Suhaila A. H. Ghuloum, FRCPsych L.R.C.P& S.I., M.B., B.Ch., B.A.0

Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar

Dr. Ghuloum is a Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, and an Associate Professor at Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar. She obtained her undergraduate medical qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. She trained in Psychiatry in Cambridge, U.K, and acquired the Membership of The Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych). She progressed in her career to the position of Chairperson of the Psychiatry Department at Hamad Medical Corporation from 2006 until July 2012. She was awarded the distinction of fellowship of RCPsych in February 2016.

She has a number of national and international involvements in mental health, having been Qatar’s representative to the WHO-EMRO region, and the GCC council for mental health. She is an examiner at the Arab Board in Psychiatry, and general secretary of the scientific board. She was elected as scientific advisor to the Executive Board of the Arab Federation of Psychiatrists, head of the scientific committee, and is co-editor of the Arab Journal of Psychiatry. She is involved with several planning projects for enhancement of mental health services in Qatar, including the Academic Health System, Neurosciences Institute and Metabolic Disease Institute. She was directly involved with the Qatar National Mental Health Strategy and Implementation and was a key member in drafting the strategy as well as the first Mental Health Law in Qatar. She has a very active teaching role at the Psychiatry hospital of Hamad Medical Corporation and Weill Cornell Medicine, and an administrative role, being a chair or member of a number of hospital committees. She was recently elected as Chair of the Middle East Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and zonal representative for the Middle East, zone 12, at World Psychiatric Association

Dr. Ghuloum is primarily interested in Schizophrenia and Psychiatric epidemiology. She is involved with several research projects and has a number of publications, in addition to presentations at regional and international conferences.


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