Endocrinology

Dr. Ahmed AK Hassoun

Designation: Clinical Professor & Senior Consultant Endocrinologist
Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Languages: English and Arabic

Contact Info

Designation: Clinical Professor & Senior Consultant Endocrinologist
Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Languages: English and Arabic

Core Competencies

  • Diabetology – all types of diabetes (2, 1, gestational & others)
  • Obesity, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes
  • Thyroid diseases and tumors (including pregnancy related)
  • Bone and Mineral disorders (including osteoporosis, parathyroid gland, and calcium)
  • Hypertensive disorder (secondary and resistant)
  • Adrenal gland diseases and tumors
  • Pituitary gland disease and tumors
  • Male hormone disorders (including erectile dysfunction, gynecomastia, and hypogonadism)
  • Female hormone disorders (including polycystic ovarian syndrome, and hypogonadism)

Brief Profile

Dr. Hassoun completed his residency and fellowship in Internal Medicine & Endocrinology at Brown University & the Mayo Clinic, respectively. After 3 years of extensive clinical and research fellowship he joined the Endocrinology staff at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA.

Dr. Hassoun is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. In addition, he is an active member of American Diabetes Association (ADA), the Endocrine Society (ES), and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).

His previous appointments included Chief of Endocrinology, Clinical Assistant Professor at Wayne State University in Michigan and the Faculty of Medicine, UAE University. Until recently, and for more than 12 years, he worked as a Senior Consultant Endocrinologist, and Chairman of Research & Medical Education at the Dubai Diabetes Center.

He has been actively participating in developing and updating the UAE Diabetes guidelines, educating and training doctors and other healthcare providers, as well as conducting research in the field of diabetes and endocrinology.

Dr. Hassoun is a co-founder of the monthly UAE Endocrinology meetings (Endocrine club), which was established in the year 2002. In addition, he was the Founding and the 1st President of the AACE Gulf Chapter, which was established in 2012.

Dr. Hassoun received several awards including the 2019 ‘Ibn Sina Distinguished Service Award’ the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists – Gulf Chapter. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 articles and abstracts in the field of diabetes and in the other areas of endocrinology.

Qualifications

  • Clinical Professor, Dubai Medical University
  • American Board Certified in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, USA
  • American Board Certified in Internal Medicine, USA
  • 1st President – American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist Gulf Chapter
  • Staff Endocrinologist, Clinical and Research Fellow in Endocrinology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
  • Fellow – American College of Physicians & American College of Endocrinology
  • Member of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist
  • Member of American Diabetes Association
  • Member of Endocrinology Society
  • Member of the Emirates Medical Association, UAE
  • MD, 1973-1979, Aleppo University Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo, Syria

Nationality: American, Iraqi

Number of Years of Experience: 28+ years