Alaa Al Nofal, MD | Pediatrics - Endocrinology | Sanford Health Skip To Content

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  • Medical School
    University of Damascus (Damascus, Syria)
  • Residency
    University of Texas - Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, TX)
  • Internship
    University of Texas - Health Science Center at Houston (Houston, TX)
  • Fellowship
    Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics: Pediatric Endocrinology

Thyroid diseases, including thyroid cancer, pituitary dysfunction, growth and puberty disorders, adrenal gland diseases and diabetes.

Involving the patients and their family in shared medical decision making is a corner stone to offering the best quality of care to the patients.

  • Brito JP, Gionfriddo MR, Al Nofal A, et al. The accuracy of thyroid nodule ultrasound to predict thyroid cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 99(4):1253-1263. Apr 2014.
  • Alaa Al Nofal, Michael Gionfriddo, Asma Javed, Qusay Haydour, Juan P Brito Camapan,Siobhan Pittock, M Hassan Murad, Accuracy of thyroid nodule sonography for the detection of thyroid cancer in children: systematic review and meta-analysis, Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2015 Apr 2. doi: 10.1111/cen.12786.
  • Brito JP, Al Nofal A, Montori V, Hay ID, Morris JC 3rd The impact of subclinical disease and mechanism of detection on the rise in thyroid cancer incidence: A population-based study in Olmsted County, Minnesota during 1935 through 2012. Thyroid. 2015 Jun 23
  • Alaa Al Nofal, MD, Aida Lteif, MD, Use of thiazide diuretics in the management of young children with central diabetes insipidus. J Pediatr, 2015 Jun 27
  • Alaa Al Nofal, Osama Altayar, Khalid Benkhadra, Noor Asi, Osama Kassim Agha, Mohammad Nabhan, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Bone turnover markers in Paget's disease of the bone: A Systematic review and meta-analysis, Osteoporos Int. 2015 Jun 3
  • Al Nofal A, Schwenk WF. Growth Failure in Children: A Symptom or a Disease? Nutr Clin Pract. 28(6):651-8 Oct 29 2013
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    Alaa Al Nofal, MD enjoys outdoor activities. He is a soccer player and soccer fan. He also enjoys watching movies with his wife.

  • Best pediatric teacher resident award at the University of Texas, Department of Pediatrics in Houston, TX - 2012
  • Diploma of Clinical and Translational Science, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN - 2015
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