CV of Center's Director




Current Position:

Center Director of Prince Sultan Cardiac Center-Qassim

Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist

Member of Saudi Heart Association






MBBS King Saud University 1998
Saudi Board, Feb 2003 
Arab Board, 2003 
MRCPCH,UK, June 2003
King Faisal Heart Institute Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology 2006
University of Alberta Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, Canada  2006
Change Manager certified by PROCI, New Zealand, 2018.
MSc in International healthcare Leadership, Manchester University, UK. , 2020






Postgraduate Training:












·      Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship program in University of Alberta 2006, Stollery Hospital, Canada

·      Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program from 2003 to 2006, King Faisal Heart Institute, King Faisal       Specialist Hospital and Research Center Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

·      Senior Registrar, Pediatric Department
   October 2002 to August 2003
   Maternity and Children’s Hospital Buraidah
   MCH is main and only Hospital for Pediatric in Buraidah area. Population 500,000. 100 Beds for             pediatrics and 6 Beds in PICU

·      Senior Resident, Pediatrics Department March to September, 2002
   King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

·      Registrar, Pediatric Department October 2000 to October 2002

   King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Qassim

   KFSH is the Tertiary Hospital in Qassim area eventually

   Prince Sultan Cardiac Center was opened

·      Resident , Pediatric Department

   October 1998 to 2000

   King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Qassim

  Resident, Primary Care Center for 2 months






Cath Interventional procedures experience:



ASD, PDA, and VSD device closure, PV and Ao V dilatation, COA balloon and stenting , PA                          stenting and PDA stenting





Other Experience:


·        Director of Prince Sultan Cardiac Center-Qassim since 2010 ,

·        Teaching Pediatric Cardiology for Students in Qassim University since 2004,

·        Member of CBAHI Standard Implementation in more than 60 visits to various hospitals in Qassim          Region to give explanation of CBAHI standards.

·        Member of Prince Sultan Cardiac Mission to Yemen 2008

·        Member of more than 50 pediatric cardiac missions to Kazakhstan , Yemen ,Sudan , Tanzania ,           Morocco , Mauritania , ,Bangladesh ,and Egypt  ( charity missions involve screening for CHD and         active interventions catheterization and surgery )

·        Medical Director of ministry of health  Yemen Mission 2012 (largest mission ever to Yemen )

·        Director of 4 national missions.

·        Examiner for Saudi Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Training Program  Final Clinical                           Board Examination.

·        Examiner for Saudi Board Pediatric -Final Clinical Examination .

·        Leader in establishing cardiac services in Hail , Alhasa cardiac center and Jizan cardiac center

·        Leader in establishing 5 accredited subspecialty programs in prince sultan cardiac center from           Saudi council for health specialties.

·        Member of national PACS Committee

·        Chairmen for PACS committee for 7 cardiac centers tender.

·        Member of Ministry of Health Committee to update cardiovascular items.

·        Member of executive committee for Qassim health cluster organization.

·        Member of GCC committee for cardiovascular tenders.

·        Member of many MOH tenders for medical and non-medical supplies.

·        Member of Ministry of Health Committee to establish ideal cardiac centers design.

·        Leader in establishing new pediatric cardiac department in MCH

·        Member of more than 20 recruitment missions

·        Member of Saudi health specialty for accreditation of specialty programs

·        Member of executive committee to prepare for Qassim cluster

·        Supervisor for more than 10 international conferences.






1.   Completion of Fontan Pathway without surgery,  King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center Riyadh, European Journal of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Stockholm Sweden  (2007)

2.   Case Report of D-TGA with Constrictive Ductus Arteriosus Revisited,  Springer Science+ Business Media, LLC (2008)

3.   Total anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage to Coronary Sinus Combined with left-sided obstructive  Lesions: A Previously Unreported Association, Journal Congenital Heart Disease (2009) 

4.   Incidence of Severe Congenital Heart disease in Qassim  Province, Journal of CHD December (2011)

5.   Waiting time for transfer of patients with prostaglandin dependant congenital heart defect to tertiary cardiac centers, Journal of Saudi Heart Association, October 2011

