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Endocrinology/Diabetes 2nd Year Fellow: Abir Zainal

Fellow Abir Zainal

Dr. Zainal was born and raised in Bahrain, attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  She worked in Ireland for a few years after graduating from medical school in 2013.

Favorite part of treating people with diabetes

Helping my patients take control of their lives and feel empowered rather than defeated by their illness.  I enjoy seeing them improve over time and gain confidence, and building a close bond with them.


Painting, journaling and walking my two cats.  Yes, they walk on a leash!  I also enjoy cooking healthy food.


Three sisters and a brother.  They live in the United Kingdom and Bahrain.

Favorite TV Show

Friends.  It never gets old.

Best local restaurant

Bocado Tapas Bar 

Favorite Quote

"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens."
- Khalil Gibran