Dr. Muhammad Tahir

Dr. Muhammad Tahir


Psychiatrist, Author, Educator

Our patient-centered approach at KidsHeart Medical Center promotes this balance and provides support to patients throughout, helping them achieve those positive outcomes.

Our clinic model boasts a team of practitioners qualified in American-style healthcare, and I am proud to lead them. We are bringing Dubai ethical and evidence-based medical care in hopes of promoting positive mental and whole-body health.

My qualifications, achieved through New York’s renown Columbia University, combined with my personal and practical experiences living a multicultural life, enables me to help all those in need.

I enjoy working with people from all cultures and walks of life, and giving them my best in assessing their mental health, diagnosing conditions, and providing treatment.

My Experience and Background:

I am American Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and qualified as a General (Adult) Psychiatrist. Before relocating to Dubai, in 2011, I served as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospital of Columbia, and Cornell University (USA).

I also worked as an Assistant Unit Chief, leading the multidisciplinary treatment team at USA’s New York Presbyterian Hospital – Westchester Division. I completed my adult psychiatry residency training at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center (affiliated with Columbia University) and my child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Weill Cornell University Hospital in New York (USA).

In addition to my practical background, I have published numerous papers in American journals and participated on the peer review publication committee at Cornell–Westchester Division (New York).

I have delivered lectures on a wide range of mental health topics, including depression and suicide, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, ADHD, and psychosomatic disorders. I am trained in using evidence-based mental health treatment modalities, ranging from, but not limited to, psychotropic medications, individual psychotherapy, cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, and play-group modalities for young children.

I greatly enjoy speaking in community informational lectures, providing on-site school consultations, and establishing guidance programs. I am proud to be cited often in print media and TV/Radio interviews.

I am licensed in the UAE (Dubai Healthcare City and Dubai Health Authority) and the USA.

I am fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Hindi.

Qualifications and Affiliations:

  • Board Certified, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Adult in 2004 and certified in 2015.
  • Doctor of Medicine, The University of the State of New York, USA, August 2004.
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Punjab, Pakistan, 1992.
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan, 1988.

Doctor of Medicine License:

  • Licensed by University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan in 1988.
  • Licensed as Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, New York in 2004.
  • UAE – DHCA: Licensed as Specialist Psychiatrist by Dubai Healthcare City since 2011.
  • UAE – DHA: Licensed as Consulting Psychiatrist by Dubai Health Authority in 2012.

KidsHeart Medical Center

Abu Dhabi Address:

Karamah St. intersection with Delma St. Building 54 Abu Dhabi, UAE Phone: (+971) 2 445 8881
Mobile: (+971) 50 535 1794
E-mail: info@kidsheart.ae

  • Dubai Address:

    Dubai Healthcare City Ibn Sina Medical Complex Building 27, Block A, Unit 604 Dubai, UAE P.O. Box: 505193, Phone: (+971) 4 452 9970
    E-mail: info@kidsheart.ae

  • Al Ain Address:

    22C 12th St., New Khabisi Opposite VIP Gate of Sh. Hazza Stadium Al Ain, UAE P.O. Box: 14104, Phone: (+971) 3 751 1122
    E-mail: info@kidsheart.ae

  • Opening Hours:


    09:00 am - 06:00 pm


    09:00 am - 01:00 pm

    24-Hour Consultation

    (+971) 50 218 2500