Dr Bariah is a leading expert in child health, with more than 15 years’ experience. She is a Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and an Associate of Harvard Medical School. In addition to her American Pediatric Board certification, she obtained Board certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine in 2014. With this background it was only natural for her to establish the first pediatric integrative medicine clinic in the UAE.
Academically, Dr Bariah graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Damascus University School of Medicine in Syria, then completed her training in New York Methodist Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, obtaining certification from the American Board of Pediatrics in 2002. In 2005, she transferred to Hackensack University Medical Center where she was part of a busy neonatology team providing care for extreme-premature and high-risk infants, as well as supporting the labor and delivery department. Later, In addition to her medical degree, 2017, she completed a Global Executive Qualification in Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership (SQIL) at Harvard Medical School.
Dr Bariah has had extensive experience working in the field of integrative pediatrics. She started her career as Consultant Pediatrician at American Hospital Dubai in 2006, providing care for premature newborns, inpatient care for all pediatric patients on the ward, emergency care and treatment such as biomedical interventions. She also assessed patients with ADHD and autism. Dr Bariah then joined Al Zahra hospital as a Head of the Pediatric Department in 2013 and was leading a team of 25 doctors providing care to high risk/ premature infants at the level III NICU; the well newborns in the newborn nursery and labor ward; the acutely ill pediatric patients admitted to the pediatric ward; and pediatric patients from 0-16 years old in the pediatric clinic for well-child checkups, vaccinations and sick visits. She also assessed and treated patients with developmental delay, speech delay, autism and ADHD.
She is fluent in English, Arabic, Spanish and French.