Dr. Asmahan Abdalla

Specialist, Paediatric Endocrinology
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Dr. Asmahan Abdalla, M.B.B.S.is a paediatric endocrinologist at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

With twenty years of experience, Dr. Abdalla graduated from the University of Juba, obtained a Sudanese Board M.D. in paediatrics and completed a fellowship training program in Kenya which was supported by the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) and the International Society for Paediatric and Adolescents Diabetes (ISPAD) in September 2015. She has since worked as an endocrinologist in one of the largest paediatric tertiary hospitals in her country, attending to pediatric endocrinology emergencies of all kinds. After joining one of Africa’s biggest diabetes centers, The Sudan Childhood Diabetes Center (SCDC), she encountered different types of diabetes, comorbidities and complications. In addition to neonatal and monogenic diabetes, she has seen patients with celiac disease, other autoimmune disorders, malnutrition-related diabetes, and Maureus syndrome, which are unique to Sudan and Africa. With more than 70 cases of rare genetic type of rickets, as well as other rarer cases like osteopetrosis, childhood Paget’s disease, and osteoporosis pseudoglioma syndrome, Dr. Abdalla specializes in bone disorders. She has also managed 150 patients with osteogenesis imperfecta. Her experience expanded to other rare metabolic disorders and inborn errors of metabolism when she established a rare disease clinic at SCDC in 2018. Approximately 700 genetic cases, ranging from common to extremely rare, were diagnosed by her. Through different charity programs, she also provided free enzyme replacement therapy for Gaucher disease and Hunter disease. Her involvement with the Novo Nordisk Managing Changing Diabetes in Children project led her to oversee 26 diabetes clinics across the country, write curriculums and train more than 90 pediatricians, more than 120 diabetes educators and dieticians, as well as create forums for diabetic children and their families.

Doctor can help with

  • Paediatric and general child health
  • Paediatric endocrinology
  • Paediatric bone disease
  • Rare diseases in children

Memberships

  • Member of SSPED, SCDA, SAP
  • Member – The African Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology (ASPAE)
  • Member - The Arab Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (ASPED)
  • Member - Global Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes (GPED)
  • Member - The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)
  • Member - The International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed, Sudanese Board in Paediatrics (SMSB)

Training and work experience

  • Specialist, Paediatric Endocrinology

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), UAE

  • Founder of Rare Disease Clinic

    Sudan Childhood Diabetes Centre (SCDC), Sudan

  • Paediatric Bone Disease Clinic

    Soba University Hospital, Sudan

  • Project Manager

    Changing Diabetes in Children (CDiC) (Novo Nordisk), Sudan

  • Assistant Professor

    International University of Africa, Sudan

  • Paediatric Endocrinologist and Diabetologist

    Sudan Childhood Diabetes Centre (SCDC), Sudan

  • Paediatric Endocrinologist

    Jaafar Ibn Auf Pediatric Tertiary Hospital, Sudan

  • Paediatric Endocrinology Fellow

    The Paediatric Endocrine Training Centers for Africa (PETCA)/The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE), Kenya

  • Paediatric Residency Program

    Sudan Medical Specialization Board (SMSB)

Education

  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in Paediatrics

    Sudan Medical Specialization Board (SMSB)
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)

    Juba University, Sudan

Awards and recognitions

  • Early Career Development Award

    The European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) and Erasmus Medical Centre, Netherlands
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