL.

Health status and joint damage divergence in rheumatoid arthritis.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1995;  34 (suppl 1):  107.

6.Houssien DA, Choy EHS,  Berry H,  Scott DL.

What quality of life assessments should be used in RA? 

British Journal of Rheumatology 1995;  34 (suppl 2): 11.

7.Lassere M, Edmonds J, Houssien D, Scott DL.

Reference centiles of radiological  damage.

Arthritis and Rheumatism 1995; 38 (suppl): S174.

8.Houssien DA, Davies E, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

IgA RF and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis.

Arthritis and Rheumatism 1995; 38 (suppl): S255.

9.Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Berry H,  Scott DL .

Diverging health status and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatology In Europe 1995;  24 (suppl 3):  203.

10.Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Scott DL.

The radiological progression and Cyclosporin in established rheumatoid arthritis. 

 Rheumatology In Europe 1995;  24 (suppl 3):  232.

11.Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Berry H,  Scott DL.

 Comparison of generic and disease specific quality of life instruments to    

 define disease outcome in rheumatoid arthritis.

 Rheumatology In Europe 1995;  24 (suppl 3):  384.

12. Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

RF isotypes in patients with RA; association with disease activity.

Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 1996; (suppl 106): 19.

13. Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Subclasses of IgA Rheumatoid factor in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 1996; (suppl 106): P 73: 57.

14. Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Relation  between radiological progression in rheumatoid arthritis and RF isotypes. 

Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 1996; (suppl 106): P 73: 57.

15. Houssien DA, Vincent C, Serre G, Scott DL.

Anti-keratin antibodies, disease activity and radiological damage in rheumatoid arthritis.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1996;  35 (suppl 2):  14

16.  Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Rheumatoid factor isotypes and radiological progression in rheumatoid arthritis.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1996;  35 (suppl 2): 14

17. Houssien DA, Vincent C, Serre G, Scott DL.

The relationship of anti-keratin antibodies to disease activity and 

radiological changes in rheumatoid arthritis

Arthritis and Rheumatism 1996; 39 (suppl): 761/S154

18.  Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Subclasses of IgA Rheumatoid factor in RA patients.

Arthritis and Rheumatism 1996; 39 (suppl): 762/S154

19.  Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Berry H,  Scott DL .

Differences between the clinical and radiological progression of rheumatoid  arthritis.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1996;  35 (suppl 1):199.

20.  Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Rheumatoid factor isotypes: An association with radiological progression in rheumatoid arthritis.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1996;  35 (suppl 1):  207.

21. Houssien DA, Comer M, Doyle D, Hopkins A, Scott DL.

Early referral and outcome in rheumatoid arthritis.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1996;  35 (suppl 1):  229.

22. Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Association between radiological progression in rheumatoid arthritis and         

rheumatoid factors isotypes.

The Iceland Medical Journal 1996; 82/31: 54.

23. Houssien DA, McKenna S, Scott DL.

Measuring disease activity  and outcome in RA using the Nottingham Health Profile.

British Journal of Rheumatology 1996;  35 (suppl 1):  231.

24. Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

IgA rheumatoid factor subclasses in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

The Iceland Medical Journal 1996; 82/31: 54. 

25. Houssien DA, McKenna S, Scott DL.

The Nottingham Health Profile as a measure of disease activity and outcome in RA

Arthritis and Rheumatism 1996; 39 (suppl): 763/S154

26. O’Donohue J, Smith EC, Houssien DA, Douds AC, Jonsson T, Williams R

Arthritis in primary biliary cirrhosis: a clinical, radiological and immunological study

Gastroenterology 1996; 110 (4): A1281

27.  Rojkovich B, Houssien DA, Greenwood M, Doyle DV, Scott DL

HAQ is similar in follow-up RA cases across European centers

British Journal of Rheumatology 1997;  36 (suppl 1):  51.

28.  Greenwood M, Houssien DA, Doyle DV, Scott DL 

What reflects patient-centered outcome in rheumatoid arthritis

British Journal of Rheumatology 1997;  36 (suppl 1):  152.

