Dr. Nahed Alateeqi recently arrived at Sidra as a senior attending physician in developmental pediatrics. Prior to arriving at Sidra, she was Head of the Developmental Pediatrics Unit at Al Sabah Hospital in Kuwait. In that role, she has worked directly with children and families as well as coordinating multidisciplinary clinical care with pediatricians and numerous agencies including allied health, education and social services.
Dr. Alateeqi completed her undergraduate medical education at Faculty of Medicine at Kuwait University. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physician of Canada. She completed her pediatric residency program at University of Ottawa, Canada; and clinical fellowship in pediatric neurodisability at the Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Dr. Alateeqi has held many administrative roles including Head of the Developmental Disability Committee at the Public Authority for People with Disability for 6 years. She was a board member in the Higher Council of the Public Authority for People with Disability for 2 years. She was a member of the Departmental External Curriculum Advisory Board for the Department of Communication Science and Languages – Kuwait University. She was a co-founder and board member of the Developmental Pediatrics League at Kuwait Medical Association
Dr. Alateeqi has dedicated her career not only to the clinical and administrative fields but has contributed generously to teaching. She is a highly-respected teacher of residents, pediatricians, family medicine physicians and medical students in Kuwait. This included clinical and academic teaching and many hands on workshops. She was a key player in the development of the Developmental Pediatrics rotation for Pediatrics residents in the Kuwaiti Board of Pediatrics. She has also lectured psychology undergraduates of the Social Sciences Faculty at Kuwait University.
In the field of research, Dr. Alateeqi conducted several epidemiological studies related to meningitis in Kuwait, and a retrospective medical record review analyzing professionals’ clinical practices in the field of autism spectrum disorder. She received the Alison Kerr Prize from the Scottish Association of Community Child Health for her work looking at the diagnostic yield of laboratory investigation and diagnostic imagining in autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Alateeqi led the work group for the “National Protocol for Diagnosing Learning Disability” which completed its work in January 2017 and is under review.
Dr. Alateeqi is the author of an Arabic book emphasizing the importance of responsive parenting in neurodevelopment and promoting interaction between the child and his/her caregiver. She is also a co-author of several medical articles. She is an invited manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Attention Disorders and for colleagues working on developmental pediatrics related research at Kuwait University.
Dr. Alateeqi is an invited speaker and panel discussion moderator at numerous national meetings of professional associations. She was the head of the scientific committee of the First Child Development Conference in Kuwait and the member of the organizing committee of the First Arab and Eastern Mediterranean Infant Mental Health Meeting in Kuwait. She was an organizer, with Faculty of Medicine Education and Training Center, of the Pediatrics Mini Medical School (for the public).