Dr Rayes Musthafa MBBS | MD
Paediatric Intensivist, The Harley Street Clinic, UK
Dr Rayes Musthafa is a board-certified consultant paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric intensive care. He gained his MBBS degree from Ruhuna University in Sri Lanka. His postgraduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH – Col) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree were from the University of Colombo. Currently, he is a paediatric intensivist at the intensive care unit of the Portland Hospital in Central London. While working in the National Health Services (NHS) he gained his post graduate Diploma in Child Health (DCH-UK) and membership in the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health -UK.
Having seen more than two hundred thousand children and families over two decades and gaining experience in many of their medical, psychosocial, behavioural and character related problems of deviated children and difficult families, he recognises a clear pattern of vicious cycle that needs to be broken to address their issues. To untangle this complex multi-faceted issue, he has developed his own cognitive behavioural therapy in the form of parenting guidance and family coaching program and delivers his message under a structured course ‘wisdom parenting with emotional intelligence’.
Already hundreds of families have followed his wisdom parenting course and changed their perception and parenting practices and family relationships to make their life a pleasurable experience. Sharing his clinical experience with general public he has written and published two books that have seen more than 14 reprints.
He has travelled widely in search of knowledge and has attended and delivered lectures in many conferences in USA, UK, Malaysia, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Canada, Middle East and many other European countries. He received an award for his research and promoting awareness on urea cycle disorder awarded by National Urea Cycle Disorder Foundation at its national annual congress in July 2010 at the Marriott Hotel, Boston, United States of America. He is a well-known community activist promoting ‘knowledge based civilized society’ that contributes to nation building. His community service was recognized and on a recommendation by Sri Lankan High Commission in London, he was invited by the Queen to the garden party in July 2011 at the Buckingham Palace Garden in London.