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SPEAKERS

Dr. Abdulla Aljunaibi
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Abdulla Al Jneibi is a highly experienced Pediatric Endocrinologist who graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1999 and further acquired his Pediatric Residency and Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto from 2002 to 2008. Dr. Al Jneibi also comes equipped with Executive Masters in Healthcare Administration from Zayed University and Masters of Public Health from the University of UAE. He is certified as Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Al Jneibi has worked as a full time Consultant Pediatric Endocrinology for 10 years at Zayed Military Hospital and for 2 years part time at Al Mushrif Children’s Specialty Center. He has also chaired some very prominent committees including Childhood Diabetes Taskforce at the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi and Childhood Obesity Prevention Committee at the Abu Dhabi Education Council. He was recently Head of the Medical Team at the Emirati-Jordanian Syrian Refugee camp and Emirates Red Crescent.

Dr. Al Jneibi has been the receiver of numerous awards in his career including the esteemed Al Nukhba award by Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau, Federal National Council Memorial Shield, UAE Armed Force Medal of Excellence, Academic Excellence Award by H.H Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Certificate of Appreciation for the Childhood Obesity Prevention Project.
Dr. Al Jneibi holds memberships to several prestigious societies some of them being Emirates Medical Association, American Diabetes Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes and the Arab Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. He regularly attends national and international conferences to keep himself abreast with the latest developments in the field of Pediatric Endocrinology.

Dr. Al Jneibi is a keen researcher and has multiple research papers to his credit. He has been instrumental in facilitating prevention programs for obesity and diabetes in children. He is well versed in Arabic and English. He was Currently nominated as a member of the Abu Dhabi Health Research and Technology Committee.

Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

D.Ahmed obtained his MBBS degree from Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum.

He completed his Pediatric training through the Sudan Medical Specialization and also he completed and obtained the Membership of Royal College of Pediatrics and Child health-UK.

Then after he completed his Pediatric Endocrinology training and has been certified through the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology.

He worked as a Pediatric Endocrinologist in Khartoum for 3 years before joining the Pediatric Endocrine division at SKMC-Abu Dhabi August 2014.
His research activity is on the Adrenal disorders.

Dr. Asma Deeb
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Mafraq Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Asma Deeb is the chief of Paediatric Endocrinology at Mafraq hospital, Abu Dhabi and a clinical professor at the Gulf University, UAE.

 

She is the Secretary General of the Arab Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ASPED) and Diabetes and the ASPED representative of the Global Pediatric Endocrinology Association.

 

Dr. Deeb is the Chair of communication of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) and a member in the advisory board of the International Society of the Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Society (ISPAD).

 

She has various publications in peer-review journals and has special interest in genetics of endocrine disorders and use of technology in Diabetes treatment.

Dr. Asma Jassim Binjab
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Dubai Hospital and Dubai Diabetes Center
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Asma Jassim Binjab is a Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist she obtained her MBBS degree from Kuwait University, state of Kuwait. In year 2005, she joined the Pediatric residency program at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and obtained the American and the Canadian board of pediatrics. She continued her fellowship training in pediatric Endocrinology at the Montreal Children Hospital, McGill University, obtained Canadian board of Endocrinology and metabolisms in 2012.

 

In October 2013, she established the Pediatric Diabetes Unit in Dubai Diabetes Centre (DDC).

Dr. Asma is a board member of Emirates Diabetes society; she is currently working as consultant pediatric Endocrinologist and Diabetologist at Dubai Hospital, Dubai health Authority.

Dr. Asma is manages all types of Endocrine disorders in children and adolescents. In addition, she has a wide experienced in managing patients with Diabetes using advance technology (insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring sensor, etc.)

 

For community work, she is the Organizer of the mini medical school courses in Dubai, this are 5 phases health education courses dedicated to the community organized under the umbrella of Emirates medical association. She also presented and organized number of educational/ awareness campaign about diabetes, reducing obesity and promoting healthy life for children.

 

Dr. Asma was the president of the Blue team which was assigned by Dubai Executive council the mission of the team was to promote healthy weight and reduce obesity in children. The Team Won a special Award from Sheikh Hamadan bin Mohammed smart Government.

 

Dr. Asma has Multiple publications and accepted abstracts in international conferences. She is been a speaker in various local regional and international conferences.

