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Harb Ata Harfi, M.D.
Business Address:

1) MBC 58
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine
Riyadh 11211, Saudi Arabia
Phone:     +966-1-442-7272
Fax:     +966-1-44217784
E-Mail:    harb@kfshrc.edu.sa
P.O.Box: 68639

 

 

 



2) National Center of allergy , Asthma & Immunology (NCAAI )
Takhassussi Road , Riyadh , 11537 , KSA
Phone :    +966-1-480-3333
Fax :    +966-1-480-0480
E-mail : harfi@allergyarabia.com

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
 

High School: Scientific Islamic College Secondary General
  (Jordan) Certificate (Honor)1962
     


Medical School:

Graduate: 1) Medical College, University of Cairo, Egypt     1962-1966
  2) Iraqi Medical College 1966-1969 University of Baghdad, Iraq Graduated: 30 June 1969     MB.Ch.B
Postgraduate: 1)    St. John HospitalWayne State, University Affiliate Detroit, Michigan        Internship 1971-1972
  2)Charity Hospital of Louisiana Tulane Medical SchoolTulane University     Pediatric Residency 1972-1974
  3) University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences     Fellowship
Allergy/Immunology Memphis, Tennessee     (Peds/Adult)1974-1976


WORK EXPERIENCE AND APPOINTMENTS

1980-PRESENT King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Consultant Allergy and clinical Immunology (Peds/Medicine)
1986-1996 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Head , Division of Allergy and clinical Immunology Departments of Pediatrics/ Medicine
1976-1980 Fort Worth, Texas Consultant Allergist Private Practice
1976-1980 Cook's Children Hospital Fort Worth, Texas Director, Cystic Fibrosis and Chest Clinic Cystic Fibrosis
1976-1980 St. Peter Smith Hospital South Western University Fort Worth, Texas Staff Member


CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

Specialty Certification 1)Diplomat American Board of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (ABAI) A Conjoint Board the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics Certificate (No. 1495) 1977
  2)Diplomat American Board of Pediatrics Certificate (No. 19603) 19764)  
General Certification 1)ECFMG Certificate (No. 1280304) 19712)
  2)FLEX Certificate (No. 13360) 19733)
Medical Licensure 1)State of Washington (No. 13360)
  2)Sate of Mississipp
  3)State of Texas (No. E5535)


MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIEITES

1976-1980    -    Tarrant County Medical society , Member
1976-1980    -    Texas Medical Association ,Member
1977-present    -    American Academy of Pediatrics , Member
1978-1980    -    American Academy of allergy and Immunology , Member
1980-present    -    American Academy of allergy and Immunology , Fellow
1977-1980    -    American College of Allergy , Member
1980-present    -    American College of Allergy and Immunology , Fellow
1984-present    - European academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology , Affiliate Member
1993 -present    -    New York Academy of Sciences , Member

INTERNATIONAL, NATIONAL AND LOCAL COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS
 

INTERNATIONAL Member, In-Training Exam Committee, TPDs, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - 200-2002.-    Chairman, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology International Committee for Africa and the Middle East - 1994-1998.
  Member, Grant - In-Aid Subcommittee of the International Committee, American Academy of Allergy and Immunology (AAAI) - 1994 - 1996.
  Chairman, Grant - In-Aid Subcommittee, International Committee, American Academy of Allergy and Immunology (AAAI) - 1998 - present.

NATIONAL

Member, National AIDS Committee, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia 1985-1994.
Local (KFSH&RC)
  Member, Morbidity and Mortality Committee, KFSH&RC 1985-1988.
  Coordinator, Morbidity and Mortality Committee, Department of Pediatrics 1985-1989.
  Chairman , Quality Assurance Committee . 1985 -1989
  Chairman, Bed Utilization Review Committee 1984-1987.
  Chairman, Resident Committee 1982-1987.
  Member, Blood Transfusion Committee 1983-1985.
  Chairman, fellowship Committee, Department of Medicine January 1992-June 1992.
  Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee to Study the Implications of AIDS at KFSH & RC 1988.
  Acting Chairman, Bone Marrow Transplant Committee 1990-1992.
  Chairman, Pediatric Research Committee 1994-2000.
  Deputy Chairman , Pediatric Fellowship Directors Committee 1991 -2000
  Member, Pediatric Research Committee 2001-present.

