the gulf group for the
study of diabetes
the gulf group for the
study of diabetes
the gulf group for the
study of diabetes
the gulf group for the
study of diabetes
the gulf group for the
study of diabetes
Dr. Abdulaziz Al Twaim
Dr. Abdulla Al-Hamaq
Dr. Abdullah Bennakhi
Dr. Abdulrazzaq Ali Al Madani
Dr. Ali Alqarni
Dr. Buthina Ibrahim Al-Owinati
Dr. Fatheya Alawadi
Dr Feryal Alsaber
Dr. Jawad A. Al-Lawati
Dr. Juma Al Kaabi
Dr Mariam Alhajeri
Dr. Mohammed Al Lamki
Dr. Monira Al-Arouj
Dr. Naji Al Johani
Dr. Obaid Almutairi
Dr. Rabaa Al-Hajri
Dr. Thamer Alessa
Dr. Abdul Razzaq Al Madani graduated from the College of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo. He joined Dubai Health Authority as a practicing physician at Rashid Hospital, before obtaining the Fakh Arts Certificate in internal medicine and endocrinology, in addition to the honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh & Glasgow.
After returning from Germany, he joined the medical team at Dubai Hospital. Since 1993, Dr. Madani worked as a consultant of internal medicine and endocrinology, before being promoted to Hospital Director in 2002, in which position he continued till 2009. He then went on to act as CEO of the hospital till March 2014. Under his management, Dubai Hospital received the international accreditation certificate, and successfully carried out a successful conjoined twins separation operation.
Dr. Al Madani established and is currently the Chairman of both the Emirates Diabetes Society, and the GCC Group for Diabetes Studies. He has worked relentlessly to combat diabetes across the region, by educating the public, and through field visits to villages and remote spots in UAE. He has coordinated many educational conferences and courses regarding diabetes and endocrinology among medical staff in the UAE and GCC. Dr. Al Madani enhanced the position of the Emirates Diabetes Society at the International Diabetes Federation (“IDF”), as a consequence of which, the UAE was selected as the first country in the Middle East to host the IDF International Conferences in Dubai in 2011 and Abu Dhabi in 2017.
Dr. Al Madani received the Sheikh Rashid Scientific Achievement Award in 1988 and the Distinguished Employee in Administrative Fields Award within the Dubai Government Excellence Program in 2002.
Dr. Al Madani has published several studies and delivered many lectures in the fields of diabetes. He is currently the Editor-inChief for the “Living Positively with Diabetes” Magazine, a social initiative launched by the Emirates Diabetes Society.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Dr. Abdul Razzaq Ali Al Madani is awarded Hamdan Award for Honoring Individuals Working in the field of Medicine & Health, for the 2017-2018 term.
Dr Monira Al-Arouj is a consultant physician, diabetologist and Assistant Director of the Dasman Diabetes Institute, Kuwait. She is a founding member of the Kuwait Diabetes Society (KDS) and the Gulf Group for the Study of Diabetes (GGSD), and a member of several International Diabetes Federation (IDF) committees on guidelines for diabetes management. She was a member of the organising committee for the 21st IDF Congress in Dubai 2011, and the scientific committee for the 22nd IDF Congress in Melbourne 2013. Dr Al-Arouj is deputy chair for the 23rd IDF Congress in Vancouver 2015, and she has been principal and co-investigator of several published and ongoing multicentre trials. She has worked on more than 35 publications, mainly in epidemiology and risk factors of diabetes in Kuwait and the Gulf region.
Consultant and Section Head of Pediatric Endocrinology
King Abdulaziz Medical City – National Guard Hospital, WR
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians & Surgery (Canada)
Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics
Vice President of Saudi Pediatric Association
Chairman of Saudi Pediatric Endocrinology Group (SPEG)
External Examiner of Royal for Physician in United Kingdom
Dr. Al-Hamaq received his Master Degree in Public Health, from school of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, USA and his PH.D in the field of Public Health from University of Westminster, United Kingdom.
Currently he is the Executive Director of Qatar Diabetes Association - Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.
