Senior Attending Physician
Dr. Alateeqi completed her undergraduate medical education at Faculty of Medicine at Kuwait University. She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physician of Canada. She completed her pediatric residency program at University of Ottawa, Canada; and clinical fellowship in pediatric neurodisability at the Child Life and Health, University of Edinburgh, UK.
Dr. Alateeqi has held many administrative roles in Kuwait including Head of the Developmental Disability Committee at the Public Authority for People with Disability for 6 years. She was a board member in the Higher Council of the Public Authority for People with Disability for 2 years. She was a member of the Departmental External Curriculum Advisory Board for the Department of Communication Science and Languages – Kuwait University. She was a co-founder and board member of the Developmental Pediatrics League at Kuwait Medical Association
Dr. Alateeqi has dedicated her career not only to the clinical and administrative fields but has contributed generously to teaching. She is a highly-respected teacher of residents, pediatricians, family medicine physicians and medical students in Kuwait. This included clinical and academic teaching and many hands on workshops. She was a key player in the development of the Developmental Pediatrics rotation for Pediatrics residents in the Kuwaiti Board of Pediatrics.
In the field of research, Dr. Alateeqi conducted several epidemiological studies related to meningitis in Kuwait, and a retrospective medical record review analyzing professionals’ clinical practices in the field of autism spectrum disorder. She received the Alison Kerr Prize from the Scottish Association of Community Child Health for her work looking at the diagnostic yield of laboratory investigation and diagnostic imagining in autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Alateeqi led the work group for the “National Protocol for Diagnosing Learning Disability” which completed its work in January 2017 and is under review.
Dr. Alateeqi is the author of an Arabic book emphasizing the importance of responsive parenting in neurodevelopment and promoting interaction between the child and his/her caregiver. She is also a co-author of several medical articles. She is an invited manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Attention Disorders and for colleagues working on developmental pediatrics related research at Kuwait University.