Pediatric specialist, neonatal-perinatal specialist and neonatal neurologist, Farwaniya Hospital, Kuwait
Areas of interest
• Neonatal brain injury
• End of life decision in Neonatal Intensive Care
• Resident and medical student teaching Awards
Trainee of the year award in Neonatal- Perinatal program, University of Toronto
Commendation in Capstone project in Global Clinical Scholars Research Training program, Harvard medical School
2016-2017 NRP providing courses for KIMS pediatric residents
2014 Pediatrics OSCE instructor, Royal College review, Toronto, ON
2013 Pediatric OSCE instructor, Royal College review, Ontario IMG school, Toronto, ON
2013- 2016 Neonatal Resuscitation teaching, Medical students, Toronto, ON
MSc, PhD (Pediatrics) M.S. Healthcare Management, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland Consultant Neonatologist Clinical Quality Specialist in Latifa Hospital, Dubai, UAE. Lecturer in Pediatric Department DMCG.
Dr. Khaled graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, EGYPT 1989. He has M.Sc. in Pediatric, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, EGYPT. Thesis: Some Biochemical and Genetic Aspect of Poliomyelitis. Grade:Good, May 1994. He earned masters degree in Healthcare Management (MSHM), Royal College of Surgeon of Ireland at May 2009. In March 2014, Dr. Khaled got his PhD in Pediatrics, Ain Shams University, Cairo, EGYPT, thesis: High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Preterm Babies: Multi-Organ Affection.
He is working currently as a consultant neonatologist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Latifa Hospital, DHA (DHA), Dubai, U.A.E., Since 11th March 2015 and acting consultant neonatologist, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Latifa Hospital, DHA (DHA), Dubai, U.A.E., Since 18th of November 2013 till 11th March 2015.
In addition, he is a lecturer in the Academic Department of Pediatrics, Dubai Medical College, 31st December 2011. Dubai Medical College (DMC) is committed to providing students with medical education to obtain an accredited degree of Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery in the UAE. The college is providing a learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom that sustains and promotes high levels of student achievement, consistent with the highest standards of academic excellence.
Best Poster during 4th International Arab Neonatal Congress & 2nd Pediatric Update, 10th – 12th September 2015, Dubai, U.A.E., Implementing New Assessment Tool & Practice Guidelines for Pain Management in NICU
Co-Author: Mrs. Manooja Mathew, Mrs. Elsy Jose, Dr. Tushar Kulkarni, Dr. Khaled El-Atawi, Dr. Mahmoud Elhalik & Mrs. Soosan Varughese. 4th International Arab Neonatal Congress & 2nd Pediatric Update, 10th – 12th September 2015, Dubai, U.A.E.
Third best poster during 4th International Arab Neonatal Congress & 2nd Pediatric Update, 10th – 12th September 2015, Dubai, U.A.E., High Frequency Ventilation in Preterm Babies and Organ Affection
Main Author: Dr. Khaled Mahmoud El-Atawi, Dr. Gamal Samy Aly, Dr. Hisham Abdel Samei Awad, Dr. Ahmed Fathy El-Serafi, Dr. Yasser Ahmed Zeitoun, Dr. Mahmoud Elhalik & Dr. Samar El-Maadawi. 4th International Arab Neonatal Congress & 2nd Pediatric Update, 10th – 12th September 2015, Dubai, U.A.E.
Third Best Employee in subspecialties category in Dubai Government in the context of DGEP 2015.
Best Employee in subspecialties category in Dubai Health Authority in the context of DGEP 2015.
Best Poster Presentation during 3rd Arab Neonatal Congress and 1st MEMAP Update in Pediatrics, 12th – 14th of September 2014, Dubai, U.A.E. “Reducing Incidence and Severity of Intra-Ventricular Hemorrhage in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit” Using Quality Improvement Tool.
Main Author: Dr. Khaled El-Atawi, Dr. Mahmoud Elhalik, Dr. Mohamed Rafi, CN Soosan Varughese, SN Manooja Mathew; NICU, Mrs. Thanooja Naushad, Rehabilitation Department, Latifa Hospital, DHA, Dubai, U.A.E.
