Mohammad Almajed, MBBS FRCPC
Full name: Mohammad Ibrahim Almajed
Place of birth Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
MBBS, FRCP (Canada), Graduate certificate in pain medicine USYD, clinical pain fellowships (McMaster University, university of Sydney).
May 2005 till current:
- Assistant professor in anesthesiology and pain medicine at the department of anesthesia
- Established the acute and chronic pain services at KKUH(2005-ongoing)
- Program director of the anesthesia training at KSU hospitals (2007-current)
- Member of the scientific committee in anesthesia at the Saudi commission of heath specialties (2007- current)
- Deputy Chairman of the department of anesthesia at KSU hospitals (2007- current).
- General director of the simulation and clinical medical education center at KSU(2008-current)
- Deputy chairman of the postgraduate medical education at KSU hospitals (2008-current)
- Member of the operating rooms committee with active participation in OR management and initiated KKUH and KAUH OR renovation plans and work.
- Active participation in quality management through initiating the accreditation process for KSU hospitals with the Canadian council of health services accreditation. Training is underway to become a surveyor in the three year accreditation cycle
- Principal investigator and supervisor and recipient of the pain management research chair from KSU.
- Member of the supervisory committee of the medical research chairs program(2007-08)
- General supervisor of the sport activities of the medical school(2008-current)
- Head of the pharmaceuticals and theraputics committee at king Khalid university hospital 2009- current)
- Head of the medical records committee at KKUH
- Deputy chief of medical staff( deputy medical director)of KKUH 2009-current)
- Member of
May 2005 joined KSU as a consultant and assistant professor of anesthesiology and pain medicine. Involved in several educational and administrative activities
January 2005 - April 2005: Worked with Dr. Mark Russo, Pain specialist in Newcastle, Australia. Heavy emphasis on interventional pain procedures including spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery systems. peripheral and central nerve blocks. Ongoing clinical research collaboration on endocrinological effects associated with chronic intrathecal opioid infusions.
July 2003- October 2004: Worked as a clinical fellow at Royal north shore hospital, Sydney, Australia. Training under Prof. Michael Cousin’s supervision. further academic pain education was sought at the university of Sydney and was awarded the graduate certificate in pain management from the University.
Training at North shore as a fellow included several duties divided between inpatient acute and chronic pain consultations and admissions, outpatient clinics, operative pain procedures, clinical research and participation in cognitive behavioral pain programs.
The training included acute pain, cancer pain, chronic non-cancer pain, palliative care. Interventional procedures the later included spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery systems. It also involved treating spasticity in spinal cord injury patients and patients with cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis with intrathecal Baclofen (plus other) infusion.
Common pain blocks and radiofrequency ablations were also heavily utilized. Pain oral and non oral pharmacotherapy including most types of opioids like Methadone and other neuropathic pain medications was practiced throughout the clinical fellowship. In addition to managing patients on opioids, inpatient and outpatient detoxification from opioids and/or other drugs was also part of the regular clinical duties.
This pain center applies a biopsychosocial approach in pain management hosting a multidisciplinary team of professionals spanning from pain clinical psychology, psychiatry, physiotherapy, palliative care, dentistry, Rehumatology, Anesthesiology (interventional procedures), and pain nurses.
Further information about the training there can generally be viewed at the following web address: http://www.painmgmt.usyd.edu.au/
September 2001 – December 2002: Clinical fellow in the postgraduate program of Acute and Chronic Pain Management at McMaster University. Training was focused mainly on chronic non- cancer pain especially spinal pain. Significant work was done under the supervision of Dr. Larry Kahn. This covered pump implants for pain and spasticity as well as spinal and peripheral nerve stimulation. Details of this pain fellowship can be viewed at: http://www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/anaesthesia/edu/painfel.htm
June 2001: Successfully completed the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada training requirements and passed the final examination in Anesthesiology, becoming a fellow of the college (FRCPC) in August the same year.
May 1997 – June 2001: Residency training in Anesthesia at McMaster University working towards admission to the fellowship of the RCPSC.
1996 – 1997: Worked one year as a senior house officer in the department of Anesthesiology, RAFH, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
1995: One year taken off with no medical or scientific activities. Involved in personal and literary activities and travel.
1994 Clinical internship in: Internal Medicine, General Surgery, OB/GYN, and Pediatrics for total of one year at KSU affiliated hospitals, and passed the USMLE and LMCEE.
1987-1993: Medical school at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, (MBBS) Active participation in the schools sports activities (basketball, handball, squash, martial arts)
· Internship at KSU Hospitals (1 year)
· Anesthesia Senior House officer at RAFH (1 year)
· Anesthesiology residency (McMaster)(4years)
· Pain fellowship at McMaster University (14 months)
· Maintained an average of one day/ week as an Anesthesiologist at the Hamilton Health Sciences foundation (HHS) during the pain fellowship.
· Clinical pain fellowship at RNSH, Sydney and other pain clinics (18 months), also maintained practicing anesthesia throughout the training.
· Currently practicing anesthesia and pain medicine at KKUH. Special emphasis on vascular and pediatric anesthesia and pain medicine.
· Member of several committees and boards at the college and university level.
· Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. since 2001
· MBBS King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 1993
· Member of the international association for the study of pain.
· Member of the international neuromodulation society.
· Member of the European society for regional anesthesia and pain.
· Member of the American association of clinical directors
· Member of the Saudi society of anesthesiologists.
· ACLS instructor