Dr Haytham Ali received his medical degree (MBBS) from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1994. He completed his training in general pediatrics in the United Kingdom. Following the completion of his training, he became a member and fellow of the Royal College of Pediatric and Child Health (MRCPH-FRCPCH) in 2005 and 2010, respectively. In 2010, Dr. Ali also completed his subspecialty training in neonatal-perinatal medicine and was issued a Certificate of Completion of Training in Neonatology. He also became an instructor for the course on Newborn Life Support in 2009. After having completed his subspecialty training, Dr. Ali worked as consultant neonatologist holding the title of honorary senior lecturer in Leeds, UK for 4 years before joining Sidra’s Neonatology Center of Excellence in 2014.
Dr. Ali’s main area of academic interest is in nutrition and feeding of preterm neonates. In addition, he has also been interested in high-risk infant follow-up and gained experience in performing neurodevelopmental assessment of preterm and term neonates. As for his research contributions, Dr. Ali participated in multicenter clinical trials including the EpiCure-2 and the BOOST-II studies in the UK and has completed a research project using bioelectrical impedance analysis in preterm infants. Finally, as for his educational activities, Dr. Ali was intimately involved in undergraduate and postgraduate student education and contributed to the supervision of master’s research thesis before joining Sidra Medical and Research Center.