Dr. Basil Fathalla

Paediatric Rheumatologist

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

Medical School

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

Work Experience

Department of Rheumatology Children’s Hospital of Michigan Pediatric Rheumatology faculty
Hamad General Hospital in Qatar Consultant Pediatric Rheumatology
Hamad General Hospital in Qatar Consultant Pediatric Rheumatology
St. Christopher Hospital for Children, Philadelphia 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)