6.   Recessively Inherited Sever Aortic Aneurysm caused by mutated EFEMP2, American Journal of Cardiology (2012)

7.   Safety and Usefulness of outreach clinic conducted by pediatric Echosonographers, Annals of Pediatric Cardiology (2012)

8.   Amplatzer Septal Occluder and Atrioventricular Block: Case Report and Literature Review, Journal of Saudi Heart Association, March 2013

9.   Social impact on families of children with complex congenital heart disease. Ann Saudi Med.2013  Mar – Apr;33 (2): 140-3 doi: 19.544/0256-4947.2013.140

10. TETRALOGY OF FALLOT IN ADULT; CASE OF UNPAIRED TETRALOGY OF FALLOT IN A 66 YEAR OLD MALE , Professional Medical Journal . 2017, Vol. 24 Issue 9, p1447-1449. 3p.

11. Late-presenting complete heart block after pediatric cardiac surgery , J Saudi Heart Assoc.  2016  Jan; 28(1): 59–62                                  

12. Effects of blood transfusion on oxygen extraction ratio and central venous saturation in children        after cardiac surgery. Ann Saudi Med. 2017 Jan-Feb;37(1):31-37. doi: 10.5144/0256- 4947.2017.31

13. Predictors of cardio pulmonary resuscitation outcome in postoperative cardiac children., J Saudi Heart Assoc. 2016 Oct;28(4):244-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jsha.2015.12.002. Epub 2015 Dec 19

14. Can acute-phase response biomarkers differentiate infection from inflammation postpediatric cardiac surgery? , Avicenna J Med. 2017 Oct-Dec; 7(4): 182–188

15. Incidence and Causes of prolonged mechanical  Ventilation in children with Down syndrome undergoing cardiac surgery ,Journal of the Saudi Heart Association

16. Horner's syndrome after paediatric cardiac surgery: Case report and review of the literature, Cardiology in the Young 25(03):1-4 · April 2014

17. Clinical profile and mutation spectrum of long QT syndrome in Saudi Arabia: The impact of consanguinity, Heart Rhythm. 2017 Aug;14(8):1191-1199. doi: 10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.04.028. Epub 2017 Apr 22

18. Identification of a novel homozygous NEXN gene mutation in recessively inherited dilated cardiomyopathy, Zuhair N.Al-HassnanAbdulrahmanAlmesnedSaharTulbahWaleedAl-ManeaMajidAl-Fayyadh, Journal of the Saudi Heart Association,Volume 25, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages 171-172.

19. The Phenotype and Outcome of Infantile Cardiomyopathy Caused by a Homozygous ELAC2 Mutation , Cardiology 137(3):188-192 · April 2017

20. Cardiovascular disease risk profile among young Saudi women of Al-Qassim, Saudi Arabia: A cross-sectional study , Int J Health Sci (Qassim). 2016 Jan; 10(1): 29–37.

21. Percutaneous transhepatic stenting of a restrictive atrial septal communication in hypoplastic left heart syndrome., Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2014 Jun 1;83(7):E269-71. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25442. Epub 2014 Feb 27 .

22. Basic life support knowledge of healthcare students and professionals in the Qassim University , Int J Health Sci (Qassim). 2014 Apr; 8(2): 141–150.

23. Two-dimensional echocardiographic predictors of coarctation of the aorta., Cardiol Young. 2015 Jan;25(1):87-94. doi: 10.1017/S1047951113001790. Epub 2013 Oct 16.

24. Maternal knowledge and use of folic acid among Saudi females , Saudi Med J. 2013 Nov;34(11):1173-8

25. PDA Device Closure with and without Arterial Access , Interv Cardiol J. Vol. 3 No. 2:61 doi: 10.21767/2471-8157.100061 .

26. Evaluation of Service Quality of a Saudi Cardiac Center: Patients are the Best Judges! , World Journal of Research and Review  (WJRR) ISSN:2455-3956,  Volume-7, Issue-2, August  2018  Pages 12-18 .

