Dr. Asma Deeb

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinology - Chair of Division
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Dr. Asma Deeb, MD, MBBS, is a Consultant Paediatrician and Chair of the Pediatric Endocrinology Division at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

Dr. Deeb has 25 years of extensive experience in the field of Paediatric Endocrinology, working in renowned medical facilities across the UAE. Her special interests are the use of advanced technologies to treat diabetes and disorders of sex differentiation. She has authored over 120 publications and research papers and is an Associate Editor of the ISPAD Pediatric Diabetes journal and an Editorial Board Member of the American Diabetes Association journal. In addition to her clinical roles, Dr. Deeb is a clinical professor of Pediatrics at Khalifa University and Gulf University, UAE. She was also appointed as the president of The Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and was the former chair of communication at the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology. Furthermore, she is an executive member of the Global Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes.

Doctor can help with

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Growth disorders
  • Addison's disease
  • Monogenic diabetes
  • Disorders of puberty
  • Disorders of sex differentiation
  • Metabolic bone, calcium, and parathyroid disorders

Memberships

  • Councilmember, European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)
  • Executive member, The International Consortium of Paediatric Endocrinology (ICPE)
  • President, The Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (ASPED)
  • Advisory member, The International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)
  • Member, the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (MRCPUK)

Licences and certifications

  • Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
  • Fellowship, The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
  • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Paediatric Endocrinology
  • Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in Paediatrics

Training and work experience

  • Chair, Paediatric Endocrinology Department

    Shaikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Clinical Professor

    Khalifa University, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE

  • Clinical Professor

    Gulf Medical University, UAE

  • Director, Paediatric Residency Program, Paediatric Department

    Al Mafraq Hospital, UAE

  • Consultant, Paediatric Endocrinology

    Imperial College London Diabetes Centre, UAE

  • Clinical Lecturer, Paediatrics

    University of Cambridge Department of Paediatrics, UK

  • Clinical Research Fellow

    Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Hospitals NHS, UK

  • Senior Registrar, Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

    Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Hospitals NHS, UK

  • Clinical Research Fellow

    School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Newcastle, UK

  • Registrar Rotation

    Northern Deanery, UK

  • Senior House Officer

    Northern Deanery, UK

  • Senior House Officer

    University of Tripoli, Libya

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD)

    University, UK
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

    University of Tripoli, Libya

Awards and recognitions

  • Research, Education, and Distinction Awards

    Mafraq Hospital, UAE
  • Research, Education, and Distinction Awards

    Shaikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE
  • Certificate for effective contribution to Mafraq Hospital's journey of excellence

  • Awarded special recognition for obtaining Joint Commission International accreditation for the institution

  • Mafraq Hospital Dedication and Professionalism Award

  • Best Teacher award for postgraduate education, Institutional (SEHA)

  • SEHA Best Research Award (Neonatal diabetes in Abu Dhabi)

  • SEHA Award for Clinical Transformation

  • SEHA Best Physicians Award

  • Research Innovation Award, Dubai Health Authority Taskforce obesity recognition award

    Department of Health
  • Recognition awards for contribution to national diabetes management guidelines

  • Best research award for Molecular applications in pediatric endocrinology (Emirate Diabetes society prize) Abu Dhabi

  • Voluntary work recognition award

  • Diabetes Technology Innovation Pioneer Award, Abu Dhabi Government

  • Visiting professorship award, Mayo clinic

  • Distinguished research investigator award, American Academy of Clinical Endocrinology

  • Grants & Education Award, research in growth hormone gene expression at Newcastle University, UK

  • Awarded the following grants in the capacity of the president of the Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes

  • Annual grant for the society of 35,000 Euro to run an annual education course in pediatric Endocrinology

  • Annual grant for the society of 100,000 Dollars to run an annual education course in pediatric diabetes

  • A one-off grant of 200,000 Dollars to run a series of courses in diabetes technology and glucose monitoring for the Arab society of endocrinology and diabetes

  • Educational grants of 20,000 Dollars to run courses on metabolic bone diseases

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