Prof. Majid Alfadhel
Prof. Alfadhel is currently Deputy Executive Director of King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC), Chairman of Genetics and Precision Medicine department at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Director of Medical Genomic lab at King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC), and Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS).
Additionally, he is founder and editor in chief of Journal of Biochemical and Clinical Genetics, Editorial board member of International Journal of Health Sciences, Editorial board member of the Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine (JNSM), Editorial board member of BMC Pediatrics, Editorial board member of Frontier in Pediatric Neurology, Authors of 3 books and one chapter in a book and editorial board member of several international journals. Has more than 155 publication in high impact factor journals and more than 100 abstracts. He is supervisor and teachers for plenty of fellows, residents and medical students.
He was successful in contribution in discovery of 50 novel genes specifically for disorders involving the brain.
Prof. Alfadhel’s foresight and passion for innovation, earned him an award for inventing a new application in the Apple store and Goggle play for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism.
Prof. Alfadhel received his bachelor degree in general medicine and surgery from King Saud University in Riyadh. He obtained his pediatric residency from King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh and received the Pediatric Saudi Board certificate followed by Pediatric Arab Board certificate and the Canadian Board in Biochemical Genetics. In addition, he carries a Neurogenetics fellowship certificate and Master of Health Science (MHSc) in epidemiology. He is also a Chair at the Newborn Screening Program of King Abdulaziz Medical City, member of advisory board of national Newborn Screening Program and member of Middle East Hyperammonemia and UCDs Scientific Group (MHUSG). Prof. Alfadhel’s foresight and passion for innovation, earned him an award for inventing a new application in the Apple store for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism. He has published several research papers in the field of Genetics disorders, and participated in several conferences and symposia. Prof. Alfadhel’s current research interest is focused on studying clinical genetic disorders and inborn errors of metabolism epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment, novel gene discoveries in this area, gene therapies and prenatal genetics