Ibtihal Siddiq Abdelgadir

Ibtihal Siddiq Abdelgadir
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Attending physician-pediatric emergency department, Chair of Sidra Medicine Guideline group Years Of Experience: 29
  • About the Physician

    Dr. Abdelgadir worked as a Pediatric Emergency Consultant at Al Wakrah Hospital before joining Sidra Medicine in 2017. After completing the MD training program in Sudan, she joined the UK Pediatric training, where she was awarded a Certificate of Completion of Training, a Fellowship of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, and a Master's Degree in Pediatrics, UK. She joined the Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics.

    She is currently the chair of the Sidra Medicine guideline group and a member of the MOPH- National Clinical Guidelines & Pathways Committee (NCGPC).
    She is a strong advocate for Research, Education, and Evidence-Based Medicine Practice. She has several publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Cochrane Library. She is currently a trainer of evidence-based practice and systematic reviews. She is an Editor of both Archives Diseases of Childhood and BMC-Springer Nature.


    Languages Spoken

    English, Arabic

    Years Of Experience
    • FRCPCH, Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), UK
    • Masters (MCs) in pediatrics and child health, University of Leeds, UK
    • Certificate of Completion of training (CCT) in pediatrics, RCPCH, UK
    • Medical Doctorate in pediatrics (MD), University of Khartoum, Sudan
    • MBBS, University of Khartoum, Sudan
    • Assistant professor of clinical pediatrics- WCMC-Qatar
    Areas of Interest
    • Pediatrics and pediatric emergency
    • Research and evidence-based practice
    • Teaching and training of under and postgraduate health care professionals
    • Guideline’s development
    Educational Interests
    • Evidence based practice
    • Postgraduate and undergraduate medical education
    Medical Publications
    1. Hamud AA, Mudawi K, Shamekh A, Kadri A, Powell C, Abdelgadir I. Diabetic ketoacidosis fluid management in children: systematic review and meta-analyses. Arch Dis Child. 2022 Jun 23:archdischild-2022-324042. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2022-324042. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35738870.
    2. Singh, P.; Rawat, A.; Saadaoui, M.; Elhag, D.; Tomei, S.; Elanbari, M.; Akobeng, A.K.; Mustafa, A.; Abdelgadir, I.; Udassi, S.; et al. Tipping the Balance: Vitamin D Inadequacy in Children Impacts the Major Gut Bacterial Phyla. Biomedicines 2022, 10, 278. https://doi.org/10.3390.
    3. Abdelgadir I, Hamud A, Kadri A, et al. Levetiracetam for convulsive status epilepticus in childhood: systematic review and meta-analysis. Archives of Disease in Childhood Published Online First: 15 October 2020. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-319573.
    4. Anthony K Akobeng, Ciaran Grafton-Clarke, Ibtihal Abdelgadir, Erica Twum-Barimah, Morris Gordon. Gastrointestinal manifestations of COVID-19 in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. August 2020, Frontline Gastroenterology. DOI: 10.1136/flgastro-2020-101529.
    5. Twum-Barimah, E, Abdelgadir, I, Gordon, M, Akobeng, AK. Systematic review with meta‐analysis: the efficacy of tranexamic acid in upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2020; 51: 1004– 1013. https://doi.org/10.1111/apt.15761.