Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Sidra Medical Research Center, Qatar
Dr Elawad has his training in Pediatric gastroenterology at Great Ormond Street, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Oxford John Radcliff Hospital and King’s College Hospital. He worked as a consultant Pediatric gastroenterologist at University Hospital of Wales and Birmingham Children’s Hospital before he rejoined Great Ormond Street Hospital in 2002 as a consultant gastroenterologist and senior lecturer at the University College of London. He has been the head of the department at Great Ormond Street since 2007 until he joined Sidra Medical and Research Center in 2014 as a Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and director of inflammatory bowel disorders. Whist at GOSH, he became the founder and the director of the first worldwide pioneering program for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for autoimmune and inflammatory gut diseases. He was also the director of the department international collaboration “ImproveCareNow” at GOSH, and recently at Sidra, which involves 98 pediatric gastrointestinal units in the United States, with GOSH and Sidra being the only centers outside the United States. He was also the co-founder of the European GENIUS group that oversees the diagnosis and the treatment of children with early onset inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr. Elwad is an Associate professor of clinical pediatrics at Weil Cornell Medical College and he has been a senior lecturer at the Institute of Child Health – University College of London. His main research areas of interest are autoimmune gut disorders, genetics of inflammatory bowel disease, microbiota and genetic interaction in inflammatory gut diseases, Early Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease and GI food allergy. He has many publications in these areas.