Department of Pediatrics

Division of Endocrinology

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Division's Overview

Provides comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for pediatric patients with a continuum of endocrinopathies, including diabetes mellitus, disorders of growth and puberty, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, thyroid disorders, calcium disorders and obesity.

The aim of the Department of Pediatric Medicine is to establish and advance the provision of pediatric clinical care for children 0-18 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 congenital heart disease, diabetes 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, Department of Pediatric Medicine will closely network with its tertiary care partner, the Hamad Medical Corporation (Hamad General Hospital, Women’s Hospital and Heart Hospital) in Doha. In addition, it will also network with the primary care services (e.g. Primary Health Care Corporation) and secondary care services at Al Khor Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital and the other hospitals in the Hamad Medical Corporation network.

Division's Services

Calcium disorders and obesity

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Diabetes Mellitus

Disorders of growth and puberty


Thyroid disorders

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.


Operating Hours

Sunday - Thursday07:00 am - 03:00 pm
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Khalid Hussain

Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology

Publications by the division

High incidence of heterozygous ABCC8 and HNF1A mutations in Czech patients with congenital hyperinsulinism

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Oct 2:jc20152763...
Rozenkova K, Malikova J, Nessa A, Dusatkova L, Bjørkhaug L, Obermannova B, Dusatkova P, Kytnarova J, Aukrust I, Najmi L, Rypackova B, Sumnik Z, Lebl J, Njølstad PR, Hussain K, Pruhova S

Published: 2 October 2015
Author(s): Khalid Hussain

Functional characterization of multiple DICER1 mutations in an adolescent

Endocr Relat Cancer. 2016 Feb;23(2):L1-5. doi: 10.1530/ERC-15-0460. Epub 2015 Nov 6...
Wu MK, de Kock L, Conwell LS, Stewart CJ, King BR, Choong CS, Hussain K, Sabbaghian N, MacRae IJ, Fabian MR, Foulkes WD

Published: 23 February 2016
Author(s): Khalid Hussain

Isolated Pancreatic Aplasia Due to a Hypomorphic PTF1A Mutation

Diabetes. 2016 Sep;65(9):2810-5...
Houghton JA, Swift GH, Shaw-Smith C, Flanagan SE, de Franco E, Caswell R, Hussain K, Mohamed S, Abdulrasoul M, Hattersley AT, MacDonald RJ, Ellard S

Published: 1 September 2016
Author(s): Khalid Hussain

Assessment of Nifedipine therapy in Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia due to mutations in the ABCC8 gene

J Clin Endocrinol Metab (in press)...
Güemes M, Shah P, Silvera S, Morgan K, Gilbert C, Hinchey L, Hussain K

Published: 21 September 2016
Author(s): Khalid Hussain

Hyperinsulinaemic Hypoglycaemia in Children and Adults

Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology (in press)...
Shah P, Rahman S, Demirbilek H, Güemes M, Hussain K

Published: 1 November 2016
Author(s): Khalid Hussain

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