H.E. Dr. Majid I. Al Fayyadh

Chief Executive Officer, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (Gen. Org.)

Member & Secretary General, Board of Directors, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre (Gen. Org.)


After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the King Saud University, Saudi Arabia Dr. Al Fayyadh completed his Residency in Pediatrics at Tufts University followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Columbia University, New York and in 1996 he received specialty certification from the American Board of Pediatrics.  In 2000, Dr. Al Fayyadh achieved the American Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology. At the conclusion of his training, he completed subspeciality fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Electrophysiology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.   

An advocate for continuing education, Dr. Al Fayyadh maintains his currency by attending professional development courses.  In 2015, he successfully achieved his Master Degree in Medical Management from the University of Southern California, USA.  

Early in his career and in parallel with his clinical practice and academic contributions, Dr. Al Fayyadh developed a passion for research and continues to be an active researcher.  His work has been awarded multiple grants including the Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research Grant for an international multi-center project for the Discovery of Genetic Causes for Human Congenital Malformations.  The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology also awarded a number of grants to Dr. Al Fayyadh as Principal Investigator for the following two projects: Genetics of Mendelian Cardiovascular Disorders in Saudi Arabia, and Electrocardiogram Screening for School Children:  A Cross-Sectional, Population-Based Study.

Dr. Al Fayyadh has continued his research and academic activities throughout his professional career and has published articles and abstracts in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals, both national and international.  In addition, he has served in editorial, editorial board member and reviewer roles including being Editor of two international journals and is a member of a variety of professional societies.  He is a talented presenter and has participated as an invited speaker at numerous national, regional and international symposia.

Throughout his career, Dr. Al Fayyadh has held increasingly senior positions where his clinical and administrative expertise and experience have contributed to improving the level of healthcare delivery.  He is a member of various government committees and is committed to the success of Saudi Arabia’s National Transformation Program which is a component of the government’s Vision 2030. 

In October 2017, Dr. Al Fayyadh was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a leading tertiary healthcare facility in the region.  In this role he is responsible for all facets of the General Organization ranging from clinical to nursing, research, academia to administration. This follows his previous appointment as Deputy Executive Director, Medical & Clinical Affairs at KFSH&RC, Riyadh, where he was responsible for a large portfolio of medical departments’ operations, pharmacy, patient services, and system applications.  His focus centered on patient experience, staff development and the work environment, productivity and improving operational efficiency.  Dr. Al Fayyadh also served as Deputy Director, Heart Centre and Project Executive for the Cardiology Information System at KFSH&RC and recently he worked as an advisor to the Director of the Vision Realization Office at the Ministry of Health.