Prof. Khalid Hussain MBChB MRCP MD MSc MRCPCH
Division Chief Endocrinology

Khalid Hussain is the Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology. Since joining Sidra in 2016 he has
established the clinical endocrine and diabetes service. His expertise is in childhood glucose
disorders such as severe forms of hypoglycemia and diabetes mellitus. He leads a multidisciplinary
team (consultant endocrinologists and diabetologists, insulin pump experts, endocrine nurses,
diabetic educators and highly specialized dieticians) providing care for children with all endocrine
conditions including diabetes. Specialist clinics for children with all types of diabetes are now
established and children with diabetes are managed with the latest technological advances. Sidra
aims to create a word class center for children with diabetes and hypoglycemia providing the
highest standard of clinical care.

Prior to joining Sidra, Dr. Hussain was the GOSHCC (Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s
Charity) Professor of Pediatric Metabolic Endocrinology at The Institute of Child Health, University
College London and Honorary Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist at Great Ormond Street
Children’s Hospital in London UK. Dr. Hussain qualified in Medicine from Glasgow University in
Scotland UK and then trained in Neonatology, Metabolic medicine and Pediatric Endocrinology in
London (Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital) and Australia (Monash Medical Center,

At Sidra Medicine, Dr. Hussain’s research focuses on understanding the epidemiology, biochemical
and molecular mechanisms of childhood diabetes. His research is funded by Qatar National
Research Fund (QNRF) and Sidra Internal Research Fund (SIRF). Dr. Hussain is an internationally
recognized expert in the field of childhood hypoglycemia and rare types of diabetes mellitus. He
has described several novel disorders relating to hypoglycemia and diabetes mellitus. He has
published extensively in the field of glucose physiology with more than 400 peer-reviewed
manuscripts in high impact journals including NEJM, Science, Nature Genetics, Cell Metabolism,
EMBO, JCI, PNAS, HMG, AJHG, Diabetes, Diabetologia and JCEM.