Dr Hind Al Khairulla
Department: Consultant Psychiatrists
Position: Medical Director, Ellern Mede Group
Specialist consultant eating disorder psychiatrist, Dr Hind Al-Khairulla is the Medical Director for Ellern Mede Group. She is a specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry and eating disorders and has worked in outpatient, community and inpatient settings. Soon after joining the Ellern Mede team, Dr Al Khairulla pioneered the high dependency unit (HDU) care, then a relatively new concept in eating disorders. This has continued to be an effective treatment setting for individuals suffering from severe forms of eating disorders and co-morbidities alongside our Recovery service. Dr Al Khairulla is passionate about helping patients, even those with the most enduring difficulties. She never gives up on a patient. We have seen remarkable transformation and recovery with many patients returning to us years later to share about the day they experienced a ‘lightbulb moment’ which signalled the start of their recovery. She continues to lead in evolving evidence-based best practice in this field. She is leading the development of a new short-term inpatient service in which family involvement in the programme is central. Similar approaches have evidenced positive treatment outcomes for people with eating disorders internationally.