27. Why Do People Exercise? A Cross-Sectional Study in Buraydah, Saudi Arabia, International Journal of Medical Research Professionals, Volume 04 | Issue 05 | September 2018

28. A female neonate with unguarded mitral valve orifice Ayed Shati, Ayed Shati, Ali Alakhfash,Abdulrahman Al Mesned, Zohair Yousef Al-Halees. J Saudi Heart Assoc 2015;27:299–33.

29. Infective endocarditis in children with normal heart: Indication for surgical intervention , Bana AghaNasseraAbdullahAl QwaeecAbdul RahmanAlmesnedcAliAkhfashcTageldenMohamadbFarahChaikhounidFahadAlhabshandfMohamed S.Kabbanief , Journal of the Saudi Heart Association ,Volume 31, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages 51-56

30. An Overview of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery: a Community-Based Study in Buraydah City,  Saudi Arabia , Dr. Saleh Al Mesned,  Dr. Abdulrahman Al Mesned, Dr. Majeda Farajat , World Journal of Research and Review (WJRR) ISSN:2455-3956,  Volume-8, Issue-2, February  2019  Pages 01-08

31. Chest Pain in Pediatrics, Local Center Experience  Fahd Saud Almesned, Saleh Ibrahim Almesned, Mohammed A Al Mesned, Abdullah Alqwaiee, Abdulrahman A Almesned and Ali A Alakhfash Angiology: Open Access ISSN: 2329-9495 .

32. The Role of Managers and Leaders in Change Management within the Health Care and Its Impact on Performance Improvement , WJRR Journa, Volume 9 Issue 3, abdulrahman almesned .

33. Impact of stent of ductus arteriosus and modified Blalock–Taussig shunt on pulmonary arteries growth and second-stage surgery in infants with ductus-dependent pulmonary circulation, Bana AghaNasseraMesnedAbdulrahmanbAbdullahA.L.QwaeebAliAlakfashbTageldeinMohamadcMohamed S.Kabbanid, Journal of the Saudi Heart Association,Available online 13 September 2019

34. Aortopulmonary window with anomalous right coronary artery from the pulmonary artery. Case report and literature review Alakhfash, A., Tagelden, M., Almesned, A., & Alqwaiee, A. (2020).. Cardiology in the Young, 30(1), 47-49. doi:10.1017/S1047951119002543

35. Professional Burnout Among Cardiology Doctors In Tertiary Hospitals In Buraidah, ,DOI: 10.1016/j.gheart.2018.09.435December 2018

36. Cardiac Catheterisation Interventions in Neonates and Infants Less Than Three Months Corresponding author: Dr. Ali Alakhfash Dr Ali Jelly, Dr Abdulrahman Almesned, Dr Mansour Mansour AL-Mutairi, , ET AL , JSHA_2019_85_R2 .

37. Percutaneous removal of air-bullet gunshot: case report and literature review, Abdullah Alqwaee Abdulrahman Almesned Ali A. Alakhfash , The Egyptian Heart Journal ,2020

38. Analysis of public value in governmental institution cardiac center as an example , suliman almesned , abdulrahman almesned , indian journal of public health research and development , volume 11, march 2020

39. Foramen ovale and ductus arteriosus hemodynamics in Dextro Transposition of Great Arteries (D-TGA) with intact ventricular septum, case report, and literature review , Ali A.Alakhfash Khalid A.Alhawri Abdulrahman A.Almesned Abdullah M. Alqwaiee , Progress in Pediatric Cardiology .may 2020

40. Categorized Genetic Analysis in Childhood-Onset Cardiomyopathy , Circulation: Genomic and Precision Medicine 2020.

41. Pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital heart disease; clinical decision scenario Ali A.AlakhfashaAbdullahAlqwaieeaGhadeer AliAlakhfashbAthkarAlhajjajcAbdulrahman A.Almesneda ,Respiratory Medicine Case Reports Volume 31, 2020, 101286.