Buthienah Abdullah Ali Al-Sharaf

Associate Professor

Personal Information:

Buthienah Abdullah Ali Al-Sharafi MD, FACE

Nationality:                        Yemen

Languages:                         English and Arabic fluently

Address:                              P.O Box 12268,  Sana’a, Yemen

E-mail address:          


Associate professor in the department of medicine Sana’a University. American Board certified in Endocrinology and Internal medicine with a higher degree of specialization in internal medicine from Jordan University Amman Jordan. Consultant Endocrinologist with special interest in thyroid diseases.


11/2003                                American Board of Endocrinology

8/2002                                  American Board of Internal Medicine

6/1997                                  Higher degree of specialization in Internal medicine from

Jordan University, Amman, Jordan.

1983-1989                           MBBS degree ( Bachelor degree of Medicine and

Surgery). Sana’a University, School of Medicine with a grade

Excellent with honors.


6/2000-6/2002                    Internal Medicine Residency at SIU School of Medicine

                                             Exempted of one year of residency by the American Board of

                                            Internal Medicine


1/2000-4/2000                    Research Assistant in the division of Endocrinology, at SIU

                                            School of Medicine.

1/1998-1/2000                    Completed an endocrinology fellowship at Southern Illinois

University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois.

9/1997-12/1997                  Worked as a fellow in endocrinology at the national center for

Diabetes, Endocrine and Inherited diseases at Jordan

University hospital

6/1997                                Received the higher degree of specialization in Internal

Medicine from Jordan University.

6/1996-6/1997                   Chief Resident of Internal Medicine at JordanUniversity


7/1993-71997                    Residency in Internal Medicine at Jordan University hospital,

Amman, Jordan.

5/1991-7/1993                   Residency in Internal Medicine at Al-Thowra teaching hospital

  • Currently Associate Professor of Medicine at Sana’a University medical school, Yemen.
  • Consultant Endocrinologist at the University of Science and technology hospital.
  • Graduated from Sana’a medical School in 1989 with honors.
  • Received the higher degree of specialization in Internal Medicine from Jordan University in 1997.
  • Completed an Endocrinology fellowship at Southern Illinois Univerisity IL, USA and took the Amercian board of Endocrinology
  • Worked at a private endocrinology clinic in Michigan USA for 4 years, before returning to Yemen to work in Sana’a University.

Conferences and Workshops:

Memberships in Professional Societies

  • Fellow of American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists FACE
  • Endocrine Society
  • Yemeni Diabetes Association
  • Pituitary society
  • European Endocrine Society

Speaker at many local and regional conferences 2016-2022

Most recent

  1. Obesity conference Dec 2021 speaker
  2. Yemeni urology conference Dec 2021 speaker
  3. Diabetes conference Dec 2021 speaker
  4. Endocrinology conference Mar 2022 Speaker

Attended multiple endocrine and diabetes conferences including most recent:

  1. AACE conference 2021
  2. EDEC conference 2021. 2022
  3. IDF conference 2021
  4. ECE conference 2021
  5. EASD conference 2021

Research and scientific papers:


  • Al-Sharafi BA, Qais AA, Salem K, Bashaaib MO. Family History, Consanguinity and Other Risk Factors Affecting the Prevalence of Prediabetes and Undiagnosed Diabetes Mellitus in Overweight and Obese Yemeni Adults. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes. 2021 Dec 20;14:4853-4863. doi: 10.2147/DMSO.S344440. PMID: 34984017; PMCID: PMC8709553.


  • Al-Sharafi BA, Askar F, Qais AA. Management of a patient with Sheehan’s syndrome and diabetes insipidus complicated by recurrent hyponatremia. Endocrinol Diabetes Metab Case Rep. 2021 Sep 1;2021:21-0078. doi: 10.1530/EDM-21-0078. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34515663; PMCID: PMC8495719.



  • Al-Sharafi, B.A., Al-Yousfi, N.A. & Bamashmus, S.A. A bedridden young lady with hypophosphatemic rickets treated with denosumab: a case report. J Med Case Reports15, 48 (2021).


