Safia Debar, BSc, MBBS, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP, DipOccMed, MPH

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“I believe in a functional holistic approach to health with the patient being central to the patient-doctor partnership. Relationship and continuation of care is important as health is multidimensional. An integrative approach is key.”

“Being passionate about the neuroscience of wellness and neuroplasticity, I incorporate this into my practice. I am also one of the few doctors in the UK certified to run the Harvard Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) program, which empowers people to leverage their neuroscience and manage stress effectively through mind-body practices.”


Dr Debar graduated with Distinction from St George’s Hospital in London and went on to undertake vocational training in general practice. She has completed several residencies, including general surgery at Frimley Park Hospital and general medicine at St George’s Hospital London. She then worked at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in various specialties including emergency medicine, paediatrics and women’s health. Her general practice training was in Holland Park, and she then worked in Kensington and Chelsea practices both in the NHS and private sectors. She was then awarded one of eight NIHR fellowships and undertook a Master’s in Public Health at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) alongside academic general practice. The later involved presenting at national and international conferences.

She adopts an integrative approach to her consultations and brings together the mind-body connection.

In addition to her clinical practice, she runs stress management and resiliency training courses for individuals, groups and corporate clients.

Besides English, Dr Debar speaks conversational French, Arabic and Spanish.

Safia Debar, MBBS, General Medicine Physician: Hi, I'm Dr Safia Debar and I am London trained. I worked in various specialties including pediatrics, emergency medicine, general medicine, academic departments, and I also underwent a master's in public health. Personally, I became a doctor to be able to educate, to empower and be part of somebody's healing journey. It is a truly humbling experience. And so I think it's important that we draw from the best expertise we can. We think outside the box, but primarily that we put the patient first. I believe in an integrative, holistic, personalized approach to health. I trained in the US at the Benson Henry Institute in mind-body medicine and now currently run stress management and resiliency training, both as group courses, corporate and one-to-one. Rapport, relationship and communication for me are critical in the whole process. Being trilingual and having been exposed to multiple cultures, I really want to get to know my patient. I want to get to know their thoughts or their patterns, their style of behavior so that we can really get to the core of many issues and not be restricted to just the medical. I love the Mayo model because collectively we can really focus on the entire patient, the entire journey. And we are drawing from a huge pool of expertise across the world. My colleagues empower me, educate me, and we really work as a team to ensure optimum results and optimum satisfaction.

Conditions treated

  • General medicine
  • Women’s health and hormone health
  • Stress management

Areas of focus


  • BSc Neuroscience St George’s Hospital Medical School
  • MBBS
  • Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
  • Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists (DRCOG)
  • Diploma in Occupational Medicine (DOccMed)
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

Research activities


Dr Debar was awarded a National Institute for Health Research fellowship in 2009 and a Royal College of General Practitioners Great Expectations Bursary in 2008. During her training, she earned MBBS distinction in clinical management and MBBS merit in clinical sciences. Her work has been recognized with a Wellcome Trust Elective Prize.

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Royal College of General Physicians UK (MRCGP)