Dr. Wahiba Elhag

Dr. Wahiba Elhag is a senior consultant of Bariatric medicine with the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery department at Hamad General Hospital. She is the program’s director the Bariatric medicine fellowship program. She established the first bariatric medicine service in HMC in 2011. Her clinical emphasis is on medical weight management and the care of patients before and after Bariatric surgery where she is part of a multidisciplinary obesity management program.

Dr. Wahiba has several publications in the field of obesity, bariatric and metabolic surgery 

Dr. Wahiba was also 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. 

Dr. Wahiba completed her Internal Medicine residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Chicago, IL - USA) in 2007 after receiving her degree in Medicine & Surgery from the University of Gezira. Sudan).

She is an active member of American Medical Association (AMA) ,the American Society of Obesity medicine  and the World Obesity Federation.