Dr. Asma is been Invited several time on TV and radio to speak about different area of pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Dr. Deepti Chaturvedi
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Burjeel Hospital
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Deepti Chaturvedi has been passionately involved in training, practice and research in Pediatric and adolescent Endocrinology since last 12 years. Post MD Pediatrics, she did her two year research fellowship in Pediatric -Endocrinology and Diabetes from AIIMS, a world renowned tertiary care hospital in India followed by a clinical fellowship by ESPE(EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF Pediatric Endocrinology)from France and a PG Diploma in Diabetes from University of Leceister,UK. Last 10 years of her clinical practice in UAE has predominantly centered on Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology and Diabetes. She has been an integral part of building up of this sub-specialty in the Department of Pediatrics, Burjeel Hospital, Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates since its inception in March 2012.

Her special areas of interest are Childhood obesity, Growth & puberty disorders. She has done lot of research work and has scores of publications and presentation to her name in International Journals and meetings in Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology. In addition, she is an active member of Prestigious International Pediatric endocrinology organizations like ESPE, ASPED,APPES, ISPAE,ISPAD etc .

Dr. Elham Al Amiri
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Al Qassimi Hospital
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Elham Al Amiri is a Pediatric consultant and chief of diabetes and endocrine unit at Al Qassimi Hospital, Sharjah. Dr. Al Amiri is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in College of Medicine, University of Sharjah. She has obtained her medical degree from King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia, followed by Masters of Science degree in Pediatrics from Trinity College, Dublin and Membership of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child health (MRCPCH) from UK. She was granted European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) clinical fellowship program in Manchester UK.

She has established the pediatric endocrine and diabetes unit, serving as a referral centre in the Ministry of Health.

In 2009 Dr Al Amiri founded “Friends for Diabetes” a volunteer support society. She is also among the founders and board members of the Arab Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes ASPED, established in 2013.

Dr. Al Amiri is a member of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescents Diabetes ISPAD, and UAE Endocrine club.

Dr Al Amiri has received several awards for outstanding achievement, such as Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid government excellence award as best Physician January 2017, best physician award by Al Qassimi Hospital 2016, best physician award by Sharjah Medical district 2016, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Medical award for distinguished medical professionals in 2014, , Al Qassimi Hospital Excellence Award for distinguished employees in 2011, National Diabetes Guidelines Appreciation Award by UAE Ministry of Health in 2009, Sheikh Rashid Award for Scientific Achievements in 2001 and 2002.

Prof. Gary Butler
Consultant in Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology
University College London Hospital
London, United Kingdom

Professor Gary Butler is Consultant in Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology at University College Hospital in London and holds a Personal Clinical Chair in Paediatrics at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

He qualified at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School in London, and trained in paediatric endocrinology in Edinburgh at the Medical Research Council Human Genetics Unit and the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit, and also at the Edinburgh Royal Hospital for Sick Children. His principal research interests were the evaluation of growth and puberty in boys with extra X and Y chromosomes (doctoral MD thesis), the process of normal growth and treatment with growth hormone and testosterone, and the neuroendocrine control of puberty.

At UCLH he has established an adolescent endocrine service with special focus on disorders of puberty with specialist clinics for gonadotropin deficiency, Klinefelter syndrome, and growth disorders. He is also the clinical lead for the UK adolescent gender identity development service taking an international lead in the standards of care for transgender children and adolescents chairing the ESPE Working Group. He led the recent redesign of the new UK growth charts, incorporating concurrent puberty assessments. He is acknowledged as an international expert in these areas.

 

He has been general secretary of BSPED, member of Council and Chair of the Clinical Practice Committee of ESPE, and now is a member of the ESPE Summer School Faculty.

Dr. Hanaa Zidan
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
American Hospital Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Hanaa Zidan received her undergraduate degree from faculty of Medicine, Jordan University in 1998. She completed pediatric residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental health center, Weill- Cornell Medical College in New York, USA in 2005. She did one year of pediatric chief residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, Illinois in from 2005- 2006 and then obtained her pediatric endocrinology fellowship at medical college of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA in 2009.

 

She was appointed as assistant clinical professor and pediatric endocrinologist at children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University, Michigan, USA from 2009-2014. She joined the American Hospital Dubai since June 2014 till now.

 

Dr. Zidan is American board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. She is an active member of endocrine society and pediatric endocrine society.

 

Her research interests are vitamin D and obesity and preatherosclerosis in children with type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Jamal Al Jubeh
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist, Head of Department
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Jamal Al Jubeh is the Chairman of Pediatrics at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is a consultant pediatric endocrinologist at SKMC since 2006. He graduated from the medical school at the University of Jordan then completed his training in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, USA. He is American Board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. He worked as a consultant pediatric endocrinologist at Saudi Aramco Dhahran medical center until 2006.

He has several publications in peer reviewed journals and he is core faculty in the pediatric residency program at SKMC.

