Dr Saba Asif 

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Area: Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr Saba Asif has been a medical practitioner for 29 years and a medical specialist for 10 years. 

Dr Asif is currently Head of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Blue Mountains District ANZAC Hospital. In addition to her clinical practice Dr Asif’s experience extends to medical administration and medicolegal reporting. 

Qualifications and Fellowships 

  • MB BS 1993 University of Karachi 
  • AMC Examination 2004 Australian Medical Council 
  • FAFRM (RACP) 2012 Royal Australasian College of Physicians 
  • FRACMA 2019 Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators 

Current Positions 

  • Head of Rehabilitation Medicine Blue Mountains District ANZCC Hospital Nepean NSW 
  • Consultant Rehabilitation Physician Nepean Blue Mountains health District 
  • Consultant Rehabilitation Physician Nepean private Hospital 
  • Independent Medical Examiner (SIRA accredited) 

Areas of Expertise 

  • In patient management of adults with CVA, head Injuries, spinal injuries, musculoskeletal injuries, amputees, spasticity
  • Community care: Care for CVA, brain and spinal injuries and musculoskeletal injuries for return to work and return to drive
  • Discharge Planning 
  • Multidisciplinary Case Conferencing 
  • Whole Person Impairment Determination

Awards, Research and Publications 

  • Award for Most Improved Stroke Outcomes by Australasian Rehabilitation Outcome Centre for NSW Public Hospitals (2019 and 2022) 
  • Rehabilitation ward received the district Quality Award for establishing collaborative partnerships that enable the development of patient centred goals along the rehabilitation journey (2019) 
  • Winner for Patient Services for Blue Mountains District ANZAC Memorial Hospital (2017) 
  • Research for efficacy of thromboembolic stockings in prevention of deep vein thrombosis in inpatients at Blue Mountains Rehabilitation Unit 
  • Outcomes in stroke patients using ICF brief core set for stroke in day hospital settings 

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