Khalid M Alkharfy, PharmD, PhD
College of Pharmacy, KSU
PO Box 2457
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Khalid M Alkharfy, Pharm.D., Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, and the Director of Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Research Laboratory. He received a B.Sc.Pharm. from King Saud University, a Pharm.D. from University of Tennessee School of Pharmacy, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. After completing graduate work, Dr. Alkharfy appointed on faculty at King Saud University in September 2002. Dr. Alkharfy is also a Therapeutic Consultant in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesia at King Khalid University Hospital, and the former Chairman of the Scientific Committee at the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society.
Dr. Alkharfy's clinical research program has focused on evaluating drug interventions in critically ill and diabetic patients. Current focus is on genetic (Pharmacogenetics) and non-genetic factors that cause variability in disease pathogenesis, drug disposition and response. Exploring some potential drug-drug interactions and herbal-drug interactions is another area in this research program. The research in Dr. Alkharfy's laboratory utilizes contemporary methods of drug analysis coupled with molecular techniques in the pursuit of generating new information about the pathogenesis of sepsis and septic shock using both animal models and clinical patient samples. Dr. Alkharfy has received funding for his research from academic institutions and from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology.