Dr. Basil Fathalla

Paediatric Rheumatologist



Dr. Basil is Paediatric Rheumatology Consultant at Al Jalila Children’s with more than 10 years of experience. He graduated from Damascus University School of Medicine in 1995 and completed his Paediatric Residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, USA (1996 – 2000). Thereafter, he completed the Paediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts University, New England Medical Center in Boston, USA (2000 – 2003). Dr. Basil is American Board Certified in Paediatrics and Paediatric Rheumatology and continues to fulfill the requirements of the American Board for maintenance of certifications.

He has extensive experience and has worked in international centres, including St. Christopher Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, and chaired the Section of Paediatric Rheumatology at Hamad General Hospital in Qatar. In addition, he had an academic position of assistant professor of clinical paediatrics at Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, and Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Qatar. Basil has special interest in auto-inflammatory disorders, Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, and autoimmune connective tissue diseases. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and has special interest in medical education and clinical research.

Clinics / Department


Professional Background
Damascus University School of Medicine, Syria
Henry Ford Hospital - Detroit, USA
Pediatric Resident and Chief Resident
New England Medical Center at Tufts University
Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship
Hamad General Hospital in Qatar
Consultant Pediatric Rheumatology
St. Christopher Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
Pediatric Rheumatology faculty
Hamad General Hospital in Qatar
Consultant Pediatric Rheumatology
Department of Rheumatology Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Pediatric Rheumatology faculty

Languages Spoken


Achievements Career Highlights

Certificate of achievement for my role as a mentor for resident publication in the category of best case report. Presented at Annual resident and fellow research day – Hamad Medical Corporation.


      Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates
800 AJCH (8002524)
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