Abdulla Al KaabiChair
Dr. Abdulla Al Kaabi is a Member of the Board, the Executive Chair of the Children’s Services Clinical Management Group and the Executive Vice Chief Medical Officer at Sidra Medicine. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornel Medical College in Qatar.
Since joining Sidra in 2013, Dr. Al Kaabi has held several key positions such as Member of the Office of the CEO and Acting CMO. Under Dr. Al Kaabi’s leadership as Acting CMO, Sidra witnessed the opening of the Outpatient Clinic and the opening plan for the phasing-in of the Inpatient Services.
Nationally, Dr. Al Kaabi is recognized for his sizeable contributions to healthcare and has held several key administrative and clinical leadership roles in the State of Qatar. He established Qatar’s pediatric renal transplant program and set up the country’s first peritoneal dialysis program and pediatric hemodialysis unit at HMC. He led Sidra’s Pediatric Clinical Planning Group and led the formation of the National Plan for Pediatric Services.
Dr. Al Kaabi sits on the board of Qatar Biobank, a national research resource, and the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners, the sole authority responsible for the regulating of all healthcare practitioners working in both governmental and private healthcare sectors in the state of Qatar. In April 2016, Dr. Al Kaabi became a member of the Joint Oversight Board of the University of Calgary in Qatar.
Dr. Al Kaabi has been the recipient of a number of awards and commendations, including the ‘Guiding Star of Excellence’ award for excellence in service and technology, the ‘Rising Star’ for leadership, and two ‘Awards of Merit’ for research and education from HMC.
Dr. Al-Kaabi completed his pediatric residency at the University of Western Ontario, Canada and subsequently completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at the Hospital for Sick Children. He was the first person from outside of North America to receive Honorary Sick Kids Alumni Award from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He holds the Canadian boards of Pediatrics and Pediatric Nephrology and holds a Master’s degree with honors in Health Care Management from the Royal College of Surgeons In Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.