Dr. Anas Khan was recently appointed a board member of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine (WADEM).
WADEM works in the field of disaster medicine. Founded in 1976, the UN describes the association as “an international association of the world’s disaster and emergency health experts.”
Khan also leads the organization’s Middle East and North Africa chapter, which was launched at the 4th International Conference on Mass Gatherings Medicine held in Jeddah in December 2019.
He is also the director general of the Global Center for Mass Gatherings Medicine (GCMGM) at the Saudi Ministry of Health. The GCMGM is a collaborative center with the World Health Organization. Khan is a faculty member at King Saud University (KSU) in emergency and disaster medicine in Riyadh. He also served as a consultant at KSU Medical City, Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Hospital, and Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital.
Khan works as a part-time medical surveyor at the Saudi Central Board for Accreditation of Health Care Institutions and as an expert at the advisory committee for medical devices at the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.
He obtained a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery at KSU’s College of Medicine. He also earned a master’s degree in health administration from KSU’s College of Business. He conducted his residency training in emergency medicine in Riyadh. He also received certifications from the Saudi and Arab boards of emergency medicine.
Khan completed his fellowship in disaster medicine at Harvard University in the US and another fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in sports and exercise medicine.
He is also certified project management and healthcare quality professional.
Khan has published several academic articles, written chapters in textbooks and participated in many international conferences at universities in Saudi Arabia and the US.