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Ibrahim Elsharkawi, MB BCh

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics, MGH

Ibrahim’s main roles in the Down Syndrome Program include helping to develop, launch and establish our new PCORI funded down syndrome virtual clinic RCT, helping the MGH DSP oversee the National Down Syndrome Registry in collaboration with various other institutions of excellence in the United States, and he is actively involved in various laboratory and clinical research activities pertaining to various conditions that are prevalent or of significance in individuals with Down syndrome.

Medical Education
  • Degree: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain (2014)
  • Degree: National University of Ireland (Hons) (2014)
  • Licentiate: Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (2014)
  • Licentiate: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (2014)

Ibrahim graduated from a constituent of the Royal College Of Surgeons in Ireland, through a joint venture between Ireland and the Kingdom of Bahrain, culminating in a degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Medical University of Bahrain, and an honors degree from the National University of Ireland, in addition to completing the standard United States medical licensing exams. He initially came to Massachusetts General Hospital as a visiting student in a genetics rotation during his final year of medical school through an elective with Harvard Medical School, and then later joined the team as a full-time research member one year after graduating. He is currently in his second year at MGH as a research fellow at the Down Syndrome Program, and aspires to eventually complete his residency training and clinical fellowship in the United States and become a board certified medical geneticist.

Clinical Interests
  • Clinical Genetics and Pediatrics, Down Syndrome, Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Hematology-Oncology

Detecting Celiac Disease in Patients with Down Syndrome:
Christianne Sharr, Jenifer Lavigne, Ibrahim M.A. Elsharkawi, Al Ozonoff, Nicole Baumer, Campbell Brasington, Sheila Cannon, Blythe Crissman, Emily Davidson, Jose C. Florez, Priya Kishnani, Angela Lombardo, Jordan Lyerly, Mary Ellen Mcdonough, Alison Schwartz, Kathryn L. Berrier, Susan Sparks, Kara Stock-Guild, Tomi L. Toler, Kishore Vellody, Lauren Voelz, Brian G. Skotko. Ajmg Part A (Early View), September 2016

Retrospective Survey on the Effect of Pregnancy in Females with Mitochondrial Disease. (Poster Presentation). Ibrahim Elsharkawi, Cristy Balcell, Amel Karaa.
Presented at the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Annual Symposium, Seattle, June 2016

(In-Press) In Braaten, Ellen Ed. The Sage Encyclopedia of Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. Sage Publications, Inc, 2017

Book Chapters:
Pitt-Hopkins Syndrome:  Sweetser Da, Thibert Rl, Elsharkawi Ima
Genetics Research: Elsharkawi I, Karaa A
Phenotypes: Elsharkawi I, Karaa A
Spina Bifida: Sweetser Da, Elsharkawi Ima 

Invited Presentations and Courses
06/18/2016 Regional: Dermatology And Turner Syndrome, Turner Syndrome Support Group Of Boston
Saturday, June 18 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Patient Age Group
  • Adult
  • Pediatrics
  • Arabic
  • French