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Al-Omran Scientific Chair


  Curriculum Vitae

Ali Ibrahim Al-Sultan. MD. FRCPC. FACP

Academic qualifications:


Academic Degree

Place of Issue



Certificate of Competence in Endocrinology and Metabolism

of Physicians and Surgeons of


Internal Medicine Specialty Certificate

of Physicians and Surgeons of .


American Board of Internal Medicine




Saudi Arabia.


Professional record:

Job Rank

Place and Address of work


Professor at the Department of Internal Medicine

College of Medicine , King Faisal University,



Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at the Department of Internal Medicine.

of the University, .


Membership of scientific & professional societies & organizations:

1.          Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. (FRCPC).

2.          Fellow of the American college of physicians, (FACP).

3.          Member of the American Association for Clinical Endocrinologists.

4.          Member of the International Diabetes Federation.

5.          Registered member in the Saudi Council for health specialties.

Administrative Assignments:

Dean of the college of medicine in Al-Ahsa, King Faisal University, 2004 - present.

Vice Dean for the college of medicine in Al-Ahsa, King Faisal University, 2001 - 2004.

Vice Dean for Higher Studies, College of Medicine, King Faisal University, 1999 - 2001.

Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, King Faisal University 1997 - 1999.


A newly diagnosed diabetic and a young patient with goiter.  In:  Comprehensive Approach to Case Studies in Medicine: Editors, Ibrahim E.M., Al-Mulhim F.A., Bunyan R.F.  Al-Eman Printing Press, Dammam, 1995: 55-59.

Publications in refereed scientific journals:

1- Letter to the Editor: Identification of Variant Apolipoprotein E by Isoelectric Focusing and Restriction Isotyping in a Patient with Type III Hyperlipoproteinemia.  B.A. Nassar, R. McPherson, E.M.F. Lamothe, Al-Sultan A.I., Z.J. Zhang, D.S. Rosenblatt.  Clinical Chemistry, 1991; 37 (7):1308.

2-Plasma Fructosamine Values during Improving Diabetic Control in Saudi Arabs.  Al-Sultan A.I., Magbool G, Al-Quorain A, Dafallah A,Al-Bagshi M.  International Diabetes Digest,  1993;4, (1): 151-53.Published Erratum with Apology in International Diabetes Digest,1993; 4 (2): 61.

3-Factors Influencing Medical Student’s Career Preferences. Al-Sultan A.I., Ibrahim E.M. Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society, 1995; 7 (1): 7-12.

4-Clinical Presentation of Spontaneous Primary Hypothyroidism in Adults. Al-Sultan A.I., Larbi E.B., Magbool G, Karima T, Bagshi M. Annals of Saudi Medicine, 1995; 15 (2): 143-47.

5- Middle East Multicentre Collaborative Study. The Efficacy and Safety of Pravastatin in the Treatment of Primary Hypercholesterolemia - An Open Label Multicentre Study. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Al-Sultan A.I., et al. European Journal of Clinical Research 1995; 7: 31-37.

6- Severe Diabetic Ketoacidosis Treated with Tris Hydroxy Methyl Aminomethane. Al-Sultan A, Gyamfi AY.  Bahrain Medical Bulletin, 1995; 17 (1): 39-41.

7- Abdominal Epilepsy.  Ismail H., Al-Suliman A., Al-Sultan A, Al-Bagshi M. Saudi Medical Journal, 1995;16(15):439-42.

8- Infective Dermatosis in Adult Diabetics. Al-Jabre S.H, Al-Sultan A.I, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology, 1995 (5):264-68.

9- -Non-infective Dermatoses in Adult Diabetic Patients. Al-Jabre S.H., Al-Sultan A.I, Al-Zair A. et al. Bulletin of the Arab Group for Study of Diabetes Mellitus, 1996; 5 (1): 7-14.

10- Carriage of Dermatophytes in the Toe-Webs of Adult Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetic Patients. Al-Jabre S.H.M, Al-Sultan A.I. International Diabetes Digest,1996;7(1):20-21.

11- Pattern of Upper Gastrointestinal Diseases; A Teaching Hospital Experience.  Lardhi A, Al-Sultan A, AL-Fadel M, et al. The Saudi Journal Of Gastroenterology 1996; (2)1: 5-18.

12- Abdul-Mohsen M, Al-Sultan A.  Panhypopituitarism, Hyponatremia and Long QT Interval Syndrome.  Case Report.  Saudi Medical Journal 1996; 17 (4): 531-35

13- Al Quorain A, Ibrahim E.M, Al-Sultan A.I. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Value of ERCP and Prediction of Outcome: A Retrospective analysis. Saudi J.Gastroenterol 1996; 2 (3):138-41

14- . Al-Sultan A.I, Al-Najashi S.S. Idiopathic Hyperprolactenemia: A Clinical Study of 140 Patients. Bahrain Med Bull 1996; 18 (4): 112-15.