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS AND EXPERIENCE

Chairman, Chairmen Search Committee, KFSH & RC May 1994-November 1997.
Head, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine 1986-1996.
Member, Medical Executive Council, KFSH & RC May 1994-present.
Associate Chief of Staff for Outpatient Affairs, KFSH & RC 1985-1988,
Chairman, Employee Retention Advisory Committee, KFSH &RC 1990-1992.
Director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Fort Worth Chapter 1976-1980.
President, Saudi Society of Allergy and Immunology 1993-present founder of Allergy and Immunology as a       specialty at KFSH & RC.

TEACHING AND TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Director, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Fellowship Program, KFSH & RC (1989-January 2000)
Fellows trained and years of graduation:

1    Dr. Nasser Al-Haddad January 1996-December 1997
2    Dr. Saad Al-Nuaim January 1996-December 1997
3    Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Ghonaium 1992-1994
4    Dr. Salem Al Malik 1990-1992
5    Dr. Husni Qari 1990-1992
6    Dr. Abdulaziz Niaz 1989-1990
7    Dr. Kamal Al Abbad 1998-2000

In addition, I have been actively participating in Residents' teaching and nursing education and I have organized and participated in many courses, symposia and lectures, both to physicians and the public. Several lectures on health issues to postgraduate students and scholarships abroad.


HONORS AND AWARDS

1962 UN Scholarship Award to Study Medicine for Top Ten Students
1962-1969 Honor for the following subjects:
 
  • Anatomy
  • Pharmacology
  • Histology
  • Parasitology
  • Physiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
1978 T-Circuit, Girl Scouts of Texas Awards Presented for Resolving a Mysterious Illness.
1991/1992 Citation - Who's who in Medicine
1995-present Honorary Assistant Clinical Professor, King Faisal University Teaching Hospital, King Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
1980-1983 1993-1996 AMA Physician Recognition Award
1998 Who's Who in the World (15th Edition)
1999 Recipient of Travel Grant, International Training Program Directors, by American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
2000 Recipient of Travel Grant, International Training Program Directors by AAAAI.

    

EDITORIALS AND JOURNAL REVIEWS

1.    Co-Editor: Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, USA 2001.
2.    Advisory Board: Pediatrics in Review since January 1996.
3.    Advisory Board: Pediatrics: Arab World Edition since 1994.
4.     International Reviewer: Allergy (European Journal of Allergy) since 1993
5.    Reviewer: Annals of Saudi Medicine since 1985.
6.    International Editor: Pediatric Asthma, Allergy & Immunology, USA since 2000.


RESEARCH ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS

1.    Epidemiology of Allergic Diseases in Saudi Arabia, jointly with King Saud University.
2.    Allergens in Saudi Arabia.
3.    Date Pollen Allergy
4.    Prosopis and its importance in Allergy (Completed)
5.    Latex Allergy in Health Care Workers at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Completed:
       funded by research centre)
6.    Peak Expiratory Flow Rate in Healthy Saudi Arabian Children Living in Riyadh, KFSH & RC Grant SR
       45,000,00. Concluded 1992.
7.    Immunological Abnormalities and Infections in G-6-PD Deficient Saudi Infants, (KACST Grant No.
       Ar-12-24) Funded: Sr400,000.00. Completed 1996.
8.    Primary Immunodeficiency in Saudi Arabia.
9.    Gene Mapping for Partial Albinism, Immunodeficiency Syndrome (PAID or Harfi): A newly recognized primary
       immunodeficiency. Jointly with Professor R.S. Geha, Harvard School of Medicine, Boston USA (Active).
10.    Bare Lymphocyte Syndrome: A Primary Immunodeficiency.
11.    Organizer and Coordinator of Research Activities in Department of Pediatrics.

