Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby, laboratory operations exec at Saudi Health Ministry

Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby
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Updated 24 July 2020

Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby, laboratory operations exec at Saudi Health Ministry

Dr. Maram Al-Otaiby has been recently appointed as head of the laboratory operations management center at the Ministry of Health and the general supervisor of laboratory operations.

Al-Otaiby received her bachelor’s degree in genetics from the University of Arkansas in 2005. She also attained her master’s degree in biotechnology from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, in 2007, and completed her Ph.D. in cancer biology from the same university in 2012. 

Prior to her current position, Al-Otaiby worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgetown University Medical Center from May 2012 to August 2015. 

She holds several positions at the medical department of King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh. Al-Otaiby has been the director of genetic services since January 2019, head of the molecular genetic lab since February 2016, director of the genome project since January 2016, and assistant professor since August 2015. She also served as head of the cytogenetic lab at KSU from June 2016 to January 2019.

Al-Otaiby shared her appreciation for her new appointment on Twitter. 

@dralrowis wrote: “My sincere thanks and appreciation to the leaders in charge at the Ministry of Health for their kind trust in my assignment as head of the laboratory operations management center and general supervisor of laboratory operations. I ask Allah for guidance and success.

“I send my thanks and gratitude to my colleagues and everyone who congratulated me and sent me their blessings, and I apologize to those who I could not respond to.”


Saudi Arabia announces 15 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 25 October 2020

Saudi Arabia announces 15 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 331,330
  • A total of 5,296 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

LONDON: Saudi Arabia announced 15 deaths from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 323 new infections on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 62 were recorded in Madinah, 41 in Riyadh, 29 in Yanbu, 24 in Makkah, 9 in Jeddah and 6 in Dammam.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 331,330 after 335 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 5,296 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.