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تحميل الدليل التدريبي

أسئلة شائعة




Nahla Ali Mohammad Azzam





Marital Status

Married with 4 children




Arab & English



01 468 2196 -  0502191786    -  Riyadh   



nahla5_99@   -    Nahla5_99@


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Arab Board of Internal Medicine.


Saudi Board of Internal Medicine with honor.




Saudi Fellowship of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Professional Appointments: 

Current Position:    Assistant Professor and Consultant gastroenterology &hepatology , Medical college ,king khalid University Hospital ( KKUH),Riyadh, SA

2005-2007        Consultant  Internal Medicine ,Gastroenterology   KKUH  




Senior Registrar in Internal Medicine and Gastrointestinal fellow training  (F1-3) in Gastrointestinal Division, Department of Internal Medicine, (KKUH).



Registrar in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, (KKUH).  



Resident in Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, (KKUH).



Resident in Primary Health care, Egyptian Ministry of health, Cairo, Egypt.  



Flexible Internship (House Officer) Cairo University Hospitals, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University ,Cairo, Egypt.


Teaching Experiences:

  • Teaching of Internal Medicine for medical students, College of Medicine and King Khalid University, Hospital,, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA  (From 2003 –present).


  • Training of Interns and Internal Medicine Residents, in different aspects of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA (From2002 –present).


  • Examiner in Internal Medicine for fourth and fifth years  medical students ,College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA (From2003 –present).

Research Interest and ongoing Research  :

  • Crohn’s disease prevalence and epidemiology


  • Endoscopic ultrasound values in GIT disease


  • Genetics of inflammatory bowel disease  

Ongoing research  work on :

o                 Anti-TNF therapy in crohn’s patients

o                 protein S as predictor for liver disease

o                 conscious sedation in endoscopy


Clinical Experiences:

  • Gastroscopy with all interventions including upper GI bleeding hemostasis, esophageal dilatation, endoscopic band ligation, and endoscopic mucosal resection.
  • Enteroscopy
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy tube insertion
  • Colonoscopy with aigll interventions including polypectomy
  • GI bleeding interventions (heater probe, BICAP, APC, Clips)
  • Liver biopsy
  • Intra-gastric balloon insertion for weight loss 
  • Running Gastrentrology  clinic  once  every  week

 Other Experiences:

  1. Attendance of daily Medical morning reports since 1995 – present
  2. Attendance of monthly Gut Clubs since 2002
  3. Monthly presentation  of mortality cases reports

Committee and Societies  Memberships: 

  1. Member  of Saudi  Gastrointestinal association KSA Member No (413 )
  2. Member of Committee for upgrading the teaching and audiovisual method in             Medicine department in KKUH
  3. Member of  Mortality and Morbidity Committee in KKUH.
  4. Member of committee for upgrading the teaching methods for medical students, Medicine department , KKUH
  5. Member of residency training program , Internal medicine ,KKUH  Course organizer of 341 medical students ,medical college ,King Saud University

Attendance  of Conference , Symposium , Workshop and Training Courses:

  1. Intensive course of diabetic and practical training of physician in family planning Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, in collaboration with John Hopkins University (USA) Program,21 November -31December 92.
  2.  Attendance of many Symposiums in all branches of Internal Medicine
  3. Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) course KKUH,, Riyadh (Saudia Arabia) 1997.
  4. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) course KKUH, Riyadh (Saudia Arabia) 2002.
  5. Participant in Eighth Scientific Meeting of Saudia Gastrointestinal  Association, 30 November -2 December 2004.

  1. Participant of Eighth Gastrointestinal endoscopy course and workshop 21 -23 February 2004.
  2. Attendances of Internal Medicine Update symposium  KKUH, Riyadh  8 -10 March 2005.
  3. Attendance of internal Medicine  Update symposium KKUH Riyadh March 2006
  4. Attendance of Essential of conducting of clinical research symposium KFSH 2006
  5. Participant in the symposium on Advances in Emergency care as a Chairperson , Riyadh May 30-31 2006
  6. Participant of 5th Annual Internal Medicine update symposium KKUH ,Riyadh 4-6 March 2008


1.            License to practice Medicine Cairo Egypt.

2.            Saudi Licenses Examination (SLE).


          Best Resident of internal Medicine (year 2000)KKUH   

          First place winner in the quiz at internal Medicine Update 2006



1.         Azzam N and Alashagar H  ''  Superior mesenteric vein  thrombosis  as presenting  feature of celiac  disease Ann Saudi Med 2006Nov-Dec 26(6) 471-3

2.         Ayman Abdo, Nahla Azzam, Faleh Al Faleh, Abdul-Rahman Al-Jebreen, Ibraheem Al Mofleh, Saleh Al Amri, Rashid Al Rashid, Husien Al Fueihi, Talal Habbal, Khalid Al Swat, Arthur Isnani, Abdulmalik Alsheikh, Sheik Ahmed. Histological and laboratory features of patients undergoing liver biopsy at a university hospital in central Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med J 2006, 27:1493-1497.

3.         Ayman A. Abdo, Khalid AL Swat, Nahla Azzam, Shaffi Ahmad, Faleh Al Faleh. Validation of three noninvasive laboratory variables to predict significant fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C in Saudi Arabia. Annals of Saudi Med 2007, 27: 89-93

4.         Hatem Al Amri, F. Sanai, Manal Al Dukhayil, A. Abdo, Nahla Azzam  Six Minute walk test in patients with liver disease. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2007, 13(29):3996-4001.

5.       Ayman A. Abdo, Badr Al-Jarallah, Faisal Sanai, Ahmad Hersi, Khalid Al-Swat, Nahla Azzam, Manal Al-Dukhayil, Amira Al-Maarik, Faleh Al Faleh. Hepatitis B genotypes: relation to clinical outcome in patients with chronic hepatitis B in Saudi Arabia. World J Gastroenterol 2006, 12:7019-7024.

6.      Aljebreen A, Azzam N, Eloubeidi MA, prospective study of endoscopic ultrasound performance in suspected choledocholithiasis , J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Feb 1.

7.        Azzam N. Angiogenesis and inflammatory bowel disease , Saudi J of   Gastroenterol 2007,13 issue 1,37-8               



1-    Dr Abdulrahman AlJebreen, Associate  Professor of Internal Medicine and Head of gastroenterology Unit ,  Department of Internal Medicine ,College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA   Fax: 01 467 1217


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