The Department of Anesthesiology is comprised of 70 staff anesthetists who are involved in clinical care, education, research and administration in various areas throughout the hospital.

The Department of Anesthesiology provides perioperative care to the many patients that come through the operating rooms each year. King Faisal Specialist Hospital performs approximately 15,000 surgical procedures per year, which include cardiac, neurosurgical, vascular, orthopedic, plastic, ophthalmologic, gynecologic, urologic, and general and minimally invasive surgery. We also provide anesthesia care to patients undergoing procedures in locations outside the main operating room such as Labor and Delivery, the Radiology suites, Radiation Therapy and Endoscopy Unit.

In addition, many patients are seen in the Anesthesia Consulting Clinic “Pre Anesthesia Clinic”, which runs every weekday from 0800 to 1700 hours.  Also, Anesthesia Department provides high quality and advance pain management through the pain clinic and the acute pain service.

In excellent collaboration with the Alfaisal University we are receiving medical students in their final year of training and in addition we have at any given time 10-15 anesthesia residents and 5-6 fellows (pediatric, cardiac and pain).

We are constantly trying to excel in our ambition to deliver best possible care with excellent clinical outcome.


  • Building of CPT codes in ICIS for pain clinic, which enabled the implementation of the billing system in Pain Clinic
  • Implementation of new workflow in PAC which reduce both the waiting time and the actual processing time for each individual patient significantly.
  • Reorganization and expansion of the chronic pain services which decrease the waiting time in Pain Clinic for the “new follow-up” from more than 6 months to less than 2 weeks.
  • Decreased in the number of no-show in PAC by 65%.


The Department has seven subsections. This arrangement was made to secure the best foundation to develop and keep quality at optimal level. The ambition is to give the anesthesiologists the opportunity to choose a subspecialty to concentrate on, but approximately every other year there is also a new opportunity to change subspecialty thereby meeting both the need of the individual and the organization.

  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Transplant & Cancer Anesthesia
  • Obstetrics & Outlying Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Orthopedic & Plastic Anesthesia
  • Neuro Anesthesia
  • Pain Management

Accreditation or Awards 

  • Re-Accreditation for the Anesthesia Residency Training Program for another 4 years.
  • Accreditation to KFSH&RC Department of Anesthesiology by Saudi Commission as a training center for Pediatric Anesthesia Fellowship Program.
  • Accreditation for KFSH&RC Department of Anesthesiology by Saudi Commission as a training center for Chronic Pain Fellowship Program.

Certificates /Awards

  • Awarded as “Best Supporting Department for year 2012  & 2013” during Perioperative Nursing Week, November 2012 & 2013
  • Award of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding contribution to KFSH&RC 2011/1432 Transplant Patients
  • Honored for Team work and Contribution during the Celebration of the 1st Annual OR Recognition and Awareness Day on 16 May 2012
  • Winner of the Poster Presentation at The James Cook Regional Anesthesia Course, Durham University, England – “Comparative Study between TAP and Rectus sheath Blocks VS Standard Analgesia in Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery.”


Contact Information
Telephone Number 011 4647272  Ext. 32700 , 32680, 32688
Fax Number             011 442-3909             



Accreditations & Awards