MBBS, MSc, PhD

Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
King Abdulaziz Medical City – Riyadh, National Guard Health Affairs, Mail Code: 3127
P. O. Box 22490, Riyadh 11426, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Academic Appointments: Associate Professor of Anatomy

 
Tel: +(966-11-) 429-5269
Email: ahmedal  @ksau-hs.edu.sa

Profile

Dr. Ahmed was awarded a PhD degree in Human Morphology from the Graduate College, University of Khartoum, Sudan, in February 2010. He has worked as a Teaching Assistant, Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Anatomy in the Faculty of Medicine, University of Khartoum and other Sudanese universities before joining KSAU-HS. Dr. Ahmed has been a Visiting Fellow in Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies (LCHES), Cambridge University, UK (2007-2008), and then an Affiliate Research Fellow. On 3rd of February 2011, he joined the academic staff at the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medicine-Riyadh, King Saudi Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as an Assistant Professor of Anatomy till November 2015 when he was promoted to Associate Professor of Anatomy.

Responsibilities

Dr. Ahmed is committed to teaching anatomy (Gross, embryology, histology, and neuroanatomy) in College of Medicine at KSAU-Hs. Emerging as a researcher and expert in Osteology and Forensic Anthropology, he has a good record of publication in both regional and international journals. Dr. Ahmed supervised MSc (Human Morphology) students in University of Khartoum, Sudan and undergraduates’ student researches in College of Medicine, KSAU-HS. He is Basic Medical Sciences Co-Coordinator for Various blocks, as well as filling various academic and administrative activities:

  • Member of Program & Faculty Evaluation Committee, COM-R, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2016-Present).
  • Member of the Curriculum Committee, COM-R, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2015- Present).
  • Member of Student Assessment Committee in College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2015- Present).
  • Member of Clinical Skills Unit: Teaching and Assessment, COM-R, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2015- Present).
  • Member of COM Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Unit, COM-R, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2015- Present).
  • Member of the College of Medicine taskforce to evaluate the current clinical examinations of Phase II, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2015- Present).
  • Member of Learning Resources Committee in College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2015- Present).
  • Member of the College of Medicine taskforce on Integrating Competencies into Curriculum, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2015- Present).
  • Member in the taskforce for revision of various blocks in phase II curriculum in College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2013- Present).
  • Contributed significantly to the curriculum design and development of the new program of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Science and Health Professions, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, KSA (2014).

Education

• PhD Human Morphology, Department of Anatomy, Graduate College, Khartoum University, Khartoum, Sudan, 2009 (degree conferred in 2010).
• Affiliated Research Fellowship Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2008-present.
• Visiting Research Fellowship Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2007-2008.
• MSc Human Morphology, Graduate College, Khartoum University, Khartoum, Sudan, 2005.
• MBBS (Bachelor Degree of Medicine and Surgery), Faculty of Medicine, University of Gezira, Sudan, 1995.

Clinical Service

• House Officer: Jan 1996- Oct 1997
• Senior House Officer: Oct 1997-Aug 1998
• Neurosurgery: Aug 1998 –Mar 2001

Honors/Awards

• Scholarship from Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research (Sudan) for the PhD studies in Khartoum University (Sudan).
• Fellowship from LCHES, Cambridge University UK (2007-2008)
• Scholarship from Lord Kitchener National Memorial Fund (LKNMF) (2008), United Kingdom.
• Scholarship from Ministry of High Education and Scientific Research (Sudan) for the MSc studies in Khartoum University (Sudan).

Memberships

• American Association of Clinical Anatomists (2014-Present).
• American Association of Physical Anthropology (2014- Present).
• American Association of Anatomists (2014-Present).
• Sudanese Society for Youth Scientists (2005-2011).
• Member of Sudan Doctors Union (1998- Present).
• Member of Faculty of Medicine Board, University of Khartoum (2010-2011).

Research Focus

Research interest is primarily on the variations in skeletal morphology in Africa and the Arab world; multi-disciplinary analysis of skeleton and body parts, metrically and morphologically. This work aims to validate and explore alternative approaches for the quantification of human skeleton and to advocate its potential applications in the forensic and biological anthropology, including traits, adaptation, body proportions, ethnicity determination, sexual dimorphism, and stature estimation, and functional anatomy of limbs. Other research areas connected to the above; include skeletal biology, archeology, forensic medicine, and orthopedics. Furthermore, he is interested in molecular biology and microscopic anatomy changes in cancer and establishing population-specific anatomical variations.

Publications

  1. Ahmed AA. Anthropometric correlations between parts of the upper and lower limb: Models for personal identification in a Sudanese population. Forensic Sci Med Pathol. 2016;12(3):257-66.
  2. Ahmed AA, Samah Ahmed. Topological variability and sex differences in fingerprint ridge density in a sample of the Sudanese population. J Forensic Leg Med. 2016;42:25-32.
  3. Ahmed AA, Taha S. Cephalo-facial analysis to estimate stature in a Sudanese population, Leg Med (Tokoyo). 2016;20(3):80-6. 
  4. Aljada A, Doria J, Saleh AM, Al-Matar SH, AlGabbani S, Shamsa HB, , Al-Bawab A, Ahmed AA. Altered mRNA Expression of Lamin A/C Alternative Splice Variants as a Possible Tumor Marker in Breast Cancer. Cell Oncol (Dordr). 2016;39(2):161-74.
  5. Ahmed AA, Hamid A. Morphological study of rugae palatinae in Sudanese Nubians. Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2015;74(3):303-10.
  6. Aljada A, Saleh AM, Al-Aqeel SM, Shamsa HB, Al-Bawab A, Dubayee MA, Ahmed AA. Quantification of insulin receptor mRNA splice variants as a diagnostic tumor marker in breast cancer. Cancer Biomark. 2015;15(5):653-61.
  7. Ahmed AA, Omer N. Estimation of sex from the anthropometric ear measurements of the Sudanese population. Leg Med (Tokyo). 2015;17(5):313-9.
  8. Ahmed AA, Hamid A. Morphological study of palatal rugae in a Sudanese population. Int J Dent. 2015;2015:650648.
  9. Ahmed AA. A study of correlations within the dimensions of lower limb parts for personal identification in a Sudanese population. ScientificWorldJournal. 2014;2014:541408.
  10. Ahmed AA. A study of the anthropometric correlations between upper limb measurements for personal identification in Sudanese population. Homo. 2014;65(6):489-98.
  11. Ahmed AA. Estimation of sex from the upper limb measurements of Sudanese adults. J Forensic Leg Med. 2013;20(8):1041-7.
  12. Ahmed AA. Estimation of stature using lower limb measurements in Sudanese Arabs. J Forensic Leg Med. 2013;20(5):483-8.
  13. Ahmed AA. Estimation of sex from the lower limb measurements of Sudanese adults. Forensic Sci Int. 2013;229(1-3):169 e1-7.