Dr. Majed Al Fadhel
Dr. Alfadhel is currently Deputy Executive of King Abdullah International Medical Research Centre (KAIMRC). The Head of Genetics Division, Department of Pediatrics at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and associate professor at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS). He is the director of medical genomic research laboratory at KAIMRC and established different innovative molecular genetic testing like whole genome sequencing and whole exome sequencing for example. Furthermore, he is the Editor in chief of journal of Biochemical and Clinical Genetics and editorial board member of four other journals for example: International Journal of Health Sciences, the Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine (JNSM), Frontiers in Pediatrics and Frontiers in Neurology journals.
He has published more than 115 research papers in the field of Genetics disorders in high impact factor journals for example New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Genetics etc… Additionally, he is authors of three books and chapter in other two books in the field of inborn errors of metabolism for example he wrote a chapter in the Physician’s Guide to the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Follow-up of Inherited Metabolic Diseases book.
He is also a Chair at the Newborn Screening Program at NGHA, member of credential committee board at Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (CCMG), member of Middle East Hyperammonemia and UCDs Scientific Group (MHUSG), member of and several international advisory boards, groups and committee. Dr. Alfadhel’s foresight and passion for innovation, earned him an award for inventing a new application in the Apple store and Google play for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism Dr. Alfadhel’s current research interest is focused on studying genetic disorders related to inborn errors of metabolism and he contribute to discovery of >50 novel genes/diseases in the field of Genetic disorders.
Dr. Alfadhel received his bachelor degree in general medicine and surgery from King Saud University in Riyadh. He obtained his pediatric residency from King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh and received the Pediatric Saudi Board certificate followed by Pediatric Arab Board certificate and the Canadian Board in Biochemical Genetics. In addition, he carries a Neurogenetics fellowship certificate and Master of Health Science (MHSc) in epidemiology.