Adlette Inati is a Professor of Pediatrics at the Lebanese American University and University Medical Center at Rizk Hospital. She is the Head of the Pediatric Hematology–Oncology Division and the Sickle Cell Disease Comprehensive program at Nini hospital and is a Thalassemia Consultant at the Chronic Care Center in Beirut.
She runs the largest Pediatric Hematology Oncology Clinic in North Lebanon and heads a team that provides comprehensive care to 700 children with catastrophic blood diseases and cancer. Dr. Inati received her Medical Degree from the American University of Beirut and completed her Residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology–Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, the Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Sidney Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
She is American board-certified and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Dr. Inati has contributed significantly to research and patient care in the field of inherited and acquired blood disorders. She is the principal investigator in key global clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of novel treatments in sickle cell disease, thalassemia, and von Willebrand disease. Dr. Inati has shown leadership in initiating the First Newborn Screening Campaign for Inherited Hemoglobin Disorders in Public Hospitals in Lebanon and the First Middle East Thought Leaders and Investigators Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting.
She has more than 70 publications in leading peer-review international journals, hundreds of abstracts in leading Hematology meetings and is a reviewer and a guest editor for several eminent hematology journals. Dr. Inati has been an invited speaker at key global and regional meetings. She is a faculty member at the European School of Hematology, European Network for Rare and Congenital Anemias, Faculty 1000 and the Working Study Group on “Red Cell and Iron” of the European Hematology Association.
She has received multiple awards in appreciation of her unwavering commitment to improving thalassemia and sickle cell disease care in Lebanon. Dr. Inati is the Founder and President of Georges Nassim Khoriaty (GNK) Foundation, a Lebanese NGO that promotes road safety and free health delivery and awareness and of GNK Traffic Academy which teaches Lebanese children and adolescents the ethics and rules of safe driving. She has been active in health policymaking and in ensuring equitable health care delivery to all children. Her ultimate passion remains mentoring young generations of medical doctors and coaching them to become expert physician-scientists and compassionate humanitarian healers.