Saudi awarded professorship at top US university
The prestigious Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in the United States has awarded a Saudi doctor a professorship.
Abdulilah Al-Tuwairqi, chief executive officer of the Riyadh-based King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), also received a letter of commendation from Paul Rothman, the director of the university.
The university’s council decided on Oct. 28 to honor Al-Tuwairqi, who is well-known in ophthalmic circles in the Arab world. Several local ophthalmologists in the Kingdom welcomed the decision.
The JHU is one of the top universities in the world. Recently, it gained four spots in the latest London Times Higher Education World University Rankings, moving up to eleventh out of 800 universities.
Al-Tuwairqi is a member of the Saudi Society of Ophthalmology, American Society of Ophthalmology and the Federal Organization of Eye Banks.
He has published 39 papers in scientific journals, and is currently busy with seven medical studies. Some of these have to do with new therapies. He has also written three books.
The first academic consultant in corneal reflective therapy, Al-Tuwairqi has conducted operations at KKESH and trained to doctors at many private hospitals.