Assistant Agency for Primary Health Care

Assistant Deputy Minister's CV
Dr. Hisham Ibrahim Al-Khashshan
Current Position:
 Assistant Deputy Minister for Primary Health Care at the Ministry of Health (MOH)
Personal Details:
  • Date of Birth   : 06/ 10/ 1392H                
  • Nationality      : Saudi
  • Marital Status : Married
  • Profession       : Consultant of Family and Community Medicine
  • Assistant Deputy Minister for Primary Health Care at the MOH (since October 2015 to Present)
  • Director of Family & Community Medicine Administration, Medical Services Directorate, Ministry of Defense, Riyadh, KSA (2012-2015).
Duties covered: Technical supervision of all health centers under the Ministry of Defense.
  • Director of Family & Community Medicine Department, Prince Sultan Medical Military City, KSA (2006-2015).
Duties covered: Technical and administrative supervision of all health centers in Riyadh under the Ministry of Defense, in addition to home health care, health education and preventive medicine.
Education and Qualification:
  • JCI Diploma in Health Quality, KSA -  2014
  • Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), King Abdulaziz University, KSA - 2011
  • MSc. in Epidemiology, UK – 2005
  • Diploma of London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK - 2005
  • Arab Board in Family Medicine  –  2004
  • Saudi Board in Family Medicine, KSA – 2003
  • MBBS, King Abdulaziz University, KSA – 1998
  • Leading transformation in military primary health care services through:
    • Improving quality (JCI Accreditation).
    • Expansion in training (Largest training center in KSA).
    • Opening new health centers.
  • Establishing JCI Accredited Home Health Care with 2000 patient’s capacity.
  • New Military Medical salary scale (Ministry of Defense Team Leader).
Medical Conferences and Scientific Sessions: 
  • "Six Sigma Green Belt" Workshop in Riyadh – 2014.
  • International Forum on Health Care Quality and Patient Safety held in Qatar – 2014.
  • 40th Military Medicine International Conference in Jeddah – December 2013.
  • International forum on Quality and Safety in Health Care in Holland – 2011.
  • The 2nd International Conference in Home Health Care in Jeddah – 2011.
  • The 2nd International Congress of the Pan Arab Regional Group of Military Medicine in Jeddah – 2010.
  • JCI Accreditation Workshop in Jordan – 2009.
  • International Forum on Health Care Quality and Patient Safety held in Berlin – 2009.
  • Conference on Diabetes in Emirates – 2009.
  • The 7th Congress of the Lebanese Society of Family Medicine in Lebanon - October, 2008.
  • National Conference on Patient Centered Health Education in Hafr Al-Batin, Saudi Arabia – March, 2008.
  • The 4th Pan Arab Osteoporosis Conference in Dubai – March, 2008.
  • Family Doctors (WONCA) in Paris - 2007.
  • International Gathering of Family Medicine in Beirut - 2006.
  • Medical Services Conference - 2006.
  • Aviation Medicine Course in Dhahran – April, 2004.
  • Preventive medicine and Environmental Health Course in Dhahran - April, 2004.
  • Field of Medicine, Dhahran Military College - 2003.
  • Several Sessions on Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction - 2002.
  • Member in the Scientific Council of Family Medicine, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS).
  • Clinical Asst. Professor, King Saud University.
  • Team Leader of the Joint Commission International Accreditation.
  • Member of Strategic Committee for Commission Primary Care Standard, CBAHI.
  • Team Leader of Commissioning the Standards and Policies for Home Medical Care at the Level of Military Medical Services.
  • Member of Committee to Develop Curriculum for the Program of Preventive Medicine for Military Ground Troops.
  • Member of Committee to Study the Economic Feasibility of Proton – Center for the Treatment of  Cancer under the High Council for Health Services.
  • Deputy Chairman of Long Stay Patients committee, PSMMC.
  • Chairman of Preventive Medicine Committee, MSD.
  • Chairman of Vaccine Sub Task Force Committee, PSMMC.
  • Member of the Common Disease Committee for Military Personnel.
  • Team Leader of Executive Health Education Committee, MSD.
  • Member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, PSMMC.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of Community Medicine Board in Saudi Council, Riyadh.
Researches: ( as a main author/ co-author )
  • Patients’ Satisfaction with Primary Health Care Services in Riyadh, published in the Saudi Medical Journal, page 432 – 436 – March, 2008 (Vol.29 No.3.).
  • Home Caregivers' Satisfaction with the Services, provided by Riyadh Military Hospital's Home Support Program in Riyadh, published in the Saudi Medical Journal (page 591–597) – 2011, Nov. - Dec. (Vol. 31 No. 6).
  • Prevalence of Obesity among Military Personnel in Saudi Arabia and Associated Risk Factors, published in the Saudi Medical Journal – 25/12/2015.
  • Meningitis and Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Coverage among Military Personnel in Central Saudi Arabia (page 159 – 165) – Jan., 2011 (Vol. 32 No. 6).
  • Knowledge and Attitudes of Primary Health Care Physicians towards Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Riyadh region, KSA (19, No. 1, 2012).
  • The Safety of H1N1 Vaccine in Children in Saudi Arabia, published Drug Safety – July, 2012 (Volume 35, Issue 7, pp 555-56).
  • Impact of Integrated Care Program on Glycemic Control and Cardiovascular Risk in Adult Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, published JCOM – August, 2013 (Vol. 20 No. 85).
  • Physicians' Awareness of Bisphosphonates - Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, published in the Saudi Medical Journal (Page 830-831 Vol. 32 No. 8).
  • Assessment of Framingham Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Militaries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Publisher: AMSUS - Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S. Military Medicine, Volume 178, Number 3, March 2013, pp. 299-305(7).
  • Gender Differences in Health Education Needs and Preferences of Saudis Attending Riyadh Military Hospital in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, J Family Community Med. - 2012 Sep-Dec; 19(3) 172–177.
  • Quality of Care for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a Military Primary Care Setting Articles, published in JCOM - 2012 Dec; 19(12):551-556.
  • Best Trainee Doctor in 2001 (Certificate from His Excellency Chief of Military Staff).
  • Second in the Field Medicine Course.
  • Reward of Excellence from the Cultural Attaché in London on a Master's and Diploma in Epidemiology.
  • Administrative (twice), Perfection (twice), Teacher Medal (Military Section).
  • Merits Award from King Abdulaziz University (MHA).
  • Many Certificates from the High Commanders of Military Sections (e.g. Land forces, Air forces, Naval, etc.)
  • Proficiency in English language and computer skills
  • Teaching (medical and scientific)
  • Scientific Research
  • Strategic Planning
  • Reading (History)
  • Swimming
  • Playing football
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