Dr. Khalid Eljaaly, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCIDP is an assistant professor and infectious disease/antibiotic stewardship pharmacist in the faculty of pharmacy at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) and Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is the head of health interprofessional research branch in the university vice-presidency for development, and head of research unit in the health promotion center at KAU. Khalid is also an honorary research fellow in college of pharmacy at University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA. He graduated with a PharmD degree from KAU, and completed his PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at SEMC, a Tuft-University affiliated hospital and his PGY2 infectious disease pharmacy residency at BIDMC, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospital in Boston, MA, USA. Then, he completed both infectious disease/antibiotic stewardship pharmacy fellowship and Master of Science in clinical translational sciences at University of Arizona.
Khalid has several peer-reviewed publications in high-ranked journals, such as Clinical Infectious Diseases (IF: 8.3), Clinical Microbiology and Infection (IF: 7.1), Drugs (IF: 6.1), Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (IF: 5.1), Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (IF: 4.6), Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease (IF: 4.5). He co-authored a chapter in the British Society of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) electronic book for antibiotic stewardship. In addition, he co-authored the 2018 Saudi MOH Antimicrobial Therapy Guidelines for Community and Hospital Acquired Infections in Adults. He received several international awards such as the IDWeek Trainee Award from the Infectious Disease Society of America, Jonathan Freeman Scholarship from the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and Literature Award for Innovation in Pharmacy Practice from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Foundation. After voting by the SIDP members, one of his original research was cited in a published article in OFID journal as one of the top 13 antimicrobial stewardship intervention publications in 2017. He presented in several national and international scientific meetings and served as a member and head of the scientific committees, and data safety and monitoring board of clinical trials. He was invited to record an educational video about corticosteroids in COVID-19 as one of the SIDP resources of COVID-19, which is available in their website and YouTube. In addition, he was invited by BSAC to record an educational video about the metrics for antimicrobial stewardship program evaluation in their online course for the Gulf, Middle East and North Africa.
Khalid completed the Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Training Program by the Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists (SIDP). He served as an active member in the social media committee, antibiotic stewardship committee, and BCIDP recertification program committee of the SIDP. Khalid also served as an active member of the social media subcommittee in the infectious disease practice and research network of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), and currently he is an active member of the research affairs committee of ACCP. In addition, he is serving as an active member of the external affairs committee in the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and a member of the editorial advisory board of Contagion®. Khalid is interested in serving the pharmacy profession and infectious disease specialty and voluntary activities. In addition to serving international societies, he would like to serve the SSCP and collaborate more locally to pay back to his country and profession. Khalid believes it is best if he had the opportunity to chair the PSN in infectious disease specialty during the beginning of this PSN due to his previous experience with ACCP, SIDP, and other societies, in addition to his humble experience in practice, teaching, mentorship, leadership, and research. He would be honored to serve SCCP, its members, and pharmacy profession in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Al Ruwaisan is an infectious diseases and antimicrobial stewardship clinical pharmacist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh. She started her career after completing doctor of pharmacy degree in 2012 from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. After which, she completed her post-graduate training at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh where she obtained her specialty residency certification in infectious diseases in 2016. She is board certified in Pharmacotherapy (BCPS) and infectious diseases (BCIDP) from the Board of Pharmaceutical Specialties (BPS), USA.
During her years of practice, she developed her experience in different field of infectious diseases including adults, pediatrics and antimicrobial stewardship. She utilized her interpersonal skills, passion and motivation to progress in her career and obtain the trust of her colleagues to develop a better working practices and environment. This led her to be an active member in a number of scientific committees including the antimicrobial utilization evaluation subcommittee and infection control committee, KFSH&RC in addition to being the coordinator of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) committee, KFSH&RC.
Dr. Al Ruwaisan is dedicated to improve pharmacy education on a pre-graduate and post-graduate level where she participates in the training and education of students and resident as well as being an assistant professor at Alfaisal University, Riyadh. She extends this knowledge and education by being a speaker in many national and international meetings.
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