Ali S. Alzahrani

2016 International Clinician Award

Dr. Alzahrani is a Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at Al Faisal University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabai, and Immediate Past President of the Gulf Chapter of AACE. Dr. Alzahrani obtained his medical degree from King Saud University in 1990, and served his residency in internal medicine at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH & RC) from 1991-1995. He performed a clinical and research fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, from 1995-1998.

Since 1998, Dr. Alzahrani has served as a consultant endocrinologist at KFSH & RC. In 2010 to 2011, he was a faculty member and visiting scientist at the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.  Since his return late in 2011, Dr. Alzahrani has served as scientist and head of the Molecular Endocrinology Division in the Department of Molecular Oncology, Research Center in addition to his consultant endocrinologist position. 

Dr. Alzahrani is proactive on several editorial boards of noted medical journals. He was the Editor-in-Chief of theAnnals of Saudi Medicineand an Editorial Board Member of theBritish Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Medicine. He is an Editorial Board Member of the official journal of the American Thyroid Association,THYROID.  Dr. Alzahrani has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, more than 100 regional and international presentations and has conducted more than 150 lectures nationally and internationally as an invited speaker. Dr. Al Zahrani‚Äôs academic interests are clinical and molecular research in the areas of thyroid cancer and endocrine genetics.