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Dr. Abdullatif Mohammed Al Khal

Chairman of Qatar’s National Pandemic Preparedness Committee

Dr. Abdullatif Mohammed Al Khal holds several clinical positions, chairs a variety of committees and has led a number of strategic projects at HMC. Between 1999–2001, he served as the Chair of Family Medicine and as Chair of Department of Medicine from 2001 until 2012. He has been the Head of Infectious Diseases Division since 1998 and the Lead of the Communicable Disease Center, the National TB Program Manager, and the Director of the Clinical AIDS Program.

Dr. Al Khal earned his MBBCh from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1989. He undertook his internship at the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) in Qatar, and in 1991, joined the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, CT, USA, followed by a 2-year fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Hartford Hospital.

Dr. Al Khal has also held a faculty appointment with Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar since 2007 and was promoted to Adjunct Professor of Clinical Medicine in 2020. He also holds an appointment as Clinical Professor of Medicine at Qatar University College of Medicine (QU CMED) and serves as QU CMED’s Director of the Clinical Affairs Department.