Dr. Hassanein is a senior consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE since 2014. He holds Academic posts as H Professor of Medicine, Gulf Medical University, UAE, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Mohamed Bin-Rashid University, UAE, as well as Associate Director for Postgraduate Diabetes Education, Cardiff University, UK since 2007. He was appointed to the post of Consultant in the Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at BCUHB, UK, in 2002. Dr. Hassanein graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria, Egypt.
His main research interest is in the field of diabetes and Ramadan. He co-authored recommendations papers on this subject for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in 2005 and 2010, and for the British Medical Journal in 2010, Diabetes Canada in 2017 as well as the IDF-DAR practical guidelines, 2016 and 2021. Dr. Hassanein has participated as the first author and/or a co-author in numerous studies and guidelines including studies on prevalence of diabetes, obesity, hypertension and is the first author for the Emirates Cardiometabolic guidelines. He has published over 85 papers. He’s also the associate editor of Dubai Diabetes and Endocrinology Journal.