ORAL PRESENTATIONS, INVITED SCIENTIFIC LECTURES, SYMPOSIA AND WORKSHOPS

1. Patterns of Immunodeficiency in Saudi Arabia. Lectures given by invitation to College of Medicine staff in King
       Saud University, Abha, 28 Dec. 1989.
2. Guest Speaker , Educational lecture to Al-Aasima Institute in Riyadh,November1989.
3. Guest Speaker, King Saud University Symposium on Essential Immunology in Clinical Medicine:
    A - Anti-inflammatory Treatment of Severe Asthma. 6-7 March, 1990.
4.Guest Speaker, Security Forces Hospital, Riyadh. 11 October 1990.
5.Guest Speaker, Military Forces Hospital, Riyadh 12-26 November, 1990, A series of Post Graduate Course
    Lectures in Immunology.
6.Guest Speaker to Post Graduate Scholarship Students. College of Journalism, Modn Bin Saud Islamic University.
    24 November 1990.
7. Invited Guest Speaker, King Saud University, Qassim, 1991.
8. External Examiner at College of Medicine, King Saud University, 8 December 1991.
9. Visiting guest speaker and Consultant at Military Hospital in Northwest (Tabuk), 10 December 1991.
10. Guest speaker at Sports Medicine, HTV infection and danger to Athletes, 16 December 1991.
11. Invited guest speaker, Pediatric Symposium in Medina, 30-31 October 1992.
12. Workshop Organizer and participant: "Workshop on Pediatric and Adult Allergy" - 4 presentation:
    a) Acute Asthma
    b) Anaphylaxis;
    c) Intrainflammatory drugs in treatment of Asthma;
    d) In vivo tests and diagnosis of allergic diseases,18-19 February 1992.
13. Invited guest speaker in XII Congress of Egyptians Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Alexandria,
      Egypt, 30 April to 1 May 1992.
14. Guest Speaker, College of Public Administration (AIDS: its health & social implications).
15. Guest Speaker, Pediatric Symposium "Child's Health is a real Wealth", Jeddah 15-17 February 1993.
      1) Childhood Bronchial Asthma
      2) Primary Immunodeficiency.
16. Guest Speaker: Maternity & Children's Hospital, Jeddah. - Series of 6 lectures on Allergy and Immunology for
      Arab Board Candidates. Oct 1993.
17. King Fahd University Hospital: Special Lecture on "Pediatric Aids" Outreach Clinic - Dec 1993.
18. Guest Speaker: Ministry of Industry & Electricity (International Aids Day) - Dec 1993.
19. Guest Speaker: Imam Mohamed Bin Saud University- Dec. 1993.
20. Chairman: Organizing Committee: 1st Annual Symposium of Saudi Society6 of
Allergy & Immunology: King Faisal Foundation 10-12 July 1994.
21.Chairman: 2 Sessions at the above symposium
22.Key Note Speaker: First Annual Symposium of Saudi Society of
      Allergy & Immunology (10-12 Jan 94).
23.5 Presentations at above Symposium (3 post graduate and 2 abstracts)
24.Scientific Presentation entitled: "Neurological abnormalities of PAID Syndrome" presented at the Annual Meeting
    of Trans-Pacific Allergy & Immunological Society Meeting in Hawai - 21 Jan 1994.
25.Invited Guest Speaker: King Abdulaziz Hospital & Cancer Center, Jeddah - Symposium "
    Mediators of Inflammation - Allergic Disease"- April 1994.
26.Series of Seven (7) Lectures to the nurses in medical clinics on Basic Immunology and Allergy Diseases".
27.Pediatric Teaching Sessions: Management of the Child with Recurrent Infections March 1994.
28.Invited Guest Speaker: International Conference on AIDS in Kuwait - March 1994.
29.Invited Guest Speaker: Military Hospital, Riyadh - 18-19 April 1994.
30.Member of Organizing Committee: International Symposium on AIDS - KFSH & RC, 1994.
31.Overview of Allergic Disorders. Guest speaker, Pakistani Doctors Group, Riyadh. 9th Medical Symposium,
    18 November 1994.
32.Chairman: Organizing Committee - Allergy Symposium - "Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Management of
     Allergic Diseases", KFSH & RC, 9-11 January 1995.
33.Common Allergic Diseases in Saudi Arabia, Conference in "Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Management of
    Allergic Diseases", Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 9-11 January 1995.
34.Malignancy in primary immunodeficiency. Conference on: "Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management of
    Allergic Diseases", Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 9-11 January 1995.
35.Infections and Immunological abnormalities in G6PD deficient Saudi infants. 51st International Conference of the
    AAA&I. New York, New York, 24 February-1 March 1995.
36.Invited guest speaker: Division of Immunology, Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center,
    Durham, North Carolina, 6-7 March 1995.
37.Partial albinism, immunodeficiency and progressive white matter disease (PAID syndrome): a new primary
    immunodeficiency among Arab children. The 5th Conference of the Union of the Arab Pediatric Societies and 5th
    Jordan Pediatric Society, Amman, Jordan, 12-14 April 1995.
38.Invited guest speaker: Maternity and Children's Hospital, Madina, KSA, 20 July 1995.
39.Chairman: Session on Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis. Annual Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and
     Clinical Immunology, Madrid, Spain, 25 June - 1 July 1995.
40.Invited Guest Speaker: The Child with Recurrent Infections. Presented in Pediatrics Review Course, Organized by the Health Development International, 4-10 November 1995, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
41.Invited Guest Speaker: The Allergic Child. Presented in Pediatrics Review Course, Organized by
     the Health Development International, 4-10 November 1995, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
42.Invited Guest Speaker: Immunodeficiency and BMT Outcome: the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research
     Centre Experience. Khamis Mshait Military Hospital, Saudi Arabia, December 1995.
43.Invited guest Speaker: The Role of Immunotherapy in Treatment of Allergic Disease. King Abdulaziz University
     Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 1995.
44.Invited Guest Speaker: Primary Immunodeficiency and the Role of BMT in Treatment. Dhahran Health Center,
     Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, March 1996.
45.Organizer and Chairman: First Research Day, Department of Pediatrics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and
     Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 1996.
46.Invited Guest Speaker: Sensitization to proposes and Date Pollen in Saudi Patients, First Pan Arab Allergy
     Meeting, Cairo, Egypt, 28 November 1996.
47.Chairman, Session on Asthma, Diagnosis and Management. First Pan Arab Allergy Meeting, Cairo, Egypt,
     28 November 1996.
48.Organizer and Chairman: 2nd Annual Pediatric Research Day, Department of Pediatrics. 10 December 1996.
49.Chairman, Workshop on Allergic Diseases in the Middle East and Africa. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma
     and Immunology. Annual Meeting, San Francisco, February 1997.
50.To be presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 54th Annual Meeting in
     Washington, D.C., 13-18 March 1998 - Sensitization to Fruits of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) in an Atopic
     Population in Saudi Arabia.
51.Common Allergic Diseases in the Middle East (Oral Presentation) at the American Academy of Allergy,
     Asthma and Immunology 54th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., 13-18 March 1998: Common Allergic
     Diseases in the Middle East.
52.Harfi HA, Kwaasi AAA, Parhar RS, et al. Skin test reactivates to 18 date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L) cultivar
     extracts: correlation with Immunoglobulin-E (IgE) bind epitopes. Allergy (Supplement) 1999; 54:65.
53.Kwaasi AAA, Harfi HA, Collison KS et al. Major allergens of date palm (Phoenix dactylifera L) fruits. Allergy
     (Supplement) 1999; 54:56.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS

