Muna Sunni, MBBCh, MS

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Muna Sunni

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-5409

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Endocrinology
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-201
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Fellowship Program Director and Faculty Member, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatric Endocrinologist

Residency in Pediatrics, Tripoli Children’s Hospital (formerly Aljalaa Hospital), Tripoli, Libya

Residency in Pediatrics, Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah, GA

Fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

MS, Clinical Research, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

MBBCh, University of Al-Fateh, Tripoli, Libya


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.

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctor" (2021)
  • Excellence in Child Health Advocacy, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2021)
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors, Rising Star Edition” (2017-2019)
  • Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2017)
  • Department of Pediatrics Excellence in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Award (2017)
  • CTSI Community Health Collaborative Award (2016)


Research Summary/Interests

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


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics 
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Endocrinology

Clinical Interests

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



View Dr. Sunni's talk on Endocrine Consequences of Obesity