Dr. Hanan Derby is Consultant – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Al Jalila Children’s.
She is also the clinical lead for the Eating Disorder Service. Prior to joining Al Jalila Children’s, Dr. Derby was a Senior Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). She was also Assistant professor in Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in Doha.
She is still involved in a research project titled ‘Adapted Cognitive Behavioral Approach to Addressing Overweight and Obesity among Qatari Youth’.Dr. Derby started her medical career as a Paediatrician in the UK attaining MRCP in Paediatrics. She then trained in Psychiatry accomplishing MRCPsych and subsequently attaining her Higher Specialist Training degree (the CCT) in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has special interests in neurodevelopmental disorders, family based therapy, eating disorders and medical education. In the UK, She established and led the CAMH subspecialty service for Learning Disability in Derbyshire. In addition to her clinical role. Dr Derby has always been active in medical training and teaching.She is experienced in medical management, has led several psychiatrist services and sat on numerous departmental committees including Psychiatry Education, Clinical Competency, and Pharmacy & Therapeutic Committees. She has also served on Children’s Work Stream Governance Committee at Hamad Medical Corporation and on the Qatar Strategic Health Committee of the Supreme Council of Health.Dr. Derby is a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK and has been a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK, the Royal College of Physicians of London, UK, and the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, UK.
Dr. Meshal Sultan is Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Al Jalila Children’s. He is Canadian Royal College certified in the speciality of psychiatry and in the subspeciality of child and adolescent psychiatry. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Sultan completed his psychiatry residency training and child psychiatry subspeciality fellowship at University of Ottawa, Canada. During his subspeciality fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Dr. Sultan worked with patients with complex mental health conditions using evidence-based strategies that combined medication and psychotherapy. He worked in a multidisciplinary team setting and actively engaged in leadership roles as well as medical students’ teaching activities. He has a special interest in neurodevelopmental disorders, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented in international conferences.
He has received several awards for recognition of his contributions, for instance the Simon Davidson Award for Scholarly Activity, and the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine Excellence in Clinical Supervision Award.
He is a member of various professional organizations, which include the Emirates Society for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the American Psychiatric Association. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU).
Ammar is a Canadian trained Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Head of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centre at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital in Dubai. He is the founder and president of the Emirates Society for Child Mental Health, the national representative society for child mental health in the UAE.
He completed his psychiatry residency and child psychiatry training at McGill University, Canada. He then joined the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children as a fellow in Paediatric Neuropsychiatry. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and an international fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Ammar has peer reviewed research publications and received Research Grant Awards as the Principal Investigator, including the Harvard Dubai Research Award. His current research focus is on neuropsychiatric disorders in the UAE, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
He has received awards for recognition of his clinical, research and educational work. He is on the Advisory Board for the Rosalynn Carter Journalism Programme for Mental Health Journalism in Dubai and Jury committee of Princess Haya Award for Special Education in Dubai. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Child Psychiatry at UAE University.
Dr. Zeinab Alloub is a Consultant Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician at Al Jalila Children's.
Dr. Alloub has been involved in resident educationas core faculty in an ACGCME-Iaccredited medical training programme as the only neurodevelopment paediatrician within the government sector. She strives to ensure that residents and fellows train in educational environments that support patient safety, resident and fellow education, and physician well-being.Dr. Alloub completed QESP (Qualified Educational Supervisor Programme) under Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery in the UK.
Dr. Tarig is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Al Jalila Children’s. He completed his core training in Psychiatry in different Teaching hospitals across England, United Kingdom, where he gained membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He completed his higher Specialist Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Sheffield Children’s Hospital, following which he gained his CCT in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He started as a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in England, UK, in 2009 where he worked until joining Al Jalila Children’s in 2016. Whilst in the UK, Dr. Tarig managed both Community and Outreach/Home Treatment Child and Adolescent Mental Health teams.
He has a special interest in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice and has gained an FdA in this area during his higher Specialist Training at Sheffield. Dr. Tarig has also gained further qualification in Psycho-Social Interventions from Plymouth University, UK,in 2012.
He brings a wealth of experience from the UK to help set up a world class mental health service for children and adolescents in Dubai.
Dr. Tina is a Paediatric Hospitalist at Al-Jalila Children's. She is board certified by the American Board of Paediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Paediatrics. She has been practicing paediatric hospital medicine for 5 years. She received her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and completed her Paediatrics Residency at the University of Oklahoma. During her residency training, Dr. Tina discovered her passion for medical education and curriculum development. She received the annual Resident Teaching Award all 3 years of her residency and was ultimately awarded the Harris D. Riley, Junior Paediatric Society Award for outstanding contributions to the teaching and nurturing of fellow residents.
Dr. Tina went on to serve as the Chief Resident in Paediatrics, devoting her time to student and resident education and further strengthening the Programme’s curriculum structure. She remained on faculty at the University of Oklahoma Children’s Hospital for 2 additional years as an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics. During this time she served on the Paediatric Residency Clinical Competency Committee and assisted in the development of a global health curriculum pathway for residents.
Dr. Tina then moved to Duke University Hospital where she continued as an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics while practicing Paediatric Hospital Medicine and also obtained a Certificate in Inter-professional Education. She has mentored numerous students and residents along the way and given countless presentations, including co-leading a 4-day general paediatrics CME conference in Kazakhstan. She joined Al-Jalila Children’s with the goal of providing excellent medical care to the Children of the UAE and surrounding area while training students and residents with integrity and diligence. She is committed to training all levels of learners in the practice of excellent, evidence-based medicine while ensuring a healthy, supportive and safe learning environment.