Dr. Manal Mustafa Khadora
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Latifa Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Manal Mustafa is a consultant pediatric endocrinologist working at Latifa hospital, Dubai. She obtained her MBBS followed by 4 years pediatric specialty training in Dubai health Authority during which she was certified with the Membership of Royal College of pediatric and child health (MRCPCH) and Arab Board of Pediatrics in 2010. Then she completed her fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes with Honor degree at King Abdul Aziz medical city for National Guard and King Faisal specialist hospital & research center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She is a member of Residency Research Scientific Committee at Dubai health Authority and a member of Endocrine society and ISPAD. She has three published scientific papers in well known medical journals. She participated in many endocrine and pediatric conferences either as a speaker or as a poster/oral presenter. She was awarded “Best presentation Award ” in the 2nd Arab Society of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Conference, 6-8 Nov 2014, Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Mireille El Bejjani
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Mireille El Bejjani is a pediatric endocrinologist joining Al Jalila Children’s Hospital in Dubai. Dr. El Bejjani is a graduate of the American University of Beirut School of Medicine in Lebanon. She subsequently completed residency training in general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, MI, USA followed by a pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Emory University Medical Center in Atlanta, GA, USA. She holds the American Boards certification in general pediatrics (2014) and pediatric endocrinology (2017).

Dr. Nadeem Abdulla
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

COMING SOON

Dr. Noura Al Hassani
Consultant General Pediatrics
Tawam Hospital
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Noura Al Hassani is a consultant general paediatrics working at paediatric endocrine & diabetes division at Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, UAE. She earned her Medical degree from UAE University, UAE. She did her paediatric residency program training at Tawam and Al-Ain Hospitals. She obtained the Arab Board of Paediatrics (CABP) followed by Membership of the Royal Collage of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH). Since 2012, she is practicing paediatric endocrine & diabetes at Tawam Hospital. Dr Al Hassani’s interests include medical research, type 1 diabetes mellitus & growth disorders.

Dr. Sara Al Jenaibi
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

COMING SOON

Dr. Sarah Ehtisham
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist & Diabetologist
City Hospital
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Sarah Ehtisham graduated from the University of Cambridge in the UK and undertook her clinical training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. She is an exceptionally experienced paediatric endocrinologist who has received many research awards for her investigations into childhood diabetes.

 

Dr. Ehtisham has been a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai since May 2016. Prior to joining Mediclinic City Hospital, she was a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Clinical Lead for diabetes at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK and she was also an honorary senior lecturer in Endocrinology at the University of Manchester. She has also worked as a Paediatric Endocrinologist in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Dr. Ehtisham received her PhD in Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in 2006 and her CCST in Paediatric Endocrinology in 2007.

 

She is an active member of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) and is Editor of the ESPE newsletter. She is also a member of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) as well as the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED) and the Arab Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (ASPED). Dr Ehtisham is on the Middle East Eating Disorder Association (MEEDA) Board of Advisors. She was a member of the UK Royal College of Physicians Working Party on Obesity which published its report in 2013, and is part of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity which meets regularly at the House of Commons in the UK.

Dr. Sareea Al Remeithi
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Sareea Al Remeithi is Division chief of the Pediatric Endocrinology service at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi UAE. She has obtained her MBBS from UAE University in 2002 and completed her clinical and academic training in Pediatrics at UAE University in 2007. She specialized in Pediatric Endocrinology at the Hospital of Sick children, Toronto, Canada in 2013. Her clinical and research interest are in the area of puberty disorders, disorder of sexual developments and uses of technologies in managing type I diabetes mellitus.

Dr. Shadi Tabba
Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist
Dubai Diabetes Center
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Shadi Tabba received his medical school training at Jordan University of Science and Technology. His Pediatric internship and residency training was at the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital, in Iowa City, Iowa in the USA. His Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship training was at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the USA. He then went on to be an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a clinical pediatric endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia for several years before moving to the United Arab Emirates. He manages all forms of endocrine conditions in pediatrics with specific interest in Obesity and Diabetes technology

Prof. Zulf Mughal
Consultant, Paediatric Bone Disorders
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Manchester, United Kingdom

Professor Zulf Mughal graduated in medicine from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 1978. He received postgraduate training in Paediatrics at hospitals in Manchester, Liverpool, in the UK and in Cincinnati, USA. He was appointed a Consultant Pediatrician in1988. He is currently employed as a Consultant in Paediatric Bone Diseases at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. In 2013, he was appointed Honorary Clinical Professor in Child Health at the University of Manchester. He has extensive experience in management of childhood bone & mineral disorders. Professor Mughal has published >150 peer reviewed scientific papers, invited reviews and book chapters. In June 2015, he was awarded the prestigious Charles Slemenda Award for his outstanding contribution to Paediatric Bone Research.

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