Dhiman ChowdhuryMD

Division of General Pediatrics, Associate Professor

Email: dhiman.chowdhury@iwk.nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-470-7909
Fax: 902-470-6913
Mailing Address: 
Division of General Pediatrics
IWK Health Centre
PO Box 9700
5850-5980 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Clinically oriented research
  • Trials of medical interventions
  • Publishing clinically important, unusual case reports highlighting current literature


  • M.B.B.S., Chittagong Medical College, 1975, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
  • Diploma in Child Health, University College Dublin, Ireland, 1983
  • Diploma in Child Health, Conjoint Board of Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1984
  • M.R.C.P. (Pediatrics), Member, Royal College of Physicians, UK, 1990
  • F.R.C.P. (Edin), Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, UK, 1997
  • F.R.C.P.C.H. (UK), Fellow, Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, UK, 2008
  • FRCPC, Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Canada, 2013
  • FAAP, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013                                 

Selected publications

  • The role of bronchodilators in the management of bronchiolitis: a clinical trial. D. Chowdhury, M. Al-Howasi, M. Khalil, S. Chowdhury, A. Al-Frayh, S. Ramia. Annals of Tropical Pediatrics (1995); 15: 77-84
  • Respiratory syncytial virus in Saudi patients admitted to hospital with bronchiolitis: Use of Direct Fluorescent Antibody Test as a rapid diagnostic tool. D. Chowdhury, M. Al-Howasi, S. Ramia, A. Al-Frayh, M. Khalil, S. Chowdhury. Ann Saudi Med 1996; 16(1): 90-92
  • Ceftriaxone treatment failure of meningitis due to penicillin and ceftriaxone resistant streptococcus pneumonia. S. H. Ghazal, D. Chowdhury, H. Tufenkezi, M. Al-Howasi, S. M. Ali. Saudi Medical Journal 1998; 19(4): 510-513
  • Acute respiratory tract infection: Epidemiological data, guided case management and outcome in a pediatric hospital in Riyadh. S. H. Ghazal, M. Al-Howasi, D. Chowdhury. Ann Saudi Med 1998; 18(1): 75-78
  • Contributing Author: “Manual of Clinical Pediatrics”, Edited by: Al-Howasi, Mansour. Published by Medical Book House, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 1st. Edition, 1996, ISBN: 9960-31-345-X


  • Fellow, Canadian Pediatric Society
  • Member, Canadian Medical Association
  • Member, Doctors Nova Scotia
  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics


Past interest and experience include contribution and commitment to post graduate training, program conception and management as well as organization of hospital based academic and scientific activities as follows:

  • Program Director of the Arab Board and Saudi Board Pediatric Residency Training Program in the Suleimania Children’s Hospital (SCH), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. SCH is the pediatric teaching hospital affiliated with King Khalid University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • Organizer of hospital based academic and scientific activities of SCH from 1990 to 1997
  • Member of the Central Examination Committee of the Arab and Saudi Board training program in pediatrics in Saudi Arabia
  • Member of the Pediatric Program Directors Committee of the Saudi Council of Health Specialties of the Central Province (Riyadh), Saudi Arabia

Currently involved with teaching and training of medical students and pediatric and non-pediatric residents placed in IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University.