Dr. Malak Abed AlThagafi is a Georgetown, UCSF and Harvard trained physician-scientist, entrepreneur, and public speaker. She is from Makkah and was born with genetics problem which was the cause of her very early passion toward medicine and genomic.
Dr Malak Abed AlThagafi is an American board certified physician-scientist in Clinical Pathology , Anatomical Pathology , Neuropathology, and Molecular Genetics Pathology. Her clinical and research interests are mainly in surgical oncology pathology, molecular genetics pathology and neuropathology, especially in terms of its application towards neuro-oncology. She studied and worked in world renowned universities like Georgetown, University of California San Francisco, Stanford, Johns Hopkins and Harvard. She is a national and international awards winner in her field and published over 100 papers in peer review journals and conferences. She wrote multiple book chapters as well in the pathology field . Currently , She is the founding chair of the genomics research department and primary investigator of the Saudi Human genome lab at King Fahad medical city (KFMC) research center in riyadh, Medical Director of molecular diagnostic at king Faisal specialist hospital international (KFSHI), Assistant research professor at King Abdulaziz city of science and technology (KACST) , Part time faculty at Harvard medical school, and founder of I-Gen ( formally CID-illumina accelerator company). Her hope is to improve the application of personalized medicine and targeted therapy , which can be utilized in the clinical management of patients.