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Prof. Ali Hajeer

Vice President - Academic Affairs

Education Qualifications
  • PhD Immunology, University of Manchester, 1991
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists, United Kingdom, 2000
  • Fellowship of the American college of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, USA, 2010
  • Deputy Chairman, King Abdelaziz Medical City, MNGHA, Mar 2001Aug 2023
  • Assistant Dean, College of Medicine, KSAU-HS, Riyadh, Sep 2011Aug 2021
  • Chairman, University Student Research Board, KSAU-HS, Sep 2013Aug 2023
  • Chairman, Basic Medical Sciences, KSAU-HS, Riyadh, Sep 2005Aug 2011
  • Lecturer, University of Manchester, Sep 1992Mar 2001
Courses Taught
  • Advanced immunology
  • Transplant immunology
  • EBM
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Immunogenetics
  • A Salim A, Alghamdi A, Hussain A, Arifi A, Bosaeed M, Hajeer A, Selimovic N. Case Report: COVID-19 Infection of a Transplanted Heart Simulating Cellular Rejection. Transplant Proc. 2023 Apr 6:S0041-1345(23)00240-3. doi: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2023.03.069. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37137765; PMCID: PMC10076511.
  • Al Balwi W, Al Turki M, Memish ZA, Fakhoury HMA, Al Balwi M, Hajeer AH. Age/BMI is a Stronger Predictor of Death in COVID-19 Patients than Age Alone: A Pilot Study. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2022 Dec;12(4):548-551. doi: 10.1007/s44197-022-00075-z. Epub 2022 Nov 10. PMID: 36355277; PMCID: PMC9647239.
  • Jawdat D, Hajeer A, Massadeh S, Aljawini N, Abedalthagafi MS, Alaamery M. Correlation between ABO Blood Group Phenotype and the Risk of COVID-19 Infection and Severity of Disease in a Saudi Arabian Cohort. J Epidemiol Glob Health. 2022 Mar;12(1):85-91. doi: 10.1007/s44197-021-00023-3. Epub 2022 Jan 3. PMID: 34978705; PMCID: PMC8721628.
  • Hajeer A, Jawdat D, Massadeh S, Aljawini N, Abedalthagafi MS, Arabi YM, Alaamery M. Association of KIR gene polymorphisms with COVID-19 disease. Clin Immunol. 2022 Jan;234:108911. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2021.108911. Epub 2021 Dec 18. PMID: 34929414; PMCID: PMC8683215.
  • Hajeer AH, Al Balwi MA, Aytül Uyar F, Alhaidan Y, Alabdulrahman A, Al Abdulkareem I, Al Jumah M. HLA-A, -B, -C, -DRB1 and -DQB1 allele and haplotype frequencies in Saudis using next generation sequencing technique. Tissue Antigens. 2013 Oct;82(4):252-8. doi: 10.1111/tan.12200. PMID: 24461004.
  • Jawdat D, Uyar FA, Alaskar A, Müller CR, Hajeer A. HLA-A, -B, -C, -DRB1, -DQB1, and -DPB1 Allele and Haplotype Frequencies of 28,927 Saudi Stem Cell Donors Typed by Next-Generation Sequencing. Front Immunol. 2020 Oct 22;11:544768. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.544768. PMID: 33193311; PMCID: PMC7643328.
  • Arabi YM, Balkhy HH, Hayden FG, Bouchama A, Luke T, Baillie JK, Al-Omari A, Hajeer AH, Senga M, Denison MR, Nguyen-Van-Tam JS, Shindo N, Bermingham A, Chappell JD, Van Kerkhove MD, Fowler RA. Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2017 Feb 9;376(6):584-594. doi: 10.1056/NEJMsr1408795. PMID:28177862; PMCID: PMC5362064.
  • Distinctive Role in FACT accreditation and establishing CAR-T cell program. 2022
  • Saudi Stem Cell Donor Registry, Founder Award. 2020
  • ARSHI founder Award. 2019
  • Department of Basic Medical Sciences Founder Award. 2010
  • Senior Research Award, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center. 2008
  • Specialist Achievement Award – Laboratory, Arab Health, Dubai. 2006