Department of Pediatrics

Division of Allergy & Immunology

a child putting the oxygen on her mouth

Division's Overview

The Allergy & Immunology program provides cutting-edge clinical services for children with allergic and immunodeficiency diseases including food allergy, atopic dermatitis, asthma, allergic rhinitis, insect hypersensitivity, drug allergy, urticaria and angioedema, eosinophilic esophagitis and primary immunodeficiency diseases. The division collaborates with other divisions in the Department of Pediatrics to provide patients with multidisciplinary care when needed.

The aim of the Department of Pediatric Medicine is to establish and advance the provision of pediatric clinical care for children younger than 18 years of age with the highest quality, safety, and excellence at every patient encounter. However, for patients with potentially difficult and complex transition to adult care such as children with primary immunodeficiency diseases and complicated allergic disease, or other conditions, care will be provided up to 21 years of age. In achieving our aim to provide care with the highest quality, safety, and excellence, the scope of service at the Sidra Medical and Research Center will be focused on the tertiary and quaternary levels of specialized pediatric medical care, including complex, state-of-the-art procedures and therapies based on evidence and best practices and, where appropriate, on carefully designed, ethically approved experimental approaches provided by a highly trained international health care team. As such, the Department of Pediatric Medicine will closely network with Hamad Medical Corporation tertiary (e.g. Hamad General Hospital, Women’s Hospital and Heart Hospital) as well as secondary (e.g. Al Khor Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital, Cuban Hospital) care services in Qatar. In addition, it will also network with the primary care services (e.g. Primary Health Care Corporation, Qatar Petroleum Clinics, and Army and Police Medical Services).

The mission of the Department of Pediatric Medicine at Sidra is to provide the timely diagnosis, efficient, evidence and/or best practices-based medical care and follow-up of patients leading to their recovery and optimized health status as quickly as possible. The care will be provided using a multidisciplinary approach in a compassionate, culturally sensitive and patient- and family-centered environment. As a result, the care provided at Sidra will enhance access to tertiary and quaternary care while providing community outreach, patient and family education and collaboration with primary care providers in the State of Qatar.

Division's Services

The Division provides the following services and procedures:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
  • Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy
  • Post Stem Cell Transplant Management and Care
  • Evaluation and Management of Allergic Diseases including Skin and Blood Allergy Testing
  • Food Allergy Program including Oral Food Challenges
  • Asthma Program including Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Atopic Dermatitis Program including Wet Wrap Therapy
  • Allergen Immunotherapy
  • Graded drug challenges
  • Drug desensitization
Sidra outpatient clinic location map

“Patients and family members, if you are visiting the Sidra Outpatient Clinic, please follow the directions provided in this map for accurate directions. We ensure this map is always current and updated with any changes in routes.”

The Department of Pediatric Medicine will ensure compliance with the standards set by the Sidra Quality Department and the directives of the Supreme Council of Health for the wait times and the length of stay (LOS). The directives from the Supreme Council of Health currently require that all patients seen in outpatient clinics be attended to within the 30 minutes of their appointment. Length of stay targets will be set by each division in the Department of Pediatric.

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Operating Hours

Sunday - Thursday07:00 am - 03:00 pm

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