Dr Yassmin Musthaffa

ATH - Senior Lecturer

Children's Health Queensland Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Yassmin graduated from The University of Auckland, Faculty of Medicine (New Zealand) in 2008 and has attained Fellowship in General Paediatrics (2017) and Paediatric Endocrinology (2018). She is closely involved in the clinical care of children with Type 1 Diabetes while learning the language and tools required to preserve pancreatic β-cell function, which is her main area of research interest. She is currently working with a team to develop Antigen-specific immunotherapy in paediatric Type 1 Diabetes, as part of her PhD. Alongside this, she practices clinical endocrinology at the Queensland Children’s hospital and is involved in establishing Paediatric Diabetes Services at Logan Hospital (Queensland) where she also works as a General Paediatrician

Publications

  • Choong, Catherine S., Nixon, Gillian M., Blackmore, A. Marie, Chen, Wai, Jacoby, Peter, Leonard, Helen, Lafferty, Antony R., Ambler, Geoff, Kapur, Nitin, Bergman, Philip B., Schofield, Cara, Seton, Chris, Tai, Andrew, Tham, Elaine, Vora, Komal, Crock, Patricia, Verge, Charles, Musthaffa, Yassmin, Blecher, Greg, Wilson, Andrew and Downs, Jenny (2022). Daytime sleepiness and emotional and behavioral disturbances in Prader-Willi syndrome. European Journal of Pediatrics, 181 (6), 2491-2500. doi: 10.1007/s00431-022-04439-2

  • Caudri, Daan, Nixon, Gillian M., Nielsen, Aleisha, Mai, Linda, Hafekost, Claire R., Kapur, Nitin, Seton, Chris, Tai, Andrew, Blecher, Greg, Ambler, Geoff, Bergman, Philip B., Vora, Komal A, Crock, Patricia, Verge, Charles F., Tham, Elaine, Musthaffa, Yassmin, Lafferty, Antony R., Jacoby, Peter, Wilson, Andrew C., Downs, Jenny and Choong, Catherine S. (2021). Sleep‐disordered breathing in Australian children with Prader‐Willi syndrome following initiation of growth hormone therapy. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 58 (2) jpc.15691, 248-255. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15691

  • Schofield, Rebekah, Goodwin, Bruce, Cotterill, Andrew and Musthaffa, Yassmin (2021). Scans propagating exponential workload (SPEW). Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 58 (1) jpc.15418, 203-203. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15418

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Journal Article

  • Choong, Catherine S., Nixon, Gillian M., Blackmore, A. Marie, Chen, Wai, Jacoby, Peter, Leonard, Helen, Lafferty, Antony R., Ambler, Geoff, Kapur, Nitin, Bergman, Philip B., Schofield, Cara, Seton, Chris, Tai, Andrew, Tham, Elaine, Vora, Komal, Crock, Patricia, Verge, Charles, Musthaffa, Yassmin, Blecher, Greg, Wilson, Andrew and Downs, Jenny (2022). Daytime sleepiness and emotional and behavioral disturbances in Prader-Willi syndrome. European Journal of Pediatrics, 181 (6), 2491-2500. doi: 10.1007/s00431-022-04439-2

  • Caudri, Daan, Nixon, Gillian M., Nielsen, Aleisha, Mai, Linda, Hafekost, Claire R., Kapur, Nitin, Seton, Chris, Tai, Andrew, Blecher, Greg, Ambler, Geoff, Bergman, Philip B., Vora, Komal A, Crock, Patricia, Verge, Charles F., Tham, Elaine, Musthaffa, Yassmin, Lafferty, Antony R., Jacoby, Peter, Wilson, Andrew C., Downs, Jenny and Choong, Catherine S. (2021). Sleep‐disordered breathing in Australian children with Prader‐Willi syndrome following initiation of growth hormone therapy. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 58 (2) jpc.15691, 248-255. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15691

  • Schofield, Rebekah, Goodwin, Bruce, Cotterill, Andrew and Musthaffa, Yassmin (2021). Scans propagating exponential workload (SPEW). Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 58 (1) jpc.15418, 203-203. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15418