  • Al-Sharafi BA, Alemad SA, Algoby MA, Al-Yousfi NA (2020) Managing patients with Diabetes Mellitus after a cholera attack: A retrospective analysis in a tertiary center and specialty clinic in Sana’a Yemen. J Diabetes Treat 5: 1083. DOI: 10.29011/2574-7568.001083


  • Butheinah A Al-Sharafi, Mohammed A Algoby, Khalil Salem. Glycemic Control, Medication Use and Obesity among Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Presenting to an Endocrinology Clinic during the War in Yemen. A Three-Year Retrospective Study. J Diab Res Ther (2020) 6(2): dx.doi. org/10.16966/2380-5544.152


  • Butheinah A Al-Sharafi, Jamila A AlSanabani, Ibrahim M Alboany, et al. Thyroid cancer among patients with thyroid nodules in Yemen: a three-year retrospective study in a tertiary center and a specialty clinic. Thyroid Res 13, 8 (2020).


  • Arwa A Al-Harazi, Bilguis M Al-Eryani, Butheinah A Al-Sharafi. Neonatal hemolytic anemia does not always indicate thalassemia: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 2017 Sep 12;10(1):476. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2803-6. PMID: 28899405; PMCID: PMC5596485.


  • Butheinah A Al-Sharafi , Belqes A Al-Tahami  The Effect of War on the Control of Diabetes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Yemen: A Cross-Sectional Study. Endocrinol Metab Syndr (2017) 6: 270. doi:10.4172/2161-1017.1000270


  • Butheinah A. Al-Sharafi and Abdallah A. Gunaid. Effect of Habitual Khat Chewing on Glycemic Control, Body Mass Index, and Age at Diagnosis of Diabetes in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Yemen. Clinical Medicine Insights: Endocrinology and Diabetes 2015: 8; 47-53 doi:10.4137/CMED.S26045.


  • Butheinah A. Al-Sharafi, Shafiq A Al-Imad, Amani Shamshair, Derhim H Al-Faqeeh. Brown tumours of the tibia and second metacarpal bone in a woman with severe vitamin D deficiency. BMJ Case Rep Published 3 August 2015; doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-207722



  • Butheinah A. Al-Sharafi, Shafiq A Al-Imad, Amani M Shamshair, Derhim H Al-Faqeeh. Severe rickets in a young girl caused by celiac disease: the tragedy of delayed diagnosis: a case report. BMC research notes.2014,7:701



  • Butheinah A. Al-Sharafi, Abdullah A. Gunaid. Prevalence of Obesity in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Yemen.  Int J Endocrinol Metab. 12(2): e13633

DOI: 10.5812 /ijem.13633

  • Butheinah A. Al-Sharafi and Omar H. Nassar, “Successful Pregnancy in a Female with a Large Prolactinoma after Pituitary Tumor Apoplexy,” Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 2013, Article ID 817603, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/817603


  • Si ML, Al-Sharafi B, Lai CC, Khardori R, Su CY. Gender Difference in cytoprotection induced by estrogen on female and male bovine aortic endothelial cells. Endocrine 2001 Aug:15(3):255-6


  • Butheinah A. Al-Sharafi, MD; Mini Abraham, MD; Geraldo A. Savedra, MD; Romesh Khardori, MB. MD. Graves’ Disease in a female with elevated serum thyroxine-binding globulin concentration. JK-Practioner 2001;8(4):243-244


  • Al-Sharafi B, Khardori R. Hyperthyroidism Following Hypothyroidism: South Med J. 2000 Jul;93(7):703-7. Review.


  • Khardori R, Al-Sharafi B, Abraham M. Letter to the Editor in response to “Thyroid disease Mediated By Molecular defects in cell surface and Nuclear Receptors” The American Journal of Medicine 1999, 107:407


  • Abraham M, Al-Sharafi B, Saavedra G, Khardori R. Lispro in the treatment of insulin allergy. Diabetes Care 1999, 22: 1380-1381

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