29. Houssien DA, Stucki G, Scott DL. 

Should patients with rheumatoid arthritis measure their  disease activity ?

British Journal of Rheumatology 1997;  36 (suppl 1):  153.

30. Houssien DA, Whalley D, McKenna S, Scott DL. 

The value of health status measures in the assessment of RA

British Journal of Rheumatology 1997;  36 (suppl 1):  150.

31. Al-Mahrouki H, Carr A J, Houssien DA, Scott DL, Thomas S, Hewala A

A comparison of self-reported health status in OA and RA

Arthritis and Rheumatism 1997; 40 (suppl): 477/S110

32. Chung YL, Houssien DA, Carr A J, Scott DL 

Health status in inflammatory muscle disease

Arthritis and Rheumatism 1997; 40 (suppl):505/S115

33. Houssien DA, Choy EH, Carr A J, Scott DL

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) outcome in routine practice: A comparison of  outcome assessments

Arthritis and Rheumatism 1997; 40 (suppl):726/S152

34. Houssien DA, Stucki G, Scott DL. 

Should patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) measure their disease activity?

Arthritis and Rheumatism 1997; 40 (suppl): 1529/S286

35.  Scott DL, Laasonen L, Priolo F, Houssien DA, Bacarini L, Cerase A, Cammisa M. 

The radiological  assessment of rheumatoid arthritis. 

Clin Exp Rheumatol. 1997; 15 (suppl): 17/S53–S61.

36. Houssien DA, Choy EH, Carr A J, Scott DL

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) outcome in routine practice: A comparison of  outcome assessments 

British Journal of Rheumatology 1998; 37 (suppl 1):  251

37. Chung YL, Houssien DA, Carr A J, Scott DL 

Health status in inflammatory muscle disease

British Journal of Rheumatology 1998; 37 (suppl 1):  160

38.  Greenwood M, Scott DL, Carr A J, Deodhar A, Dolan L, Doyle DV, Houssien DA

Pain and disability in RA

Ann Rheum Dis 1999; 58(suppl): 91

39. .Houssien DA, T. Garrood, DL. Scott.

Different clinical patterns of rheumatoid arthritis in saudi arabia and the uk.

British Journal of Rheumatology 2000; 39 (suppl 1)  

40  .Khoshaba BB, Houssien DA, Choy EH, Scott DL   

The Nottingham health Profile and health assessment questionnaire in assessing rheumatoid disability

Rheumatology 2002; 41 (suppl 1):168

41.  Khoshaba BB, Houssien DA, Choy EH, Scott DL   

 Relationship between  disability measures using health assessment questionnaire and SF-36 

 Rheumatology 2002; 41 (suppl 1):170

42. Houssein D, Khobasha B, Scott D L

Disease activity scores and geographical variations of the clinical phenotype of      

rheumatoid arthritis: Comparing  Saudi Arabia With England

Journal of Rheumatology 2006; 9 (suppl 1): 183-4.

43. Houssien D, Khoshaba B, Scott DL.

Geographical variations in the clinical phenotype of rheumatoid arthritis: Comparing disease 

activity  with Saudi Arabia and England.

Rheumatology 2007; 46 (suppl 1): 94

44.Houssein DA

The relief of chronic low back pain immediately after one session of low level laser      

acupuncture therapy: an Evaluation of the effect of prayer

Rheumatology 2007; 46 (suppl 1):124

45.Houssein DA

The relief of chronic low back pain immediately after one session of low level laser      

acupuncture therapy: an Evaluation of the effect of prayer

Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2007; 239 

46.Houssein DA

The relief of chronic low back pain immediately after one session of low level laser acupuncture     

therapy: an evaluation of the effect of prayer

Photomedicine and Laser Surgery. August 1, 2007, 25(4): 368-370.

47.Houssein DA

The relief of back pain immediately after one session of low level laser acupuncture therapy (lllt): 

the effect of prayer. 