He was elected as the Regional Manger of the IDF/MENA Region on 2010.
He was the President of Diabetes in Asia Study Group (DASG) till 2011.
Dr. Al-Hamaq is a fellow of Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH) , a member of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and a member , a member of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) , the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists(AACE) and also the General Secretary for the Gulf Group for the Study of Diabetes (GGSD )
Dr. Al-Hamaq Participates in research activities with weill Cornell Medical College and Hamad Medical Corporation in the field of Diabetes, most of these studies have been published in international Journals.
Consultant Phsycian, Diabetologist and Chair, Ethics Review Committee, Dasman Diabetes Institut, Kuwait. Founding member and past president of Kuwait Diabetes Society (2002-2010). Chief of the editorial board of Kuwait Diabetes Society newslaetter (2004-2009). Founding member and Board member of the Gulf Group for the Study of Diabetes (GGSD). Member of IDF task force of National Diabetes Programme. On the editorial board of a number of local, regional and International journals. Chaired the the organizing committee of the 21st IDF congress in Dubai 2011. More than 45 publications, mainly in epidemiology and risk factors of diabetes in Kuwait and the Gulf region.
SBIM. JBIM, FRCP (UK), FACP, FACE
Endocrine Fellowship, University of Calgary, Canada
Endocrinology and Metabolism
Department of Medicine, King Abdulaziz Hospital
Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Buthina Ibrahim Al-Owinati MD, CABM, FACE,
Sr. Consultant, Endocrinology
Hamad General Hospital
Hamad Medical Corporations
Dr. Buthaina Ibrahim had graduated from King Faisal University, College of Medicine & Medical Sciences, in 1993. Then she completed internship in HMC, in 1994 and thereafter joined Internal Medicine Residency Program, received Arab Board Certificate in Internal Medicine in 2001 and Endocrinology Fellowsahip program Certificate in 2003. She had Graduated as Fellow American Clinical Endocrinologist in 2012 and completed one year Global Clinical Scholars Research Training (GCSRT) Diploma from Harvard Medical School in June 2018.
Dr. Buthaina is a Core-Faculty of Endocrinology Fellowship Program accreditted by ACGME-I and Faculty Member in Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar. Dr. Buthaina is also assigned as chairperson of HIM Committee of Hamad General Hospital since 2015. She is a member & Qatar focal point of Gulf Group for the Study of Diabetes (GGSD) since 2015, member of Organizing and Scientific committees of Qatar Diabetes Endocrine & Metabolic Conferences conducting yearly by Endocrine Division.
In addition to the adminitrative roles, she has vast clinical experience in Diabetes, Endocrine & Obesity. Dr. Buthaina is regularly doing inpatient consultation service in Hamad General Hospital, Heart Hospital, Women's Hospital, Surgical wards, Emergencies, ICU, etc..She is also attending 4-5 Diabetes/Endocrine clinics in Out-patient department and two Obesity clinics weekly.
Dr. Buthaina is interested in clinical research especially in Diabetes and Obesity fields. She had many research projects published and poster presentation in many conferences.
MSC Diabetes and Endocrine, FRCP, FACE
Col. Dr Feryal Ali Al-Saber
Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Hospital
2008 - Diploma in leadership RCSI
2010 - Awarded as the first military female consultant in Bahrain
2014 - Awarded Bahraini WOMENS Day Dec.
2008-present - Senior lecturer in RCSI-Bahrain(royal college of surgeons)
1998-2010 - Senior lecturer in AGU Medical School (BAHRAIN)
Dr Jawad Al-Lawati completed his medical degree at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK, and obtained his Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Maryland USA.
Since 1998 he has been working in the field of non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the Ministry of Health of Oman. He is the previous director of NCD department. His work has been on integrating NCD programmes such as the National Diabetes Programme in primary health care services, strengthening cancer surveillance and palliative care programmes, as well as working on the epidemiology of diabetes cardiovascular risk factors in Omanis. He is a senior consultant in the Ministry of Health in Oman and the rapporteur of the National Tobacco Control Committee.
