Associate Professor of Anatomy

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,
Tel: +(966-11-) 42-95350 



  • Head of the Anatomy group
  • Teaching Topographical Anatomy, Embryology, Histology and Neuroanatomy
  • Longitudinal Supervisor of OSPE
  • Member of many committees


• MB.BS, Khartoum University, Khartoum, Sudan, 1976.
• PhD, London University, London, England.Feb 1992
• FRCS, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Glasgow, Scotland. Oct 1992

Clinical Service 

• Surgeon, General Surgery, Sudan, England, Saudi Arabia and Ireland


• Honors Microbiology and Anatomy.


• British Association of Clinical Anatomists
• American Association of Clinical Anatomists 
• Association of Low Level Laser Therapy, UK and Japan

Research Focus

• Wound Healing
• Mast Cells
• Laser Therapy


  1. Salah O. Elsayed and Mary Dyson (1996). Effect of laser pulse repetition rate and pulse duration on Mast cell number and degranulation. Lasers in Surgery and medicine 19: 433-37.
  2. Saeed M, Rufai A and Elsayed S.O. (2001). Mummification to plastination : Revisited. Saudi Medical Journal. 22(11); 447-451. (Republished in J. of Institute of Anatomical Sciences, Vol 10(2001) with permission from SMJ).
  3. Saeed M, Rufai A and Elsayed S.O. (2001). Variation in the subclavian-axillary arterial system.Saudi Medical Journal .2002, 3(2), 447-453.
  4. Saeed M, Rufai A and Elsayed S.O. Lumbar azygos vein producing an azygos lobein the right lung. Saudi Medical Journal. 2002, 23(4), 551-54.
  5. Saeed M, Rufai A and Elsayed S.O. Sternalis: An Anatomic variant of the chest wall musculature. Clinical anatomy 2002, 23(10, 1214-1221). 
  6. Sharanamma Kollur, Salah Elsayed and Imad El Hag . Thyroid neoplasia coexisting with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Diagnostic Cytopathology 2010, 28. p35-38.
  7. Saeed M, Rufai A and Elsayed S.O. Coexistence of multiple anomalies in coeliaco-mesenteric system. Clin Anat (USA), 2011,16. 40-50.
  8. Elsayed S. Effect of lead acetate on wound contraction in Wistar rats. Biomedical Research, 2011, 14(2):157-160.
  9. Elsayed S. Effect of lead acetate on tensile strength of incional wounds in Wistar rats. Biom Res 2012, 15(1):9-12.
  10. Nurien M. A/Salam, Asim Khan and Salah Elsayid. A variation in the circulus arteriosus: A case report. Sudan Medical Monitor 2014, 4 (3); 129-132.

Ongoing Research:

  1. Salah Elsayed, Anatomy Teaching in PBL curriculum Setup.
  2. Salah Elsayed, Teaching the Musculoskeletal System in an Integrated Problem-Based Learning Program in an Undergraduate Medical Curriculum: Students’ and Tutors’ Perceptions.
  3. Salah ElSayed and Long Umedani, Student Feedback on OSPE: An Experience of College of Medicine, King Saud Ibn Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, in Saudi Arabia