Muna Sunni

Associate Professor, Fellowship Program Director, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric Endocrinologist


Dr. Muna Sunni joined the Department of Pediatrics in September 2013 in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes and became Associate Director of the Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program in 2020.
Dr. Sunni graduated with her medical degree from the Al-Fateh University (currently, Tripoli University), Tripoli, Libya in 2004. After completing an internship in Libya, she went on to complete additional internship and residency training in Pediatrics at Memorial Health University Medical Center (Mercer University School of Medicine) in Georgia in 2010. Following residency, she completed a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Minnesota in June 2013. She also completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Research through the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Sunni currently sees patients in the outpatient Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinics and consults on the inpatient Pediatric wards at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests involve pediatric diabetes (all types), thyroid disorders, weight management, and growth and puberty concerns. Her research interests include diabetes in the pediatric population with a particular interest in immigrants.

Research Summary

Cultural Barriers to Care in Somali Children with T1DM and other disorders

Clinical Summary

Diabetes in Children, Thyroid Nodules/Cancer, T1DM, T2DM, Obesity, General Endocrine


MBBCh, University of Al-Fateh, Tripoli, Libya
MS in Clinical Research, Clinical Research, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Tripoli Children’s Hospital (formerly Aljalaa Hospital)
Tripoli, Lybia
Residency in Pediatrics,
Mercer University School of Medicine
Savannah, Georgia, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology,
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Licensures and Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Endocrinology, American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Recognition

M Physicians Clinical Excellence Honor, M Physicians (2022)
Associate or Full Professor Medical Education Paper of the Year, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2024)
Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine
Excellence in Child Health Advocacy, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors”, Minneapolis - St. Paul Magazine (2023)
Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctor", Minnesota Monthly Magazine



Pediatric Endocrinology
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