Dr. Sarah Ehtisham

Dr Ehtisham graduated from the University of Cambridge in the UK and undertook her clinical training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.  She is an experienced paediatric endocrinologist who has received many research awards for her investigations into childhood diabetes.


Dr Ehtisham has been a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Mediclinic City Hospital in Dubai since May 2016 and is Adjunct Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology at Mohammed Bin Rashid University Medical School in Dubai. Prior to joining Mediclinic City Hospital, she was a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist and Clinical Lead for diabetes at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK and she was also an honorary senior lecturer in Endocrinology at the University of Manchester. She has also worked as a Paediatric Endocrinologist in Melbourne, Australia.


Dr Ehtisham received her PhD in Childhood Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in 2006 and her CCST in Paediatric Endocrinology in 2007.


Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Dubayee

Dr Al-Dubayee is the Division head of Pediatric Endocrinology , King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital, Ministry of National Guard, Riyadh, and Assistant Professor, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Science (KSAU– HS). He was graduated from in 2000 and finished the residency training program in 2006. He received his Pediatric Endocrine training in Vancover and completed a Master of Health Science in 2010 from the University of British Columbia.


Beside his clinical duties, he undertook various administrative roles including the Chairman of Saudi Board of Pediatric residency training Committee in Central Region, Assistant Dean for Research, College of Public Health, KSAU-HS  and clinician educator in CanMEDS Collaborating Center. He Chaired the Research Committee, College of Medicine, KSAU-HS  and served as the residency training program director for 4 years.


Dr Dubayee has contributed to various ASPED educational activities and national and regional meetings and published in different areas of Pediatric Endocrinology.


Prof Ibrahim Al-Alwan

Ibrahim is Professor of Pediatrics and Assistant Vice President at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health science (KSAU-HS), Riyadh. He obtained MRCP (UK) in 1995, American Board of Pediatrics,1996 and Canadian FRCPC in 1997. In 2001, he was duly certified in Pediatric Endocrinology by American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian RCP.



Prof Al-Alwan led a number of research projects and secured grants from multiple sources. Currently he is a principle investigator in a number of ongoing studies. He lectured in various countries and published in different aspects of pediatric endocrinology and medical education. At Administrative level, He is the President of Association of Medical Education in the Eastern Mediterranean Region and an Executive Council Member, World Federation for Medical Education. At national level, he chairs various committees, established the Saudi Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship program in 2004 and served as Dean of College of Medicine, KSAU-HS between 2010-2014.


Prof. Nancy Samir Elbarbary

Professor of Pediatrics at Faculty of Medicine, Ain -Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. Doctorate degree (M.D.) Ain- Shams University 2007. Passed MBBCH and Master (M.Sc.) in pediatrics (Excellent with honors )1998 and 2003 respectively. Working now at Paediatric Diabetes Clinic which is one of the first Paediatric clinic at the Children’s Hospital and Middle East since 1979 and one of the largest referral centers all over Egypt for managing children with type 1 diabetes.


Member of several professional societies, both national and international, such as The Egyptian Society of Childhood Diabetes and Endocrinology (ESDEP) and Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes(ASPED)and the head of scientific research committee in Pediatric Diabetes guidelines in ASPED.


Has international links to International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and the European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE). Is a Steering Committee member of ASPED-ISPAD Diabetes Academy since 2016 and  contributed to the ESPE e-learning program. Serves as invited reviewer in more than 30 international peer-reviewed journals. Member in the Editorial Board of more than ten international journals and a member of research and ethics committee at Ain Shams University hospital, Cairo.