Dr. Hawaa Al Mansouri is one of the first of a new generation of Emiratis to specialise in a career in medicine. She was awarded the prestigious Presidential Scholarship to study in the U.S in 1999 and became the first non-American woman to graduate from George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. She has extensive experience in the field of population genetics and a keen interest in linking basic science bench work to solving clinical issues, with additional, valuable experience in the care of patients at National Institutes of Health (NIH), a leading research institute. Since completing her endocrinology training in the U.S, she has become a leading figure in the regional study and practice of endocrinology and diabetes.
She is an innovator and entrepreneur, contributing not only to new schools of thought in her areas of specialism, but is also the inventor of an ultrasound-compatible FDA-approved guide wire introducer for peripheral access, the Sonostik, which will soon be in production in the United Arab Emirates. She was presented at the 2014 UAE Government Summit by H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan as an example of success in education and innovation. For her innovative efforts, she received the prestigious "Firsts in the UAE " award, granted by H.H Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Since then she has presented and acted as Master of Ceremonies at events such as the World Government Summit.