Dr. Khalid Al Yafei

Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Dr. Khalid Alyafei is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) of Sidra Medicine. He was appointed to the role in June 2017. He first joined Sidra Medicine in September 2016 as the Vice CMIO.

In his capacity as the CMIO, Dr. Alyafei and his team oversee the successful and safe integration of best practice healthcare technologies within the Sidra Medicine Outpatient Clinic as well as the main hospital. The integration will assist doctors to ensure they provide top quality and safe care to all patients coming to Sidra Medicine. This includes improving the efficiencies and the effectiveness of medical and IT services and their functions within a hospital environment.

Dr. Alyafei is also in charge of implementing an extensive health information exchange system that links Sidra Medicine with Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC). The system will allow doctors to review and share patient information accurately and securely and is part of the Qatar National Health strategy to set up a single medical record system across the entire healthcare network.

Dr. Alyafei is also a pediatric emergency doctor and maintains an active clinical role with the Pediatric Emergency Center at Al Sadd. He is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine- Qatar as well as an instructor in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). He is involved in several active research programs on injury prevention and the role of vitamin D deficiency in bronchiolitis amongst other initiatives.

Prior to joining Sidra Medicine, Dr. Alyafei was a Senior Consultant with the Pediatric Emergency Center at HMC in addition to his role as a member of the health informatics team, where he assessed vendor evaluation and selection. Dr. Alyafei has written several papers on pediatric emergency care and trauma including a three year retrospective study in Qatar on poisoning emergency visits among children.

Dr. Alyafei completed his Bachelor of Medical Science and Medical Degree from the Arabian Gulf University – Medical College in Bahrain. He joined the Arab Board program in Pediatrics for three years. He then moved to London Ontario, Canada where he joined a residency program in pediatrics at the University of Western Ontario. This was followed by a subspecialty fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Critical Care.

Academic title(s): Assistant Professor Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell-Medical College- Qatar
Current position title within HMC/Sidra: Senior Consultant, Pediatrics Emergency
Hospital and department name: Pediatric Emergency Centers, Department of Pediatrics, Sidra Hospital
Chief Medical Informatics, Pediatrics Emergency Physician