He represents Oman in the Conference of Parities of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
Dr Al-Lawati has several publications in the field of diabetes and CVD epidemiology.
Prof. Juma M.Al Kaabi.
BSc, MBChB, DTM&H, FRCP, FACP,FACE
Acting Dean of College of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Professor of Medicine, Consultant Internist and Endocrinologist,
UAE University, P.O. Box 17666
AL AIN, United Arab Emirates.
Dr. Alkaabi is a Professor of Medicine at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University and Acting Dean of the College of Medicine and Health Services. He also has a co-appointment as a Consultant Internist, Endocrinologist at Tawam Hospital and Al-Ain Hospitals. Dr. Alkaabi is the vice-president of the Emirates Diabetes Society and Founder, Member and Former President of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)-Gulf Chapter (2012 to 2019). Prof. Alkaabi obtained his basic medical science degree from the University of St. Andrews Scotland in 1990 and his medical degree from University of Manchester- England in 1993. He subsequently trained in Internal Medicine in the United Kingdom followed by clinical fellowship program in Endocrinology and Metabolism in Canada where he spent two years and a half at the University of Alberta as a clinical fellow at the department of Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Dr. Alkaabi’s research interests are in diabetes mellitus, thyroid disorders, obesity, osteoporosis and Vitamin D deficiency. He has over 100 publications as articles and abstracts and various participations at international meetings and organizer of many scientific conferences and meetings.
Dr Mariam Ebrahim Al Hajeri. She is the Assistant Undersecretary for Public Health and Health Promotion in Ministry of Health in Kingdom of Bahrain.
She is the Vice-President of Bahrain Diabetes Society.
Dr Mariam graduated in Medicine (MBBCH) from Ain Shams University- Egypt, She obtained her post graduate qualifications (Diploma) in Family Physician Program From American University Of Biuret she had Community Pediatric from School of Community Pediatric- Royal Hospital for Sick Children And University of Edinburgh – Scotland - U.K, She obtain the Diploma in Health Care Management from Royal Collage of Surgeon in Ireland.
She held many managerial and leadership position in Bahrain & GCC and EMRO Region such as Director of the Public health directorate and chairman of the School Health . chairman of the National Vaccination Committee &National certification committee for Polio Eradication. Member of National NCD Prevention Committee, National Anti -Smoking Prevention Committee, National HIV/AIDS Prevention Committee. As well as she was appointed as Member of the Supreme Council of Health and undersecretary for primary health care and public health.
Dr Mariam Is Member in GCC Health Council and chairman for Joint Program between Ministry of Health & WHO and EMRO Region.
Dr Mariam led many program, projects and initiatives including the National Strategic Plan for Youth, National Strategic Plan for women, National Strategic Plan for child, National NCD Prevention Program , School Health Promotion, Global Health Survey & University Health Survey
Dr Mariam held several positions in the clinical, academic medicine as consultant family physician & maternal and child supervisor and she had several teaching activities, She was:
As she The Vice President of Bahrain Diabetes Society
Dr Mohamed Bin Abdullah Al Lamki, received his undergraduate degree from Ein Shams University, Cairo,Egypt.He completed higher school education from King Williams College in the Isle of Man ( United Kingdom.)
He joined Ministry of health and work his way to his current position, Having completed is PostGraduation in Glasgow, Scotland , as the first Omani Endocrinologist.
Pioneered the clinical Exams in Oman ,initially as MRCP and later on PaCEs.
Dr Al Lamki is a Fellow of the Royal College UK, President of AACE-Gulf chapter and in addition to heading the Medical Endometabolic unit at the Royal Hospital , he is also the head of the Subspecialties. He has been instrumental in conceiving and commissioning the first purpose built center for Diabetes and Endocrinology in Oman( National Diabetes and Endocrine Center). Member of the Gulf Group for the Study of Diabetes(GGSD), with affiliation and collaboration with EASD ( European Association for the study of Diabetes)activities.
He has a number of publications In peer journals , and is one of the main editorial members for Sultan Qaboos Medical Journal.