1st Winner of Abstract during the 1st Arab Paediatric Medical Congress, 29th – 31st May 2014, Dubai, U.A.E. “Comparison of Ultrasound and X-ray in Determining the Position of Umbilical Venous Catheters”
Neonatal Pain, El-Atawi K (2015) Editorial: Neonatal Pain. J Pediatr Neonatal Care 3(1): 00103. DOI: 10.15406/jpnc.2015.02.00103
Role of Bedside Ultrasound in Determining the Position of Umbilical Venous Catheters, El-Maadawy SM, El-Atawi KM1, Elhalik MS1. J Clin Neonatol 2015; 4: 173-7 Departments of Radiology, and 1Pediatrics-Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Latifa Hospital, Dubai, UAE. http://www.jcnonweb.com/text.asp?2015/4/3/173/159878
Neonatal assessment in the delivery room – Trial to Evaluate a Specified Type of Apgar (TEST-Apgar), Rüdiger et al. BMC Pediatrics (2015) 15:18
(Mario Rüdiger1*, Nicole Braun1, Jacob Aranda2, Marta Aguar3, Renate Bergert1, Alica Bystricka4, Gabriel Dimitriou5, Khaled El-Atawi6, Sascha Ifflaender1, Philipp Jung7,Katarina Matasova8, Violeta Ojinaga9, Zita Petruskeviciene10, Claudia Roll11, Jens Schwindt12, Burkhard Simma13, Nanette Staal12, Gloria Valencia2, Maria Gabriela Vasconcellos14, Maie Veinla15, Máximo Vento3, Benedikt Weber16, Anke Wendt17, Sule Yigit18, Heinz Zotter19, Helmut Küster20 and The TEST-Apgar study-group)
Al-Khayat A1, Koutouby A, Habibullah J, El-Atawi K., Neonatal systemic candidiasis. A 14-year review. Saudi Med J. 2004 Oct;25(10):1505-7
Surgical Management of a Posterior Mediastinal Infantile Fibrosarcoma in a Newborn: J. of Egypt. Society of Cardiothorac. Surg. 1997, Vol. 5, April, N. 2.
El-Gamal Y, El-Sawy M, Awad Z, Hossny E, El-Atawy K. Dermatoglyphics in children with paralytic poliomyelitis. Sci Med J Cai Med Synd 1995;7(1):97-112
Research (Under Publication)
Late Preterm Babies; Outcome in Latifa Hospital
High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation in Preterm Babies: Multi-Organ Affection
MD, DCH, IBCLC, ABP(PhD Ped.), IFAAP Consultant Neonatologist, Head of Pediatric Department, Head of Health Informatics Unit Latifa Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr. Mahmoud graduated from, Egypt/Alexandria in 1983, and then got Diploma of Child Health (DCH) from
Ireland followed by Arab Board of Medical Specializations in Pediatrics. He is also International Board
Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), Regional Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor,
International Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Member of the European Society for
Neonatology (ESN) and Emirates Medical Association (EMA),
Dr. Elhalik is currently head of Pediatric Department and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Latifa Hospital in
addition to his post as the Head of the Healthcare Informatics Unit.
Dr. Elhalik is also a tutor of Pediatrics and Neonatology in Dubai Residency Program. Moreover, he is chairing
and co-chairing different hospital committees such as the “NICU Infection Control Task Force”, Antibiotics
Stewardship committee, Disaster Steering committee and Baby Friendly Hospital Working Group.
Dr. Mahmoud has over 20 years of experience in Perinatal-Neonatal medicine, with special interest in Neonatal
Nutrition, Neonatal Sepsis, Quality Improvement Projects in NICU and Neonatal Resuscitation.
Having many Publications and Member of editorial boards of many Journals (Pediatrics & Neonatal).
He is the Project Initiator and Director of “DNER” -Dubai Neonatal Electronic Registry- (1 st of its kind in the
Arab world countries) launched from Latifa Hospital in 2014 as the first phase toward the National Neonatal
Electronic Registry of UAE. Recently name changed to Dubai Neonatal Network “DNN”.