Designation: Cancer specialist
Country: Saudi Arabia
Khawla Al Kuraya, a distinguished physician-scientist, is the Director of the Research Centre at King Fahad National Centre for Children’s Cancer, King Faisal Specialist Hospital (KFSH) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Dr Al Kuraya is a leader in the field of genomic cancer research. She has focused on identifying molecular signature of common Saudi tumors utilising the recent technologies in the cancer genetic field.
Under Dr Al Kuraya’s leadership, Research Centre at KFSH has become a member in International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) which aims to identify the molecular abnormalities more than 50 types of cancers.
An author of over 100 original research articles, editorials, review articles and book chapters.
Dr Al Kuraya is first Saudi female recipient of the prestigious “First Rank King Abdulaziz Medal” for her pioneering initiatives.