1.Crawford LV, Lieberman P, Harfi HA et al, A double-blind study of subcutaneous food testing sponsored by
   the Food Committee of the American Academy of Allergy (Abst.) J Allergy Clin Immun 57 (3):236, 1976.
2.Harfi HA, Hanissian AS, Crawford L. Treatment of status asthmaticus in children with high doses and
   conventional doses of Methylprednisolone. Pediatrics 61:829, 1978.
3.Crawford LV and Harifi HA. Duration of action of subcutaneous epinephrine aqueous suspension.,
   Childhood Asthma 1:200, Angiology, 1978.
4.Harfi HA. Immediate hypersensitivity to crickets. Annals of Allergy 44:162, 1980.
5.Harfi HA, Asthma: Recent Advances, KFSH Med J 1:63-67, 1981.
6.Akhtar M, Robinson CR, Ali Ma, Larkworthy W, Harfi HA. Malacoplakia of the colon and rectum: Report of
   two cases and review of the literature. KFSH Med J 2 (3): 147-153, 1982.
7.Harfi HA, Immune response in malignancy, KFSH Med J 2 (4): 238, 1982.
8.Harfi HA, Ferentzi C, Sbeiti Y, et al: Clinicopathologic Conference, KFSH Med J 4 (2): 185-192, 1984.
9.Rao PS, Harfi HA, Shabib, S, Guinn G. Transient eosinophilic pulmonary infitration with intestinal schistosomiasis
    and mitral stenosis. KFSH Med J 4 (4): 355-358, 1984.
10.Harfi HA, Akhtar M, Sheiti Y, et al: Gastrointestinal Malacoplakia in Children. Clinical Pediatrics 24:423-433, 1985.
11.Harfi HA, and Godwin JT: Normal Serum Levels of IgG, IgA, IgM and IgD and IgE in Saudi Arabia,
     KFSH Med J 5 (2), 99-105, 1985.
12.Akhtar M, Ali Ma, Robinson C, Harfi HA: Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy in the Diagnosis and
     Management of Malacoplakia. Acta Cytologica 29:457-460, 1985.
13.Young MC, Harfi HA, Sabbah S, et al: A Human T-cell Lymphoima Secreting an immunoglobulin E Specific Helper
     Factor, J Clin Invest 75 (6): 1977-1982, June 1985.
14.Harfi HA, and Fakhry BM: AIDS in Saudi Arabia: the American Saudi Connection. JAMA 255 (3): 383-384, 1986.
15.Harfi HS: the appearance of BCF reaction six months after immunization in a child who received bone marrow
     transplant from his mother for "SCID". J Allerg. Clin Immunol. 27 (1), part 2:192, 1986.
16.Sakati N, Woodhouse NJY, Niles N, Harfi HA, DeGrange DA and Marx 5. Hereditary Resistance
     to 1.25-Dehydroxyvitamin D: Clinical and Radiological Improvement During High-Dose Oral Calcium Therapy.
     Hormone Research 24: 280-287 (1986).
17.Al-Frayh A, Hasnain SM, Wilson JD, Harfi HA: Fungal Allergens in the Atmosphere of Saudi Arabia:
     Preliminary Communication, Annals of Saudi Medicine 8 (4): 248-251, 1988.
18.Nazer H, Riff E, Harfi HA, Sakati N, Mathew R and Majeed-Saidan MA: Cystic Fibrosis in Saudi Arabia, Europe,
     J. Peds. 148:330-332, 1989.
19.Al-Frayh A, Hasnain SM, Wilson JD, Harfi HA, Fungal Spore Allergens in the Atmosphere of Riyadh:
     seasonal periodicity. Annals of Saudi Medicine 9 (4): 339-343, 1989.
20.Al-Frayh A, Reilly H, Harfi HA, Hasnain S. Thorgood R, and Wilson JD: A twelve month aerobiological survey
     of pollen in Riyadh. Annals of Saudi Medicine 9 (5): 433-434, September 1989.
21.Moreno J and Harfi HA: Cold Urticaria in Saudi Arabia. Annals of Allergy, 63: 331-334 1989.
22.Harfi HA, Jabbar M and Rabe E: Recurrent Meningitis associated with Congenital deafness and IgG subclass
     immunodeficiency. Ann Saudi Med 9 (5): 1989.
23.Al-Frayh A, Hasnain SM, Wilson JD, Harfi HA, Fungal spore Allergens in the Atmosphere of Riyadh. Annals
     of Saudi Medicine 9 (5): 339-343, 1989.
24.Riff EJ, Moore C, Tufenkeji H and Harfi H: Infantile Lipoid Pneumonia. Annals of Saudi Medicine 10:378-382, 1990.
25.Harfi HA, & Hugosson C: Disseminated BCG-Osteomyelitis and congenital immunodeficiency.
     Pediatric Radiology, 21:384-385, 1991.
26.Bervil SS, Sheth K, Ellis M, Harfi H, Halim M, Karim A, Andres V: HIV Antibody Screening in a Saudi Arabia
