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Dr. Abdullatif Al Khal

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Medical Education Co Chair of the Middle East Forum 2019

Dr. Alkhal graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in 1989 after which he joined Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in the State of Qatar. He completed a one-year internship at Hamad General Hospital in 1990 and in 1991 he joined the Internal Medicine Residency training program at the University of Connecticut Medical Center in Farmington, CT, USA. After completing the residency he did two-year fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Hartford Hospital and then worked as an attending physician of Infectious Diseases at Hartford Hospital for six months. He was awarded the Diploma of the American Board in Internal Medicine in 1994 and Diploma of the American Board of Infectious Diseases in 1996.

Dr. Alkhal holds several clinical positions and chairs several committees and is overseeing a number of strategic projects at Hamad Medical Corporation including the ACGME-I accreditation for Residency Training Programs at HMC. Dr. Alkhal served as the Chair of Family Medicine from 1999 to 2001 and the Chair of the Department of Medicine from 2001 until December 2012. As well as being the Deputy Chief of Medical Staff, and Director of Medical Education, Dr. Alkhal is the Head of Infectious Diseases Division since 1998 and the Head of Communicable Diseases Clinic since 1997. He is also the National TB Program Manager and the Director of the Clinical AIDS Program. 

Dr. Alkhal has an advisory role to several public health programs under the umbrella of the Ministry of Health. Dr. Alkhal has publications in the field of internal medicine, infectious diseases and medical education and involved in ongoing research projects. 
Dr. Alkhal has a faculty appointment as Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar since 2007 and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at QU College of Medicine as well as serving as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.  
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