Middle East Genetics & Metabolic Academy

Scientific Board Members


Prof. Sylvia Stöckler-Ipsiroglu, MD, PhD, MBA, FRCPC

Head, Division of Biochemical Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia BC Children’s Hospital Program Director, Biochemical Diseases, BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada


Prof. Majid Alfadhel, MD, MHSc, SSC-Ped, ABHS(CH), FCCMG

Head of Genetics Division, Department of Pediatrics, King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre(KAIMRC), King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, MNG-HA , Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Prof. Moeen AlSayed, MD, FACMGG, MBA

Chairman, Department of Medical Genetics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center Professor of Genetics, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University Director, MSc Genetic Counselling Program, Alfaisal University


Dr. Ahmed Alfares, MD, FRCPC, FACMGG, FCCMG

Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Almulyda, Saudi Arabia


Naif A. Almontashiri, PhD, FACMG, DABMGG

Director of the Center for Genetic and Inherited Disorders (CGID), Taibah University, Almadinah Almunawrah, Saudi Arabia Vice Dean (Technical Affairs and Development) of the Deanship of Scientific Research, Taibah University, Almadinah Almunawrah, Saudi Arabia Assistant Professor in Medical Genetics Department, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Taibah University, Almadinah Almunawrah, Saudi Arabia


Osama Aldirbashi, PhD, FCCMG, DABMGG, CLG-EBMG

Head of Newborn Screening, National Reference Lab, Abu Dhabi, UAE Professor of Paediatrics (adjunct), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada Associate Staff, Metabolics and Newborn Screening, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, ON, Canada


Dr. Mohammed Almannai

Section of Medical Genetics, Children's Hospital, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Ayman El-Hattab, MD, FAAP, FACMG

Associate Professor, College of Medivine University of Sharjah, UAE Consultant Clinical Genetics, University Hospital Sharjah, UAE Mediclinic City Hospital and Kanad Hospital, UAE


Dr. Fuad Al Mutairi

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Consultant of Medical Genetics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Prof. Tawfeg Ben-Omran

Clinical and Metabolic Genetics, Weill Cornell Medical College, Department of Pediatrics, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar


Dr. Nawal Makhseed

Department of Pediatrics, Jahra Hospital, Ministry of Health, Jahra City, Kuwait


Prof. Fatma Al Jasmi

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at College of Medicine & Health science, UAE University, Al Ain Metabolic consultant at Tawam Hospital, UAE


Dr. Khalid Althihli, BSc, MD, FRCPC, FCCMG

Senior Consultant Clinical and Biochemical Geneticist, Genetics Department, Genetics and Developmental Medicine Clinic, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman


Dr. Eissa Faqieh

Children's Specialist Hospital, Section of Medical Genetics, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Abdulrahman Aljouie

Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics King Abdullah International Medical Research Center King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Prof. Mohammed Al Balwi

Consultant Molecular Geneticist/Cytogeneticist Section Molecular Pathology & Genetics Professor, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Department of Medical Genomics Research, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; College of Medicine, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Saleh Alghamdi

Consultant, Clinical Research in Clinical Research Department, Applied Clinical Research Administration, Research Center King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Malak Alghamdi, MD, FCCMG

Medical Geneticist at King Saud University Medical City Head of Medical Genetic Division at KSUMC


Prof. Amal Alhashem

Prince Sultan Military Medical City


Dr. Muhammad Umair, PhD

Team Leader Functional Studies in the Medical Genomics Research Department at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC), Ministry of National Gard Health Affairs (MNGHA), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Prof. Aida Ibrahim Al Aqeel, MD, DCH, FRCP (Edin/Lond), FACMG

Senior Consultant Pediatrics, Medical Genetics, Metabolic, and Endocrinology Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Professor of Medical Genetics, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Adjunct Professor, College of Medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.