Yasmeen Nisa Ganie

Dr. Yasmeen Nisa Ganie Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist

Years of Experience : 21

Nationality : South Africa

Languages Known : English, Arabic

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Dr. Yasmeen Ganie is an accomplished Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist with a rich and diverse career spanning over 21 years. Her extensive knowledge in Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease equips her with the expertise needed to address complex conditions in this field. Throughout her career, Dr. Yasmeen Ganie has actively participated in international seminars and conferences, staying at the forefront of medical advancements in pediatric endocrinology. Dr. Yasmeen Ganie has also made significant contributions to her field through international presentations and publications, further highlighting her dedication to advancing pediatric endocrine healthcare. Currently serving as a Senior Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist and Acting Head of Department at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital in KZN Durban, South Africa, Dr. Yasmeen Ganie has been an invaluable asset since January 2021. Her commitment to pediatric healthcare is evident through her prior roles, where Dr. Yasmeen Ganie held positions of Senior Consultant Pediatrician and Pediatric Endocrinologist at the same institution’s Pediatric Endocrine, Diabetes, and Metabolic Unit from January 2006 to March 2017. Dr. Yasmeen Ganie’s international experience extends to the UAE, where she served as a Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist at NovaVita Specialised Pediatric Hospital in Abu Dhabi from April 2017 to June 2018. Her dedication to patient care is further showcased through her consultancy role at Ahmed-Al-Kadi Private Hospital, where Dr. Yasmeen Ganie continues to make a positive impact as a Consultant Pediatric Endocrinologist since July 2018. In addition to her clinical roles, Dr. Yasmeen Ganie is a respected educator and Honorary Lecturer at the Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN. Her commitment to advancing medical knowledge is underscored by her doctoral achievement, having obtained a PhD from the University of Kwazulu-Natal in 2019. Dr. Yasmeen Ganie has further distinguished herself through postgraduate qualifications, including FCP (Paeds Endocrinology), FCP (Paeds) and DCH (SA) from the College of Medicine SA. Dr. Yasmeen Ganie’s exemplary career trajectory, marked by her unwavering commitment to patient well-being and advancement of medical science, underscores her as a distinguished professional in the realm of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolic Disease. 

Research & Publications

  • Reddy Y, Ganie Y, Pillay K. Characteristics of Children Presenting with Newly Diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. South African Journal of Child Health 2013: 7 (2); 46-50.
  • Tayob S, Pillay K, Tlou B, Ganie Y. The Prevalence of Positive Coeliac Serology in a cohort of South African Children with Type 1 DM. South African Journal of Child Health 2016: 10 (1); 12-15.
  • Peer N, Ganie Y. A Weighty Matter: The Identification and Management of Overweight and Obesity in Adolescents. South African Medical Journal 2016: 106 (7); 662-665.
  • Paruk IM, Ganie Y, Maharaj S, Pirie FJ, Naidoo VG, Esterhuizen T, Motala AA. High Prevalence of Antithyroid Peroxidase and antiparietal cell antibodies amongst patients attending a tertiary diabetes centre in South Africa. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2017; 93 (1100): 338-343.
  • Ganie Y,Aldous C, Balakrishna Y, Wiersma R. Disorders of Sex Development in Children in KwaZulu-Natal South Africa: 20 years-experience in a tertiary centre. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Jan 1;30(1):11-18.
  • Ganie Y,Aldous C,Balakrishna Y, Wiersma R. The Spectrum of Ovotesticular Disorders of Sex Development in South Africa: A Single- Centre Experience. Horm Res Paediatr 2017 ;87(5) :307-314.
  • Vorster A, Beighton P, Chetty M, Ganie Y, Henderson B, Honey E, et al. Osteogenesis imperfecta type 3 in South Africa: Causative mutations in FKBP10. S Afr Med J 2017;107(5):457-462.
  • Ganie Y,Aldous C,Balakrishna Y, Wiersma R. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia due to 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency in South Africa. S Afr Med J 2018;108(2):132-137
  • Imran M Paruk,Vasudevan G Naidoo,Fraser J Pirie,Sureka Maharaj, Ntombifikile M Nkwanyana,Hilary L Dinnematin,Yasmeen Ganie, Pratistadevi K Ramdial and Ayesha A Motala. Prevalence and characteristics of celiac disease in South African patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: Results from the Durban Diabetes and Celiac Disease Study

Education & Training

  • PhD University of Kwazulu-Natal - 2019
  • FCP [Paeds Endocrinology] College of Medicine of SA - 2007
  • FCP [Paeds] College of Medicine of SA - 2002
  • DCH [SA] (Diploma in Child Health) College of Medicine of SA - 1997
  • MBChB University of Natal – 1995


  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Pediatric Metabolic Disease
  • Clinical Consultations
  • Clinical Management of Pediatric Hormonal Disorders
  • Diabetes Management in Children
  • Growth and Puberty Disorders in Pediatrics
  • Thyroid Disorders in Pediatric Patients
  • Pediatric Obesity and Nutritional Disorders Adolescent Endocrinology


  • Society for Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa
  • Paediatric Adolescent Endocrine and Diabetes Society of South Africa)
  • European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology
  • International Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes