Khaled Al-Kattan, vice president at Alfaisal University

Prof. Khaled Al-Kattan
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Updated 18 February 2020

Khaled Al-Kattan, vice president at Alfaisal University

  • Al-Kattan has been a senior consultant thoracic surgeon since 2008 and a senior consultant in thoracic surgery and lung transplant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center

Prof. Khaled Al-Kattan has been vice president of administration and finance and the  dean of the College of Medicine at Alfaisal University in Riyadh since 2015.
He was one of the speakers at the sixth international conference on radiation medicine that took place at the university from Feb. 9 to 13.
About 1,500 delegates, including 50 international speakers, were registered for the conference, the largest of its kind in the Middle East. Topics included diagnostic and interventional radiology, medical physics, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, radiation protection and safety and radiation emergency management.
“What makes (the conference) unique this year is that we have created new subjects that are related to innovation in health care and Saudi Arabia’s vision in this sector,” said Al-Kattan.
He obtained his bachelor’s degree in medicine from King Saud University  (KSU) in Riyadh in 1984.
He trained at leading institutes in the UK such as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh between 1985 and 1989, and Brompton Hospital between 1991 and 1993 where he trained in thoracic surgery. He received lung transplant training at Harefield Hospital and stayed there until 1995.
He joined KSU in 1989 and held many positions, starting as assistant professor at the department of surgery, becoming an associate professor and consultant thoracic surgeon in 1995, before holding his last position in the university as a professor and the head of the thoracic surgery division.
Al-Kattan has been a senior consultant thoracic surgeon since 2008 and a senior consultant in thoracic surgery and lung transplant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. Twitter: @khaledalkattan


Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

Updated 10 April 2020

Saudi CERT warns against phishing attacks in relation to COVID-19

JEDDAH: The Saudi Computer Emergency Response Team (Saudi CERT) has warned that people are using the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic to initiate online phishing scams and attempt to steal personal information.

“Be careful and beware of messages that you could receive from fake accounts under the name of  the Ministry of Health asking you to click on an unknown link,” Saudi CERT wrote on Twitter.

Saudi CERT shared a number of tips to avoid falling for such scams: “Continuously follow reliable news sources from the Ministry of Health’s official accounts, make sure that the messages received are from official accounts and check with the sender before opening anonymous links.”