H.E. Dr Bandar Al Kanawy
Dr. Bandar Al Knawy holds the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Health Affairs, Ministry of National Guard, an organization which comprises five medical cities in the five major regions of Saudi Arabia as well as holding the position of President, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, since February 2009. He also served as the General Supervisor for the Royal Clinics of the late King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from 2009 until January, 2015.
He obtained his MBBS from King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Faculty of Medicine in June 1985. He completed his residency training in Internal Medicine in 1990 and obtained his Gastroenterology Fellowship in 1992 from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He holds a fellowship in Internal Medicine from the American and Canadian Boards, as well as the American Board Certification in Gastroenterology.
He is a strong advocate of Quality and Patient Safety and pioneered the development of the Medication Safety Program in Saudi Arabia in addition to many Patient Safety initiatives at NGHA, and was responsible in the recent commissioning of major healthcare expansions at NGHA, including, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Abdullah Specialized Children Hospital and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Foundation for Humanitarian Activities, and the inception of the system-wide EMR. He currently represents MNGHA at the National Health Services Council.
He has had numerous scientific and medical articles published in international journals. He is the guest editor of the February 2010 issue of Clinics in Liver Disease – Healthcare Associated Transmission of Hepatitis B & C Viruses. Dr Al Knawy is the author of a book entitled “Hepatology: A Practical Approach”, published in December 2004, and a textbook entitled Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Practical Approach”, released in September 2009.
He is a highly skilled and qualified medical professional who is committed to provide, with all sincerity and dedication, the highest quality patient care for the betterment and the development, of National Guard Health Affairs.