     Blood Donor Population: 5 years experience. Vox Sanguinin, 61:71-73, 1991.
27.Harfi H: Patterns of Immunodeficiency in Tertiary Care Hospital: The Experience of King Faisal Specialist Hospital
     and Research Centre 1981-1988. J KAU:Med Sci 1:11-14, 1991.
28.Harfi HA, Qadri SMH, Frayha H, Halees S, Wilson N and Malik S: Successful treatment of endocarditis and aortic
     root abscess due to Canadida tropicalls in young child. Current Therapeutic Research, 50 (3):1-6, 1991.
29.Harfi H, Malik S and Tulba A: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome. Annals of Saudi Med: 12 (4): 3550361, 1992.
30.Harfi H and Malik S: Chediak-Higashi Syndrome. Clinical, Hematological and immunological improvement after
      splenectomy. Annals Allergy 1992, 69:147-150.
31.Brismar J and Harfi H: Partial albinism with immunodeficiency - A rare syndrome with prominent posterior fossa
     white matter changes. Am J Neuro-Radiol, 13:387-393, 1992.
32.Nazer H, Sabban E, Harfi H, et al: FK 506 associated disorder in liver transplantation. J. Gastroenterol.
     Hepatol: vol 7:257-259, 1992.
33.Harfi HA, Brismar J, Haino B and Sabbah R: Partial albinsim immunodeficiency and progressive white matter
     disease (PAID): A new primary immunodeficiency. Allergy proceeding: 13:6, 321-328, 1992.
34.Harfi HA, Kwaasi AAA, Tipirneni P, et al: "Characterization of antigens and allergens of date palm
     (Phoenix dactylifera) pollen": Immunologic assessment of atopic patients using extract and its fractions.
     Allergy 1992, 47:535-544.
35.Kwaasi AAA, Parhar R, Tipimeni P, Harfi HA, et al; "Major allergens of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) pollen:
     Identification of IgE binding components by ELISA and immunology analysis. Allergy, Allergy 1993:48:511-518.
36.Al Nasser A, Harfi HA, Sabbah R, and Malik S: Chediak-Higashi Syndrome: Report of five Saudi Arab Children &
     Review of the literature. Ann. Saudi Medicine 1993: 13 (4): 321-327.
37.Graff-Lonnevig V, A, Harfi HA, and Tipimeni P: Peak flow values in healthy Saudi Arabian children living in Riyadh,
     Annals of Allergy, 1993:71:446-450.
38.Hasnain SM, Al-Frayha SA, Harfi HA, Gad El-Rab MO, Al-Moberik K, and Al-Sedairy ST: Cladosporium as an
     Airborne Allergen in Saudi Arabia. Annals of Saudi Medicine, Vol 14, No 2, 1994:142-146.
39.Ozand PT, Rashed M, Gascon GG, Yousef NG, Harfi HA, Rahbeeni Z, Al Garawi S, Al Aqeel A:
     Unusual Presentation of Propionic Acidemia. Brain and Development. 1994; 16 (Supp): 46-57.
40.Al-Mohanna F, Parhar A, Kwaasi AAA, Ernst K, Sheth, Harfi HA, Al-Sedairy S: Inhibition of neutrophil functions
     by human immunoglobulin E. JACI, 1995, 95 (2):238.
41.Hasnain SM, Al-Frayh AS, Al-Suwaine A, Gad-El-Rub MO, Harfi HA, Al-Sedairy S: Inhibition of neutrophil
     functions by human immunoglobulin E. JACI, 1995, 95 (2): 238.
42.Arishi H, Qari H, Frayha H, Rayes H, Tufenkeji, H, and Harfi H, Clinical Features of Disseminated BCG in 11
     Saudi Arab Infants, Annals of Saudi Medicine, 1996; 15 (5): 512-516.
43.Harfi HA, Lundberg M: A Novel Allergy to Meswak (Salvadora Persica): A Chewing Stick used as a Toothbrush.
     Allergy, 1997; 52:474-475.
44.Kwaasi AAA, Parhar RS, Al-Mohanna FAA, Harfi HA, et al, Aeroallegens and viable microbes in sandstorm dust.
     Allergy, 1998; 53:255-265.
45.Kattan H, Harfi HA, Tipirneni P: Latex Allergy in Saudi Children with Spina Bifida. Allergy 1999: 54-70-3.
46.Kwaasi AA, Harfi HA, Parhar RS, et al. Allergy to date fruits: Characterization of antigens and allergens of fruits
     of the date palm (phoenix dactylifera). Allergy 1999; 54:1270-1277.
47.A.A.A. Kwaaso H.A. Harfi R.S. Parhar K.S. Collison S.T. Al-Sedairy Citovar-Specific IgE-Epitopes in
     Date (Phoenix dactylifera L) Fruit Allergy. International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 2000; 123:137-144.


