Ravinder Mamtani, MBBS, MD, MSc

Ravinder Mamtani, MBBS, MD, MSc

Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research
Senior Associate Dean for Population Health, Capacity Building and Student Affairs

 (+974) 4492 8368 


M.A. Medical College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India 1975

M.A. Medical College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India 1979

MSc (Community Medicine)
University of Manchester, UK, 1983

Resident, Medicine, Surgery, and Preventive Medicine
M. A. Medical College and Associated Irwin and Pant Hospitals New Delhi, India 1975-78

Resident, Community Medicine
Derbyshire Area Health Authority, Derby, UK, 1978-81

Resident, Preventive Medicine
New York Medical College/ Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center, New York, USA, 1986-87



Ravinder Mamtani, MD, is a specialist in occupational and general preventive medicine, public health, and integrative medicine. Dr. Mamtani is a Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research and Senior Associate Dean for Population Health, Capacity Building and Student Affairs  at Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar (WCM-Q), where he also serves as the Associate Dean for Admissions.

Prior to joining WCM-Q in 2007, Dr. Mamtani was a Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Medical College and an attending physician at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York, where he also served as the Section Chief of Complementary Medicine and Medical Director of Occupational Medicine Center. He has several years of clinical experience in utilizing complementary and lifestyle medicine in the treatment of chronic diseases such as chronic pain, arthritis, certain mental health conditions and gastrointestinal problems. He also evaluated and managed patients with obesity, dyslipidemia, and diabetes, and provided clinical occupational medicine services to corporate employees.

Dr. Mamtani developed and directed the Master of Public Health (MPH) in International Health and the Diploma in Tropical Medicine programs while at New York Medical College. At WCM-Q, he has developed various innovative public health programs. He has also won several teaching awards during his career.

Dr. Mamtani is a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine in the specialties of general preventive medicine and public health, and occupational medicine. He has been an invited speaker on several occasions on various topics in the US and abroad and published in prestigious peer reviewed journals. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Local and Global Health Perspectives, a peer reviewed journal committed to advancing and sharing innovative and emerging evidence based approaches. Dr. Mamtani has authored several books and chapters on Complementary and Alternate Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Mamtani serves or has served on many government, hospital, and medical school committees. He is a member of the prestigious New York State Board of Professional Medical Conduct and the chair of the Global Educational Exchange in Medicine and the Health Professions (GEMx) Advisory Committee. GEMx is a service of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates in Philadelphia, US, a world leader in promoting quality healthcare. In the State of Qatar, he serves on several government and healthcare system sponsored committees and is an honorary consultant in public health for the Ministry of Public Health. 

Selected Publications

  • Mamtani R, Stern P, Dawood I and Cheema S. Metals and disease: a global primary health care perspective. J Toxicol. 2011 ; 2011: 319136. Epub 2011 Oct 5.
  • ChouchaneL, Mamtani R, Dallol and Sheikh J. Personalized medicine: a patient--centered paradigm. J Transl Med. 2011 Dec 1 ; 9:206.

  • Mamtani R, Al Thani, MH, Al Thani Al-Anoud, Sheikh J and Lowenfels A. Motor Vehicle Injuries in Qatar: Time Trends in a Rapidly Developing Middle eastern nation. Injury Prev. 2012 Apr:18(2):130-2. Epub. 2011 Oct 12. BMJ Pub.

  • Mamtani R and Lowenfels A. From the Editor’s Desk, Journal of Local and Global Health Perspectives 2013:1.

  • Mamtani R, Lowenfels A, Cheema S, Sheikh J. Impact of migrant workers on the Human Development Index. Perspectives in Public Health. 2013 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Mamtani R, Lowenfels A, Sheikh J, Cheema S, Al-Hamaq A, Matthis S, El-Nahas K, Maisonneuve P. Adolescent Prediabetes in a High Risk Country. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. JRSM Open August 2014 vol. 5 no. 8 2054270414536550.

  • Gerber L, Mamtani R, Murphy M, Chiu YL, Cheema S and Verjee M. Use of complementary and alternative medicine among midlife Arab women living in Qatar. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (WHO). EMHJ • Vol. 20 No. 9 • 2014

  • Mamtani R, Cheema S, MacRae B, Alrouh H, Lopez T, ElHajj  M and Mahfoud Z. Herbal and Nutritional Supplement Use Among College Students in Qatar. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal (WHO). EMHJ • Vol. 21 No. 1 • 2015.