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Wahiba ElHag

Wahiba ElHag MD

Senior Consultant, Department of Bariatric Surgery/Bariatric Medicine, Hamad General Hospital, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar

Dr. Wahiba Elhag is a senior consultant of Bariatric medicine with the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery department at Hamad General Hospital Doha Qatar; and the program’s Director the Bariatric medicine fellowship program. She is also assistant professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine- Qatar. Dr Elhag established the first bariatric medicine service at Hamad medical corporation in 2011, with clinical emphasis is on medical weight management and the care of patients before and after Bariatric surgery.She has authored several publications and book chapters in obesity, medical weight management, and outcomes of bariatric surgery. Dr. Wahiba was instrumental in developing Qatar National Guidelines for the management of obesity and National Guidelines for bariatric surgery in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health. Before joining HMC, Dr. Wahiba worked as Bariatric consultant in the weight management clinics at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and Saint Alexius Medical Center in Chicago-USA. She received her American Board certification in Obesity Medicine in 2010 and the American Board of Internal Medicine in 2007. She is an active member of American collage of physician and the American Society of Obesity medicine