He has an active role in teaching both undergraduate and Residents in Oman Medical Speciality Board. Dr Al Lamki is the current President of AACE Gulf Chapter.
Other International role: Collaborative work with other chapters in Europe and Asia.Working closely with European Association for the Study of Diabetes , and European Society of Endocrinology. I am involved with continued Medical Education for the Gulf region in Association with the European Association for the study of Diabetes , conducting Annual meeting for training workshop for young doctors and nurses.
Endocrine Consultant, King Fahad Medical City
Dr Aljohani has more than 80 publications in peer reviewed journal and presentation in international meeting including Canadian diabetes association (CDA/CSEM), American Diabetes Association (ADA), Endocrine society and American Association of clinical Endocrinology (AACE) with winning several awards including best research in AACE 2008 in Oralndo, FL.(Gestational Diabetes in Manitoba over 20 year period).
Dr Aljohani has providing review for several journals including Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) and other journals.
Dr Aljohani have membership of several societies including:
Dr Aljohani is currently Endocrine Consultant and Thyroid Oncologist in Obesity , Metabloic and Endocrine Centre at KFMC, Riyadh and Assocaite Professor at FOM, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University For Health Sciences.
Dr Aljohani authored 2 books in Arabic: Life without diabetes and Vitamin D…The magic Vitamin. He also wrote book chapter about Vitamin D.
Dr. Noor Al Busaidi completed her Internal Medicine Residency Program as well as her Endocrinology Fellowship at the George Washington Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Washington DC, United States of America. She graduated from Sultan Qaboos University Medical School in Oman.
Since 2004 she worked as a Senior Consultant Physician at the Royal Hospital of Oman. Additionally, she was the Head of Endocrinology & Diabetes Department at the Royal Hospital of Oman from 2007 until 2010 and the Chairperson of the Clinical Audit Committee from 2008 to 2010. From 2010 until present, Dr. Al Busaidi has been appointed as the Chairperson of the National Diabetes Management Service Development Committee at the Ministry of Health of Oman. Furthermore, Dr. Al Busaidi is the founder and president of the Oman Diabetes Association and a member of the American Association for Clinical Endocrinology and American Diabetes Association.
She was involved in the Oman Medical Specialty Board as assistant program director for 3 years, program director for 2 year and as chairmen of internal medicine residency program for 2 years. Dr. Al Busaidi has been a keynote speaker and a lecturer at many national and international conferences. Her areas of interests include, but not limited to, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity with special focus on the improvement and implementation of healthy lifestyle that fights diabetes and Obesity pandemic.
Presently serves as Consultant Family Physician and Diabetologist and She is the director of Dr Rabaa Alhajeri center for Family medicine and Diabetes & Examiner in the Royal College of Surgeon in Ireland.
Dr. Rabaa Alhajeri holds a Bachelor degree in Medicine, Irish Board in Family Practice, Arab Board in Family Medicine, and Diploma and Master degree in Diabetes.
She was a coordinator of central diabetes clinic in Primary Health Care and Public Health at Ministry of health from 2010 – 2015 Along with her 20-years-of-experience in Medicine, Dr. Al Hajeri a board member, Financial Secretary in Bahrain Diabetes Society and aboard member in gulf group for study of Diabetes Furthermore, she organized and facilitated various seminars and workshops in Diabetes prevention and complications. Dr Rabaa Alhajeri participated in many Diabetes conferences and she was a member in scientific committee of IMDO conference 2018& 2019. also Dr Rabaa took part in numerous programs for promoting health care and diabetes awareness.
MD, FACE, CCD
Consultant physician and Head of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Jaber Al-Ahmad Hospital and a Clinical Staff at Dasman Diabetes Institute in Kuwait. Received the bachelor’s degree of Medicine and Surgery form the University of Kuwait, Faculty of Medicine. Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Chair of the Examination Committee of the Kuwaiti Board of Endocrine and Diabetes Fellowship Program.
The GGSD is a non-governmental, non-profitable, non-political group of medical and non-medical persons interested in research projects and launching educational programs related to diabetes care in Gulf Countries.