Asma Deeb is the chief of Paediatric Endocrinology and the chair of research and ethics committee at Shaikh Shakhbout Medical City, Abu Dhabi. She is a clinical professor at the Gulf University, UAE.
Professor Deeb trained in the UK where she obtained an MD degree in growth hormone gene expression in 2002 from the University of Newcastle. She was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Endocrinology at the University of Cambridge between 2001 and 2005. She has a special interest in disorders of sexual differentiation, use of technology in the management of children with diabetes and the genetics of diabetes mellitus.
Professor Deeb has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. In 2019 she was first author of the ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines: Fasting during Ramadan by young people with diabetes, published in Paediatric Diabetes.
Professor Deeb is currently President of the Arab Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (ASPED) and the ASPED representative of the Global Pediatric Endocrinology Association. She is the Chair of Communication of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) and a member of the advisory board of the International Society of the Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD). Professor Deeb has recently hosted the second ASPED conference, and four ASPED/ISPAD postgraduate courses and she has organised four ASPED/ESPE schools.
Duality of Interest: None declared
Date: Spring 2023