Dr. Khidir, director of pediatric clerkship and American Board certified pediatrician, joined Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar (WCM-Q) in 2006. She practices Pediatrics at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) clinics where she also supervises medical students and residents.
Dr. Khidir graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Khartoum University, Sudan in 1991. She completed her residency training at Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C. and latter joined Howard University (HU) as faculty in 2002. As a pediatric clerkship director at HU, she oversaw over 100 medical students and 20 dental residents per year. In 2005, Dr. Khidir was awarded the Academic Excellence Program Award/Grant by HU to run a faculty development seminar "Teaching in Clinical Setting". In 2007, she completed faculty development training program at Harvard Macy Institute.
Dr. Khidir's has been involved in several academic and non-academic committees at HU, HMC, and WCM-Q. She is a member and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Section of International Child Health (SOICH) at AAP, Council of Medical Students Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP). Dr. Khidir holds active licenses to practice Pediatrics in U.S.A, Qatar, and Sudan. Currently, she practices as a general pediatrician at HMC.
Dr. Khidir’s areas of interest are medical education, faculty development, professionalism, health promotion, and cultural competency. She is the co-founder of the Professionalism Course taught at HMC and led several medical education workshops locally, nationally and internationally.
She is involved in a research study titled "Providing Culturally Appropriate Health Care Services in Qatar: Development of a Multilingual Patient Cultural Assessment of Quality Instrument" funded by the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) equivalent to R01 grants. She also supervised students in Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) grant to study anthropometric measurements, nutritional habits, and physical activity of school children and adolescents in Qatar.
- Khidir A, Asad H, Abdelrahim H, Elnashar M, Killawi A, Hammoud M, et al. (2016). Patient responses to research recruitment and follow-up surveys: Findings from a diverse multicultural health care setting in Qatar. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 16(1), 10-016-0109-3.
- Killawi A, Khidir A, Elnashar M, Abdelrahim H, Hammoud M, Elliott H, et al. (2014). Procedures of recruiting, obtaining informed consent, and compensating research participants in Qatar: Findings from a qualitative investigation. BMC Medical Ethics, 15, 9-6939-15-9.
- Hammoud MM, Elnashar M, Abdelrahim H, Khidir A, Elliott HA, Killawi A, et al. (2012). Challenges and opportunities of US and Arab collaborations in health services research: A case study from Qatar. Global Journal of Health Science, 4(6), 148-159.
- Khidir A, Chou A, Konopasek L, (2009). Case 4 Maya Mohammed, 15 year-old Arab American Teenager with Leukemia. In Hark, L., DeLisser, H., & Morrison, G. (Eds.), Achieving cultural competency (pp.25-36). Chichester, West Sussex, UK; Hoboken, NJ, USA: Wiley- Blackwell.