Our focus is in line with the overall organizational goals of achieving cutting edge research in the fields of Genetics, Oncology and personalized medicine in addition to strengthening clinical research. 

Our mission is to be a Centre of excellence in biomedical research. We are dedicated to the advancement of science, and the translation of research findings into better health care. We strive to provide an environment that enhances individual growth, collaboration, achievement and recognition.

We are committed to the enhancement of knowledge of disease by pursuing advanced research activities in five areas: cancer, genetics, environmental health, cardiovascular and infectious diseases, using a multidisciplinary approach. The Centre's direct affiliation with the King Faisal Specialist Hospital provides perfect opportunity for scientists to collaborate with clinicians to identify research priorities and to translate laboratory findings into improved patient care.

We are dedicated to the enhancement of intellectual growth and professional development through a program of scientific activities as well as involvement in graduate and postgraduate education. We strive to provide competitive and stimulating environment that nurtures ambition, productivity, and teamwork.


Laboratory Section:

Approved proposals by the IRB in collaboration with several departments, and the proposals are as per the following:

  • The Genetic Endocrinology’s study in collaboration with Research Center in King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, entitled: (Study of Pediatric Genetic Endocrine Diseases).
  • Screening Her2 Overexpressed Breast Tumors for Cancer Related Gene Alterations
  • Genetic Variations associated with Diabetic nephropathy in Saudi population
  • Genetics of Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Clinical Research Section:

  • Published more than 96 research from 2016 in peer reviewed scientific journals (local & international).
  • The IRB has reviewed 62 research proposals, including clinical in-house and industry studies, as well as retrospective chart reviews, from the different medical departments in our hospital in 2016.
  • Our Clinical Research Coordinators have provided support to 27 clinical research and epidemiological studies in 2016..

Continuing Education Activities:

  • Organizing educational and training lectures in the diagnostic fields and Rehabilitation therapy with the most recent devices, also inviting some departments to attend and participate
  • Participation with research lectures in the Surgery conference (Research Methodology & Publication Ethics Workshop) held on October 5, 2016 at Jeddah Hilton Hotel.
  • Present a Lecture in the Nursing Research Awareness Day at Nursing Department on 28 September, 2016.
  • Enhance junior physicians’ capabilities through presenting lectures regularly, supported and implemented by the staff and researchers of the center.
  • Present a scientific and educational activity course by end of February of this year to all staff interested in quantitative methods associated with biomedical research entitled (Introduction to JMP® and REDCap Course).

List of Publications:

In 2016, total of 101 research papers from various departments were published in prestigious scientific and international Journals and 30 Abstracts were published in local and international scientific conferences as follows:

  1. The Effect of Screen Size on Mobile Phone User Comprehension of Health Information and Application Structure: An Experimental Approach
  2. Risk Factors for Primary Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Illness in Humans, Saudi Arabia, 2014
  3. Characteristics and outcomes of neutropenia after orthotropic liver transplantation
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis in the Middle East and Africa: are we any closer to optimizing its management?
  5. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Kartagener's Syndrome, and Hyperprolactinemia: Who Started It?
  6. Risk Factors for Primary Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Illness in Humans, Saudi Arabia, 2014
  7. Semiology of hypermotor (hyperkinetic) seizures
  8. Hyponatremia and SIADH Frequency in Clinically Euvolemic Patients
  9. Receiving Chemotherapy: Prospective Study in Unselected Patients’ Cohort
  10. Assessment of Becton Dickinson Plain and Serum Separator Tubes in Measurement of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D3 (25OHD3) by HPLC and Immunoassay Methods.
  11. Bacterial Colonization of the Implant-Abutment Interface (IAI) of Dental Implants with a Sloped Marginal Design: An in-vitro Study.
  12. E-Health status in Saudi Arabia: A review of current literature
  13. Organizational, Financial and Regulatory Challenges of Implementing Hospital Information Systems in Saudi Arabia
  14. Characteristics and outcomes of neutropenia after orthotopic liver transplantation.


  1. Administrative/Secretarial Support
  2. Scientific Information
  3. Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  4. Disease Registries

 Accreditation & Awards

  • Institutional Review Board registration with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) H-02-J-009 dated 17 Jumada I 1433 H
  • A Certificate awarded to Clinical Coordinator in recognition and appreciation for supporting Clinical Research In the Oncology Department.


Accreditations & Awards