Scientific Committee

The 5th SHSC Scientific Committee

Dr. Usamah Alzoraigi
Consultant Anesthesiologist,
Consultant in Healthcare Simulation,
Director of CRESENT “Center of Research, Education, Simulation Enhanced Training” at King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh,
Head of Anesthesia Scientific Council in Saudi Commission for Health Specialties SCFHS

Dr. Usamah completed training in Anesthesia Residency Training Program in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2008. He completed ultrasound regional anesthesia fellowship in Medical University of Vienna, Austria in 2010. He finished simulation medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Center of Medical Simulation, Harvard University, Boston, US in 2015.

Between 2016 till 2019 he became Director of Anesthesia and Operating Rooms at King Fahad Medical City, and Head of Operating Rooms between 2012 till 2014. He has been invited as a speaker & instructor to a various workshops & symposiums both national & international conferences. Since 2020 he become Director of “CRESENT” (Center of Research, Education, Simulation Enhanced Training) at King Fahad Medical City in Riyadh. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Society for Simulation in Healthcare 2020 - 2022.

Mr. Ibrahim A. Albalawi - BsRC, MSc,PMP

Healthcare Simulation and Clinical Training Expert. Experienced in healthcare simulation design, integration and implementation for undergraduate programs and military medical training. Currently he is leading one of the best simulation centers in the eastern region and chairman of The Saudi Society for Simulation in Healthcare - Eastern Region. Recently he has joined as a member of The Simulation Trainers Development Committee at SCFHS to develop and implement "TOT on the go for simulation" course. Mr. Ibrahim has a master’s degree in healthcare and medical simulation; certified Team STEPPS Master Trainer; and a certified Project Management Professional PMP.

Dr. Moosa Albusaidi

Dr. Moosa Albusaidi is an Orthopedic Doctor from Oman. He is interested in medical education, innovation and healthcare simulation. He has 11 years’ work experience, and he completed his master’s in medical education from University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. Currently, he is the Director of Medical Simulation and Innovation Center at Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB). He is leading many educational initiatives and strategic projects in OMSB.

Dr. Mohammad Zaher

Dr. Mohammad Zaher is the Director of Academic Operations Administration at Riyadh Second Health Cluster, Saudi Arabia. He is an emergency physician and a fellow of the STRATUS center of medical simulation, Harvard Medical School. His area of academic interest include educational technology and low-cost simulation.

Mr. Sulaiman Alshabant

Mr. Sulaiman holds a master’s degree in health and medical simulation from UK. He also has The American Board of Respiratory Care. Currently, he is a Clinical Educator at King Saud Medical City (KSMC). Besides the multiple leadership positions, he was the Director of Respiratory Care Administration and The Chairman of the Clinical Skills Training Center at KSMC and Riyadh 1st Health Cluster. During his career, he trained and oriented numerous students, interns, and staff. He also administered many programs in life support and medical simulation, on both national and international levels.

Dr. Nisreen Hamza Maghraby

Dr. Nisreen Hamza Maghraby graduated from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as an Emergency Medicine Specialist. Completed a two-year fellowship in Trauma Disaster Management at McGill University. Dr. Nisreen holds two master’s degrees from McGill University. A Master of Arts (Education Psychology / Health Profession stream) a Master’s in Management (International Masters for Health Leadership). She is the Founder of the Emergency Department ECMO Team the 1st to our knowledge in the kingdom in addition to the Emergency Medicine Sim Team at KFHU/Alkhobar, which is an active team that provides education sessions via simulation for undergrad, postgrad faculty members (Multidisciplinary in situ simulations). She is also the Founder Former Chairperson of the Emergency Disaster Preparedness Unit at King Fahd University Hospital, Al-Khobar. Currently, Dr. Nisreen is an Assistant Professor Consultant in EM/Trauma Disaster Management at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU). She is the Director of the Simulation Clinical Skill Center and was recently appointed as the Competency by design educational lead for post grad programs at the college of Medicine/IAU. In addition, she is the Chairperson for the Emergency Medicine Saudi Board Diploma Exam Committees at Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. She is an active National and International speaker has joined several conference scientific Committees. She is an Editor for the Saudi Journal of Emergency Medicine, an international, peer-reviewed Journal the Eurasian Journal of Emergency Medicine, an open access, scientific publication of the Emergency Medicine Physicians Association of Turkey. Her academic interests are Trauma, Health care facilities Disaster Preparedness, Medical Education/Simulation, Faculty Development Research

Dr. Ameera Cluntun MBBS, Ms-HPEd, CHSE

Dr. Ameera is the Executive Director for Curriculum and Training at the Health Academy, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She is an Emergency Medicine consultant with a fellowship Medical Simulation from STRATUS Simulation Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Harvard Medical Schools in Boston, USA. She also has a Master’s degree in Health Professions Education from the MGH Institute of Health Profession.

Dr. Mohammed Soliman Abaalkhayl

Assistant Professor & Consultant in Anesthesiology,
Medical Director, Qassim University Medical City QUMC,
Co-Chairman Executive Council, QUMC,
Dr. Abaalkhayl is an Assistant Professor and Consultant in Anaesthesiology. He finished his Clinical Simulation Fellowship at Centre of Medical Simulation (CMS); Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard University, Boston, US in 2020. He is currently the Head of Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre and Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs at Unaizah College of Medicine from 2020 as yet. He was appointed as Medical Director, Head of Anaesthesiology Department, and Day Surgery Department at Qassim University Medical City from 2021 to the present. He is a Co-Chairman of the Executive Council and has participated in key hospital functions at QUMC.