BOOKS, BOOK CHAPTERS AND REVIEWS

1.Harfi HA: Physical Examination in Annual Review of Allergy. Fraizer CA. Ed. 1975-1976, Medical Exam
   Publishing Co., Flushing, New York.
2.Crawford LV and Harfi H. Pediatric Allergy in Annual Review of Allergy, Fraize CA, ed.,
   Medical Examination Publishing Co., Inc., Garden City, New York, 1977-1978.
3.Harfi HA: Physical Examination in Pediatric Allergy, Focus on physical diagnosis. Crawford LV, ed. 1978,
   Medical Exam Publishing Co., Flushing, New York.
4.Crawford LV and Harfi HA, Pediatric Allergy in Annual Review of Allergy. Fraizer CA, ed.,
   Medical Examination Publishing Co., Inc., Garden City, New York, 1980-81.
5.Crawfod LV and Harif H. Pediatric Allergy in Bi-annual review of allergy. Fraize CA, ed.,
   Medical Examination Publishing Co., Inc, Garden City, New York, 1981-1982.
6.Harfi HA: Physical Examination in Pediatric Allergic Diseases, Focus on Clinical Diagnosis. Section on
   physical examination. Crawford LV, ed. 2nd Edition. Medical Examination Publishing Co., Inc.
   Garden City, New York.
7.Harfi HA, Sheth K: Immunofluorescence in Medical Science (Book Review). Saudi Medical Journal 6 (62):
   182-183, March 1985.
8.Harfi HA: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). (Book), Tihama Publishing Co., Jeddah, Dec. 1985,
9.Harfi HA: Current perspective in the Immunology of Rspiratory Diseases (Book Review).
   Saudi Med J 7 (2): 196, 1986.
10.Harfi HA: Book on Allergy and Asthma. Distributed by Tihama Distribution Company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 1987".
11.Common Allergic Diseases: A Physician's Practical Guide to Diagnosis & Management. Harfi HA, Published
     by Janssen Research Council, The Medicine Group Ltd, Publishing House, 62 Stert Street,
     Abingdon, Oxon Ox143UQ, 1992.
12.Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics, Elzouki, Harfi, Nazer (eds). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins publisher,
     Philadelphia, USA, 2001.
13.Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (517-556) in: Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics. Elzouki, Harfi, Nazer (eds).
    Lippincott Williams and Wilkins publisher, Philadelphia, 2001.
14.Allegic Diseases (569-608) in: Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics. Elzouki, Harfi, Nazer (eds). Lippincott Williams and
    Wilkins publisher, Philadelphia, USA, 2001.
15.Bahabri S, Harfi HA: Pediatric Rheumatology (609-619) in: Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics. Elzouki, Harfi,
    Nazer (eds). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins publisher, Philadelphia, USA, 2001.
16.Al-Furayh, Ar, Harfi HA: Management of the Wheezy Infant (699-670) in: Textbook of Clinical Pediatrics.
    Elzouki, Harfi, Nazer (eds). Lippincott Williams and Wilkins publisher, Philadelphia, USA, 2001.


