Sari Ibrahim Asiri is the general director of the General Directorate of Hajj and Umrah at the Ministry of Health.
He also works as an assistant to the general director of health affairs for public health in the Makkah region.
Asiri joined the healthcare leadership academy innovation program of Stanford University, US in 2020, where he was an accredited trainer at the family medicine fellowship and participated as a lecturer and attendant in chronic disease programs.
He also participated in primary healthcare programs and activities, emergency medicine and disaster programs during Hajj seasons, and geriatric care programs.
Asiri has also joined six sigma training for quality, and the collaborative institutional training initiative.
He worked as an honorary assistant professor at Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah in 2019.
Asiri has numerous publications to his credit which include: “Implementing the health early warning system based on syndromic and event-based surveillance,” in the Eastern Mediterranean health journal (2019), and “Confusion in a patient with mycoplasma pneumonia lowers threshold to lumbar puncture despite hyponatremia,” in the International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health (2013).
Other publications include “Descriptive epidemiology and characteristics of confirmed cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus infection” in the Makkah region (2014), and “Knowledge, attitude, and practice among primary healthcare physicians toward smoking cessation in Makkah.”
He also worked as a trainer of family medicine as well as a consultant of family medicine in 2011.
Asiri also completed an MBBS from Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah in 2005.