Regional Centers of Excellence in Pediatric Airways

Talal Alkhatib,MBBS (Hons), MSc, MHPEd, FRCSC Associate professor, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University Pediatric Otolaryngologist-Head & Neck Surgeon Chairman of Otolaryngology Saudi residency training, Saudi commission for health specialties Chairman of medical education department, King Abdulaziz University Program director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship training program, KAU Board of trustees’ member & Secretary General, Middle East academy of Otolaryngology, Dubai

Personal data

• Born in Jeddah, KSA on November 12th 1978

• Married with four children

• Saudi Citizen

Personal expertise

Clinical experience: A pediatric Otolaryngologist working in an academic tertiary care hospital (KAU) with operative experiencein complex otolaryngologic procedures including laryngotracheal reconstruction, neck surgery, rhinology, otology & cochlear implants, as well as routine procedures. Special interest in Laserand endoscopic laryngotracheal surgery.

Administrative experience: Served as residency program director, deputy director for academic affairs, chairman of departments, vice dean, and chairman of scientific board for residency training at the kingdom level.


• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

FRCSC June 2010

• Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery Canadian board certified

Canada      June 2010

• Pediatric Otolaryngology Clinical fellowship

   Australia       July 2011

• Master of Health Professional Education (Sydney University)

MHPEd July 2012

• Masters of Science in Otolaryngology (McGill University)

MSc       May 2010

• Medical Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgery (Honors Degree)

MBBS Jan 2003

Scientifc committee Memberships

• Chairman of scientific board for Otolaryngology Residency training programs at Saudi council for health specialties

Jan 2019-current

• Member of scientific board for pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship at Saudi council for health specialties

July 2014-Current          

• Member of Board of trustees & secretary general Middle east academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

April 2017-Current

• Examiner for the Saudi Council for Health Specialties- ORL

Jun 2013-Current

• Saudi society of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Feb 2013-Current



Academic Appointments  

• Associate professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

May 2017-current

• Assistant professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Aug 25th 2012-Apr 2017

Adminstrative Appointments  

• Chairman of medical education department KAU

Jan 2020-Current

• Chairman, ORL scientific board, Saudi Council for health specialties

Jan 2019-Current

• CEO & co-founder, Intermed Clinic, Jeddah

Nov 2018-Current

• Program director, Pediatric Otolaryngology fellowship, KAU

Jan 2015- Current

• Program director, Otolaryngology residency training program, KAU

July 2018-jan 2019

• Vice Dean of Medicine program, Ibin Sina National College for medical studies, Jeddah, KSA

Nov 2016- Sept 2019

• Vice dean for preparatory year, Ibin Sina National College for medical studies, Jeddah, KSA

Nov 2016- Jan 2019

• Chairman of Curriculum review committee for medicine program, Ibn Sina National College for medical studies

Nov 2016- Sept 2019

• Chairman Department of Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery, faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University (KAU)

May 2014-Sept 2016

• Medical director, Intermed Clinic, Jeddah

Nov 2017-Oct 2017

• Program director, Otolaryngology residency training program, KAU

Jan 2015- Jan 2016

• Deputy director for clinical affairs, KAU hospital

                  Nov 2014-Oct 2016

• Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology, Jeddah University

July 2013-June 2015

• Undergraduate Program director for OTL-HNS course, KAU

Sept 2012-2016

Clinical Privileges & Experience

• Full time Consultant, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, KSA

August 25th 2012-Current

• Co-Founder & Consultant, Intermed Clinic, Jeddah, KSA


• Locum consultant, King Faisal specialist hospital & RC, Jeddah, KSA

June-Aug 2019

• Part time consultant, East Jeddah Hospital, MOH

Jan 2016-Dec 2016

• Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery consultant, Reference Clinic

May 2017-Feb 2018

• Otolaryngology-Head Neck Surgery consultant, First Clinic

Sept 2012-May 2017

• Locum consultant, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, KSA

        June15th-Aug18th 2012

• Locum consultant, National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, KSA

July 1st- August 31st 2013 ​

• Locum consultant, National Guard Hospital, Jeddah, KSA

June 8th -August 31st 2014

• Affiliate Consultant, International Medical Center, Jeddah, KSA

             Sept 2012-current

• Affiliate Consultant, International Extended Care center, Jeddah

July 2014- current

• Affiliate Consultant, Bugshan Hospital, Jeddah, KSA

                  Sept 2012-current

• Affiliate Consultant, Sulaiman Faqiha Hospital, Jeddah, KSA

                  Jan 2014-current

• Affiliate Consultant, Dr.Samir Abbas Hospital, Jeddah, KSA

July 2018-Current



Surgical training

• Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship, Royal Children’s Hospital,Melbourne, Australia (including cochlear implantation)

July 2010-July 2011

• Residency training program in otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

July 2005-June 2010

• Otolaryngology-Head and neck Surgery demonstrator, King Abdul-AzizUniversity (KAU) hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Sept 2003-May 2005

• Internship training, KAU hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Aug 2002-July 2003


• Fellowship of the royal college of surgeons of Canada

July 2005-June 2010

• Master of Health Professional Education, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia

July 2011-July 2012

• Master of Science in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Jan 2009-May 2010

• Medical Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgery with Second Honors degree, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

July 1996 -June 2002


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