on 8th December 2024 at J.N.Tata Auditorium, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India.

Prof. Khaled M. AlKattan, MBBS, FRCS (UK),

Dean College of Medicine,
Alfaisal University and Consultant Thoracic Surgery and lung transplant
King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre
Saudi Arabia.

He was a graduate from King Saud University 1983, got his FRCS from Edinburgh with a gold medal in 1988. Appointed as an assistance professor at KSU in 1989, Associate professor in 1995 and then a full professor in 2000. He served as the director of continuous medical education at the college. He was a co-founder of both the Saudi thoracic society and Pan Arab Chest Society. He is the Middle East regent for the European Society of Thoracic Surgery. He is a member of many international societies and sits as a senior editor for the Annals of Thoracic Medicine journal. He is in the editorial board and reviewer of most of the international thoracic surgery journals. Have extensive research and publication in his field, presented many abstracts in international symposiums. Was invited as an international speaker in many medical events. He is the Chairman of the National Lung Cancer Study Group and the national lung transplant program. Have extensive work in medical education and a board member of its Saudi society. Have contributed to public health education and establishment of several charity medical associations.