European journal pain. September, 2009, 21 (suppl 1): S35



  • PRESENTATIONS AT INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS OR CONFERENCES

British Society of Rheumatology,Bath, UK September 1994

Houssien DA, Smith EC, Berry H, Scott DL.

Cyclosporin therapy and the radiological progression of established rheumatoid arthritis.


American College of Rheumatology Meeting,Minneapolis, USA October 1994

Houssien DA, Smith EC, Berry H, Scott DL.

Cyclosporin therapy and X-ray progression in RA.


European Workshop in Rheumatology, Erlangen, Germany March 1995 

Houssien DA, Smith EC, Berry H, Scott DL.

Diverging health status in rheumatoid arthritis.


British Society of Rheumatology, Glasgow, UK April 1995

Lassere M, Edmonds J, Houssein DA, Scott DL.

Centile curves of radiological  damage: rheumatoid arthritis population.

Houssien, DA., Choy, EHS., Berry, H.,  Scott, DL.

Health status and joint damage divergence in rheumatoid arthritis


Eight European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR),Amsterdam, Netherlands 18-23 June 1995

Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Berry H, Scott DL.

Diverging health status and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis C 187

Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Scott DL.

The radiological progression and Cyclosporin in established rheumatoid arthritis D62

Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Berry H, Scott DL.

Comparison of generic and disease specific quality of life instruments to define disease outcome in rheumatoid arthritis E 237


British Society of Rheumatology, Keele, UK September 1995

Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Berry H, Scott DL.

What quality of life assessments should be used in RA? 

 

American College of Rheumatology Meeting, San Francisco, USA October 1995

Lassere M, Edmonds J, Houssein DA, Scott DL.

Reference centiles of radiological  damage.

Houssien DA, Davies E, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

IgA RF and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis.


European Workshop in Rheumatology, Ostokholm, Sweden March 1996 

Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Berry H, Scott DL.

Diverging health status in rheumatoid arthritis.


Eight Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR),Melbourne, Australia April 21-26 1996

Houssien DA, Choy EHS, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Association between RF isotypes and radiological progression in RA patients. P79: 292

Houssien DA Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Rheumatoid Factor isotypes and parameters of disease activity in patients with RA; association with disease activity. P 79: 291

Houssien, DA, Berry H, Scott DL.

Cyclosporin and radiological progression in advanced RA. P103: 379

Houssien, DA, McKenna S, Scott DL. P117 :431

The Nottingham Health Profile as a measure of disease activity  and outcome in RA


British Society of Rheumatology, Brighton, UK May 1996

Houssien, DA, Choy EHS, Berry H,  Scott DL .

Differences between the clinical and radiological progression of rheumatoid arthritis.

Houssien, DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Rheumatoid factor isotypes: An association with radiological progression in rheumatoid arthritis.

Houssien DA, Comer M, Doyle D, Hopkins A, Scott DL.

Early referral and outcome in rheumatoid arthritis.

Houssien DA, McKenna S, Scott DL.

Measuring disease activity  and outcome in rheumatoid arthritis using the Nottingham Health Profile


American Gastroenterology Association (Digestive Diseases Week),21 May 1996.

O’Donohue J, Smith EC, Houssien DA, Douds AC, Jonsson T, Williams R

Arthritis in primary biliary cirrhosis: a clinical, radiological and immunological study


26th Scandinavian Congress of Rheumatology, Reykjavik, Iceland (31 may- 3 June 1996)

Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Subclasses of IgA Rheumatoid factor in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Relation  between radiological progression in rheumatoid arthritis and RF isotypes. 


British Society of Rheumatology, London, UK September 1996

Houssien DA, Vincent C, Serre G, Scott DL.

Anti-keratin antibodies, disease activity and radiological damage in rheumatoid arthritis.

Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Rheumatoid factor isotypes and radiological progression in rheumatoid arthritis.

Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Rheumatoid factor isotypes: An association with radiological progression in rheumatoid arthritis.


