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Meet the new Saudi Arabia Governor-elect Designee

Congratulations to the Saudi Arabia Chapter Governor-elect Designee (GED), Faisal A. Abaalkhail, MBBS, MM, FACP. Our new GED will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start his four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2023. As Governor, Dr. Abaalkhail will serve as the official representative of the College for the Saudi Arabia Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Abaalkhail will be working closely with Dr. Ahmed (the current governor) and College staff to learn about the College and his duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GED, read his bio below.


Faisal A. Abaalkhail, MBBS, MM, FACP

Medical School Education: King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Post-Doctoral Training: Western University, Canada

Certification: Internal Medicine, ABIM and RCPCS; Gastroenterology, ABIM and RCPCS; Transplant Hepatology ABIM

Present Position: Consultant Gastroenterology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2013

Other Appointments/Activities: Adjunct Professor, College of Medicine, Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2017; President, Saudi Association of the Study of Liver Disease and Transplantation (SASLT) since 2019

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Masters of Health Management (MM), McGill University, Canada; Medical Education; Medical Research (all published in the field of Hepatology)