Consultant Paediatrician (Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes)
Dr Ismail is a Consultant Paediatrician at the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital. She is currently the clinical lead for the Paediatric Endocrine and Diabetes service. She also leads the MDT Diabetes clinics, including expert virtual diabetes data reviews of all UTD closed and open insulin loop system analysis.
After completing her medical training and core Paediatric Specialty training in Europe (University Hospitals of Palermo, Italy), Dr. Ismail received International Speciality training in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. She undertook a clinical research fellowship at the world-renowned Paediatric Centre of the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne in 2004, where she worked under the guidance of Professor G Werther, Dr. M Zacharin and Professor F Cameron, all world experts in this field. Dr Ismail published four articles following her time there, three of which as first author. After that, Dr Ismail worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) for four and a half years as a senior clinical fellow under world expert Prof Khalid Hussain, developing a sub-speciality interest in glucose physiology and Hyperinsulinism. Dr. Ismail produced many first-author papers while in GOSH on the topic.
Dr Ismail is fluent in Italian (mother tongue) and is comfortable running medical consultations in this language. She is also fluent in Arabic and French. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing classical and Jazz pieces on the piano.