Khalid Hussain

Khalid Hussain MBBS,MD,MRCP,MSc

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 (selected)
    • Haris B, Saraswathi S, Al-Khawaga S, Hasnah R, Saeed A, Mundekkadan S, Hamed N, Afyouni H, Abdel-Karim T, Mohammed S, Khalifa A, Al-Maadheed M, Al-Zyoud M, Shamekh A, Elawwa A, Al-Khalaf F, Boughorbel S, Petrovski G, Hussain K. The Epidemiology, Genetic Landscape and Classification of Childhood Diabetes Mellitus in the State of Qatar. J Diabetes Investig. 2021 Jun 8. doi: 10.1111/jdi.13610. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34101350.
    • Haris B, Ahmed I, Syed N, Almabrazi H, Saraswathi S, Al-Khawaga S, Saeed A, Mundekkadan S, Mohammed I, Sharari S, Hawari I, Hamed N, Afyouni H, Abdel-Karim T, Mohammed S, Khalifa A, Al-Maadheed M, Zyoud M, Shamekh A, Elawwa A, Karim MY, Al-Khalaf F, Tatari-Calderone Z, Petrovski G, Hussain K. Clinical features, epidemiology, autoantibody status, HLA haplotypes and genetic mechanisms of type 1 diabetes mellitus among children in Qatar. Sci Rep. 2021 Sep 23;11(1):18887. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-98460-4. PMID: 34556755.
    • Ahmed SM, Haris B, Saraswathi S, Elawwa A, Khalifa A, AlMaadheed M, Abdel-Karim TR, Hamed N, Afyouni H, Dauleh H, Shamekh A, Al-Zyoud M, AlKhalaf 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. Diabetol Int. 2021 Oct 11;13(2):381-386. doi: 10.1007/s13340-021-00548-9. PMID: 35463855; PMCID: PMC8980135.