American College of Rheumatology Meeting, Orlando, USA October 1996

Houssien DA, Vincent C, Serre G, Scott DL.

The relationship of anti-keratin antibodies to disease activity and radiological changes in rheumatoid arthritis

Houssien DA, Jonsson T, Scott DL.

Subclasses of IgA Rheumatoid factor in RA patients.

Houssien DA, McKenna S, Scott DL.

The Nottingham Health Profile as a measure of disease activity  and outcome in RA


17th European Workshop for Rheumatology research, Brest, France 20-23 March 1997

Houssien DA,  Jonsson T, Davies E, Scott DL.

Rheumatoid factor isotypes, disease activity and the outcome of rheumatoid arthritis: comparative effects of different antigens 


British Society of Rheumatology, Harrorate, UK 24-26 April 1997

Rojkovich B, Houssien DA, Greenwood M, Doyle DV, Scott DL

HAQ is similar in follow-up RA cases across European centers

Greenwood M, Houssien DA, Doyle DV, Scott DL 

What reflects patient-centered outcome in rheumatoid arthritis

Houssien DA, Stucki G, Scott DL. 

Should patients with rheumatoid arthritis measure their disease activity ?

Houssien DA, Whalley D, McKenna S, Scott DL. 

The value of health status measures in the assessment of RA


International League Against Rheumatism (ILAR), Singapore, June 1997

Houssien DA, Scott DL

Early referral and outcome measured using the Nottingham health profile

Houssien DA,  Jonsson T, Davies E, Scott DL.

Rheumatoid factor isotypes, disease activity and the outcome of rheumatoid arthritis: comparative effects of different antigens 


American College of Rheumatology Meeting, Washington, USA November 1997

Al-Mahrouki H, Carr A J, Houssien DA, Scott DL, Thomas S, Hewala A

A comparison of self-reported health status in OA and RA

Chung YL, Houssien DA, Carr A J, Scott DL

Health status in inflammatory muscle disease

Houssien DA, Choy EH, Carr A J, Scott DL

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) outcome in routine practice: A comparison of outcome assessments

Houssien DA, Stucki G, Scott DL. 

Should patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) measure their disease activity?


British Society of Rheumatology, Brighton, UK April 1998

Houssien DA, Choy EH, Carr A J, Scott DL

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) outcome in routine practice: A comparison of  outcome assessments 

Chung YL, Houssien DA, Carr A J, Scott DL 

Health status in inflammatory muscle disease


Ninth European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR), Glasgow, UK 6-11 June 1999

Greenwood M, Scott DL, Carr A J, Deodhar A, Dolan L, Doyle DV, Houssien DA

Pain and disability in RA


American College of Rheumatology Meeting, Boston, USA November 1999

Houssien DA, Garrood T, Scott DL.

Different clinical patterns of rheumatoid arthritis in Saudi Arabia and the UK.


British Society of Rheumatology, Brighton, UK April 2000

Houssien DA, Garrood T, Scott DL.

Different clinical patterns of rheumatoid arthritis in Saudi Arabia and the UK.


9TH Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (APLAR), Beijing, China May ‏2000

Houssien DA,  Garrood T, Scott DL.

Different clinical patterns of rheumatoid arthritis in Saudi Arabia and the UK.

Houssien DA

Iron levels and disease activity in patients with RA

Houssien DA,  Al-Mughales J,  Barakat M 

Relapsing polychondritis 


Ninth European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR),  Nice, France  20-24 June 2000

Houssien DA,  Garrood T, Scott DL.

Different clinical patterns of rheumatoid arthritis in Saudi Arabia and the UK.


British Society of Rheumatology, XIXth Annual General meeting, Brighton, UK April 2002

Khoshaba BB, Houssien DA, Choy EH, Scott DL   

The Nottingham health Profile and health assessment questionnaire in assessing rheumatoid disability

Khoshaba BB, Houssien DA, Choy EH, Scott DL