Dr. Buthaina Almurbati

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Buthaina Almurbati

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist


Dr. Buthaina is a Consultant paediatrician and paediatric gastroenterologist, With 31-year experience. She working in tertiary hospitals covering vast geographical area under Dubai Health authorities. she was the head of paediatric gastroenterology department for 7 years in Dubai hospital before merging the paediatric facilities in dubai under one umbrella at Aljlaila hospital in September 2021. She has experience in managing complex paediatric gastroenterology like inflammatory bowel disease , celiac disease , acute and chronic liver diseases , liver transplantation , food allergy and eosinophilic esophagitis . she also has experience in performing diagnostic upper endoscopies and colonoscopies in addition to therapeutic procedures like polypectomy , banding of esophageal varices and esophageal dilatation. She has established first home parentral nutrition in Dubai in 2014 and has special interest in congenital diarrheas. She held impactful administrative positions within Dubai Health authority (DHA) and was chairing 2 main committees, morbidity and mortality committee and overseas treatment committee. She was also senior teaching member in dubai medical collage from 2000- 2010. She has multiped scientific presentations in several international conferences and local media. Dr. Buthaina is a highly experienced paediatrician and paediatric gastroenterologist who has been working in the field for over 31 years. She has extensive experience managing complex paediatric gastroenterology conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, acute and chronic liver diseases, liver transplantation, food allergy, and eosinophilic esophagitis. She is also skilled in performing diagnostic upper endoscopies and colonoscopies, as well as therapeutic procedures like polypectomy, banding of esophageal varices, and esophageal dilatation. Dr. Buthaina has held impactful administrative positions within the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), where she chaired two main committees: the morbidity and mortality committee and the overseas treatment committee. She has also been a senior teaching member at Dubai Medical College from 2000 to 2010. In 2014, Dr. Buthaina established the first home parenteral nutrition program in Dubai, demonstrating her commitment to providing innovative solutions to improve patient outcomes. She has a special interest in congenital diarrheas and has presented multiple scientific presentations at several international conferences and in local media. Dr. Buthaina's expertise and experience make her a highly respected and sought-after paediatrician and paediatric gastroenterologist in Dubai and beyond.

Professional Background

Medical School

1986 - 1991
Dubai medical collage, Dubai , UAE
1994 - 1995
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Professional Diploma in Paediatrics, Ireland
2002 - 2004
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK


1992 - 1996
Dubai Hospital and Latifa hospital, Dubai, UAE

Work Experience

2014 - 2017
Acting Medical Director, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE
2014 - 2021
Head of Paediatric Gastroenterology Department, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE
2021 - To Date
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English

Achievements Career Highlights

  • Dr. Buthaina's achievements at Dubai Hospital over the last 30 years are impressive and have had a significant impact on the healthcare system in Dubai. Firstly, Dr. Buthaina established the first home parenteral nutrition service in Dubai. This service has allowed children with complex medical needs to receive the care they need in the comfort of their own homes. By providing this service, children can attend school and spend more time with their families, which has improved their quality of life significantly.
  • Dr. Buthaina worked with an expert team to get the first Joint Commission International Accreditation for Dubai Hospital. This accreditation is an international benchmark for healthcare quality and patient safety, and achieving it is a significant accomplishment for any hospital. This recognition demonstrates the high standards of care that Dubai Hospital provides to its patients.
  • Dr. Buthaina played a crucial role in moving all interventional paediatric gastroenterology procedures under the paediatric gastroenterology department in Dubai Hospital. Previously, these procedures were performed by adult gastroenterologists. By moving these procedures under the paediatric department, children can now receive specialized care from a team of experts who are dedicated to their unique needs. Overall, Dr. Buthaina's achievements have improved the quality of healthcare in Dubai and have helped to ensure that children with complex medical needs receive the best possible care. Her dedication and commitment to her work have undoubtedly made a significant impact on the healthcare system in Dubai.

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)
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