Khalid Hussain

Khalid Hussain
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Division Chief - Endocrinology/ Program Director - Research Years Of Experience: 32
  • About the Physician

    Khalid Hussain is the Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at Sidra Medicine. He is responsible for establishing and developing the clinical endocrine and diabetes service. He leads a multidisciplinary team (consultant endocrinologists and diabetologists, insulin pump experts, endocrine nurses, diabetic educators and highly specialized dieticians) providing care for children with all endocrine conditions including diabetes. Specialist clinics for children with all types of diabetes are now established and children with diabetes are managed with the latest technological advances. His vision is to create a word class center for children with diabetes providing the highest standard of clinical care.


    At Sidra Medicine, Dr. Hussain’s research focuses on understanding the epidemiology, biochemical and molecular mechanisms of childhood diabetes. His research is funded by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and Sidra Internal Research Fund (SIRF). Dr. Hussain is an internationally recognized expert in the field of childhood hypoglycemia and rare types of diabetes mellitus. He has published extensively in the field of glucose physiology with more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts in journals including NEJM, Science, Nature Genetics, Cell Metabolism, EMBO, JCI, PNAS, HMG, AJHG, Diabetes, Diabetologia and JCEM.


    Prior to joining Sidra, Dr. Hussain was the GOSHCC (Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity) Professor of Pediatric Metabolic Endocrinology at The Institute of Child Health, University College London and Honorary Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London UK. Dr. Hussain qualified in Medicine from Glasgow University in Scotland UK and then trained in Neonatology, Metabolic medicine and Paediatric Endocrinology in London (Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital) and Australia (Monash Medical Center, Melbourne).

    Languages Spoken

    English, Urdu

    Years Of Experience
    • Glasgow University, Scotland UK
    • Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital
    • Monash Medical Center, Melbourne
    • Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
    Areas of Interest
    • Hypoglycemia
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Early onset obesity
    Medical Publications
    1. Haris B, Mohammed I, Al-Khawaga S, Hussain K. Homozygous Insulin Promotor Gene Mutation Causing Permanent Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus and Childhood Onset Autoantibody Negative Diabetes in the Same Family. Int Med Case Rep J. 2022 Feb 1;15:35-41. doi: 10.2147/IMCRJ.S349424. PMID: 35140529; PMCID: PMC8819275.
    2. Petrovski G, Al Khalaf F, Campbell J, Day E, Almajaly D, Hussain K, Pasha M, Umer F, Hamdan M, Khalifa A. Successful transitioning children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes from multiple daily injections to advanced hybrid closed-loop system in 10 days: a prospective intervention study on MiniMed 780G system. Acta Diabetol. 2022 Jan 24. doi: 10.1007/s00592-022-01851-w. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35072781.
    3. Haris B, Mohammed I, Syed N, Fakhro K, Hussain K. Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY) due to PDX1 mutation in a sib-pair diabetes family from Qatar. Clin Case Rep. 2021 Dec 11;9(12):e05141. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.5141. PMID: 34938542; PMCID: PMC8665722.
    4. Ahmed SM,  Haris B,   Saraswathi S,  Elawwa A,  Khalifa A, Al-Maadheed M, Abdel‑Karim T, Hamed N,  Afyouni H,  Dauleh H,  Shamekh A,  Al‑Zyoud M,  Al-Khalaf F,  Petrovski G, Hussain K. The epidemiology, clinical, biochemical, immunological and radiological features of youth onset type 2 diabetes mellitus in the state of Qatar. Diabetology International
    5. Ochoa F, Poggi H, De Toro V, Mendoza C, Hussain K. Facial dysmorphic features in a patient with non-ketotic hypoglycemia and a pathogenic variant in the AKT2 gene.  AACE Clinical Case Reports (2021), doi: