Faculty & Staff

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Dr. Mohammed Khanfar
Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry
mkhanfar@alfaisal.edu
+ 966 11 215 7664
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Dr. Khanfar received his BSc and MSc degrees in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Jordan. Then he pursued his graduate studies in United States where he received his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry in 2010 from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, then a postdoctoral research fellowship at Northwestern University, Chicago. Dr. Khanfar's research involves the use of state of the art medicinal chemistry techniques to design and discover new therapeutics with a particular emphasis on cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

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Dr.Omar Z. Ameer
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
oaladhami@alfaisal.edu
+ 966 11 215 7661
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Assistant Professor Omar Z Ameer is a physio-pharmacologist. He trained initially as a pharmacist, and after a number of years of working as a clinical pharmacist in hospitals ranging from paediatrics, genecology and anaesthesiology departments to a consultant pharmacist. He went on to do an MSc in pharmacology at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USM, Malaysia followed by a PhD in Advanced Medicine from Macquarie University at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine in 2014. Thereafter, Dr Ameer pursued his post-doctoral training within the area of neuroscience and surgery at the Department of Pediatrics and Pulmonology Division of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. During his career, Dr Ameer, developed a real passion and motivation for teaching and research within various international universities ranging from Malaysia, Australia and the US. This gained Dr Ameer the ability to engage, collaborate and communicate with academics and students from different backgrounds. Dr Ameer has been awarded different awards ranging from AMS 2009 award in Soul, South Korea, best scientific publication of iSAMS 2011 in Irvine, California to 2015 Research Excellence Award from the faculty of Medicine at Macquarie University, NSW, Australia. This has been a part of Dr Ameer significant research records of accomplishment within the area of physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience. Particularly, his interests are in investigation of mechanisms of antihypertensive drugs, blood pressure and heart rate and their relation to kidney function, arterial function and stiffness with its connection to overall cardiovascular health. The influence of sympathetic and parasympathetic control of arterial pressure, endothelium-dependent and independent vascular mechanisms, neurocircuitry and the cervical sympathetic chain involvements in salivary gland secretion and modulation.

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Nahlah Aldahian
Lecturer of Pharmacology
naldahian@alfaisal.edu
+ 966 11 215 7683
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Ms. Aldahian received her Bachelor degree in pharmaceutical sciences in 2010 from Kind Saud University. While she was studying she volunteered in different hospitals. She working in King Khalid University hospital after she graduated. Then she pursued her graduate studies in United States where she received her master degree in Pharmacology from Massachusetts college of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Boston. Aldahian’s research was on the synergistic effect of curcumin and celecoxib on different cancer cells and in medication safty.

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Ghadeer Alabsi
Lecturer Of Clinical Pharmacy
galabsi@alfaisal.edu
+ 966 11 215 7791
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She received her BSc degree in pharmacy from University of Jordan. She worked as inpatient & outpatient pharmacist, and she worked in health informatics as a member of clinical information management system department in king Abdulaziz medical city. Then she pursued her master degree of clinical pharmacy from University of Jordan. She worked as a clinical pharmacist in internal medicine and critical care area, and she was a member in antimicrobial stewardship team and member in pharmacy and therapeutic committee (PTC) in Dr. Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group.

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Dr. Mariyam Alfagih
Lecturer of Pharmacogenomics
malfagih@alfaisal.edu
+ 966 11 215 7882
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Ms. Alfagih received her Bachelor degree in Pharm.D. in 2015 from Kind Saud University. During her internship, she completed 10 clinical rotations in different areas including cardiology and critical care. She pursued her graduate studies in the United Kingdom where she received her Masters degree in Genomic Medicine from Imperial College London, London. Alfagih’s research was on Personalized Monitoring of Residual Disease in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia via DNA-based Digitial PCR of BCR-ABL1 Genomic Fusion Junction

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Noura Hatim
Lab Specialist
nalabdulrahman@alfaisal.edu
+ 966 11 215 7753
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She received her bachelor degree in pharmaceutical sciences in 2016, While she was studying she had the opportunity to take her training in different areas regarding the pharmacy speciality. She had training in: The Poison and Control and Forensic Chemistry Center, King Saud Medical City in the Forensic department, King Saud Medical City in the drug information and poison center, Green Crescent Hospital, Mundipharma Company under distributer ARAC Health Care, Prince Sultan Military Medical City. She did a research in Pharmacognosy called “Herbal mixture between folk medicine and prepared pharmaceutical product”

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Dr. Aiman Yahya Alwadi
Teaching Assistant
aalwadi@alfaisal.edu
+ 966 11 215 8807
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Dr. Alwadi is a Teaching Assistant under the Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, Alfaisal University. He is currently Pharm.D. program's "Phase-3 Director", and is a member in the college's curriculum development, examination, and seminar committees. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree from Qassim University in 2016 where he graduated with an Excellent grade & First-Class honor, and completed his Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience (APPE) internship program at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center (KFSH&RC), Riyadh. During his previous academic years, he participated in and organized a number of voluntary health-related campaigns, and has been awarded several times for his outstanding academic performance, leadership, and research activities. His research interests fall under a number of fields, including clinical and physio-pharmacology, biopharmaceutical drug-delivery, biotechnology and nanomedicine.