  • Mackay, Jessica, Nixon, Gillian M., Lafferty, Antony R., Ambler, Geoff, Kapur, Nitin, Bergman, Philip B., Schofield, Cara, Seton, Chris, Tai, Andrew, Tham, Elaine, Vora, Komal, Crock, Patricia, Verge, Charles, Musthaffa, Yassmin, Blecher, Greg, Caudri, Daan, Leonard, Helen, Jacoby, Peter, Wilson, Andrew, Choong, Catherine S. and Downs, Jenny (2021). Associations between hyperphagia, symptoms of sleep breathing disorder, behaviour difficulties and caregiver well-being in Prader-Willi syndrome: a preliminary study. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52 (9), 3877-3889. doi: 10.1007/s10803-021-05265-5

  • Musthaffa, Yassmin, Hamilton‐Williams, Emma E, Nel, Hendrik J., Bergot, Anne‐Sophie, Mehdi, Ahmed M., Harris, Mark and Thomas, Ranjeny (2021). Proinsulin‐specific T‐cell responses correlate with estimated c‐peptide and predict partial remission duration in type 1 diabetes. Clinical & Translational Immunology, 10 (7) e1315, e1315. doi: 10.1002/cti2.1315

  • Musthaffa, Yassmin, Nel, Hendrik J., Ramnoruth, Nishta, Patel, Swati, Hamilton-Williams, Emma E., Harris, Mark and Thomas, Ranjeny (2020). Optimization of a method to detect autoantigen-specific t-cell responses in type 1 diabetes. Frontiers in Immunology, 11 587469, 587469. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.587469

  • Musthaffa, Yassmin and Conwell, Louise S . (2020). Hypophosphataemic rickets: the long and short of it. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 57 (9) jpc.15277, 1519-1523. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15277

  • Musthaffa, Yassmin, Papadimos, Emily R., Fairchild, Jan, Titmuss, Angela, Corpus, Sumaria, Huynh, Tony and Conwell, Louise S. (2020). Challenges of managing congenital hyperinsulinism in remote Aboriginal Australian communities. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 57 (5) jpc.14984, 727-731. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14984

  • Schofield, Rebekah, McMaster, David, Cotterill, Andrew and Musthaffa, Yassmin (2020). Lessons learnt in the management of hypercalcaemia secondary to subcutaneous fat necrosis of the newborn. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 57 (6) jpc.15093, 947-949. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15093

  • Mackay, Jessica, McCallum, Zoe, Ambler, Geoffrey R., Vora, Komal, Nixon, Gillian, Bergman, Philip, Shields, Nora, Milner, Kate, Kapur, Nitin, Crock, Patricia, Caudri, Daan, Curran, Jaqueline, Verge, Charles, Seton, Chris, Tai, Andrew, Tham, Elaine, Musthaffa, Yassmin, Lafferty, Antony R., Blecher, Greg, Harper, Jessica, Schofield, Cara, Nielsen, Aleisha, Wilson, Andrew, Leonard, Helen, Choong, Catherine S. and Downs, Jenny (2019). Requirements for improving health and well-being of children with Prader-Willi syndrome and their families: Prader-Willi syndrome. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 55 (9) jpc.14546, 1029-1037. doi: 10.1111/jpc.14546

  • Musthaffa, Yassmin Mansela, Goyal, Vikas, Harris, Margaret-Anne, Kapur, Nitin, Leger, Juliane and Harris, Mark (2018). Dysregulated glucose homeostasis in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 31 (12), 1325-1333. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2018-0086

  • Hofer, S. E., Abraham, M., De Bock, M., Haynes, A., Jefferies, C., Johnson, S., Musthaffa, Y., Pepe, C., Sharwood, E., Shetty, V. and Maahs, D. M. (2016). ISPAD Annual Conference 2015 Highlights. Pediatric Diabetes, 17 (1), 70-72. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12355

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