Scientific Committee (Alphabetical)

Congress Chairman

Prof. Esam H. Alhamad, MD, FCCP, FACP
Chairman, GulfThoracic Congress 2020
President, Saudi Thoracic Society (STS)
Professor & Consultant Pulmonary Medicine
King Saud University Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Vice- Chairman

Prof. Mohamed S. Al-Hajjaj, MD, FRCP(C)
Vice-Chairman, GulfThoracic Congress 2020
Vice-President, Saudi Thoracic Society
Chairman, Clinical Sciences Department
College of Medicine, University of Sharjah, UAE
Professor and Senior Consultant Pulmonary Medicine
Sharjah, UAE

Chairman, Scientific Committee

Mohammed Zetouni, MD, FCCP
Chairman, Scientific Committee, GulfThoracic Congress 2020
Consultant Pulmonary/Critical Care
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Co-Chairman, Scientific Committee

Prof. Ashraf H. Alzaabi, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
President, Emirate Thoracic Society (ETS)
Co-Chairman, Scientific Committee,
GulfThoracic Congress 2020
Professor of Medicine, UAE University
Head, Respiratory Division,
Zayed Military Hospital
Abu Dhabi, UAE

International Liaison

Prof. Qutayba Hamid, MD, PhD, FRCPC
International Liaison,
GulfThoracic Congress 2020
Professor of Medicine
Dean of Medicine
University of Sharjah
Sharjah, UAE

Vice- Chairman & Executive Director

Hassan S. Alorainy, BsRC, RRT, FAARC
Vice- Chairman & Executive Director,
GulfThoracic Congress 2020,
Senior Respiratory Care Specialist
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Prof. James M. Beck, MD
President, American Thoracic Society (ATS)
Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care
Vice-Chair, Department of Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado, USA

Member

Prof. Abdullah Alangari, MD
Professor and Consultant Pediatrician,
Allergist, and Immunologist
College of Medicine and University Hospitals
King Saud University
Chairman, Saudi Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Enas Batubara, MD, SBIM, SF-AP, FCCP
Pulmonary Consultant
Director of pulmonary fellowship program
Head of Bronchoscopy and Pleural Disease Unit
Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Prof. Nasser Behbahani, MBBCh, FRCP(C)
Professor of Medicine,
Department of Medicine
Kuwait University
Chair, Kuwait Thoracic Society
Consultant, Respiratory Medicine
Kuwait

Member

Nasser Al Busaidi, MBBS, FRCP (UK), FRCPI, FCCP, MSc
Senior Consultant Pulmonologist
Department of Medicine, Royal Hospital
Sultanate of Oman
President, Oman Respiratory Society
Muscat, Oman

Member

Abdullah M. Aldalaan, MD
Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program
President, Saudi Association for Pulmonary Hypertension
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Prof. Bader Alghamdi, MD
Assistant Professor,Consultant in Pulmonary Medicine,
Pulmonary Hypertension and Clinical Exercise Testing
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for
Health Sciences (KAUH-HS)- Jeddah
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Member

Prof. Adel S. Alharbi, MD, FCCP
Consultant, Pediatric Pulmonologist & Sleep Physician
Head, Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center (PSDC)
Deputy Executive Director for Academic Affairs
Prince Sultan Military Medical City (PSMMC), Ministry of Defense- Riyadh
Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics, College of Medicine,
Alfasial University, Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Manal S. Al Hazmi, MD
Consultant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Member

Fatma Al Huraish, MD, FCCP
Consultant Pulmonology and Allergy
Al-Rashid Center for Allergy and
Pulmonary Diseases
Kuwait

Member

Prof. Majdy Idrees, MD, FRCPC, FPVRI
Adjunct Professor of Respiratory Medicine
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Head, Pulmonary Vascular Unit
Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Prof. Hamdan Al-Jahdali, MD, FRCPC, FCCP
Professor of Medicine,
King Saud University for Health Sciences
Adjunct Professor, McGill University
Head of Pulmonary Division
Medical Director of Sleep Disorders Center
King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Obaid Aljassim, MD, PhD, FRCS
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Head, Cardiothoracic Surgery Department (CTS)
Dubai Health Authority
Dubai, UAE

Member

Prof. Abdul Rahman Jazieh, MD, MPH
Chairman, Saudi Lung Cancer Association/ Lung Cancer Academy
Chairman, Oncology Department
Professor, King Saud University for Health Sciences
King Abdulaziz Medical City (KAMC)
King Abdullah Specialized Children’s Hospital (KASCH)
Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Prof. Khaled M. Al Kattan, MD, FRCS
Consultant Thoracic Surgery,
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre
Professor of Thoracic Surgery
Dean, College of Medicine Alfaisal University
Head of National Lung Cancer Study Group
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

“Giant in Chest Medicine”
Prof. Atul C. Mehta, MD, FACP, FCCP
Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine
Buoncore Family Endowed Chair in Lung Transplantation
Staff, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Respiratory Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Senior Editor, Journal of Bronchology and
Interventional Pulmonology

Member

Prof. Mohamed S. Almoamary, ABIM, FRCP(Edin), MBA-LS, FCCP
Professor & Consultant, Pulmonary Medicine,
King Abdulaziz Medical City-Riyadh &
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Chairman, Saudi Initiative for Asthma
Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Thoracic Medicine
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Asma A.S. Al Nuaimi, MD
Consultant Pediatric Pulmonologist
OSC Medical Director,
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Member

Eid AlQurashi, MD
Consultant Pulmonologist
Head of the Pulmonary division
King Abdullah Medical City
Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Member

Prof. Nuha Alrajhi, MBBS, SB-MED, ABIM, KSUF-MED
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director Pulmonary Fellowship Program
Consultant Pulmonary and Interstitial Lung Diseases
King Khalid University Hospital
King Saud University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Waleed Saleh, MD, FRCSI
Consultant, Thoracic Surgery
Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre-Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Member

Prof. Rahmah Alsilmi, MD, MBBS
Assistant Professor/Consultant of
Pulmonary Medicine & ILD
King Abdulaziz University
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Member

Naser Salman, MD
Head of Respiratory Unit
Salmaniya Medical Complex
Manama, Bahrain

Member

Prof. Zaid Zoumot, MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCP
Consultant Pulmonologist
Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM)
of Case Western Reserve University
Abu Dhabi, UAE