Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Meshal Sultan is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Al Jalila Children’s and an Assistant Professor at Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), Dubai, UAE. He is the Vice President of the Emirates Society for Child and Adolescent Mental Health.
Dr. Sultan obtained his medical degree from UAE University in 2007. He completed his psychiatry residency training as well as child and adolescent psychiatry subspecialty fellowship at the University of Ottawa. He has obtained certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Psychiatry as well as in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is an International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. He has extensive expertise in outpatient, inpatient, consultation-liaison, emergency, school mental health, and tele-psychiatry.
Dr. Sultan has published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented in international conferences on several topics including attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), collaborative care, and mindfulness.
Dr. Sultan is very interested in teaching. He has given seminars and provided clinical supervision to medical students at University of Ottawa. He currently teaches at the Introduction of the Practice of Medicine Course, as well as Mind and Behaviour Module at MBRU. He has given lectures to parents on various topics including anxiety disorders as well as autism spectrum disorder. He has also co-authored information sheets, available at eMentalHealth.ca.
Dr. Sultan has been actively involved in leadership roles. He is currently the Clinical Lead of the Mental Health Intake Program. He served as the General Secretary of the Emirates Society for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, after being elected in 2018. He then was elected for the position of the Vice President of the society in 2021. He was appointed as the Deputy Director of Academic Affairs at Al Jalila Children’s from 2019 to 2022.
He is the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee of the 25 th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) taking place in Dubai, from December 5 to 9, 2022.
He has actively participated in establishing the first Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program in the UAE, which started in 2019. He currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Fellowship Programme. In 2022, Dr. Sultan was elected as the Inaugural Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Specialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the National Institute for Health Specialties (NIHS), United Arab Emirates.