I am Dr. Omaima Ataya Maaliki, graduate of the Tufts NEMC Pediatrics residency program in Boston, MA, American Board Certified in Pediatrics since 2007, and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. I am currently the medical director of the health office at my alma mater, the American School of Dubai. In my position as an advocate for school health, I work closely with students and families to provide health education and to ensure the highest standards of care and prevention in the school setting. I also have the great privilege to work with a fantastic team at Circle Care clinic on a part-time basis, where we all value a holistic approach to children’s health and wellbeing. Previous to these posts, I held the position of head pediatrician at a community-based practice in Dubai for almost 10 years, managing children’s physical and emotional needs.