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Health Minister Honors Former Director of SCOT
31 December 2019

​His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Tawfiq Bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, honored yesterday at his ministerial office Dr. Faisal Shaheen, the former Director-General of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation (SCOT). This honor came in appreciation of his distinguished efforts and active contributions in the field of spreading the culture of donation and organ transplantation, as well as developing the services of the center and activating its tasks for more than 25 years. By Allah’s grace, those years were full of outstanding achievements and qualitative initiatives that contributed to advancing the work progress of the center, in addition to the Organ Transplantation Program in the Kingdom.

It is worth mentioning that Dr. Faisal Shaheen is a consultant physician, who worked as a consultant at Al-Shati Hospital and King Fahd General Hospital in Jeddah, along with his position as Head of the Kidney Department at King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah between 1987 and 1989. Also, he worked as the Director of the Kidney Center at King Fahd Hospital in Jeddah since 1990, and the Director-General of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation from 1993 to 2018.

Furthermore, Dr. Faisal has worked as Head of the Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Department at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital (DSFH) in Jeddah since 2018. Currently, he is the president of the Global Organization for Organ Donation (GOOD), and works as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) for organ transplantation.

During his career, Dr. Faisal received a number of awards, accolades, shields, medals, and certificates of honor at both the local and international levels, most prominently Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences, in addition to Dr. Ali Tawfiq Shousha Foundation Prize for 2010 from WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean.

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