Dr. Ibrahim Al-Oraifi has been the director general of the General Directorate of Health Affairs in the Eastern Province since 2019.
Prior to his current position, Al-Oraifi was the CEO of the Dammam Medical Complex for one year, beginning in February 2018, alongside working as a consultant urologist and transplant surgeon at King Fahd Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Dammam, where he was also the chairman of the urology department.
In 2015, he served for about one year as the CEO of Prince Mohammed Medical City. For nearly two years, beginning in 2013, he worked as the executive director for medical and clinical affairs at KFSH, where he served from 2008 to 2013 as an associate executive director for surgical services.
He worked at the Dhahran-based King Fahad Military Medical Complex from 2001 to 2008. There, he was the deputy director of medical administration for around six months, beginning in December 2004. He served for more than seven years as the director of the complex’s transplant unit and was the medical director of the complex from 2005 to 2008.
Al-Oraifi is a graduate of King Abdul Aziz University, from which he received a bachelor’s degree in medicine in 1985. Thirteen years later, he was awarded a fellowship of renal and pancreatic transplant by the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.
In 1995, he did a fellowship in endourology and renal transplant at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, in Scotland. In 2004, he became a fellow of the European Board of Urology. Eight years later, he did a urology-oncology fellowship at the Roswell Park Institute, US. In 2016, he also received a master’s degree in business administration, designed for executives, from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.