Abdullah Ahmed Al-Sayyari

Abdullah Al-Sayyari is Professor of Internal Medicine, and Head of the Department of Nephrology and Kidney Transplant at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences in Riyadh. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree (Honors) in Biochemistry, Bachelor of Medicine, and Bachelor of Surgery with Honors from the University College – University of London. Dr. Al-Sayyari holds a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of London, a fellowship of Internal Medicine from the Royal Colleges of Internal Medicine in London and Edinburgh, and a Master’s in Business Administration from Sheffield Hallam University in England. He worked at the Faculty of Medicine at the University College of the University of London as a lecturer and chief registrar before returning to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to work as director of the Nephrology, Graduate and Academic Departments at the Armed Forces Hospital in Riyadh before moving to his current position at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences and King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh. Professor Al-Sayyari received the prestigious Mansoura Award issued by the Egyptian Academy of Sciences and the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education in 2004. Professor Al-Sayyari received the First Researcher Award in King Abdulaziz Medical City for the year 2011 AD, he is a former member of the International Society of Kidney Diseases, Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Global Progress of Kidney Diseases (Kumagan) in the Middle East, and member of the Education Committee of the Kumgans. He is also a former president of the scientific chapter of the Arab Society for Kidney Diseases and Kidney Transplant, and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the Saudi Society of Kidney Diseases, and he is the Chairman of the Saudi National Committee for Kidney Transplant. Al-Sayyari is the editor-in-chief of the Saudi Journal of Nephrology and Transplantation. His main research interests are in Saudi issues related to kidney transplantation and dialysis, as well as in medical ethics and patient centrality.