Dr. Mohammed Ilyas Khan
MBBS, MPH, IBCLC (USA) RLC
Dr. Mohammed Ilyas Khan is a Specialist in Maternal and Child health/Public Health and a Certified Lactation Consultant in the Ob/Gyn department at Al Khor Hospital in Qatar (part of Hamad Medical Corporation). He is the first certified Lactation Consultant in Qatar as well as in his country of origin, Pakistan.
Dr. Khan spent over five years as Assistant Professor in the Community Medicine Department at the Medical College of Pakistan, was an internal and external Examiner in the fourth year of the MBBS and then joined HMC in his current role.
Dr. Khan is Regional Coordinator at the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (USA) and was a Coordinator on the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Examiner, IBLCE (USA) for Qatar from 2005 to 2010.
He is also a member of a United Nations standing committee nutrition working group on breastfeeding and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Breastfeeding Group in the US.
Dr. Khan is a master trainer of many public health related issues by WHO and UNICEF and has presented at many RCOG annual meetings. The Say Yes to Breastfeeding Initiative (Qatar’s first integrated, collaborative, multidisciplinary clinical management of breastfeeding program) has received many national and international recognition awards including IBLCE (USA) Breastfeeding Care Award, Dubai Health Authority Merit Award and an Honorable Mention in the HMC Star of Excellence Award.