Khalid A. Fakhro, Qatar

Dr Khalid A. Fakhro is Director of the Human Genetics Department at Sidra Medicine – a state-of-the-art pediatric hospital in Doha, Qatar. He received his undergraduate degree in Cell Biology from the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Yale University, where he was part of a Howard Hughes Medical Scholars program studying the molecular underpinnings of human disease “from bench-to-bedside.” Dr Fakhro's work leverages high-throughput ‘omics technologies to study human health and disease, and has successfully established a national Precision Medicine program within Qatar via launching a national Mendelian disease sequencing program, a national Qatari reference genome project, and creating translational tools to integrate research findings into clinical settings. Dr Fakhro also holds academic appointments as Assistant Professor at both Weill Cornell Medical College and Hamad Bin Khalifa University, where he teaches Genetic Medicine to medical students and supervises PhD candidates.