Dr. Ammar Albanna is a Canadian trained Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and the Head of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Center of Excellence at Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital in Dubai. He is the founding president of the Emirates Society for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, the national representative society for this field in United Arab Emirates , under the Emirates Medical Association. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at Mohammed Bin Rashid University for Health Sciences in Dubai (MBRU).
Dr. Albanna completed his psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry training at McGill University, Canada. He then Joined the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children as a fellow in Pediatric Neuropsychiatry. Dr. Albanna is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and an international fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Albanna has peer-reviewed research publications and is a recipient of Research Grant Awards as the Principal Investigator, including the Dubai Harvard Center for Global Healthcare Delivery Research Award. His current research focus is on neuropsychiatric disorders in the UAE including Autism Spectrum Disorder and innovative models for healthcare delivery. He has received awards for recognition of his clinical, research and educational work. Dr. Albanna is regularly invited to present at local and international scientific meetings and has chaired a global mental health conference.