H.E. Dr. Saleh Al Qahtani

Chairman, Board Of Directors & Executive Director, Royal Clinics

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


H.E. Dr. Alqahtani is the Chairman, Board of Directors and the Executive Director of the Royal Clinics in Saudi Arabia. Dr Alqahtani is also a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center, Saudi Arabia with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Scientific Computing.

Dr Alqahtani previously held a Faculty position at Johns Hopkins University and was the Medical Director of International Digestive and Liver Services at Johns Hopkins Hospital in USA. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, Dr. Alqahtani served as Associate Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He also was an Instructor in Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

The recipient of several awards and honors, Dr. Alqahtani is a highly regarded expert in liver and digestive diseases, endoscopy, and liver transplant. He has been an invited speaker both nationally and internationally, lecturing in Unites States, Latin America, Asia, and Europe and has authored many publications and book chapters. An active researcher, Dr Alqahtani has been the principal investigator for clinical trials related to the management of viral hepatitis and fatty liver disease including novel agents and the co-investigator for many clinical trials in liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, and outcome of liver transplantation.

Dr Alqahtani is American Board Certified in transplant hepatology, gastroenterology, and internal medicine and is a member of professional societies including the American College of Gastroenterology, the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the European Association for the Study of the Liver, and The Johns Hopkins Medical & Surgical Association.