Prof. Abdulaziz Hassan Al Saigh M.D.
Secretary General of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
Prof. Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saigh, Secretary General of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties is one of the leading surgeons in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Prof. Al-Saigh has a distinctive record of achievements in his specialization. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery in the United States of America and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and has held various outstanding management positions in the academic field, where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at King Saud in Abha and then as a medical Director of King Fahd Hospital in Medina, prior to his appointment in his current position as the Secretary-General of the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.
Prof. Al-Saigh obtained his bachelor degree in medicine and surgery from King Saud University in Riyadh in 1979. Since 1980 until 1986 he completed a number of practical training programmes in local and international universities, such as resident programme in general surgery and orthopedic surgery at King Khalid University Hospital, resident surgeon program at Toronto University and Alberta Edmonton university Hospital in Canada.
Prof. Al-Saigh took many local and international roles. He is a member of specialised societies locally and internationally such as being a member of Alberta Medical association and being elected in 2011 to be the Governor of the American college of Surgeons in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, member of the International Hepatobiliary Association, and member of Laparoscopic surgeons society ELSA, member of the investment committee, head of the services and extension committee of labour force at the King Faisal Specialised and Research Centre Organisation, head of scholarships and training at the Ministry of Health, member of the Saudi Health Council and member of the board of the National Commission for Accreditation and Evaluation.
Prof. Al-Saigh contributed to publishing 30 books, studies and translation in the field of surgery that helped convey the latest scientific theories in general and specialised surgery locally and internationally.