Dr. Nishanth Sanalkumar

Designation:Consultant(B), Endocrinology

Dr. Nishanth is an alumnus of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. After his graduation (1996) and post graduation at AIIMS, he did residency in Internal Medicine from New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Centre, New York, USA. Subsequently he trained in Endocrinology & Diabetes at State University of New York at Buffalo, NY and was awarded the Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. During his training, Dr. Nishanth was actively involved in research and was awarded a research grant by the prestigious Endocrine Fellows Foundation, USA for research on free fatty acid metabolism and diabetes. He is American Board certified in Internal Medicine (2003) and in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (2005). He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE) in 2009.

Dr. Nishanth has over 20 years of international experience and has been working at Al Zahra Hospital, Sharjah since 2009. He is Consultant Endocrinologist and Head of the department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Al Zahra. He has several conference presentations and publications in peer reviewed journals, including original observations on vitamin D deficiency and iodine deficiency in UAE. He has been a speaker at various CME events. Prior to coming to UAE, he worked as consultant Endocrinologist at a very busy tertiary level super specialty hospital in India.

He is fluent in English, Hindi/ Urdu, Malayalam and Tamil

Special Interests:

  • Individualized care of diabetes patients to obtain optimal outcomes
  • Use of advanced technology in diabetes management, including insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring devices
  • Certified in thyroid ultrasounds and ultrasound guided thyroid nodule biopsies
  • Long term management of thyroid cancer patients as per international guidelines
  • Evaluation and management of children/ adolescents with growth and pubertal problems
  • Evaluation and management of patients with other Endocrine disorders


  • Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Thyroid nodules and Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid ultrasound and Ultrasound guided thyroid biopsy
  • Thyroid function abnormalities
  • Growth and pubertal disorders
  • Obesity, Hyperlipidemia and other metabolic conditions
  • Hormone induced Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis, Vitamin D deficiency and other Metabolic bone disorders
  • Electrolyte abnormalities (Calcium, Sodium, Potassium etc)
  • Pituitary gland disorders, including tumors
  • Adrenal gland disorders including adrenal tumors
  • Ovarian and Testicular disorders


  • MBBS: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • MD (Medicine): All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Residency (Internal Medicine): New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Centre, NY, USA
  • Fellowship (Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism): State University of New York at Buffalo, NY, USA