MD, D.E.S., D.I.U.

Chairman, Dept. of Basic Medical Sciences
COM-R, KSAU-HS
Consultant in Clinical Chemistry

Academic Appointment:
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
(966-11-) 429-9999 Ext. 95267

Profile

Dr. Ali Fahad AL Othaim is the Chairman of the Department of Basic Medical Sciences in the College of Medicine-Riyadh, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. He is  a consultant in Clinical Chemistry and an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry. He obtained his D.I.U. in Inherited Metabolic Diseases from Paris Descaster University in France. Passed the French Board in Clinical Chemistry (D.E.S.) from Paris Diderot University, France. He has a Bachelor Degree in Medicine and Surgery M.B.B.S from King Saud University.

Education

  • D.I.U., Inherited Metabolic Diseases, Paris Descartes University, France: 2011
  • French Board in Clinical Chemistry (D.E.S.), Paris Diderot University, France. 2011
  • Bachelor Degree in Medicine & Surgery (MBBS), King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA .Year Graduated: 2011

Clinical Service 

  • Head Division Toxicology –Biochemical Metabolic Laboratory at King AbdulAziz Medical City KAMC
  • Consultant Biochemical Geneticist at KAMC 

Honors/Awards

  • Academic excellence award from Saudi Cultural Bureau in France, 2009, 2010 & 2011
  • 2nd Place Poster Presentation at Excellence in Laboratory Quality Management Conference
  • Appreciation certificate of outstanding leadership in establishment of Newborn Screening Program at KAMC.

Memberships

  • College of American Pathologist Team Leader in the Middle East
  • Member of Newborn Screening Committee at King Fahad National Guard Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since June 2011-present
  • Member in Saudi Cancer Society
  • Member in SSIEM (Society for the Study of Inborn Errors in Metabolism)
  • Member in Saudi Society of Medical Genetics
  • Board member in Saudi Society of Clinical Chemistry

Research Focus

  • Inborn Errors of Metabolism Biochemical and Molecular Aspects
  • Method development and assessment in Clinical Biochemistry field
  • Reference ranges establishments for Saudi Population for laboratory assays

Publications

  1. Alfares, A., Aloraini, T., Alissa, A., Al Qudsi, A., Alahmad, A., Al Mutairi, F., & Alturki, S. (2018). Whole-genome sequencing offers additional but limited clinical utility compared with reanalysis of whole-exome sequencing. Genetics in Medicine. 
  2. Alfares, A., Aloraini, T., Alissa, A., Al Qudsi, A., Alahmad, A., Al Mutairi, F.,. & Alturki, S. (2018). Whole-genome sequencing offers additional but limited clinical utility compared with reanalysis of whole-exome sequencing. Genetics in Medicine. 
  3. Trujillano, D., Bertoli-Avella, A. M., Kandaswamy, K. K., Weiss, M. E., Köster, J., Marais, A., & Brandau, O. (2017). Clinical exome sequencing: results from 2819 samples reflecting 1000 families. European Journal of Human Genetics, 25(2), 176. 
  4. Alfadhel, M., Al Othaim, A., Al Saif, S., Al Mutairi, F., Alsayed, M., Rahbeeni, Z., & Aljohery, S. (2017). Expanded newborn screening program in Saudi Arabia: incidence of screened disorders. Journal of paediatrics and child health, 53(6), 585-591. 
  5. Alamri, H., Al Mutairi, F., Alothman, J., Alothaim, A., Alfadhel, M., & Alfares, A. (2016). Diabetic ketoacidosis in vanishing white matter. Clinical case reports, 4(8), 717-720. 
  6. Alfadhel, M., Benmeakel, M., Hossain, M. A., Al Mutairi, F., Al Othaim, A., Alfares, A. A., & Eyaid, W. (2016). Thirteen year retrospective review of the spectrum of inborn errors of metabolism presenting in a tertiary center in Saudi Arabia. Orphanet journal of rare diseases, 11(1), 126. 
  7. Alfadhel, M., Alrifai, M. T., Trujillano, D., Alshaalan, H., Al Othaim, A., Al Rasheed, S., & Eyaid, W. (2015). Asparagine synthetase deficiency: new inborn errors of metabolism. In JIMD Reports, Volume 22 (pp. 11-16). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.  Tamimi, W., Alothaim, A., Aldosary, H., & Alhodab, A. (2008, June). Evaluation of troponin I in patients with acute myocardial infarction at emergency department. In CLINICAL CHEMISTRY (Vol. 54, No. 6, pp. A88-A88). 2101 L STREET NW, SUITE 202, WASHINGTON, DC 20037-1526 USA: AMER ASSOC CLINICAL CHEMISTRY. 
  8. Amarnath, K., Amarnath, V., Amarnath, K., Valentine, H. L., & Valentine, W. M. (2003). A specific HPLC-UV method for the determination of cysteine and related aminothiols in biological samples. Talanta, 60(6), 1229-1238.