Finza Latif

Finza Latif MD

Senior Attending Physician and Fellowship Program Director Years Of Experience: 11
  • About the Physician

    Dr. Finza Latif is a senior attending physician at Sidra Medicine and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Cornell-Qatar. She provides mental health assessment and treatment for medically ill children while hospitalized and sees patients in the outpatient clinic. Prior to joining Sidra, she worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC. She helped build programs to improve quality of care offered to children and adolescents admitted to the hospital for a medical illness through development of clinical pathways and also served as co-director of the eating disorders clinic.

    She is the program director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training program at Sidra Medicine. In her role as an educator, she has mentored several medical students, residents, fellows and junior faculty and received multiple teaching awards.

    Languages Spoken

    English, Urdu

    Years Of Experience
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital-Fellowship
    • University of Texas at Houston-Residency
    • Rawalpindi Medical College-Medical School
    • Cornell-Qatar
    Areas of Interest
    • Child and adolescent anxiety and depressive disorders, behavioral disorders, eating disorders, somatic symptom/conversion disorders
    Educational Interests
    • Faculty development as educators
    Medical Publications (selected publications for last 5 years)
    • Latif F, Patel S, Badolato G, McKinley K, Chan-Salcedo C, Bannerman R, Schultz TR, Newton J, Schott MM, Tyson CM, Wavra T. Improving youth suicide risk screening and assessment in a pediatric hospital setting by using the joint commission guidelines. Hospital Pediatrics. 2020 Oct 1;10(10):884-92.
    • Ibeziako P, Brahmbhatt K, Chapman A, De Souza C, Giles L, Gooden S, Latif F, Malas N, Namerow L, Russell R, Steinbuchel P, Pao M, Plioplys S. Developing a Clinical Pathway for Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders in Pediatric Hospital Settings. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 Mar;9(3):147-55.
    • Berg, J., Abraham, G., Robb, A., & Latif, F. (2021). Pediatric psychiatric disorders. In Biochemical and Molecular Basis of Pediatric Disease (pp. 1057-1092). Academic Press.
    • Latif F, Ahmed S, Farhan S, Watt F, Azeem MW. Predictors of Psychological Distress in Health Care Staff in Qatar during COVID-19 Pandemic. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences. 2021 Oct 5;37(7). DOI: 10.12669/pjms.37.7.4533
    • Latif F, Albreiki M. Management of common psychiatric illnesses on pediatric medical floors. Psychiatric Annals 51 (10): 473-481 DOI: 10.3928/00485713-20210920-01
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