Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah honored

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah
Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah

Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah receives the honorary certificate from Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih in Riyadh on Wednesday.

Former Health Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, known for his expertise in separating conjoined twins, was honored with a certificate by Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih in Riyadh recently.

The honor was bestowed on Al-Rabeeah at the 18th Graduation Ceremony held to honor specialists, who have made unique contributions to health care in the Kingdom.

Al-Falih said Al-Rabeeah, a former health minister who pioneered the separation of conjoined twins, gave his best during his tenure as minister of health through his innumerable services to the health sector which focused on patients.

Al-Rabeeah is currently the supervisor general of the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works launched in Riyadh last week by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman in Riyadh.

Al-Rabeeah was born in Riyadh on November 11, 1954. He obtained his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery degrees from King Saud University in 1979. He completed his internship at King Khalid University in 1980. He received an MA in pediatric surgery from the University of Alberta in 1985, and completed his residency in general and pediatric surgery at Dalhousie University in 1987.

Al-Rabeeah was named as the world’s 45th most influential Arab in 2010 by Arabian Business. On Dec. 10, 2012, he was awarded the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences due to his outstanding achievements in the Arab world.


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