ABSTRACTS

1.Harfi H. Immediate hypersensitivity to cricket: Presented to the 32nd Congress of American College of Allergists,
   Las Vegas, Nevada, 1976.
2.Harfi HA & Godwin JT. Normal Serum levels of IgG, IgA, IgM, IgD and IgE in a healthy Saudi population (Abstract).
   Proceeding of 8th Saudi Medical Conference pp. 20, 1983.
3.Geha RS, Young M, Leung D, Sabbah R, and Harfi H. A T-cell lymphoma secreting an IgE specific enhancing
   factor (Abstract). Clinical Research. 32(2): 504A, 1984.
4.Fakhry B, Harfi HA, Tufenkeji H and Sawardecker S: AIDS in Saudi Arabia: The American Saudi
   Connection (Abstr). J Allerg Clin Immunol 27 (1), part 2, 128, 1986.
5.Harfi HA, Padmos A and Spence D: Development of Immunity to Hepatitis B Virus and Molluscum Contagiosum
   after Bone Marrow Transplant in Wiscott-Aldrich Syndrome (Abst). J. Allerg. Clin. Immunol. 79 (1): 251, 1987.
6.Harfi Hm Jabbar M, and Rabe E: Recurrent Meningitis Associated with Immunodeficiency (Abstract). New England
   and Regional Allergy Proceedings, 9 (4): 485, 1988.
7.Harfi H: Clinical and Immunological improvement after Splenectomy in Chediak-Higashi Syndrome (Abstract),
   NER Allergy Proceedings, 9 (4): 487, 1988.
8.Al Frayh A, Hasnain SM, Harfi H: Respiratory Allergy and Aeroallergens in Saudi Arabia (Abstract). Proceedings
   of the American Academy of Allergy and Imunology 45th Annual Meeting (24 Feb-1 March 1989),
   San Antonio, Texas, Abstract 107 pp 198.
9.Harfi H: Primary Immunodeficiency in Arabia (Abstract): Allegologie, Sept 1989 pp 50: Proceedings of
   XIV Congressof the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Berlin (West) 17-22 Sept 1989.
10.Harfi H: Treatment of Severe Asthma with Methotrexate. Proceedings of the IX International Congress
    of the Egyptian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Alexandria 15-16 March 1990.
11.Harfi H and Nayaz A: Pruritus without Dermatitis as a major complaint in patients with Mite Allergy
    (Abstract) Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Jan 1991.
12.Parhar RS, Ernest P, Al Mohann F, Kwaasi A, Sheth K, Al Humaidon G, Harfi H, Al Sedairy S: In Vitro regulation
    of immune cell functions by IgE. (Abstract) Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Part 2), 87:246, 1991.
13.Kwaasi AA, Tipirneni P, Harfi H, Parhar RS, Graff-Lonnevig V and Al-Sedairy: Date Palm "Phoenix
    Dactylifera Pollen" is a Potent Allergen. 4th Annual Meeting of American College, New York 16-20 November 1991.
14.Parhar RS, Ernest P, Al Muhanna F, Kwaasi AA, Sheth K, Al Muhaidan E, Harfi H and Al Sedairy S: In
     vitro regulation of immune cell functions by human IgE (abstract): Presented by H. Harfi at 47th
     Congress of American Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology, San Francisco, 1-6 March 1991.
15.Harfi H: Partial Albinism, immunodeficiency and progressive white matter disease (Paid Syndrome): a new
     primary immunodeficiency. Accepted for presentation at XIV International Congress of Allergy &
     Clinical Immunology, 13-18 October 1991, Japan.
16.Harfi HA: Bone Marrow transplantation (BMT) and its outcome for primary immunodeficiency in Saudi
     Arabian children, (Abstract): EBMT proceedings Stockholm, 31 May-4 June 1992.
17.Harfi HA, Tipimeni P, Graff-Lonnevig V and Kwaasi AA: "Allegenicity of date pollen" (Abstract): Proceedings
     of XIIth Congress of Egyptian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Alexandria, Egypt, 30 April-1 May 1992.
18.AAA Kwaasi, RS Parhar, P Tipirneni, HA Harfi, and ST Al Sedairy: Major allergens of the date palm
