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Laila Abu Zaid

Laila Abu Zaid, MD, FACP


"Helping people feel and live better provides me with great satisfaction each day."

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About Me

If you or a loved one would benefit from specialized care for hormone-related conditions, look to Laila AbuZaid, MD, FACP, a board-certified endocrinologist at Avera Medical Group Endocrinology & Diabetes in Sioux Falls, SD.

Expert Diabetes & Endocrinology Care

As a fellowship-trained physician, you can count on Dr. AbuZaid’s expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of endocrine disorders. She also specializes in:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Diabetes management and prevention
  • Endocrine disorders during pregnancy
  • Thyroid disorders

When it comes to providing care, Dr. AbuZaid believes listening to her patients is the first step. “I always try to be a listener first. I want to make sure I understand their concerns and address them first. I also hope my patients feel comfortable with their care and know that they have options.”

Dr. AbuZaid speaks fluent Arabic.

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. AbuZaid enjoys spending time with her husband, Huthayfa Ateeli, MD, FACP, and kids, traveling to visit family and friends, yoga, interior design and cooking, especially Mediterranean dishes.



University of Jordan, Amman Jordan, Medical School


University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, Internal Medicine


University of Arizona Medical Center, Tucson, Endocrinology & Metabolism

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
  • Endocrine Society
  • American College of Physicians (ACP)
  • Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI)
  • Jordanian Medical Council
  • Jordanian Medical Association

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Chief Endocrinology Fellow, University of Arizona
  • Chief Resident of Internal Medicine, University of Arizona
  • Outstanding Resident In Endocrinology of The Year, 2014-2015, University Of Arizona 
  • Outstanding Resident In Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care And Sleep Medicine Of The Year, 2014-2015, University Of Arizona


  • Board Certified American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine (Diplomate of ABOM).

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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