Dr. Fahad S. Al-Ghofaili was appointed president of Riyadh’s Second Health Cluster in October 2019.
He is also CEO of King Fahd Medical City, which he became in September 2018, having been made its executive director for medical affairs in March that year, and is also CEO of Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Medical City.
In March 2020, Al-Ghofaili was entrusted with the responsibility of chairing the Command Control Center, established to battle the outbreak of the coronavirus disease pandemic.
Al-Ghofaili has been a board member of Riyadh’s Third Health Cluster since January 2021.
He worked as the medical director of the King Salman Heart Center at King Fahd Medical City from February 2013 until February 2018, and before then, from December 2011, he served as the chairman of cardiovascular surgery at center.
Along with his administrative duties, Al-Ghofaili maintains his clinical work as a cardiothoracic surgeon, which began at King Fahd Medical City back in 2005.
Al-Ghofaili held the position of task force coordinator for rollout and implementation teams from February 2018 until January 2019.
He has also been an assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at King Saud bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences since June 2012.
Al-Ghofaili earned his executive master’s degree in public health administration from the University of Minnesota in the US in 2014.
Prior to that, he was a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, and earned two fellowships, in cardiac surgery (transplantation and devices) and in thoracic surgery from the University of Ottawa in Canada in 2002 and 2003, having received his residency in cardiac surgery from the university in 2001.
Before that, he completed his residency in general surgery from the Security Forces Hospital in Riyadh in 1995 and his doctor of medicine degree from King Saud University in 1992.