15- Al-Suliman A, Ismail H.M, Al-Sultan A.I.  Electrophysiological findings in newly diagnosed Non-Insulin-Dependent diabetics: A prospective   study.  Annals of Saudi Medicine.1997;17 (4):399-401.

16- Abdel Hafeiz H B, Sultan A, Karim A.A. Prevalence of Psychiatric Disturbances Among Patients with Thyroid Dysfunction.  . Journal of the Bahrain Medical Society. 1998, 10 (1): 7-12.

17- Al-Awami S.M, Al-Sultan A.I, Al-Mulhim A, Wosornu L.  Adrenal Surgery In a Teaching Hospital:  Implication For Residency Training. Saudi Medical Journal. 1999 ;20 (1):34-37.

18- Ammar A, Al-Sultan A, Al-Mulhim F, Al Hassan A.Y.  Empty Sella Syndrome: does it exit in Children?  Journal of Neurosurgery, 1999 Dec; (6):960-963.

19- Al Sultan A. I., Parashar S. K., Wahass S.H.,  Alsoweilem L.S. Professional stress during medical internship. Qatar Medical Journal, 2002; 11(1): 11-16.

20- Ali Ibrahim Al-Sultan, Shyam K. Parashar, Saeed Hadi Wahass, Latifa Saad Al-Soweilem Professional stress during residency training,. Kuwait Medical Journal. 2002; June:133 -138.

21- Al-Sultan A.I.  Popular clinical electives in medical internship. Scientific journal of king Faisal university (Basic and Applied Sciences), 2003; 4 (1): 168 – 179.

22- Al-Sultan A.I, Parashar S.K, Al-Gamdi A.A.  Electives during medical internship.  Saudi Medical Journal. 2003; 24(9): 447 – 450

23- Al-Ali AK, Al-Muhana FA, Larbi EB, Abdulmohsen MF, Al-Sultan AI, Al-Maden MS, Al-Ateeq SA. Frequency of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase C677T polymorphism in patients with cardiovascular disease in Eastern Saudi Arabia. Saudi Med. J 2005; Vol.26 (12): 1886 – 1888

24- Al-Muhana FA, Larbi EB, Al-Ali AK, Al-Sultan AI, Al-Ateeq S, Soweilem L, Goa L, Bahnnasy AA, Al-Rubaish A, Abdulmohsen MF. Haematological lipid profile and other biochemical parameters in normal and hypertensive subjects among the population of the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. East African Medical Journal 2005; Jan: 13 - 17

25- Al-Sultan A.I, Al-Elq A.H. Leptin levels in normal weight and obese Saudi adults. Journal of Family & Community Medicine. 2006; 13, No 3: 97 – 102.


26- Choudary AC, Tawfik TT, Al-Sultan A.I.  Morbidity patterns among King Faisal university students, Al Hassa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  Journal of Family & Community Medicine.2007, 13 (1):35-42.

27-Al-Sultan A.I. Leptin levels in normotensive and hypertensive type 2 diabetics. Biogenic Amines. 2007; Vol. 21,1-2: 58-67.

28- Rostom AH, Al-Sultan AI.  Hypoglycemic Effects of some Fluoroquinolones on normal and diabetic experimental animals. The Egyptian Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2007; (28):404-417.

29- Baig MS, Al-Sultan AI, Akhtar N, Luni FK, and Shahid N. Frequency and types of polyneuropathy in Asian patients with diabetes mellitus. Biogenic Amines. 2007; (21): 56-65.

30- Abusrie A, Al-Sultan AI, El-Asfahani A, Fateh MS, Afifi AM. Fasting serum glucose and insulin levels and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance in male obese students at King Faisal University, Al-Ahssa, Saudi Arabia. The Scientific Journal of Al-Azhar Medical Faculty (Girls). 2008; 29 (!): 1-10.

31-Amin TT, Al-Sultan AI, Ayub A. Overweight and obesity and their relation to dietary habits and socio-demographic characteristics among male primary school children in Al-Hassa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Eur J Nutr. 2008 Sep; 47(6):310-8.

31-Almulhim A.S, Al-Sultan A. Modified Alvarado score for acute appendicitis in overweight patients. Saudi Med J; vol. 29(8); 2008: 179-182.

32- Al-Sultan A.I. Assessment of the Relationship of Hepatic Enzymes with Obesity and Insulin Resistance in Adults in Saudi Arabia. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal; 2008, vol. 8, issue 2; 185-192.

33- Al-Mulhim A S, , Kaman L, Al-Sultan A I. Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band for Morbid Obesity- Local Experience in Al-Ahsa Region of Saudi Arabia. Kuwait Med J 2008, 41(4):301-303

34- Fouad  A.A, Qureshi H. A, Al-Sultan A. I, Yacoubi M. T, Ali A. A. Protective effect of hemin against cadmium-induced testicular damage in rats. Toxicology, 2009, 257:153-160

Current research:

Effect of Nigella Sativa on glucose, lipids and antioxidant activity in diabetics

Sickle cell anemia and antioxidants

Vitamin D, insulin resistance, and obesity