About Prof. Aayed Alqahtani

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • Professor and Consultant of Minimally Invasive and Obesity Surgery at College of Medicine King Saud University & King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH), Riyadh
  • Director of Obesity Chair at King Saud University
  • Founder and Supervisor of King Saud University Multidisciplinary Obesity Clinic
  • Former Director of the Bariatric Surgery Program at King Fahad Medical City
  • President – Pan Arab Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS)
  • President – International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)
  • Founder and Past President Middle East Chapter International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • Professor of Surgery at College of Medicine King Saud University, Riyadh, April 2014 – present
  • Associate Professor of Surgery at College of Medicine King Saud University and King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) Riyadh 2007- 2014
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at College of Medicine King Saud University and King Khalid University Hospital (KKUH) Riyadh 2002-2007
  • Deputy Residency Training Program Director at KSU Department of Surgery Oct 2002-May2004.
  • Vice Chairman Department of Surgery for Academic Affair 2003-2005
  • Director of Postgraduate Training at KSU College of Medicine 2002-2007
  • Director of Pediatric Surgery Training Program, King Saud University 2003-2009
  • Chair of the Saudi Council Examination Board in Pediatric Surgery 2003- 2012
  • Representative of all Saudi Doctors at McGill University, Canada 1998-2000.
  • Founder and Supervisor of Health Student Club at KSU,
  • Founder and Supervisor of Volunteer Hayat Student Club at KSU,
  • Founder and Supervisor of Innovative Student Club at KSU, Riyadh.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Referee at King Faisal International Price for Medical Sector 2013
  • KACTS Grants ($ 2 Million) on Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Bariatric Surgery
  • Surgeon of the Year Award, University of Gaze 2010
  • Best Research Paper in General Surgery 1998 (Investigative Modalities of Massive Lower GI Bleeding).
  • Best 30 Operations from IRCAD (European Institute of Tele-Surgery)
  • The Dean’s Honors List of Excellent Results in Postdoctoral Training 2002 at Montreal University,
  • MB, BS honors

EDUCATION AND POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

  • American Board of General Surgery 2000.
  • American Board of Pediatric Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Canada FRCSC 2001 – General Surgery,
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Canada FRCSC 2003 – Pediatric Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery, Denver Colorado, 2000
  • Residency in General and MIS Surgery, 1995 – 2000 McGill University, Montreal,

COMMITTEE

  • Member of the Medical Education Board at the College of
  • Member of the Disaster committee at the KKUH & College of
  • Head of Organizing Committee of the 5th North American Saudi Medical
  • Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Laparoscopic Course in Pediatric Surgery, Annual Course.
  • Chairman of the Membership Council of IPEG Annual Congress of Endosurgery in Children, 2013 – present
  • Program & Executive Committee at IPEG of Endosurgery in Children, 2013 – present
  • Member of the Executive Board of the International Pediatric Endoscopic Group 2009-present
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgery 2005-2009
  • Member of the Skill Lab Committee at the College of Medicine 2002-2007.
  • Member of the Communication Skill Committee at the College of Medicine 2002-2007.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Pediatric Endoscopic Group 2006-present
  • Chairman of the Surgical Department Educational Committee for Student Affairs 2003-2005
  • Member of the Internet Committee at the College of Medicine 2003-2006.
  • Members of the Pediatric Surgery Fellow’s selection Committee at Montreal University, Department of Surgery, Sainte-Justine Hospital, 2001-2002.
  • Member of the Education Committee of the Department of General Surgery, Sainte-Justine Hospital, Montreal University 2001-2002
  • Student Instructor and Examiner McGill School of Medicine, Canada 1999-2000.
  • Member of the Saudi Council Evaluation and Accreditation Committee in Pediatric Surgery
  • Member of the Saudi Council Local Training Committee in Pediatric
  • Member of the Saudi Council Scientific Board in Pediatric
  • Member of the Royal College Evaluation Committee, Pediatric ICU McGill University

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIE

  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery 2014 – present
  • The International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO)
  • The Pan Arab Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (PASMBS)
  • The American Obesity Society 2007-present.
  • SAGES: Society of American Endoscopic Surgeons 2007-present.
  • Royal College of Physician and Surgeon of Canada 2001-Present.
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow 2001-
  • International pediatric endoscopy group (IPEG) 1999-Present.
  • American College of Surgeons, Candidate Group 1996 –