Dr. Mahmoud Bin Sulub Alsomali

Dr. Mahmoud Bin Sulub Alsomali is an Emergency Medicine Consultant and simulation educator. Graduated from King Saud University, Faculty of Medicine, with a bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery. It has equipped him with a robust platform in medicine and its related fields, including simulation-based medical education. Furthermore, he finished his residency training in Saudi Board Emergency Medicine (SBEM) and Arab Board of Health Specializations (ABHS) in emergency medicine at King Saud Medical City in Riyadh, where he worked as an attending physician. He was nominated to be the Deputy/Assistant Program Director for one year, moderating and supervising residents' weekly academic activity. After finishing his one-year simulation fellowship at the University of California, Irvine, he became the Program Director for Riyadh’s First Health Cluster, including King Saud Medical City, Aliman, and King Salman General Hospital. He is also the Simulation and Training Center Director in Riyadh's First Health Cluster. He is an Advocate of Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAMed) through Twitter: @mahmoud_427. Email:

Dr.Amani Azizalrahman

Pediatric Emergency Consultant at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC)
Chairperson of Life Support Department and STARS at Center for Research Education and Simulation Enhanced Training (CRESENT) in KFMC Chairperson of the Advertisement and publicity at the Saudi Society for Simulation in Healthcare SSSH An organizer of the volunteer group in the pediatric residency program (Cheerful Children Cain) Simulation Pediatric emergency fellowship director from March 2018 till 2021 Examiner at the Saudi Council for Health Specialties Pediatric Emergency Fellowship Program Director till Dec 2020 Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Instructor in communication course titled Enhance Physician Communication Skills (EPCS) at KFMC Speaker in several conferences regionally and internationally, part of the scientific and organizing committee in couple of conferences national and international focusing on Simulation and Pediatric emergency topics A graduated from the KFMC pediatric residency program then pediatric emergency fellowship, and pediatric emergency Fellowship at Sickkids, Toronto, 2013. Simulation fellowship at University of Calgary, Alberta Children Hospital, KIDSIM Pediatric Simulation, 2014.

Dr. Tagwa Yousif Omer, PhD, MSN, RN

Dr. Tagwa Omer is an Associate Professor of Nursing at College of Nursing, King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), and Associate Executive Director of Nursing at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Ministry of the National Guard, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Tagwa is an Adjunct Associate Professor Al Faisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and serves as Chair of Nursing Licensure Examination Council at the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS). Dr. Tagwa holds a PhD in Nursing, and Certificate, Certificate of Quality Improvement and Outcome Management from George Mason University, USA. She has a master’s in Nursing (MSN), in Community Health Nursing from King Saud University, and a Bachelor of Nursing Science from King Abdul Aziz University. Additionally, she has a Certification on Essentials in Clinical Simulations Across the Health Professions. Dr. Tagwa was the Dean for 11 years and Associate Dean for four years for College of Nursing, where she, with the faculty, introduced simulation into the nursing curriculum and incorporate INACSL, including ‘ Standards of Best Practices’ in the courses. Prior to her academic career, she held a variety of positions in clinical practice. She was a member and then a Chair for the National Scientific Board of Nursing at SCFHS. She also introduced Simulation into the evaluation and assessment (OSCE) in the post graduate Nursing Diploma Programs. Dr. Tagwa is a member of several Committees and Boards at the national, regional, and international levels. She has several publications on nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing leadership.

Dr.Ruqya alzaabi

Dr.Ruqya alzaabi, is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine and the Simulation Lead at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi. She attained her MBBS degree in 2011 from University of Sharjah. Since then, she has worked in Military Hospital for her internship. She joined Arab Board Emergency Medicine Residency Program in 2012 and became a Specialist of Emergency Medicine. During residency, Ruqya developed a passion in medical simulation and joined a Harvard affiliated clinical simulation fellowship at STRATUS center for medical simulation, Boston USA, where she worked closely with Harvard Faculty and Harvard Medical Students. She got her fellowship in 2021. She is also a Faculty of Emergency Medicine Residency Program where she and her colleague’s introduced simulation as a core curriculum and robust tool in medical education. Dr. Ruqya is also interested in Disaster Medicine and volunteered as part of the medical team in international events such as F1 Grand Prix.

Dr. Waleed AlHarbi

Dr. AlHarbi is a Human Factors Consultant, Medical and Simulation Educator, and Safety Scientist with over 10 years of experience leading and collaborating in research, innovation, and educational development to improve the safety of healthcare in the Saudi Arabia and internationally. He has also provided expert consultancy to Simulation Centers, Universities, Medical Defense, Commercial Healthcare, Aviation, and Military Organizations. Dr. AlHarbi is a Director of Innovation and Business Development Administration, Chairperson of Clinical Simulation Department at Riyadh Second Health Cluster. Dr. AlHarbi works as a Consultant of Medical Education & Simulation and Consultant of Human Factors and Ergonomics, with clinical and academic experience in the United States, United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Abdullah Al Thunayan, MD

Saudi Board Emergency Medicine,
Consultant at King Faisal Specialist Hospital,
Assistant Professor at Alfaisal University,
Director of Simulation Center at KFSH&RC Clinical simulation, Ottawa University, Canada, 2020; innovation in medical education, Ottowa, University, Canada, 2020.