Department of Pediatrics

Division of Neonatology


Division's Overview

The Neonatology Center of Excellence will provide 24/7, state-of-the-art support for preterm and term neonates born with life threatening conditions, including respiratory, cardiac, renal and gastrointestinal diseases, congenital malformations and neonatal surgical emergencies, as well as advanced therapies such as cutting edge cardiorespiratory care, neurocritical, hemodynamic support. Non-cardiac neonatal ECMO services will be provided in a collaborative manner with obstetricians, perinatologists and pediatric medical- surgical specialists, using a family- and patient-centered approach to care.

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.

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 the 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


Cardiorespiratory care

Congenital malformations

Hemodynamic support

Neonatal surgical emergencies


Non-cardiac neonatal ECMO

Renal and gastrointestinal diseases


Support for preterm and term neonates born with life threatening conditions

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

Bernd Reichert

Attending Physician

Suresh Victor

Associate Clinical Research Director

Abdelmuniem Alfituri

Medical Director: High Risk Infant Follow Up

Minju Kuruvilla

Medical Director: Education

Haytham Ali

Attending Physician

Mohammed Elkhwad

Medical Director ECMO


Istvan Seri

Division Chief of Neonatology


Ben Hokew Lee

Medical Director of Operations

Ziyad M Hijazi

Chairman - Department of Pediatrics

Publications by the division

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