Dr Sittana Shaseldin Elshafie
Dr Sittana Elshafie is a graduate from the College of Medicine University of Khartoum in the Sudan. She had a post graduate degree in Medical Microbiology from the London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, Fellowship of The Royal College of Pathologist (Medical Microbiology), UK, and a post graduate diploma in Infection Control from The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. Dr Elshafie had training in diagnostic microbiology including bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology at Hammersmith Hospital in London, The Royal London Hospital, and the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention Atlanta Georgia in the United States of America. She also had training in Medical Education in University of Maastricht, the Netherlands and used to be a member of the WHO network of problem based community oriented medical education. Dr Elshafie worked as consultant microbiologist as well as teaching medical microbiology for medical students in the University of Gezira, the Sudan, College of Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University in Sultanate of Oman, and Assistant Professor Weill Cornel Medical College in Qatar. She also taught biomedical students in Qatar University. She had the opportunity to established diagnostic microbiology service to Medani Teaching Hospital in the Sudan and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital in Sultanate of Oman. Before this she worked as registrar at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh, UK, and as consultant microbiologist at King Fahad Hospital, Saudi Arabia. At Hamad Medical Corporation, she served as senior consultant and Head Division of Microbiology providing teaching, diagnostic service and research. She established the Infection Control Unit for HMC, wrote the polices, and outlined the infection control programme and surveillance. She attended several conferences, and published many papers.