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Adult Critical Care Chapter


The Adult Critical Care Chapter is the largest chapter in the Saudi Critical Care Society. We aspire to connect adult critical care physicians across the country to disseminate knowledge, advance learning, and improve practice standards. We hope to contribute to the Saudi Vision 2030 by improving critical care in the country and the region.


To be recognized as leader of adult critical care Medicine reaching the whole kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the promotion of the highest standards of care via education and professional development. 


To provide a comprehensive, updated guidance in ICU management, to applying current evidence-based ICU practice, training competencies, to support the needs of education via building bridges, collaboration and academic network across the kingdom.


  • To enhance communication and knowledge sharing and involvement of adult critical care professionals in different regions of the kingdom.
  • To standardize Educational activities under Adult critical care chapter to build a brand name for high quality education activities
  • To initiate, review, update all courses content to meet the highest standards.
  • To create online E learning modules for continuous educational purpose.
  • Coordinate Educational and academic activities with SCFHS for accreditation and training requirement.
  • Build persistent educational yearly plan for the chapter.

Chapter Committee Members:

Dr. Alyaa Elhazmi Dr. Sulaiman Alhabib Medical Group
Dr. Mohammed Alarifi KKUH
Dr. Khaled Alharbi Prince Sultan Military Hospital
Dr. Farhan Alenazi National Guard Hospital
Dr. Abdullah Alrbiaan KFSH & RC
Dr. Maher AwadSecurity Forces Hospital
Dr. Ahmad MadyKing Saud Medical City
Dr. Mohammed AlghamdiKing Fahad Medical city
Dr. Rasheed AlhubailKFSHD
Western Region
Dr. Hosam AfifiKing Abdullah Medical city - Makkah
Dr. Fahad EdreesIrfan medical Hospital - Jeddah
Dr. Ali BashabsheAssir Central Hospital
Dr. Anas KhalilTaibah University
Dr. Hakam SaidiTabouk Military Hospital

Committee expectation and responsibilities:

  • Chapter members will attend, participate, and present update on work progress.
  • Create and follow the plan need to achieve the chapter mission and objects.
  • Out-of-Riyadh members will function as bridge to and extension of their respective regions to the chapter.

Membership of the committee:

Members who are active and interested were selected in collaboration with the chairmen of critical care departments in large academic hospitals in Riyadh along with members from all the regions of the country.

Meetings frequency and quorum:

  • There will be a monthly meeting for the first 3 months then every other month for additional 3 months then Quarterly.
  • Chapter chair will update executive board on work progress Bi-annually through report.
  • Quorum: 50% + chairperson.

Head of Adult Critical Care Chapter:

Dr. Alyaa Elhazmi, MD

Dr. Elhazmi is currently a Consultant Intensivist in Dr. Sulaiman Alhabib Medical Group, HMG, and Head of the Department in the Adult ICU of Olaya Medical Complex-HMG since July 2020. She is also the director of Adult Critical care medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs at HMG. She worked as a consultant intensivist in the Adult critical care and cardiac intensive care departments in the King Faisal specialist hospital and research centre, KFSH&RC, since 2016. She was the Co-chair of the Hospital-wide Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, ECMO, Program in KFSH&RC. The program was recognized internationally as a Center of Excellence designation at the golden level by the international Extracorporeal Life Support Organization, ELSO, in May 2019.

Dr. Elhazmi is involved in academic, training, and education activities in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Countries. She participated in multiple courses and international conferences as a speaker and course director. Moreover, she is a member of the local training committee for the Saudi Council for Health Specialties at KFSH&RC and the former fellowship training Program Director.

She graduated from King Saud University College of Medicine with Honor Degree, obtained her SCFHS- accredited Saudi Board in Internal Medicine and Saudi Fellowship in Adult Critical care medicine at KFSHRC Riyadh, KSA. She had pursued further training in North America. She obtained the Canadian fellowship in Extracorporeal Life Support, Mechanical Cardiac Support, and Adult Transplant Critical Care from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Alyaa Elhazmi
Chair, Adult Critical Caare Society