Dr. Sawsan J. Hayat

MBBCh, KIMS, MRCP(UK), CESR-Rheumatology (UK)


Rheumatology and internal medicine, with specialist interest and experience in musculoskeletal ultrasound

Training and education:

  1. MBBCh (Faculty of medicine – Kuwait University
  2. MRCP (UK) 2007
  3. Kuwaiti Board in internal Medicine 2009
  4. CCST-Rheumatology (UK) 2015


Dr Hayat has joined Rheumatology department at Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital in November 2015 after successfully finishing the 4-year fellowship rheumatology training program in the United Kingdom (UK), based at Nottingham University hospitals (NHS Trust) – Queen’s Medical Centre.

Following graduation from medical school (Kuwait University, faculty of medicine), Dr Hayat joined the Kuwaiti board Fellowship program in internal medicine which she successfully completed in 2009. It was a 4-year program that included extensive training in general internal medicine together with clinical rotations in relevant subspecialties (e.g. haematology, gastroenterology, nephrology, cardiology, endocrinology, ICU, respiratory medicine, neurology, oncology and rheumatology). The training was based in two main teaching hospitals in Kuwait: Mubarak Al-Kabeer and Amiri Hospitals, in addition to rotations in specialised tertiary centres including Chest diseases hospital, Ibn Sina, Makki Jomaa Cancer centre, and Al-Rashid Allergy Centre). During this period of training in internal medicine, dr Hayat successfully passed the 3 parts of the British membership exam and became MRCP (UK) certificate holder in 2007.

As dr Hayat developed a special interest in Rheumatology to which she was exposed during her internal medicine training; she persuade her higher medical training in Rheumatology in the United Kingdom. Dr Hayat spent four years as a registrar in Rheumatology (2011 to 2015), at Nottingham university hospitals, Queen’s Medical Centre. The post covered training in different aspects of rheumatology (including inflammatory joint and muscle disorders, connective tissue diseases, autoimmune diseases, metabolic bone diseases, vasculitis and musculoskeletal ultrasound) and had attachments to other relevant departments including clinical immunology, paediatric rheumatology, rehabilitation medicine, and orthopaedics. Upon completion of her training in the UK as a rheumatologist, Dr Hayat returned to Kuwait and joined the rheumatology department at Mubarak Al-Kabir Hospital. During her years of medical training, Dr Hayat has published a number of papers including case reports and research articles mostly in Rheumatology, and internal medicine.

Special interest:

Integration of musculoskeletal ultrasound into clinical practice, specially in the diagnosis of early inflammation arthritis and ultrasound guided joint aspiration/injection.