Faisal S Malik, MD, MSHS

Faisal S Malik, MD, MSHS

Endocrinology and Diabetes

On staff since July 2015

Children's Title: Interim Associate Director, Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"Working at Seattle Children’s allows me to focus on innovative, patient-centered interventions. I am particularly inspired by the opportunity to focus my research on age-specific opportunities to improve health outcomes — such as leveraging social media — in youth and young adults with diabetes. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with adolescents and young adults with diabetes every day and am committed to amplifying their voices to address barriers and equity issues within diabetes care."

  • Biography

    Dr. Malik is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington (UW), an Investigator at the Center for Child Heath, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children's Research Institute, and a pediatric endocrinologist at Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH). His research is dedicated to improving patient health and health care quality for youth and young adults with diabetes. 

    Dr. Malik is the Co-Director of the UW & SCH Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship. He also serves as the Director of Research and Co-Medical Director of the Achieving Health in Emerging Adults with Diabetes (AHEAD) Program

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Faiza Federal way, Washington 01.14.23

      Dr Malik has been the first provider to teach me about dosing calculations and overall has been very supportive. Our daughter has transitioned to adult care and he has helped our transitioned smoothly. We appreciated his expertise while our daughter was his patient. Thank you Dr Malik.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Endocrinology

Medical/Professional School

Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Research Description

As an investigator in the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, Dr. Malik leads the Improving Diabetes Outcomes Lab. He is currently involved with multiple studies designed to examine and improve health outcomes in youth and young adults with diabetes:

  • The development of a health care transition program for emerging adults with diabetes that promotes successful transition to independence with diabetes self-management [Principal Investigator]
  • The use of social media to support diabetes management in youth with type 1 diabetes [Principal Investigator]
  • The examination of the impact of food security on glucose levels and health care utilization in youth and young adults with diabetes [Site Principal Investigator]
  • A Phase 3, open-label randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of Afrezza (inhaled insulin) versus rapid-acting insulin analogs [Site Principal Investigator]
  • The use of a resilience resource intervention to reduce diabetes distress in adolescents with type 1 diabetes [Co-Investigator]