Faisal S Malik, MD, MSHS

"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."

  • Dr. Malik is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, 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. His research is dedicated to improving patient health and health care quality for youth and young adults with diabetes. 

    Dr. Malik is also the Director of Research and Co-Medical Director of the University of Washington Adolescent and Young Adult Diabetes Program.

    • 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.

    • Regina Centralia 07.28.20

      There are not enough positive words to use in describing our families experiences with Dr. Malik! Among those that will fit in this space are warm, open, proactive, respectful and just an all round super human being. Dr. Malik cared for our son through a patient centered relationship. He cared for our family in the same manner. His brilliance and his professionalism are a gift to every child and family with whom he touches.

    • Raven Belfair, Wa 06.02.20

      I went to Dr Malik for 4 years, he was the most thorough doctor. He was always on top of things, and I couldn't recommend a better doctor (: Thank you Dr Malik

    • Christina Rochester, WA 02.08.20

      My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Malik’s for several years. He is kind, knowledgeable, takes time to answer my questions and thoroughly explains my daughters plan of care. I highly recommend him!!

    • Abdullahi Kent, WA 03.08.19

      Dr Malik took care of our Daughter like his own. His explanation and attention to details were exceptional. He is warm and welcoming. He added us to his patients list, even though he had a tight schedule. He is Godsent!


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Endocrinology

Medical/Professional School

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


University of Washington School of Medicine GME, 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 Team. He is currently involved with multiple studies designed to improve health outcomes in youth with diabetes:

  • The use of social media to support diabetes management in youth with type 1 diabetes (NIH);
  • The use of systematically designed external incentives to increase adolescent participation to type 1 diabetes self-care behaviors (ADA)
  • The use of a resilience resource intervention to reduce diabetes distress in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (NIH).