Khalid Hussain

Dr Khalid Hussain ia an Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Reader in Paediatric Endocrinology at University College London (UCL) Institute of Child Health.
He is the clinical lead for the Congenital Hyperinsulinism service at Great Ormond Street Hospital. 


Hypoglycaemic disorders and rare syndromic types of diabetes mellitus. 


Qualifications and training

Registered degrees: MBChB, MRCP, MD, MSc, MRCPCH

Dr Khalid Husain qualified in Medicine from Glasgow University in Scotland and then trained in Neonatology, Metabolic medicine and Paediatric Endocrinology in London and Australia. He completed his MD thesis at the Institute of Child Health in 2003 and was then was appointed as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and now a Reader at University College London (UCL) Institute of Child Health. 

Research interests

Khalid Hussain’s research interests include:

  • Molecular mechanisms of hypoglycaemia 
  • Mechanisms of hypoglycaemic brain injury  
  • Molecular basis of rare syndromic forms of diabetes mellitus and pancreatic development 

His research is funded by the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, Diabetes UK, The Children’s Hyperinsulinism Fund and the GOSH Children's Charity.  

He is a Reader in Paediatric Endocrinology at UCL and actively involved in teaching and training for ESPE fellows.  He has published more than 150 peer reviewed papers and reviews, as well as book chapters and management guidelines.