     (Phoenix dactylifera) pollen (Abstract 48). Presented by Dr. Harfi at the 50th Anniversary Meeting of
     American College of Allergy & Immunology (Chiacgo), Nov 13-18, 1992.
19.HA Harfi, AAA Kwaasi, RS Parhar, P Tipireni, and ST Al Sedairy: Differential allergencity of pollen from
     Twelve Cultivars of the date palm (Phoenix dactylifera). Presented by Dr. Harfi at the 50th Anniversary of American
     College of Allergy & Immunology (Chiacgo), Nov 13-18, 1992.
20.SM Hasnain, AR Al Frayh, HA Harfi, ST Al Sedairy: Allegenic Implication of Ulociadium in Saudi Arabia
     (Abstract #50)> presented at the 50th Anniversary of American College of Allergy & Immunology (Chicago),
     Nov. 13-18, 1992.
21.HA Harfi, R.S. Parhar and S. Al Sedairy: Long Term Remission of Hyper IgE Syndrome after treatment
     with Cyclosporin-A: Clinical and Immunological Correlations (Abstract). JACI, 91 (1) part 2:323.
22.HA Harfi, neurological Abnormalities in the Syndrome of Partial albinsim and Immunodeficiency: A New
     Primary Immunodeficiency. (Abstract) TPAIS 5th meeting Trans-Pacific Allergy and Immunology Society
     in Hawai, U.S.A January 19-22, 1994.
23.Parhar RS, Kwaasi AAA, Harfi HA and Al-Sedairy ST: Interferon-y Modulate IgE and Il-4 Mediated Down
     Regulation of Nitric Oxide Production from Peipheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PMBC). (Abstract) 50th Annual
     Meeting of American Academy of Allergy and Immunology. Anaheim, Hawaii, U.S.A. March 4-9, 1994.
24.Hasnain S.M., El-Frayh A.S., Harfi H.A. El-Rab M.O.G., Al-Moberik K, Al-Sedairy S.T.: Cladosporium as
     an Airborne Allergen in Saudi Aabia, Annals Saudi Med., 14 (2): 142-146, 1994.
25.Parhar R.S., El-Frayh A.S., Harfi H.A., Al-Sedairy S.T.: Interferon y Modulate IgE and Il-4 Mediated Down
     Regulation of Nitric Oxide Production from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PBMC) (abstract) JACI, 93
     (1) Part 2: 262, 1994.
26.Infections and immunological abnormalities in G6PD deficient Saudi infants. J Aller Clin Immunol January 1995.
27.Partial albinsim, immunodeficiency and progressive white matter disease (PAID syndrome): A new
     primary immunodeficiency among Arab children. Proceedngs of the 5th Conference of the Union of the
     Arab Pediatric Societies, Amman, Jordan, 12-14 April 1995.
28.Common Allergic Diseases in Saudi Arabia, Proceedings of "Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management
     of Allegic Diseases", Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 9-11 January 1995.
29.Malignancy in primary immunodeficiency. Proceedings of "Recent Advances in the Diagnosis and Management
     of Allergic Diseases", Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 9-11 January 1995.
30.Stavudine (d4T) Treatment for Children with Human Immunodeficiency Viral Infection (HIV).
     Commentary. Pediatrics (Arab World Edition), 1995; 96 (3):43.
31.Harfi H, Tipirneni P, Mohammed GH and Lonnevig VG, Latex Hypersensitivity, Prevalence Among Health
     Care Personnel, as Measured by Skin Prick Test (SPT), CAP, and Challenge. J allergy Clin Immunol, 1997;
     Vol. 99 (1):s 180.
32.Tipirneni P, Harfi H, Mohammed GH, Lonnevig VG> Latex Allergy in Hospital Personnel Exposed to
     Rubber Materials (Gloves), J Allergy Clin Immunology, 1997' Vol. 99 (1): S 180.
33.Harfi, H. Sensitization to Fruits of Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L) in an Atopic Population in Saudi Arabia.
     Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology 54th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 13-18 March 1998.
 

 

 

 

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